1. Turbo_lemon's Avatar
    I am a recent Blackberry to Iphone converter and there is a few things I miss about the Blackberry but there is far more I like about the Iphone. I have been messing with settings and adjusting to all things Apple and have noticed or at least I swear I have noticed that if I leave my battery percentage display off the battery lasts longer!! I have been using it for about a week with it on and about 5 days now with it off and same usage usually about 10 emails and 200 or so text messages a day and between 30-45 mins of talk time. I start my day at 8AM and with the percentage on by 4PM I would see around 45% left now with if off I can go all the way to 6PM before the icon is near that level, maybe the icon and the percentage displays slightly differently but I think it makes sense that it would make some difference as the percentage display is going to always be reading the battery level and adjusting the display accordingly. Am I crazy or did I just find the easiest way to squeeze just a hair more life out of my phone? I also will say that although I am adjusting to the process I would love to be able to just USB the phone to the PC and send files to it like the Blackberry, Itunes is a really stupid middle step to me.
    03-15-2011 02:55 PM
  2. touchyphone's Avatar
    Thats all in your head bro! But enjoy your iPhone, only pay attention to your battery when it needs charging!
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    03-15-2011 04:40 PM
  3. generik777's Avatar
    Thats all in your head bro!
    Agreed this is white
    03-15-2011 06:34 PM
  4. Turbo_lemon's Avatar
    Well in my head or not I am convinced the no percentage display wins!
    03-15-2011 11:21 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    it's not in his head... anything being turned "on" effects battery power. the amount of battery is utilizes is pretty small, but depending on your brightness, it could be more.
    03-16-2011 02:34 AM
  6. ancoprecision's Avatar
    i like the %
    03-16-2011 09:30 AM
  7. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I like the % as well.
    03-16-2011 11:22 AM
  8. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Hate it! It makes me paranoid...
    03-16-2011 11:45 AM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    Hate it! It makes me paranoid...
    same here.. but i cannot remove it! haha
    03-16-2011 12:38 PM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    This is just a different representation of a process that is already running so it is not using any more battery power. The amount of power it takes to turn on those extra dozen or so pixels to display the percentage is negligable.
    AZMerf likes this.
    03-16-2011 12:44 PM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    What you need is an iPhone with a battery like my iPad I get almost a month on each charge



    LOL I love JB it allows so much customization
    03-16-2011 02:59 PM
  12. sting7k's Avatar
    That would be a cool mod, strap an iPad battery onto an iPhone.
    03-16-2011 03:08 PM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    LOL it would give new meaning to iPhone on steroids. Out of my way puny smartphone Me iPhone XL
    03-16-2011 03:45 PM
  14. touchyphone's Avatar
    it's not in his head... anything being turned "on" effects battery power. the amount of battery is utilizes is pretty small, but depending on your brightness, it could be more.
    You really think him leaving his battery percentage on, can cause him to see noticeable difference? I mean I understand your brightness example, but he's talking about seeing a big difference based on the battery meter being on.
    Xm_jdm likes this.
    03-16-2011 04:52 PM
  15. generik777's Avatar
    it's not in his head... anything being turned "on" effects battery power. the amount of battery is utilizes is pretty small, but depending on your brightness, it could be more.
    Actually it doesn't. Your phone is constantly monitoring the remaining battery level regardless of whether or not you have the percentage displayed, This is why it knows when your battery is at 20% and gives you a warning and then again at 10%. All your doing by turning on the percentage display is telling your phone to share what information it is already monitoring, with you. This doesn't turn on any specific process in the background that would use any extra battery power.
    Last edited by generik777; 03-16-2011 at 06:51 PM.
    03-16-2011 06:46 PM
  16. Turbo_lemon's Avatar
    You really think him leaving his battery percentage on, can cause him to see noticeable difference? I mean I understand your brightness example, but he's talking about seeing a big difference based on the battery meter being on.
    I am not seeing a big difference, nothing that is going to make me not have to charge every night but I do notice I get about 1.5-2 hours more with the same kind of usage my phone is also only a week old so the battery in all fairness may just be settling in and balancing itself out as well but I thought for what it was worth I would let everyone know what I have seen with the % display turned off. I am running my brightness around 45% and just found out I can use the phone with my cars radio so whenever I am driving its plugged in and charging now so the display on or off really wont make a difference now that I charge it while I drive!
    03-17-2011 12:57 PM
  17. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    This is just a different representation of a process that is already running so it is not using any more battery power. The amount of power it takes to turn on those extra dozen or so pixels to display the percentage is negligable.
    I totally agree.
    03-29-2011 11:17 AM
  18. brittanyh's Avatar
    I had my percentage turned on.. for 2 days. I kept checking it, just to see if it went down. Made me too paranoid!
    04-07-2011 11:47 PM
  19. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I have what i call grade syndrom. I am so used to associating %s with grades. So when my battery is lower than 60 I start to panic ha ha ha. But I realize, shoot I can do what I've already done again without charging. I know I can easily make it through a single day on a charge. I can stretch it to two.
    04-08-2011 12:14 AM
  20. e7play's Avatar
    Thats all in your head bro! But enjoy your iPhone, only pay attention to your battery when it needs charging!
    Agreed, only enjoy my iPhone
    04-12-2011 02:11 AM
  21. AppsImpact's Avatar
    Hm, have not issue with itunes anytime! Just think positive - devices somehow feel this
    04-12-2011 04:18 AM
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