Strange Battery behavior
Didn't see any similar thread so far so hopefully it is not a repeat of somebody else's experience. I have had my 4s for about a month. To start with, battery was far better than my 3GS but after upgrading to 5.0.1, i can easily go for a full day usage with medium to heavy usage. I definitely think 5.0.1 helped my battery.
However starting this week, i am seeing a strange behavior. It used to take about 20 min of web browsing for my phone to drop 1% in battery power. But for the last 5 days, i have been seeing it go down 1% every 5 minutes. Now here is the interesting part. If I press home+power button simultaneously to do a reset, battery usually jumps back again. For example, i did a reset at 98% battery level this morning after 10 minutes of usage. When it came back on, it was showing 100% again. Also after doing a reset, it seems that i am usually getting more juice out of my battery. Anybody else experienced it?
- 12-02-2011, 12:59 PM #2
- 12-02-2011, 02:52 PM #4
Then I'm going to assume that they type of usage also varies greatly. Playing music from the device ( music ON the phone, not streamed ) will GREATLY inflate your usage stats. Doing a lot of work primarily over 3G ( or even wifi ) will hit your battery a lot harder.
- 12-02-2011, 02:56 PM #5
- 12-02-2011, 03:24 PM #6
I apologize if I came off as complaining about my battery life. Infact i mentioned it in the very first para of my post that I am getting great battery life.
My issue is not bad battery life, my issue is my iphone telling me X% of battery and the very next minute, after the reset, it shows Y% (where Y > X) :-). I was just trying to make sure if anybody else has seen this behavior and if they have any tips for me..That's all
I understand i am getting better battery than some of 4s users and I am thankful for that:-) Anyways, thanks for your quick responses.
- 12-02-2011, 03:47 PM #8
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edit: also, have you tried a total discharge of your iphone till it shuts off and then doing a full fresh charge on it? this may help "calibrate" the percentage #
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- 12-02-2011, 04:00 PM #10
- 12-02-2011, 04:19 PM #11
The battery % meter isn't exact. I've turned my phone off then back on and it's gone up a percent or 2 before. I wouldn't really worry about the percentage changing a little. I could be a software glitch, or your phone may need to zero out to reset itself.
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- 12-02-2011, 07:24 PM #12
Agree with both of you. I would think if there is a drastic change in the percentage before and after booting back up, then I'd be worried. Like going from 90% then reboot and have it show say, 81%- then I'd be a little concerned there. But a percent or two, nah.