- 10-17-2011, 09:23 AM #126
Mine did that the first two nights. I experimented with charging it via computer and didn't have that problem. Last night I switched the outlet my charger was plugged into, and the phone stayed at 100%. It dropped to 99% at one point, but went back to 100%. Check your outlet and the little box charger they give you.
- 10-17-2011, 09:25 AM #127
- 10-17-2011, 09:29 AM #128
- 10-17-2011, 10:26 AM #129
Battery life the first day was poor for me. Then I realized that Bluetooth was on for no reason. Turning that off helped. But the phone is so awesome that I couldn't put it down so my battery life was still draining pretty fast. I decided to get one of those Mophie juice plus cases. I took the phone off the charger at 7am. It is 10:30 am and half of the battery from the Mophie case is still there. I have sent about 100 texts, played Tiger Woods and Homerun battle for about an hour, made some phone calls, browsed the web, made a facetime call to the wife at home sick, and listened to music. I'm stoked. Looks like I will be able to go all day and then some while using my phone heavily.
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- 10-17-2011, 10:44 AM #130
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- 10-17-2011, 11:00 AM #132
- 10-17-2011, 11:23 AM #133
- 10-17-2011, 11:31 AM #134
- 10-17-2011, 12:12 PM #135
I am pretty happy here so far. After a few days of hard use around the house with charging during the day over the weekend today is the 1st real test. I am 7 hour in and at 65%. I have everything on and mail fetch for two accounts at 15 mins. My droid would have been on battery number two by now.
Question. How often should one close apps. I just now learned how and had like 20 running.
Thanks and happy to be a iPhone member.
- 10-17-2011, 12:24 PM #136
- 10-17-2011, 01:25 PM #137
- 10-17-2011, 01:43 PM #138
Now push mail is a different story. When no mail is coming in, you'll use very little power. I can go all day with barely any battery drain. If you're getting new mail frequently, then it'll significantly affect your battery as each new mail is delivered (especially if you read them.)
- 10-17-2011, 01:46 PM #139
- 10-17-2011, 01:50 PM #140
But these use lithium-ion batteries. You do not need to fully discharge the battery. In fact, it's bad for the battery to fully discharge it every time. And it's best to not let this kind of battery go all the way down.
About once a month it's not bad to let it go all the way down. That happens to me without me even trying. But on a regular basis it's best to just charge it as frequently as you like or at 30-40%.
And you can top it off regularly without hurting the battery.
With past iPhones I always just plug them in whenever possible and I've never had an issue with battery life.
A little more here:
How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University
- 10-17-2011, 01:52 PM #141
It's difficult to figure out if the phone is draining the power quickly or if it's just because it's a new battery. I'm seeing some pretty substantial drops through the day and I'm trying not to get too excited until the battery has broken in a bit. It seems like I see this every year with a new iPhone but it always gets better.
- 10-17-2011, 02:52 PM #142iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
I don't post here much, as this forum has such a wealth of information that I have little to add. That said, I came here looking for info about battery life because my new 4S had such abysmal battery life when I first got it that I had to know if everyone else was if getting the same thing.
When I first got my 4S, I restored from backup as I have a large number of apps and data that I would have had to restore manually if I set up my 4S as a new phone. I have had an iPhone 3G, 3GS, AT&T iPhone 4, and Verizon iPhone 4. Each time I changed, I restored from a backup of the previous phone. I can only imagine how much crap got restored from phone to phone, and numerous iOS upgrades.
Anyway, my iPhone 4S was draining the battery at a rate of 1% an hour when idle, and I could easily lose 15% an hour if actively texting or surfing the web. Last night, I bit the bullet. I wiped the phone and started over. What a pain! It took a while to restore everything back to normal, but battery life is now excellent and comparable to my iPhone 4 when it was new.
If you are suffering from poor iPhone 4S battery life and you haven't done this, try it. It just might work for you.
- 10-17-2011, 03:49 PM #143
I don't like to hold back on my usage. This phone is too awesome to not use it the way it is meant to be used. I went to Verizon over the weekend and bought the Mophie Juice Plus case and I haven't put the phone down since I've taken it off the charger this morning at 7am. I have used it to send over a hundred texts, some emails, a dozen phone calls, video call, played video games for about an hour and a half, on tapatalk, web browsing, used gps, played a video for co-workers, and listened to music. I'm at 83 percent. That's awesome to me.
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- 10-17-2011, 04:00 PM #144
another thing to check is an improperly setup exchange account on the phone. such as ssl not being checked and having the wrong password will cause an iphone that would normally last a full day, to drain in a matter of hours..... found this out the hard way this weekend.
- 10-17-2011, 04:08 PM #145
- 10-17-2011, 06:22 PM #146
- 10-17-2011, 06:44 PM #147iMore Expert
- 775 Posts
Guys tell me how my battery life is compared to yalls.
Battery is at 32%
Screen brightness 55-60%
Usage 4 Hours and 23 minutes
Standby 20 hours 1 minute
Call Time - 2 hours and 21 minutes
Sent - 12.3 MB
Received - 130 MB
Are these decent numbers compared to everyone else
- 10-17-2011, 06:45 PM #148iPhone Newbie
- 33 Posts
Stupid question, sorry if its been said alot..This is my first iphone and I'm just wondereing..
If lets say i go to bed at 11:00pm thats when i connect my phone to charge..I wake up at 10:30am..and unplug it when i wake up..Will i have any effect on the battery if Its still plugged in at 100% for a few hours? lets say at 2am its fully charged and I don't unplug it until 10:30. (thats at the absolute latest)
In short, If i 'over charge' will i ruin the battery?
- 10-17-2011, 07:37 PM #149
- 10-17-2011, 07:45 PM #150