Streaming drains battery even with USB power.
Folks has anyone experienced the following. While using a streaming app like Pandora or Simplify and having the iPhone 3G connected via USB to a PC eventually the phones battery will be completely drained over a 5 to 6 hour period. I tried this twice thinking that the first time my USB port went bad, but the battery was drained just the same on a different USB port. Both ports charge the phone with no issues while not streaming. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this a bug or is this the way iPhone works? I would think that while the iPhone is connected to power it should not drain the battery.
P.S. Streaming was over Edge.
- 11-03-2008, 07:49 AM #2
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- 11-04-2008, 03:10 PM #8
Yeah, USB can't keep up with outlet, especially as it gets more charged and you need more of a voltage difference to push in juice.
In my test I did for my blog they both got to about 80% charge in 60 mins, but after that the USB took another 80 mins to finish compared to 30 mins for the wall.
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