iPhone4 Battery Life: Post A Usage Screenshot
I got the i4 fully charged and around 9am then went to work where i get no service so it was looking for signal all day. Let a few people play with it, I played on it for a good while too lol. At 6:30pm had about 45% then it took me til close to midnight to kill the rest with heavy use, music, multi tasking, fast app swtching, videos, and games. Is this good/bad what you get?
P.S. a little o' my jailbreak got on my i4 look at the carrier
Last edited by iVenom; 06-30-2010 at 11:58 PM.
- 06-26-2010, 02:33 PM #3
- 06-26-2010, 03:55 PM #4iMore Newbie
- 15 Posts
I've actually noticed worse battery life than my old 3G phone. I have followed all of the standard things that Apple said to do to minimize battery loss but it seams to be going down faster. Now granted, I never had the life % listed on my 3G so it may just be that I am more conscious of it.
What is everybody else noticing about their battery life?
- 06-26-2010, 04:40 PM #5
- 06-26-2010, 05:14 PM #6
- 06-26-2010, 05:14 PM #7
I can say without a doubt that my battery life is better than 3GS. I have actually been pretty darn shocked at how good it is. Then again I tend to tweak my phone for the very best battery life too. I don't use push as I am just not important enough that I need instant email. So I use fetch for email and syncing my contacts and calendars. I know everyone is different in this regard.
The only fair test is to have them both setup the same way and use them like you normally do. Which is what I've done and see better battery life.
I also think the first couple of days I played around with my phone a lot more than usual too because I am loving it so much. I think that is likely happening to a lot of folks so it makes it seem like the battery life isn't as good.
- 06-26-2010, 07:09 PM #8
My battery life is far better than it was on the 3gs. I fully charged it yesterday mid morning and I'm just now below 10% with pretty steady use (except when I was asleep). I'm now trying to kill it all the way so I can give it a full charge.
- 06-26-2010, 07:10 PM #9
Oh and by "steady" use I mean a lot of game playing, I read two chapters in a book, fairly heavy texting, a number of phone calls and just general "oh man this is pretty so I better look at it" use. With my 3gs I would have been below 20% last night.
- 06-26-2010, 07:12 PM #10
- 06-26-2010, 08:59 PM #11iMore Intermediate
- 345 Posts
I got myiP4 on launch day and I did a restore as I was using iOS4 on my 3G. Everything went seamless with the restore. After playing with it for a couple of days I think my battery is about the same as my 3G was. I had to replace my iP4 today because the mic wouldn't turn on during speaker phone conversations. I decided to do a clean install, and maybe that will imprve battery life. Maybe the fact that I did a restore from a 3G is what was messing up the battery consumption. I've had other thing happen in the past that a clean install fixed.
- 06-27-2010, 09:02 AM #13
- 06-28-2010, 09:16 AM #15
- 06-28-2010, 09:53 AM #16
- 06-28-2010, 12:56 PM #17
- 06-28-2010, 01:20 PM #18
- 06-28-2010, 01:22 PM #19
Hope someone can asnwer these for me. Is the battery life impacted by the number of apps running in the background, and if so, does anyone have an idea as to which ones use more battery life? For those who upgraded phones, would using a restore from backup as opposed to setting up a new phone has any detrimental affect on the battery life? Just asking these as mine seems to still blow through battery life like crazy and unsure how someone got so much standby unless that means no receipt of text messages and all apps are closed, was that the case?
- 06-28-2010, 01:59 PM #20
- 06-28-2010, 02:09 PM #21
They actually do effect battery, just very minimal.
Apps that are allowed to run in the background do
effect battery. Streaming apps (like Pandora), GPS
apps (like TomTom) and VoIP apps (Skype when
Other apps that effect battery are the ones that
run in the background that come on the device
like the Mail app, Safari, etc..
- 06-28-2010, 03:08 PM #22
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- 06-28-2010, 04:52 PM #24