1. HM1's Avatar
    About a week ago, I got an iPhone 4. Ive noticed that my battery drains really fast when my phone is just sitting in my pocket [it only lasts me about 6 hours before I have to charge it again]. Every time I plug it into the charger, it gets warm where the battery is. It also gets hot where my sim card is when I do something that uses the internet. I have tried everything to fix this, including restoring it as a new phone twice, with no luck. I have searched all over the internet trying to fix the problem and I cant seem to find anything that works. Does anybody know how to fix this?
    01-01-2011 04:43 AM
  2. dpscott's Avatar
    My 1st impression would lead me to say its a legitimate hardware problem but I'd like to know a bit more about your daily usage before I completely think that is the case.
    Can you please answer the below...

    Do you have 3G/Wi-fi/Bluetooth switched on all day?
    Do you have push/notifications on?
    How many apps do you use roughly a day and for how long (and what ones)?
    Is the 6 hours you mentioned 6hrs of using it or 6hrs on standby?
    Do you charge from usb on a PC or from the usb mains charger?

    Sorry for all the questions, these things are not very common so all the info we can get will help
    01-01-2011 09:54 AM
  3. Ariyala's Avatar
    There are many topics on this issue, one might even be a sticky. Yes, you can address all the questions above, but what I've seen is with the iPhone 4, is it will get better with time. I think alot of us had battery issues when we first got our iPhones. Keep using it, you should see battery life improvement the more you use it.
    01-01-2011 11:54 AM
  4. Ariyala's Avatar
    01-01-2011 12:03 PM
  5. HM1's Avatar
    I only have 3G on, I do have push on, I usually only use messages ad every now and then I get on Facebook at twitter. The six hours is how long it lasts me from the time I unplug it until the time I have have to plug it back in. And I always charge it with the wall charger.
    01-01-2011 03:27 PM
  6. HM1's Avatar
    Ariyala I hope you're right! Lol.
    01-01-2011 03:28 PM
  7. dpscott's Avatar
    6 hours on what can only be described as light use is poor. They do get better with time but mine will at least last 8hours on a full day of use. Give it a week and see if u get much improvement, if not then book an appt with Apple
    01-03-2011 08:26 AM
  8. HM1's Avatar
    I don't think it has improved. So I guess I'll be going to apple pretty soon...
    01-05-2011 02:34 AM
  9. Cleveland's Avatar
    Do you have the auto lock set at "Never" by any chance ? that would keep the screen lit up for the entire time it's in your pocket, that'd cause a serious battery drain ...
    01-05-2011 02:44 AM
  10. iloveapp's Avatar
    hum....I have a battery issue as well. Actually, it's really hard for me to keep eyes' on it. Maybe I'm just not used to it.
    01-05-2011 04:06 AM
  11. HM1's Avatar
    Do you have the auto lock set at "Never" by any chance ? that would keep the screen lit up for the entire time it's in your pocket, that'd cause a serious battery drain ...
    I have it set to 1 minute
    01-06-2011 01:05 AM
  12. chobbs1's Avatar
    sounds like a trip to the Apple store is in order.
    01-06-2011 01:13 AM
  13. HM1's Avatar
    I have auto lock set to 1 minute
    01-17-2011 03:34 PM
  14. lonbeehold's Avatar
    There are many topics on this issue, one might even be a sticky. Yes, you can address all the questions above, but what I've seen is with the iPhone 4, is it will get better with time. I think alot of us had battery issues when we first got our iPhones. Keep using it, you should see battery life improvement the more you use it.
    My battery life has definitely gotten better since I first got the IPhone 4 in October. I get much more standby as well as usage time.
    01-17-2011 06:34 PM
  15. David Allan's Avatar
    Battery life is a common issue in all cell phones especially in smart phones. In my opinion, your mobile phone battery must be inflated due to overcharging thats why its getting warm.
    01-18-2011 03:49 AM
  16. 26mobile's Avatar
    Shame you can't just swap the batter for another one to trouble shoot!
    01-19-2011 07:34 AM
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