1. flatlined#IM's Avatar
    I was talking with a friend telling him that Wi-Fi on my 3GS lowers my battery pretty fast when I have it on. Is this a battery problem or normal on a 3GS? Like if I charge it to 100% with in a few mins I'm down to like 95% to 90% ish. He said that doen't sound right. Is this ture?This has always been the case with my iPhone 3GS and thought it was normal.

    Thanks
    06-15-2010 10:17 AM
  2. gieaz2's Avatar
    Mine does the same thing. I believe it to be normal.
    06-15-2010 07:23 PM
  3. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I dont have a 3GS but I have a 3G and my WiFi being on always when at home doesn't do that to my battery.
    06-15-2010 07:44 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I find Wifi to actually help keep my battery life more stable. It's not using the radio for
    cell signal when I'm loading data on 3G, but instead on my own router. When the phone
    pulls data from 3G that requires more battery than it does when it pulls data from a router.
    06-15-2010 07:47 PM
  5. flatlined#IM's Avatar
    Does it sound like something I should take to an apple store?
    06-15-2010 08:09 PM
  6. big9erfan's Avatar
    What are you doing on you phone when the battery drops like that? Are you jailbroken? The battery shouldn't drop that fast.
    06-15-2010 11:16 PM
  7. flatlined#IM's Avatar
    It's When I use it and bouncing between Safari, Facebook, Twitter. It seems to drain power faster when I'm on Wi-Fi but this may be normal.
    06-16-2010 05:57 PM
  8. Byzantium's Avatar
    Guess you have to hope that iOS4 fixes this.
    06-16-2010 06:06 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    Im on iOS 4 GM. When Im on wifi, my battery sometimes takes a dive fast. Never like this on 3.1.3
    06-16-2010 06:08 PM
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