wow do people really get this many 'usage' hours on their phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by himynameiscody, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. himynameiscody, Feb 11, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012

    himynameiscody macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2011
    i'm not upset with what i get, usually 6 hours usage which is average. i keep bluetooth off, no push mail, wifi on, brightness at regular. most my usage comes from music in the car, safari, and texting

  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    What is the "Usage"?

    A demanding 3D game?

    Listening to 128kbps AAC files with the screen off?

    Different tasks will use more battery life.
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    That's about what I get on my iPhone most days. Just depends on how I use it day to day.
  4. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    I guess I use my phone too much because I never get that ...

    WiFi on, brightness up, using Twitter/FB/Mail/Instagram/Texting/Zynga Games brings me down to like 35% after like 3 hours.
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Not saying this is what the person did to produce those numbers.....


    One could pop on airplane mode, run music for 2 days straight, and come back to it. You will get a 48 hour up time, according to the "stats" on that page. IMO that page is good for one thing: seeing how much use you personally get out of a phone on any given charge. It's not very useful for comparing my use, to your use, to your granddaddy's use.
  6. ARSkemp macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    Seem's reasonable to me. Typically I can get two days out of my phone on light usage although I've become accustomed to charging it nightly anyways. Here's a screenshot of one of my better usage times. This isn't my average, just a lucky one (the 9 hours was mainly music, reading blogs, texting, mail). If I let it get that low my standby average is probably closer to 40-48 hours with 9 hours of light usage.

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  7. ARSkemp macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    My screenshot above is with brightness at 50%. The only game I frequently play is Words with Friends, and I have found its definitely a battery killer. I wasn't playing any games during the above period though.

    The other thing I have found that really drains my battery is when I am in an area of low coverage. I notice when I visit my family for a few days my battery is noticeably worse. Where my family lives I hover around 2-3 bars the majority of the time rather than the 5 bars where I am currently.
  8. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    i am guessing thats because it demands more power from your internet chip to get connection, hence the worse battery.
  9. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Wow if you guys are getting stats like that then you don't wanna see mine..
  10. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2011
    i'm baffled at why mine wouldnt be close to that when i don't use mail, bluetooth or much of anything else. mainly just wifi, facebook, and safari
  11. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Deliberately trying to kill mine to calibrate, I got 8:45 of heavy usage.
  12. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    I'm a 'hog' with my technology. So naturally my iPhone 4 barely lasts four-five hours without needing to be back on the charger. And don't even get me started on road trips, haha. From 100% to 10% in a little over three hours.
  13. Gonzo89 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    Is it just me or is 50% really bright? I always keep it around 25% brightness, anything higher seems way too bright. Is there anyone who actually has the slider set to 100% brightness?

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