1. Jeffdc5#IM's Avatar
    I charge every night. I use it a lot can't complain my bb lasts a week but I only used it for SMS and email
    02-25-2009 11:41 AM
  2. TheIphoneDude's Avatar
    Yeah it really does depend what you use it for, which goes without saying I guess
    Last edited by TheIphoneDude; 02-25-2009 at 11:59 AM.
    02-25-2009 11:52 AM
  3. DVDBob's Avatar
    My theory on the whole battery issue - when you first get your iPhone, you'll be doing a lot of exploring and playing. Battery life will suck. As you start to build a habit as to how many times you check mail, how many txts you send, how long you keep your screen on, etc., you'll start to see improved battery life.

    For me, the first month or so, I would barely have a charge by the time I got home at night. Now adays, I have 3 push accounts, pulls every 10 mins, BT and Wi-Fi always on, and am only half-full by the end of the day. Still do about as much surfing and emailing as I used to, but play fewer games and show-off fewer apps to friends and co-workers.
    02-25-2009 12:50 PM
  4. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Is it alright if I leave my phone plugged in over night? I have read a few places that you should unplug your iphone when it is done charging but if I plug my phone in before I go to bed I'm not gonna wake up a few hours into the night to unplug it...
    02-25-2009 05:27 PM
  5. DRLyman's Avatar
    Is it alright if I leave my phone plugged in over night? I have read a few places that you should unplug your iphone when it is done charging but if I plug my phone in before I go to bed I'm not gonna wake up a few hours into the night to unplug it...
    I have been doing that with mine since I got it. I don't see why it would hurt it.
    02-25-2009 06:19 PM
  6. jeremykyle's Avatar
    My iPhone makes it from 8a.m. to about 11p.m. every day. I do random browsing to check my blogs and websites, almost constant text messaging, 4 to 5 20 minute phone calls, and then music as well. I don't have any battery issues.
    02-25-2009 07:14 PM
  7. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Sounds good too me!
    02-25-2009 07:54 PM
  8. PocketAces21's Avatar
    I keep 3G, GPS, and WiFi off normally, only turning them on when I need to. I average about 2.5 days between charges, often reaching 3 if I don't game too much.
    03-07-2009 06:00 PM
  9. Qaid_Ali's Avatar
    I use my phone for email and I listen to my iPod on my phone as well. I have to charge it ever night, that doesn't bother me. Talking on the phone, I can do that all day and the batter life is excellent for that.
    03-08-2009 05:27 PM
  10. Kryckter's Avatar
    Mine seems to be getting worse and worse. If I surf the web and use some apps, I am lucky to go 8 hours
    03-12-2009 11:40 PM
  11. jamesus's Avatar
    Mine seems to be getting worse and worse. If I surf the web and use some apps, I am lucky to go 8 hours
    I've noticed that with 2.2.1 I have a worse battery life. I might revert back to 2.2.
    03-13-2009 12:36 PM
  12. rareapps's Avatar
    I'm really hoping the battery is a focus of the 3.0 updates - as well as the next round of hardware. I'm lucky to make it 8 hours and its all sorts of frustrating - especially since you can't replace the battery.

    How are some people getting 2 days?! This must be with very low use.
    03-14-2009 03:35 PM
  13. Duncan38's Avatar
    Hiya

    I am enjoying my IPhone but the battery life is the pits. I turned off Push, I am not around wi-fi so thats off. The one that is a surprise is 3G. if its IPhone 3G why would you turn of the 3G if that the big thing about the phone. One thing I found works you can charge the phone and listen to the IPod at same time and it still charges the phone to a full charge. So you can listen to IPod through the speakers if you have it pluged in by your desk or on bookshelf
    05-26-2009 10:43 PM
  14. Thndrct619's Avatar
    I lowered my brightness to about 30% and that seemed to help a lot.
    05-27-2009 12:03 AM
  15. GMJeff's Avatar
    I believe it is the backlight on the screen, myself. As the last post says that he lowered the brightness to 30%, should see great battery life.

    I have had numerous PDA type phones in the past few years, and they all had the same major problems with battery life, the screen. You turn it on to check mail, to answer the phone, to play music, watch videos etc. Every time the screen is turned on, battery drain.

    My worst culprits were a Treo 750 and a AT&T Tilt, both had major battery issues, and everyone pinned it on 3G, not so. It had to do with the issues listed above. If they were in my pocket all day and not used, or on my desk all day, the battery would barely budge off of full.

    As for the iPhone, though, the user interface and apps make it a magnet for people to turn on and play with. Not that that is a bad thing, but the batteries in these devices weren't made to withstand a constant draw of power without being tethered to an AC outlet.

    Think about laptops, when running on battery power, the monitor is usually the first device to turn off, as it is a big draw on the power, that is, unless it is an LED backlit OLED. :P
    05-27-2009 12:15 AM
  16. EKBA's Avatar
    After a normal day I have about half battery left. I have a dock on my desk though so whenever I am at my desk its charging. It works out pretty well.
    05-28-2009 12:09 AM
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