- 10-19-2011, 10:51 AM #201
- 10-19-2011, 11:19 AM #202
I am a first time iphone user...coming from android where I went thru a Droid Incredible & Droid X...I can honestly say one of the big motivations for coming to apple was the battery life on top of several other cool features. I have to say my battery so far with the 4s hasn't seemed to be doing that great but again I am a novice concerning the iphones...Kind of wanting to know your guys take...I have notifications set to check every hr...wi-fi, GPS (except for find my phone) & blue tooth off. I started this morning @ 6:25AM @ 100% battery...I have sent a few texts (6) ,gotten my hourly notifications, no calls & sent one tweet & my battery is setting at 80% as of 11:12AM cst... so mostly standby time..my phone is in my classroom getting only 1 bar though...what would you guys analysis be?
On another note...I love everything so far with my iphone so far...really wonderful device...really awesome device..makes me want to trade in my xoom for an ipad 2...haha
- 10-19-2011, 11:26 AM #203
I sort of doubted what I have read about the battery improving. I picked up my 4S last Friday and didn't charge it until Saturday. The battery seemed to draw down rather quickly at first. I would take it off the charger in the morning and without much use a couple of hours later it would be down to 90%. I let the phone get down to 1% a couple of times the last few days and then fully charged it. Today, seemingly all of a sudden the battery seems to be holding up much better. It's been off the charger for a few hours, and with a similar amount of use it's still at 100%. I'm hoping this will continue.
- 10-19-2011, 11:32 AM #204
- 10-19-2011, 11:40 AM #205
I think it actually kind of jumps around..at my podium it has like 2 bars...then at my desk it jumps between 1 & none some ...have sent 2 more tweets..1 text & got my notifications as well as using tapatalk for this doing hall duty where I have 3 bars & I'm down to 75% in 20 min...
- 10-19-2011, 11:40 AM #206iPhone Newbie
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I noticed when the phone is charging and i'm using it, the phone, and the charger itsself (where it plugs into the outlet) get really hot..Almost like a laptop charger.
My phone has been unplugged for about 47 min i think and after playing a quick game, email, sending texts, surfing the web its at 90%.
Edit - Whopps..2 hours and 47 min. its been unplugged
I just turned Siri off, and the Auto brightness..So lets see!
Last edited by 06FG2; 10-19-2011 at 11:54 AM.
- 10-19-2011, 11:42 AM #207
A properly maintained iPhone battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles.
- 10-19-2011, 11:59 AM #208
- 10-19-2011, 12:08 PM #209
- 10-19-2011, 12:08 PM #210
FYI, this is my second 4s but the first one had dead pixel and the battery was noticeably bad compare to iPhone 4. My replacement 4s battery is back to normal and it is dramatically better than the first. I ran my phone full brightness yesterday no autodim and it still lasted me a whole day of regular usage. The first one could not even last a day with normal usage. So my point is if your battery is bad replace it! It will not get any better. My battery was awesome from the moment I first used it. This replacement even has a better battery than my iPhone 4. I have not calibrated the phone, not sure if it matters I'm happy now!
Last edited by EvoRC; 10-19-2011 at 12:11 PM.
- 10-19-2011, 12:14 PM #211
i unplug mine daily at 630 am and a pretty heavy user throughout the day, i have wifi on even though ts not connected while I'm at work and my screen is set to how it came out of the box. Mine has been going to about 20% around 530 or 6 pm. i charge it for about 15- 20 min and that last me till about 1130 ish and its at 20% again. But like i said I'm a pretty heavy user as its a new device for me and I'm always playing with something or downloading a lot of apps. This battery life is no different than the droid x that i came from.
- 10-19-2011, 12:22 PM #212
I usually do a little "battery seasoning" and while most say that's not necessary, I feel like it REALLY does make a difference. I kill it dead after the first 100% charge. I then use it again til dead or 2% or so, charge it back up. I do it at least once more. I usually get 2-3 days from a full charge. I don't constantly use mine though. I always recharge at night when traveling though no matter what.
- 10-19-2011, 12:32 PM #213
- 10-19-2011, 12:40 PM #214
- 10-19-2011, 12:46 PM #215iPhone Newbie
- 45 Posts
I'm having really bad baterry life compared to what my IPhone 4 was a few months ago. My iPhone 4 would barely last me threw out the day and when i got my 4S, I am experiencing just as bad. I have brightness up to 75%, wifi always off, never play games but constantly on the web and listening music with my iPod app. My old iPhone I would occasionally have 35% by 12 o'clock and this is with me taking it off the charger at 8am. Now when I take it off at 9am, I get down to about 5% and it's only 10 o'clock. Was my old iPhone battery just a freak of nature?
- 10-19-2011, 12:48 PM #216
My main concern is running out of charging cycles. Normally with other phones I would unplug around 7:30 AM, use it throughout the day, charge it in the middle of the day to top it off and by 11 or so I would plug it back in so I would have a full battery in the morning. From what I've been reading that type of routine would use up charging cycles and the battery would only be useful for a little over a year. I know that I have applecare but I don't want to have to go get my battery replaced after only a year. Right now my phone is around 50-60%, normally I would plug it in now but now having an iPhone I don't know what to do.
- 10-19-2011, 12:51 PM #217
Mine has improved over a few days by turning off some the unneccsary location settings and notifications. Siri is definitely a drain if uses a lot. I've never had an iPhone before but coming off Blackberry for years to Android for a few months now to iPhone, I've seen the best to the worst to somewhere in the middle on battery life. I wish apple had gone with a slightly thicker phone with a bigger battery. I would have sacrificed on device size I bought a mophie juice case so now I have no worries about the battery.
- 10-19-2011, 01:13 PM #218
- 10-19-2011, 01:14 PM #219
I have been having the same issues with my 4S. My 4 did not have these problems. I ran a test last night. I use my phone as an alarm. The other night it was at 100%. I woke up and it was in the 60's. The last night I slapped the phone in airplane mode and went to bed. It was 100% when I went to bed an 98% when I woke up. Now I have no cell service in my house and I know its probably constantly searching for service. To drop 40% overnight without touching it is ridiculous. My 4 would drop 5-7% at most. This must be related to siri or something else that is activated on the 4S over the 4.
- 10-19-2011, 01:18 PM #220
- 10-19-2011, 01:33 PM #221
- 10-19-2011, 03:27 PM #222iMore Intermediate
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- 10-19-2011, 04:35 PM #223iPhone Nanite
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- 10-19-2011, 04:47 PM #224
I broadcast a lot of live video, but I keep the phone plugged in. First time using the 4S, the battery drained completely. The plug probably came loose, but this happens all the time, and it's never drained fast enough to be a problem. I've noticed at other times over the past few days under light usage, like simply listening to podcasts, the battery level seems to go down much quicker than my iPhone 4 under iOS 4.
I think this has been an issue whenever a major update is released. It will probably be fixed in 5.1. There may even be a 5.0.1.
I used to sometimes disable 3G when I could not plug in, but for some reason that option no longer exists. I ordered new charging/sync cords that hopefully won't come loose, and an extra battery.
I also noticed last night that setting location-based reminders keeps GPS on all the time, which sucks juice. I was hoping that if you set both a time and location that it would not turn on location until that time, but no.
- 10-19-2011, 06:40 PM #225