Battery life on 3G Data
What are your battery life percentages of your IP4 after a full day being on the 3G network? Can you even survive 9 hours? Any input would be appreciated, because I'm struggling with mine Thanks in advanced.
- 02-24-2011, 01:58 PM #2
Sorry about the vagueness. I see my battery drain before my eyes. Maybe I'm watching the battery bar too much. Like from 9-5 my battery is around 29% as opposed to when it was on edge I would be around 50%-60%.. Do you have any push exchange accounts running? Because that is amazing battery life with 3G never being turned off, which I feel is the way it should be.
- 02-24-2011, 02:15 PM #4
frozinwater: In my experience, I cannot manage a 9 hr day with 3G activated under regular usage. I mean if I was being a complete power miser and basically only making a few calls and answering a few push emails then, "yes, it is possible." However, like many others, I enjoy using my iPhone the way it was designed.
I have to switch off my 3G via SBSettings and run in "economy" mode, then switch back into 3G (sport mode) when I require the performance.
I wish my IPH4 could manage the same times as BliNk...
- 02-24-2011, 02:18 PM #5
How much actual use are you getting from the iPhone on 3G?
Mine easily lasts all day with normal use and I never turn 3G off. You should get around 5 hours of actual use from the 3G data transfer. But I'm not loading stuff and using the iPhone for a solid 5 hours a day.
- 02-24-2011, 02:32 PM #7
- 02-24-2011, 02:44 PM #8
i meant that i never turn off 3G and go about my daily activities which include: phone calls through out the day/evening, texts, emails, listening to iPod/Pandora, playing around with Cydia, tweaking my device (at times), whatever push notifications occur and standby of course
16 hours is pretty average before i start looking to charge it
- 02-24-2011, 02:53 PM #10
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- 02-24-2011, 07:10 PM #14
You guys must be talking about 12-16 hrs from when you unplug off charge. Other people are talking actual usage on the Usage Indicator on the phone. No way you are getting 12-16 hrs pure usage once the screen is on. I can get 7.5-8 hrs on the usage indicator and i use Edge most of the time with wifi on.
Last edited by Matrix; 02-24-2011 at 07:12 PM.
- 02-24-2011, 08:30 PM #15
i feel LockInfo has contributed a lot to me saving battery since you can do most things from the lockscreen and can close out quickly
it's difficult for me to track my actual usage on the indicator because i respring often and doing it just once resets the process until the next full charge
however, i guess i should be pleased with my battery performance??
- 02-24-2011, 09:18 PM #16
I wouldn't worry about the usage meter too much and all that. Get into charging practices that work for you and will get you through the day. A cable to connect to your computer or a speaker dock are also worthy purchases depending on how you work.
- 02-24-2011, 11:15 PM #17
- 02-25-2011, 12:28 PM #19
side note:: a couple of weeks ago i was playing around with my settings and noticed my Location Services was in the ON position..
in sbsettings it was set to OFF and the screen, in settings, before you have the option to turn it ON/OFF--showed it being OFF
the switch itself was in the ON position but nowhere else did it indicate that. WTH?!
- 02-25-2011, 01:37 PM #21
- 02-25-2011, 05:07 PM #22iPhone Intermediate
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-not having unnecessary apps constantly running in the background
-dim the screen brightness down
-make sure Bluetooth isn't on when you aren't using it
simple battery saving techniques can boost the battery life.
- 02-26-2011, 09:23 AM #24