1. stoneland's Avatar
    since i have been stock, for almost a week now, i have had a chance to monitor my battery usage

    on an average i am getting 5.5-6 hrs usage with about 18-24 hrs standby

    i have no idea how some people are getting 7-8 hrs usage
    i get around 5.5/6 hours too. i used to get closer to 7 back when i had 4.6.1 (or whatever the latest one was). but around 6 is typical for me. how do people get nearly 8 hours?
    12-19-2011 11:53 AM
  2. Ktwblack's Avatar
    If i could only put my iphone down long enough to get some realistic numbers. Most of the time my usage is almost the same as my standby. But thankfully even unplugging it at 9 a.m and using it more than half of the time it has been unplugged (14 hours to 15 hours) it still last all day and into the early morning. I would like to see how much it gets if im not obsessively picking it up every 5 mins.
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    12-19-2011 06:36 PM
  3. mumfoau's Avatar
    Putting it down was my problem. I'd be on the forums using Tapatalk when I had a laptop close enough that I could use.


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    12-19-2011 07:51 PM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...so far, so good...
    12-19-2011 11:58 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    ...so far, so good...
    nice, very nice. are you getting these kind of results consistently or just every once in a while?
    12-20-2011 12:17 AM
  6. kshen1's Avatar
    ...so far, so good...
    Holy. I am jealous
    12-20-2011 01:09 AM
  7. grimduk's Avatar
    This is mine from yesterday morning at 7:45 to about 4 this morning
    12-20-2011 05:54 AM
  8. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    now i'm ready for a charge

    12-20-2011 08:34 AM
  9. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...rather consistently. I tend to use my device the same everyday. Except for yesterday where I made at least 6 phone calls. I can't stand to talk on the phone (I do enough of it at work, in I.T. support).


    nice, very nice. are you getting these kind of results consistently or just every once in a while?
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    12-20-2011 09:00 AM
  10. BLiNK's Avatar
    now i'm ready for a charge

    damn you!..
    12-20-2011 10:14 AM
  11. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    damn you!..
    Lmao !! now that's not nice BLiNK !!
    12-20-2011 10:41 AM
  12. zm976311's Avatar
    damn you!..
    Second that! Lol... but seriously jealous. I can't get anywhere near 6 hrs, let alone 8.
    12-20-2011 11:05 AM
  13. jobosumm's Avatar
    I unplugged at 7am. I have 69% battery. 2 hrs 6min usage and 5hrs 59 min standby. is that any good?? I didnt think i had dreadful battery life until i starting seeing some your posts in here! LoL

    I did a restore yesterday and updated the software so today's the first day running that. Not noticing any changes. (I'm on the 4s)
    12-20-2011 12:30 PM
  14. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Second that! Lol... but seriously jealous. I can't get anywhere near 6 hrs, let alone 8.
    sheeeesh !! you too !! LOL

    I unplugged at 7am. I have 69% battery. 2 hrs 6min usage and 5hrs 59 min standby. is that any good?? I didnt think i had dreadful battery life until i starting seeing some your posts in here! LoL

    I did a restore yesterday and updated the software so today's the first day running that. Not noticing any changes. (I'm on the 4s)
    Well Jo, its OK. What i would suggest doing now is do a total drain on the battery till it dies and charge up to full 100%, and then go from there to see how your battery does.

    When i first upgraded to 5.0.1 ots from my iphone, my batt life was yukko !! I did a restore as "new" and didnt use a previous back up. I just used the cloud for my contacts and calendar, and photo stream for my pix. then I usb'd to itunes and did a fresh sync of my apps & music. After all that, i drained my battery to zilch. What you see posted above is what i normally get. Now, when the weather is crappy here it does affect my signal and my battery will drain a little faster, which is to be expected dealing with incliment weather. Its a pattern i've had when i was on my bb, and now i see the same with my iPhone--so that doesnt worry me.

