1. rob90262's Avatar
    I'm new to the forums and was wondering if you leave the 3g on in the iPhone does it really drain your battery in the matter of a couple of hours
    08-06-2009 12:37 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    If you turn off 3G it can double your battery life.
    08-06-2009 12:40 PM
  3. rob90262's Avatar
    I'm asking because off a full charge the battery only last 5hours 42minute and I'm not sure if that's good or should I take my phone back in
    08-06-2009 12:48 PM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    I'm asking because off a full charge the battery only last 5hours 42minute and I'm not sure if that's good or should I take my phone back in
    Is that including stand by/sleep time? And anytime your not using your iPhone do you make sure you put it in stand by/sleep ?
    08-06-2009 12:52 PM
  5. rob90262's Avatar
    Yes I press the button on the top sorry I'm a newb and I didn't go online just text while I was at work
    08-06-2009 12:56 PM
  6. Tramain's Avatar
    Yes I press the button on the top sorry I'm a newb
    I would take it to Apple they will replace it. Make a appoint here Apple Retail Store - Genius Bar
    08-06-2009 12:57 PM
  7. flyingember's Avatar
    my wife has 90% of her battery after 1 day mostly on standby.

    it's not 3G vs not, it's using it that drains it. this does sound like something Apple needs to fix
    08-06-2009 01:06 PM
  8. big9erfan's Avatar
    It shouldn't unless you're using things like websites, IMing, streaming podcasts or music, etc.

    Turn off bluetooth when not using it too.
    08-06-2009 01:09 PM
  9. rob90262's Avatar
    Thanks I'm just trying to make sure cause I bought the phone on Sunday
    08-06-2009 01:11 PM
  10. Tramain's Avatar
    Thanks I'm just trying to make sure cause I bought the phone on Sunday
    There have been alot of iPhone 3Gs battery problems.
    08-06-2009 01:27 PM
  11. chobbs1's Avatar
    What is the battery time if you do indeed turn your 3g off? You have a while to trade the phone in. Try some tests.
    08-06-2009 10:48 PM
  12. GMJeff's Avatar
    I have had a 3G and now a 3GS, and the battery life on both is roughly the same. They last me all day with moderate use. 3G is always on, so is Bluetooth. I watch some videos at lunchtime and check mail numerous times a day. I even play some light games during my down time at work. Stream radio sometimes, too.

    I have only had a day or two where I was pushing the battery hard, but that is why I carry a charger for my phone in my bag with my laptop.
    08-06-2009 11:07 PM
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