- 10-16-2011, 01:01 PM #76
I unplugged at 0430 this morning. Im at 13% left. Probably a good five hours of sucking down pandora and pumping it back out through Bluetooth plus location services, and push notifications. So I'd call it very heavy use. Not great but I can live it.
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- 10-16-2011, 01:30 PM #77
- 10-16-2011, 02:16 PM #78
I called Verizon and they think the reason, that I am getting such poor battery life, is because I am in extended coverage a lot of the time, on US Cellular towers, because it's a bad Verizon coverage area where I live... Hmm.. It seems as if though a lot of other people, are having the same issues as me though. I don't think there are this many defective phones, I am thinking ios5 issue as well...
- 10-16-2011, 02:38 PM #79
Yeah, it may be because I'm on extended coverage as well. I thought Wifi would help with this issue, but I suppose its still searching for signal. My real concern now though is why the phone charges to 100% and then begins to decline while it remains plugged in.
- 10-16-2011, 02:43 PM #80
- 10-16-2011, 02:51 PM #81
First iPhone: multiple battery questions. I am on Sprint and spend every weekend in a Verizon roaming area. My previous phone had a patch that allowed me to set the phone to "roam only" which effectively doubled my battery life. Additionally, I am out on the water a lot with weak roaming signals (and no Sprint signal at all). I have no doubt this contributed to my fairly heavy battery loss this weekend. I did all the battery tips (screen brightness down, turned off two email accounts, stopped location services) today and if anything it seemed a bit worse. I suspect that most people's battery problems will improve after a few cycles, but I know I will continue to have this problem on weekends....thus the following questions:
1. Does anyone make a high quality plug-in battery extender? Just by chance, if someone has one, I'm curious as to whether or not it would fit a Lifeproof case, which I will have to get because of being on the water.
2. Good charging cables....are there particular non-OEM brands that are recommended by folks?
3. I have a large number of plug-ins for USB cords. All so far seem to work fine charging through an OEM cable, both car and wall, but are there any concerns? I assume we're looking for 5 volts out. I have an Igo wall charger with a tip made for an iPod (old) and when I plug it in I get a "not made for this accessory" message. Do old chargers not work? I'm talking about the tips with the little locks on them; I have two and neither seem to work with this phone.
Appreciate any suggestions....
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- 10-16-2011, 03:28 PM #85
While airplane mode is on, appears in the status bar at the top of the screen. No phone, radio, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth signals are emitted from iPhone and Global Positioning System (GPS) reception is turned off, disabling many of iPhone’s features.
- 10-16-2011, 03:33 PM #86
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- 10-16-2011, 04:37 PM #94
Have you considered installing one of those cell amplifiers in your boat? I use one in my RV and it makes a huge difference when traveling in remote areas. The amp does the heavy lifting and the phone simply has to connect (wirelessly) to the amp.
- 10-16-2011, 04:59 PM #95
- 10-16-2011, 05:04 PM #96
I'm starting to wonder if the block charger that I got with my iPhone was no good. I charged my phone via usb on my macbook, and the so far the charge is holding much better, and the phone didn't start discharging at 100%. When I plug it into the wall and it hits 100, it starts losing its charge while plugged in. Maybe the wall charger isn't charging my phone properly.
- 10-16-2011, 05:16 PM #97
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- 10-16-2011, 05:32 PM #99
Ok. This thread is making me slightly uncomfortable. Battery life was supposed to be the one thing I wouldn't have to worry about coming to the iPhone. Now it seems that I will be dealing with the same issues I dealt with on android. Except with android all I had to do is buy an extended battery and problem solved. Wondering if there are extended batteries for the iPhone. Because isn't the battery built into the phone where it cannot be replaced with a bigger one? Does that mean the extended battery is something that hangs off of the phone? I haven't received my phone yet but when I do I would like to know what my options are. Any info is appreciated.
- 10-16-2011, 05:34 PM #100iMore Beginner
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I thought my battery was draining faster than my iPhone 4, and it was. I went into settings and turned off a whole lot of location services that I knew I didn't need, and changed notifications to only those few things I really wanted to be notified about - and today it's perfectly fine and using battery at the rate my iPhone 4 did. I really like this phone!