Horrible battery life ip4
my iPhone 4 has horrible battery life, just started recently, I jailbroke 2 days ago and the phone wouldn't even make through the night, I would set it down beside bed at around 2:30 am and wake up at 10:30, and sometime between 2:30 and 10:30 it dies. I then restored and set up as new phone, and noticed today the battery has improved some but not right, in the usage it says it has 1 hour 45 minutes of usage and 7 hours standby and it has gone from 100% to 50%. Before that jailbreak it would go 2-3 days without charge before needing to be plugged in. It has not been jailbroken again since restore.
Any idea's on how to get battery life back up?
- 08-11-2010, 01:45 AM #2
You may have a defective battery ... If it doesn't improve, just take it to apple and they will replace it. I just did this with a iPad ... I restored and backed up and took it in and said "My battery life sucks" Genius said did you restore, I said "yes, look it's all original settings" .. She immediately replaced my ipad for me.
- 08-11-2010, 03:12 AM #4
Call them and arrange to send it in, they can send you an advanced replacement iPhone and put a hold on your credit card or they can send you a box to ship yours in and you'll get a new one back within a week.
They won't care about a tiny crack. I scratched my 3GS's screen pretty bad and when I brought it in because the vibrate switch was broken, they still gave me a new one.
- 08-11-2010, 08:12 AM #5
OP - do you have 'Signal' app installed? that is said to keep running in background unless manually killed... i know for me I've noticed that if i forget and leave it running, the battery drains down like no tomorrow...
and just as a last resort since you've already restored... do a full battery cycle... ie. let it drain until the iP4 shuts down by itself, then plug it in (with the wall charger, not usb) for a full overnight charge... many of us are reaching 1month + with our iP4s, and there is a school of thought that li-ion, while not having memory like the old NiMH batts... still benefit from a once a month full cycle...
- 08-11-2010, 09:48 AM #6
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- 08-11-2010, 01:01 PM #10
Crack shouldn't matter if it's a defective battery. Heck, my closest Apple Store is over an hour away and I would drive to it if I had a problem, especially if I thought I might get a new device for one that was slightly damaged! LOL! Of course, if you do decide to drive, make an appointment! I made that mistake once, and at that time the closest store was more like 2 hours away. They went ahead and saw me because it was my first time there, my first problem with an iPod, and I lived 2 hours away. They were really nice!
- 08-12-2010, 08:55 AM #13
Hey, think of it this way. You get to explore the Apple Store! LOL! Not to mention you can get rid of the phone with the crack. First time I was in an Apple Store, I spent three hours playing with all the toys in there, I was like a 5 year old at a Toys R Us! My husband has threatened to not let me near the Apple Store in Times Square when we go to New York next year. He'll have to hold me back!
- 08-13-2010, 06:57 AM #14