    In addition to your battery drain, it also depends on what you have running as well. I dont use FB, twitter or anything like that. Honestly the only thing my iPhone is pulling is a fetch every hour for my 3 email accts. and my Fahrenheit weather app that updates hourly i think it is. I do keep location set to "on" and when i'm home--i'm hooked into wifi.

    just to add, i'm no pro--all i can say is what i've posted has helped me to obtain great battery life. What worked for me may not work for another--everyone has their own way of doing things

    wheeew!! sorry for the loooong winded post!!
    Last edited by Pink; 12-20-2011 at 01:50 PM.
    12-20-2011 01:27 PM
  15. Roll-N-Coal's Avatar
    This is a normal day for me. Watch a few YouTube videos 5-15min long. Check Facebook, text messages, a lot of browsing the web, tapatalk, and check email. All on wifi


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    12-20-2011 02:31 PM
  16. zm976311's Avatar
    This is a normal day for me. Watch a few YouTube videos 5-15min long. Check Facebook, text messages, a lot of browsing the web, tapatalk, and check email. All on wifi


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    Looks like you use your phone a lot or your standby is crap... Right now at 78% I have 1 hr 5 mins usage and 12 hrs standby (I took my phone off the charger at 3 this morning). Way better than what I was getting before, but still not as good as I would like
    12-20-2011 03:09 PM
  17. Roll-N-Coal's Avatar
    Looks like you use your phone a lot or your standby is crap... Right now at 78% I have 1 hr 5 mins usage and 12 hrs standby (I took my phone off the charger at 3 this morning). Way better than what I was getting before, but still not as good as I would like
    Im on it a lot. I took it off charge at 3:30 am and took that screen shot at 2:22pm. I'm on it all day at work heavy usage eBay, amazon, and searching random sites. My screen is always on lol. I had the droid x and I feel the battery life is the same on the iPhone 4s for me. Would like to see apple improve battery life. But right now I haven't lost or gained battery life by switching from the droid x to iPhone 4s. I'm happy so far


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    12-20-2011 04:13 PM
  18. jobosumm's Avatar
    I have wifi on at home all day. One email account that fetches every hour. Locations on for weather, heavy texting (now that the kids are home for the holidays that'll be cut way down lol) Facebook Twitter and Siri. Few phone calls each day. Now I'm at 3 hrs 27min usage 10 hrs 3 min standby and 49%. I will drain it down to nothing tonight since I don't have to worry about the kids needing to reach me - and I did restore as new and used iCloud for contacts and email backup. Then added the apps back in iTunes via USB.
    Thanks for the tips. I'll see if it helps.
    12-20-2011 04:30 PM
  19. Roll-N-Coal's Avatar
    Finished up my day. Came off charge at 3:30am and going back on at 9pm. A day of heavy usage


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    12-20-2011 09:14 PM
  20. Eileen89's Avatar
    Unfortunately this is something I never got on my HTC Rezound. I only got 3 hours of use and sometimes less than 10 - 12 hours of standby time. Androids are great feature wise but they can't compete with the iPhone in terms of battery life.




    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.
    12-20-2011 09:41 PM
  21. Ktwblack's Avatar
    I believe I'm doing good so far lol


    Sent from my beautiful iPhone using Tapatalk
    12-20-2011 10:21 PM
  22. mac_addict's Avatar
    Here's mine.


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    12-20-2011 10:44 PM
  23. zm976311's Avatar
    Damn these battery stats are making me jealous lol
    12-20-2011 11:40 PM
  24. stoneland's Avatar
    Damn these battery stats are making me jealous lol
    same. mine is not that great.
    12-21-2011 01:34 PM
  25. Pjr772's Avatar
    I'd like to see what kind of battery life people, like myself, who are away from wi-fi most of the time are getting. I can get a whole weekend out of a charge because I am home an on wi-fi. During the week I am away from wi-fi from 4am till around 6pm and usually have about 50% left at that point.

    Curious what others are getting on just 3G
    12-21-2011 02:12 PM
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