Yet another battery thread... but please help...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Antidoll, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Antidoll macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    I know a lot of people are complaining about their battery issue asking if its normal and stuff..

    I got my phone on the apple store so I really don't want to have to ship it back and get a replacement... it takes way too long...

    my phone is currently at 65%

    shows under Time Since last full charge :

    Usage: 1 Hour, 11 minutes
    Standby 2 hours, 39 minutes

    This can't be normal, can it? I just downloaded couple of apps/browsed through some apps... I used Waze (GPS) to guide me to work (for about 30 minutes)

    I'm at work so I'm not using it hardcore...

    is this normal? Should I exchange it? If yes what's my easiest option.. thanks :(
  2. al0513 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2011
    I dont have a 4S yet... but even i know that it is your notifications.... auto refreshes... pings.. turn all that stuff off! Search the threads.. theres a bunch of talk about it all.
  3. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    Yes this is perfectly normal considering you used the GPS for 30 min, just buy a car charger
  4. IcyStorm macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2010
    Navigation apps actually suck up a lot of power through constant GPS use. Try using your phone without Waze or navigation apps for a day and see how it is.
  5. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    Thanks.. I'll look into turning off notifications & will try tomorrow without Waze to see if I see a difference..

    thank you!
  6. forcetactic macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Turn your battery percentage off too. This works wonders as you won't be all OCD over battery
  7. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008

    lol you're probably right.. I've been obsessing about my battery ever since I turned it on lol
  8. PerplexShyt macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2011
    antidoll, give it a week of full use. meaning don't hold back -- use it like you want to, and charge regularly.

    you will see an improvement as your battery "breaks in"

    if it doesn't (which is likely will) then think about returning it.

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