What is normal for battery usage

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  1. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

    fenderbass146

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    I have the 3GS with wifi off, 3g on, bluetooth off, location on. I typically get about 5 hours of actual usage daily, is that normal or is it worth returning?
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    There's no way anyone can tell for sure because we don't know what you're doing, screen settings, what apps you are or are not using. There are several threads you can go to which have various scenarios from people that have already posted.
     
  3. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    normal usage, I don't play games, maybe 20 minutes or so a day, check this site once an hour for 5 minutes or so, don't call more that 20 minutes a day,y= and brightness is set to the middle with auto on, Im not looking for a definate answer, just curious if this seems in the right ballpark, about 5 hours a day
     
  4. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that's fine.

    Today, I listened to some music, browsed on wifi and 3G, used Google Maps, texted, made a few phone calls, used a few different apps and I have:

    Usage: 2 hours, 11 minutes
    Standby: 8 hours, 27 minutes

    73% battery left
     
  5. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Oh, also:

    wifi on, 3G on, location services off, fetch off, push off, brightness 35%
     
  6. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    okay thanks alot, I have heard all these problems with the 3gs and I had nothing to compare mine to.
     
  7. samcraig macrumors P6

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    If by "all these problems" you mean a bunch of people on here complaining then you need to have perspective. This is a forum which thrives on people complaining - not complimenting. That's not meant as an insult - but the truth is - out of the million iphone 3gs that were bought, a small percentage are bound to have some anomaly. Posters here are not the average users and many are power users.

    In short - the threads on here aren't, in my opinion, the NORM but the exception
     
  8. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    There's a lot of threads around these parts related to battery issues. The 3GS has a better battery than the 3G -- just look around, you'll see.
     
  9. PackFan macrumors regular

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    So far today -

    Some minor app use - a 24 minute call
    Bluetooth on

    Usage: 42 min
    Standby: 5 hours 32 min

    85% battery left

    This is my first iphone - I really don't know what to expect. So far, I have charged it up overnight each night.
     
  10. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Whether I'm using it less, the battery is broken in or a problem app has been fixed or removed my battery is just fine. Icould get by with charging every other day like my 2g. If I have push onthen every night.

    Usage is really hard to define. 5 hours though and like 18+ hours standby is probably typical.
     
  11. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    If you're getting 5 hours of actual use, not including standby or heavy iPod usage, your battery is normal.
     
  12. PackFan macrumors regular

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    OK - today, traveling in and out of service areas - I got:

    Usage: 3 hours 43 minutes
    Standby: 13 hours 51 minutes

    And down to 4% battery before I charged.

    Is that normal?
     
  13. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Yes, if your phone was having to search for service all day.
     

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