- 06-23-2009, 03:40 PM #26
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- 06-26-2009, 12:40 PM #29
I don't know why, but for some reason my white 16GB iphone got horrible battery life. While browsing the internet in the car on the way to work I could deplete the battery by 10%. I just yesterday upgraded to the black, 32GB version and I am getting MUCH better battery life. Seems like some quality control was not going on to make sure all these batteries are good.
- 06-26-2009, 01:44 PM #30
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- 06-26-2009, 07:17 PM #34
I'm comparing the fact that I'm using my 3Gs the same way I used my 2g now I'm in week 2 week 1 I was playin with everything and my 2G seemed like it lasted longer for the day I mean this having to charge up at 2pm when I started using it at 9am is for the birds where I live at there is no 3g and I don't use Bluetooth I do heavy email and play on Internet but the same I did on my 2g push email and playin on internet
- 06-26-2009, 07:22 PM #35
I've got to charge my Storm daily. My best friend, who's an iphone user (3G, not S) always complains about his battery too. I think smart phones in general are tough on batteries and then when you add a large graphic rich screen, it can only get worse. I'm happy with 1 whole day on a charge thou, just got to remember to plug it in every night. Plus a spare battery helps too.
Last edited by pkcable; 06-27-2009 at 08:35 PM.
- 06-27-2009, 12:20 PM #36TiPb Fourm Staff
- 1,695 Posts
With the 3.0 upgrade alone the battery is not a problem anymore. With the 3GS it's even better.
Please stop complaining and also if you jailbreak your phone your battery will not last nearly as long.
I have spent months testing this out and I'm sick of people complaining.
- 06-27-2009, 12:54 PM #37
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- 06-27-2009, 06:23 PM #39iPhone Beginner
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- 06-29-2009, 06:19 PM #42iPhone Newbie
- 42 Posts
Ive just finished my initial 3 cycle drain and I have been getting some really good battery life.
3g on, wifi on, bluetooth on GPS on, push on, notifications on, fetch every 15(8 accounts), Screen Brightness 100% with no auto feature and I am getting about 5 hours of usage,(watched 2 full baseball games over wifi, games, texting, twitter etc). I usually have 3g off, GPS and screen brightness around 40% so I am very happy. Ill report back after a day of normal use not trying to drain the battery.
- 06-29-2009, 07:17 PM #43
Ok after a week with the iPhone 3G S I have an important tidbit about the battery that we should all know.
1. It charges significantly faster via the AC charger, and you may have some old iPod cables around but make sure you are using a newer cable (the ones with the short heads) for faster charge and sync and less compatibility issues.
2. Once you start charging from AC, it will last longer. Believe it or not, from my use, it is true. I haven't been charging it via AC and the battery has been lackluster to say the least. It hasn't been any better than my 3G was (which I charged every day via AC). I haven't been charging the 3G S with AC because I've been using it a lot at my computer because it's new and I've been playing with it at home.
After giving it a full charge last night via AC, I went out today for 8 hours (from 12pm to just now when I got home) with mild GPS usage, 3G on, iPod on for a good chunk of time... And I still have 50% battery left. It is actually very impressive compared to other days when I'd drain it to 50% just by playing with it for an hour or so in my living room.
- 06-29-2009, 07:41 PM #44
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- 06-29-2009, 11:19 PM #46
It's nice having so many people's input on this particular issue. I'm about 99% sure I'll be getting the 3GS in Sept when my bday comes around, but I want to make sure it's not something I'm going to be unhappy with. Battery life is an issue for me. When I'm in college full time, away from home, I need something reliable that will last me through the day until it can be charged again.
Most of you may know about the Curve's battery life capabilities, and that is one thing it looks like I'm going to be missing.
However, I've seen a lot of posts saying the life gets better over time for the 3GS. So hopefully this is true and will set my 'fears' to rest.
- 06-30-2009, 05:32 PM #47iPhone Newbie
- 42 Posts
Today I turned off: GPS, 3G and reduced my screen to 50% with auto dimming on. I get 3 hours 20 minutes with less agressive usage. WTH?
I have to try this again. very strange. If I have to keep everything ON to get 5 hours, sweet!
- 07-02-2009, 12:15 AM #48
- 07-02-2009, 01:21 PM #49
- 07-02-2009, 01:38 PM #50
I have brightness set to default (50%), wifi and 3g on constantly, as well as location services and push email turned on. These are roughly the same settings as I used to have on my old 3G, except I am running the screen at a brighter setting on my 3gs. Even with the brightness set higher, the 3gs has significantly greater battery life than my 3g (15-20% better, I'd say).