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

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  1. himynameiscody, Feb 11, 2012
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    himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    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

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    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 68030

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    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

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    Not saying this is what the person did to produce those numbers.....

    BUT

    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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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