1. mkgw's Avatar
    I just got an unlocked iPhone on eBay. I haven't picked a carrier yet; so, there is no sim card in the phone.

    But I notice that the phone battery runs down within 24 hours even though I have not used it at all. Is that normal? May be becuase I don't have a SIM card?
    08-12-2013 05:12 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    What model is this phone and how old is it? It could simply be depending on the model that you have a battery that has run it life cycle and need a new one. Once you choose a carrier and you put in a SIM to have your phone work on the carrier you chose, If this continues you might want to read this:

    http://forums.imore.com/guides-how-t...le-device.html

    Good luck and welcome to iMore
    08-12-2013 07:06 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    But I notice that the phone battery runs down within 24 hours even though I have not used it at all. Is that normal? May be becuase I don't have a SIM card?
    There are several things that can contribute to poor battery life. Not having SIM card inserted isn't one of them. Not having a SIM card inserted will simply make the iPhone like a iPod.
    08-12-2013 07:25 PM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Most Lilly because the phone is searching for a signal and eating up the battery. Or u have a GPS or location service on and it's doing the same thing. Make sure all those settings are off and it should help ur battery life. That's if the battery is still good
    08-12-2013 10:19 PM
  5. mkgw's Avatar
    thank you all. I have turned off the phone when not using. someone just told me I shouldn't have purchased a used iphone becuase the batteries hae limited life span.
    08-16-2013 05:32 PM

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