I've got the iPhone 4 from VZW, had it about a week and a half and LOVE IT. Just wondering about the battery life though. It's almost 3 in the afternoon here and after starting at 6am with less than 30 minutes of talking on phone time, I'm down to 15%.
Is this normal?
I have location turned off, bluetooth off and push notification only on whats app messenger....
If this is normal that's fine, just want to make sure I didn't get a bad one, cause I have heard the battery life is pretty good.
- 04-19-2011, 02:55 PM #2
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- 04-19-2011, 08:54 PM #10
Yeah, that sounds pretty good. If you want to be sure, though, do a power cycle (run your battery below 15% and then a full, uninterrupted charge) and that might give you a bit more. Also, don't leave apps running in the foreground when you lock it. That should help you squeeze out a bit more from your battery as well
- 04-19-2011, 10:56 PM #12
Ive been using mine a lot today on and off of 3g and wifi along with downloading a few apps and using facebook and twitter like crazy since 5:30am and its now 8:55pm and im at 41%.
Pretty damn good for a smartphone. Somedays are worse depending on where i am and the phone call usuage.
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- 04-21-2011, 11:06 AM #15
Hey everyone. I think I have some battery issues. I've listened to 2 hours of music this morning and it dropped 10% and I am almost certain I will get to 50% by the time I get out of my class which ends at 12:20. I have restored and set up as new iPhone. I stopped using most apps. I don't play games. I only use safari and text usually. I've had strange 3G problems before on this phone where I was only getting 0.1mbps down and 0.7mbps up! Idk why up would be more. Now that fixed but i didn't get help from apple. I've tried pretty much everything. Another thing I notice that I've never had with any iDevices before is now I plug in the phone when it dies and it takes around 10mins to boot back. I used to plug in my other iDevices and it would boot. Maybe this is normal though but maybe the wall power extension I'm using is low powered. Causing battery life to suck. Maybe? Thanks for any helpers .
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- 04-21-2011, 12:15 PM #17
I guess I got lucky with the battery on my phone.. While most of the talk/standby times people are saying they get aren't bad for a smartphone, my iPhone lasts forever on a charge cycle...
Currently, my phone has 5 days, 17 minutes standby, with 10 hours 19 minutes usage. Currently 15% battery, but I can probably make it to the end of the day on that.
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- 04-23-2011, 12:31 AM #20
If I am at work I stream Pandora radio for about 6 to 8 hours a day along with facebook, twitter, some web browsing, and a couple of apps that I use for reading on lunch. So from 10am until about 4am when I go to charge the phone for the next day I'll have 60% to 50% battery left. And on the weekends I can easily get 3 days of use out of my phone.
Also their is some phone call usage. Maybe about 1 or 2 hours?
EDIT: I should also state that when I am using my phone I have 3 to 5 bars.
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- 04-28-2011, 01:15 AM #25
Hey guess what?! I went to apple and got replacement. Now I can totally get at least two days before charges. The weird thing is I've done 4 charges so far and for two of them I barely made a day but for the other two I made it to end of day with around 50-60% and it's like good charge then bad charge then good. When I leave overnight on charger I get good next day. Even though it shouldn't have an effect like that. But then I get bad day if I let fully charge and take off charger right when it's 100%. So now I will over night charge.