- 10-17-2011, 07:56 PM #151
- 10-17-2011, 07:57 PM #152
- 10-17-2011, 08:12 PM #153
- 10-17-2011, 09:54 PM #154
It will not over charge.
Your battery has a fixed number of full charge discharge cycles available. If you do this a full charge at a time or one percent at a time it makes no difference.
The only value in fully discharging you iPad or iPhone battery is in resetting the percent utilization meter.
- 10-18-2011, 03:54 AM #155iPhone Newbie
- 43 Posts
My battery life has been excellent so far. I haven't been hammering the phone just for the sake of hammering it, but have been using it like normal. It's been almost 3 days since I last charged it. This is considerably better than my 3GS and a HUGE difference compared to the Droid Bionic. Yeah, the Bionic has true 4G capability, but at least I can use the 4S without having to charge it twice a day.
- 10-18-2011, 04:17 AM #156
- 10-18-2011, 04:58 AM #157iMore Newbie
- 23 Posts
I go to bed at 11pm with a fully charged (100%) iPhone 4S, when i wake up at 5:30am its down to 72-74%, thats pretty crappy considering its setup the same way my iPhone 4 (running iOS 5) was and with that it would still have been at 97% when i woke up. So to me, I'm not really sure if its an iOS problem, my wife is on a iPhone 4 and running iOS 5 and doesn't have that much for a battery drain.
- 10-18-2011, 05:48 AM #158iPhone Intermediate
- 233 Posts
one thing you can do is put your phone in airplane mode. That seems to help me.. I work at a secure facility where there are a lot of "special equipment so with my previous phone and now this one there seems to be a battery drain due to lack of signal strength.. So it seems to be a battle that no smartphone can win.. I will end up having to charge my iP4S at work at some point during the day. But outside of work I get over 24hrs without a charge.
- 10-18-2011, 06:18 AM #159
- 10-18-2011, 06:51 AM #160
None of this battery drain is normal. You need to restore the device. If that doesn't work, take it back and exchange.
I took my 4S off of the charger yesterday at 6:00 AM. I used it heavily all day and it was at 10% at 9:00 PM last night. My usage was over 9 hours.
- 10-18-2011, 07:33 AM #161
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- 10-18-2011, 08:40 AM #163iMore Intermediate
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- 10-18-2011, 09:08 AM #164
- 10-18-2011, 09:21 AM #165
There are a few apps in the app store for conditioning your battery. I use Battery Doctor, and it seems to have helped a bit. Not sure, given what you are reporting, that you don't have a battery problem, but it might be worth a shot.
- 10-18-2011, 09:24 AM #166
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- 10-18-2011, 10:26 AM #168
Made an appointment with the local Genius Bar. They think if there is an issue they can swap out the battery on my phone. I hate seeing my brand new phone dissected, but I guess I don't have much choice. I want 9 hours of usage time too! =P
- 10-18-2011, 11:25 AM #169
- 10-18-2011, 11:26 AM #170
- 10-18-2011, 12:21 PM #171iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
I was having fairly poor battery life, 12 hours and down to about 25% with normal work usage. I disabled the icloud stuff and now at 12 hours have right around 60%. Makes sense, the more you use the phone the more files,pics, etc... that get uploaded to the icloud and more data being pushed, wifi or otherwise.
- 10-18-2011, 12:24 PM #172
Some of you guys really need to understand that the WORST time to gauge battery life on a phone is immediately or even remotely near the release of the new hardware...because you are using it FAR more often than you would normally, setting things up and what not...the battery life, on average, will be lower right now than it will a few weeks from now when you're in your normal flow again.
To speak on the 4S though, i have noticed the battery life to be slightly less than the iPhone 4...but again, i revert back to what i said above, as i have DEFINITELY been using it more than i would normally.
Also...Siri hates your iPhone battery.
- 10-18-2011, 12:36 PM #173
- 10-18-2011, 12:40 PM #174
I am on wifi all day. My screen brightness is about 40% and set to automatic. I listen to a few hours of streaming audio via Tunein Radio. I check twitter, Facebook, and play words with friends. I talk on the phone for maybe 30 minutes. Push data is on, bluetooth is on, but not used. Location services is on. I used Siri a few times.
At the end of the day, I was 9 hours usage and 10% battery life. Most of this usage is reading and words with friends.
- 10-18-2011, 12:51 PM #175