iPhone 4 Battery Opinions Wanted
So my iPhone 4 is not JB or anything right now and my battery life is absolutely terrible. Do you guys think I should go to an Apple store and maybe see about getting a replacement? I haven't ever really seen good battery life out of this phone. I've tried letting it die completely and then charging fully and still is bad.
- 10-12-2010, 11:53 AM #2
- 10-12-2010, 12:14 PM #3
What does terrible mean? How long is it lasting, because if you put your Iphone 4 on full brightness, with push notification, 3G, Wifi enabled etc then yah youre looking at 5-6 hours max. I've had my iphone since a week before it was released and i've always been very happy with the battery usage.
I turn the 3g off if im not using internet, wifi off if im not using it, brightness at about half, and push notifications every hour except all the time. My battery will last me a whole day of usage, emailing, facebook, texting etc.
If its really terrible then yah just tell Apple about it and see hopefully probably they will replace it =)
Terrible meaning I go from 100% to 73% after 1 hr 30ish min of useage and thats sending a few emails and texts and minor web browsing and maybe 15ish min of a game sometimes. I have a microcell and I refuse to shut 3G off and deal with EDGE no thanks.
I WAS JB and my battery life was also still bad obviously so I restored and it still stinks so I made an appointment with Apple today and I'll just see what they have to say.
- 10-12-2010, 02:03 PM #5
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- 10-12-2010, 03:54 PM #7
be more specific with us on if push is on, notifications are on, locations are on, all that stuff....but if you have that stuff on, then your useage seems normal.
- 10-12-2010, 04:47 PM #9
- 10-12-2010, 04:48 PM #10
Also, what your brightness at, is it on auto? what about push? calendars? you clearing out your fast app tray? be specific bro, it helps us help you.
Main source of useage today has been sending some e-mail, checking twitter updates, no calls (at work), minimal texting (5-10ish), no games or apps (at work), brightness is at 60-70ish% with auto brightness on, calendars nope, push = boxcar and email, and I'm minor OCD so yes my fast app tray is always at minimum.
Also according to Apple (which obviously their numbers will vary from actual useage) the specs are:
Power and battery2
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Up to 7 hours on 3G
Up to 14 hours on 2G
Standby time: Up to 300 hours
Up to 6 hours on 3G
Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Mine is not even close.
- 10-12-2010, 05:08 PM #13
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- 10-13-2010, 06:50 PM #17
As the previous owner of the Samsung Captivate, Blackberry Bold 9700 and Pre, I can honestly say that the iPhone's battery capability is amazing when you take in account the touchscreen and the performance of the phone. While the Blackberry Bold is clearly a winner when it comes down to straight-up battery performance, the iPhone is definitely the best in terms of every other factor and the battery is quite phenomenal.
- 10-13-2010, 09:42 PM #18
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- 12-03-2010, 05:29 AM #20
- 12-03-2010, 05:39 AM #21
Being relatively new to the iPhone, I have found it lasts longer than the Blackberry phone I had and that is even with bluetooth on and often Wi-fi as well. I also use and app called battery doctor that does a trickle charge after a complete charge which is supposed to assist in extending battery life. Not sure if that is true, but so far, the battery life has been really good even with heavy use.