1. The Entertainer's Avatar
    first off I apologize if this is a repeat topic, but i haven't been able to find any information about this.

    when i charge my 3gs with the charger provided with the phone, i never get any usage time thats found in the settings, it just gives me a blank in the usage and standby areas. when i use the charger provided with my 2g (with the fold down prongs), after a full charge that usage time appears.

    is anyone else having this problem, should i take my 3gs to the apple store?

    thanks for your help
    07-01-2009 06:22 PM
  2. shutter's Avatar
    I'm not sure I understand your question. After you charge your phone to 100% the usage time will be blank. After you have used it for 1 minute you will have 1 minutes usage. And standby should start beginning to accumulate as well, until either you charge to 100% again, or you reset your phone. If you preform a hard reset the usage times will remain blank until you charge to 100% again.

    If your phone is not doing this...yes I would take the phone and the charger to the apple store. FWIW I do not believe you are supposed to charge your 3GS phone with the charger that came with the original iPhone.
    07-01-2009 06:34 PM
  3. sting7k's Avatar
    My original iPhone did that. Apple replaced it.

    Edit - Also, it is fine to charge your iPhone with that adapter. I use one from a 4G iPod all the time and only use the really small one for travel.
    07-01-2009 06:35 PM
  4. The Entertainer's Avatar
    I'm not sure I understand your question. After you charge your phone to 100% the usage time will be blank. After you have used it for 1 minute you will have 1 minutes usage. And standby should start beginning to accumulate as well, until either you charge to 100% again, or you reset your phone. If you preform a hard reset the usage times will remain blank until you charge to 100% again.

    If your phone is not doing this...yes I would take the phone and the charger to the apple store. FWIW I do not believe you are supposed to charge your 3GS phone with the charger that came with the original iPhone.
    to clear it up.....

    after i charge the iphone 100% with the provided charger, the time never accumulates, even after 2 hours of use, or 10 hours of standby. It just leaves me with blanks. however, when i use the older chager, everything is back to normal.

    i think i'll just make a trip to the apple store... just seems like this shouldn't be happening
    07-01-2009 06:40 PM
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