I think my iPhone is toast - battery.
I was using it about an hour ago, and it had about 50% battery on it. Now it won't turn on. I plugged it into my iMac and after about 5 min it finally started to sync. Fortunately, I have a Verizon store nearby. Any idea what would cause a sudden battery drain? All that comes to my mind is a short of some kind.
Called Verizon. They suggested a hard reset. I did that. Guess I'll wait and see if it happens again.
Later: I charged to about 50% and then played games for about 30 min. Also no impact on % charged, so it seem okay.
Is it good to do hard resets on these periodically?
Last edited by mountainhouse; 02-25-2011 at 12:12 PM.
- 02-25-2011, 01:38 PM #3
- 02-25-2011, 01:43 PM #4
It should be really rare to require a hard reset. Games can cause HUGE amounts of battery drain rather quickly, but it all depends on the game and how well it is ( or is not ) written.
Some games I can play for 10 - 20 minutes and not see an impact on my battery much at all, some like to take as much as a % or 2 per minute played.
What isn't a bad idea is charging your phone to 100% and draining it down to 0 once a month.
- 02-25-2011, 02:17 PM #5
- 02-25-2011, 02:36 PM #6
I work as a sys admin and we have a bunch of users with iPhones. I'm not sure if this pertains to ViP4 but people who had the 3GS, about 3 or 4 people told me how their iPhones got extremely hot and the battery died within a couple of hours. Definitely not normal, but I believe it was a software issue, not a hardware issue because all of them did a wipe and reinstall and that fixed the problem.
This sound very similar...
Thanks for the suggestions. I've been discharging to below 20% before charging a couple of times a week. I might have had time to cool down again after it discharged this morning, so I don't know for sure if it got hot or not. I think I will try to reset it every few weeks - can't hurt.
- 02-26-2011, 04:45 PM #8
Battery 59%, 3:49 useage, 1 day 16 hrs standby, Call time 3 minutes.
Last edited by mountainhouse; 02-28-2011 at 07:29 AM.