Is this normal? (Battery Life)
Hey Ladies and Gents,
So, I picked up the 4S yesterday after being a LONG time Blackberry User. I like the phone but one thing seems insane to me. I took the phone off the charger at 8am from being charged overnight. It is now 10:30am and the battery is at 75% --- Is this normal? At this rate it seems like I will be at 50 percent a little after 12 noon.
- 11-16-2011, 10:35 AM #2
- 11-16-2011, 10:37 AM #3
- 11-16-2011, 11:14 AM #6
Your battery will get better after a few days. I always let my battery drain fully after my first full charge, and it seems to be better. I have seen it where people can go a day on a charge, and people who go 12 hours on a charge. It all depends on usage. If I were you I would give it a few days, and see if it gets better.
- 11-16-2011, 11:31 AM #7
- 11-16-2011, 11:39 AM #8
Turning off stocks an weather in notification center helped me and seem after last couple days mine got better yesterday I was able to go from 9am or so till 1230am and still had 40 percent so seems like it takes some settling time
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- 11-16-2011, 11:50 AM #9
- 11-16-2011, 12:24 PM #10
- 11-16-2011, 01:50 PM #11
Does the turn off Ask to Join Networks mean that you won't be able to choose WiFi networks at Starbucks, etc?
Last edited by thebignewt; 11-16-2011 at 01:55 PM.
- 11-17-2011, 06:01 AM #13
I wouldn't go and turn off location services totaly, Go through the list and turn off items that don't need to check your location. About the only items i have left on is maps, compass, siri, safari, and facebook. I left all the setting on in system services, BUT some people have had trouble with automatic time zone settings. If you see a little purple arrow then it is being active and using your location, You can turn this off. Another one to turn off is Location-Based iAds, This becomes active when certain apps open up getting your location for localized advertising. Another one you can turn off is Traffic, This is usefull if you live in a large city and using maps for navigation. It will show you traffic .. but like me i live in a small rural area and it is basicly useless to me.
- 11-17-2011, 06:45 AM #14
- 11-17-2011, 06:59 AM #15
I don't usually go a day without plugging my phone in multiple times such as car dock, dock at work computer, etc. I wouldn't even know if i had bad battery life. But i decided to not charge at all til i ran it down all the way. Though i did have it plugged in for 20 secs or so out of habit before it kicked in i was testing battery life and unplugged.
I disabled the widgets in the pull down because i would never use them. I leave most apps on for notifications or location. BT is on all the time. Wifi is left on all the time. Use Gmail on exchange and icloud email. I've left ask to join network on. Haven't touched time zone settings. And location on iads is disabled. Raise to speak is off too for Siri as i don't need that.
Here's the screen shot at 1% last night as it was getting ready to power off. I'll probably never see this again so low :P
- 11-17-2011, 07:17 AM #16
- 11-17-2011, 07:38 AM #17
If i had played games for any decent length of time, used Navigon, etc..it'd have drained it much faster. Then there's streaming video or pandora which i didn't do. It's difficult to pin down what is good battery life and what is normal usage as that differs for everyone. For navigon & streaming in car, it'd be plugged in normally.
- 11-17-2011, 03:21 PM #18
- 11-17-2011, 04:18 PM #19