1. frozinwater's Avatar
    has anybody been able to survive a WHOLE day on 3G before their phone dies or normally if your going for long stints with no Wi-Fi you use edge? any input would be appreciated. thanks in advanced.
    11-07-2010 04:24 PM
  2. Sajidmib's Avatar
    if u use 3G instead of EDGE then ur battery is soon to die by goffice hours when u reach home u need to recharge it and in the morning again u r half battery.

    In the long run u can use EDGE or switch on or off whenever needed.

    this will keep the life of battery for atleast 24 hrs
    11-08-2010 01:43 AM
  3. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I usually use 3G on breaks and going to/from work and I always have about 40% battery left when I get home.

    For an extra jolt of battery you can always get a cheap battery extender for about $30 at malls.
    11-08-2010 05:45 AM
  4. r.santa1's Avatar
    I get a whole day on 3G if I don't talk to much
    11-08-2010 05:28 PM
  5. theipadlifestyle's Avatar
    i only charge my phone once at night and i rarely get down to 20% at the end of the day. as for usage, lots of web use, not much talk time.
    11-08-2010 05:34 PM
  6. frozinwater's Avatar
    i often have 12 hours days, i feel like thats not conducive to having 3G on for all of those hours lol?
    11-08-2010 06:14 PM
  7. touchyphone's Avatar
    So weird, i HAVE 3G ON ALL DAY and use it for every streaming of music(sirius via music dock) or movies, all apps news, slingbox, etc., email, sms, NO PHONE CALLS,(calls all go to work Blackberry)and get thru the day just using the iP4 as a DATA device. On weekends with calls, #G time usually goes down. On work days, on 3G i average around 9hrs(useage), that gets me from 7am to 11pm every night
    11-08-2010 09:00 PM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    What you mean on 3G all day? Actually using it or just leaving it on? Mine always lasts through the day.
    11-08-2010 11:00 PM
  9. kgvickers's Avatar
    I've been amazed at the battery life of my new iP4. It's much better than my old 3Gs. I stay on 3G all the time and I'm never below 30% by 9pm. But I have great coverage with full bars all the time.

    I've noticed when I've been on trips if I'm stuck working somewhere with poor coverage the battery life does decrease. I assume that the phone has to increase its power output to get good communication with the towers but that's just a guess.
    11-09-2010 07:31 AM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Im sorry but there is no freaking way you're getting that much usage on work days. I can get that much usage if I'm at home all day, but at work I only end up getting 3 or 4 hours of usage.
    11-09-2010 09:52 AM
  11. kgvickers's Avatar
    Im sorry but there is no freaking way you're getting that much usage on work days. I can get that much usage if I'm at home all day, but at work I only end up getting 3 or 4 hours of usage.
    I understand the disbelief - but I rarely get to use the phone when at work.
    11-09-2010 01:02 PM
  12. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I don't get more than 6 hours of usage on 3G, which is horrible. I mostly just send messages and check forums (like tapatalk) and that's fine for 2G. So I don't use 3G unless I'm going to update blogs with pictures, or email / instant message pictures. 2G on the other hand gives me around 10 hours of usage, which keeps me calm as I can go a full 24 hours of my life with the iphone without worrying. The other day I took it off the charger at 4 PM, and went to work, went out dancing, and stayed over at the hubbies and got home the next day at 3 PM, and I was at 56%, granted I didn't use it as much, but it was 24 hours with 50% left with a little use, like 4 hours. But there are times where I don't turn off the screen and I can go 2-3 hours and be at 75% or 70% battery life on 2G. I'd recommend 2G for using apps, or messaging. But for browsing, 3G. it's intolerable to browse on 2G. I wish Opera would do a better job with their browser. I used it for my BB and it was a lot better.
    11-10-2010 03:11 AM