1. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    I've got the iPhone 4 from VZW, had it about a week and a half and LOVE IT. Just wondering about the battery life though. It's almost 3 in the afternoon here and after starting at 6am with less than 30 minutes of talking on phone time, I'm down to 15%.

    Is this normal?

    I have location turned off, bluetooth off and push notification only on whats app messenger....

    If this is normal that's fine, just want to make sure I didn't get a bad one, cause I have heard the battery life is pretty good.
    04-19-2011 03:49 PM
  2. JasonG's Avatar
    What's the usage time? Or total usage besides talking on the phone? You can find it in settings>general>usage
    04-19-2011 03:55 PM
  3. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    6 hours an 2 minutes right now
    04-19-2011 03:57 PM
  4. eye4ni's Avatar
    that is a lot of usage, do you ever put your phone down? With a few (3-4) hours usage, and 14-15 hours of standby, my battery level is usually 50% or more when I plug in at night.
    04-19-2011 04:51 PM
  5. ajonesma's Avatar
    My 3gs still gets good battery, much better then what the topic author's iphone 4 has.
    04-19-2011 04:54 PM
  6. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    I don't know I guess I use a lot. Doing a lot of whats app msging which uses data.
    Some twitter checking. Email, txting.
    04-19-2011 04:57 PM
  7. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    I also am in some fringe areas which probably pulls it down a little more. Was hoping to be able to get through a whole day without having to charge though.
    04-19-2011 04:58 PM
  8. moneymike47's Avatar
    Trust me, your battery life is still ALOT better than any other Android phone out on the market, android battery life is usually worse.
    04-19-2011 08:16 PM
  9. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Usage time is around 6 hours or so. So that sounds about right.
    04-19-2011 08:25 PM
  10. anon4705295's Avatar
    Yeah, that sounds pretty good. If you want to be sure, though, do a power cycle (run your battery below 15% and then a full, uninterrupted charge) and that might give you a bit more. Also, don't leave apps running in the foreground when you lock it. That should help you squeeze out a bit more from your battery as well
    04-19-2011 09:54 PM
  11. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    UPDATE: It's now 9 o'clock, just charged it for about 5 minutes earlier this afternoon and I'm at 16% now. Going to let it drain completely and charge overnight.
    04-19-2011 09:59 PM
  12. Jordanvandyke's Avatar
    Ive been using mine a lot today on and off of 3g and wifi along with downloading a few apps and using facebook and twitter like crazy since 5:30am and its now 8:55pm and im at 41%.
    Pretty damn good for a smartphone. Somedays are worse depending on where i am and the phone call usuage.
    04-19-2011 11:56 PM
  13. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    I upgraded to 4.27 last night and I feel my battery has improved. I cycled it down until it shut off and then charged up to 100% after upgrading.

    Now I'm at 3:40 local time and have 3 hours 39 minutes of usage and am at 60%... That's pretty good...
    04-20-2011 04:40 PM
  14. OrbitD's Avatar
    Turning off 3g when you aren't using it helps so much. I played Final Fantasy 1 with 3g off for 3 hours straight and didn't even go down 10%. If I leave 3g my battery is usually around 50% by the end of the night with around 5 hours of usage.
    04-20-2011 04:55 PM
  15. Cosmicrush's Avatar
    Hey everyone. I think I have some battery issues. I've listened to 2 hours of music this morning and it dropped 10% and I am almost certain I will get to 50% by the time I get out of my class which ends at 12:20. I have restored and set up as new iPhone. I stopped using most apps. I don't play games. I only use safari and text usually. I've had strange 3G problems before on this phone where I was only getting 0.1mbps down and 0.7mbps up! Idk why up would be more. Now that fixed but i didn't get help from apple. I've tried pretty much everything. Another thing I notice that I've never had with any iDevices before is now I plug in the phone when it dies and it takes around 10mins to boot back. I used to plug in my other iDevices and it would boot. Maybe this is normal though but maybe the wall power extension I'm using is low powered. Causing battery life to suck. Maybe? Thanks for any helpers .
    04-21-2011 12:06 PM
  16. frozinwater's Avatar
    Turning off 3g when you aren't using it helps so much. I played Final Fantasy 1 with 3g off for 3 hours straight and didn't even go down 10%. If I leave 3g my battery is usually around 50% by the end of the night with around 5 hours of usage.
    I never understood the purpose of turning off 3G, because isn't that one of the reasons why we have our iphones? To have high upload and download speeds when not connected to wi-fi? I use my phone on 3G and it last me a whole day from 8am to damn near 1am. I got him with 8 percent battery life. You should monitor what apps you are using. Game apps as well as apps that are constantly refreshing data will put a hamper on your battery life. You can also restore your phone and set up as new if you are having serious battery issues.
    04-21-2011 12:18 PM
  17. highlife's Avatar
    I guess I got lucky with the battery on my phone.. While most of the talk/standby times people are saying they get aren't bad for a smartphone, my iPhone lasts forever on a charge cycle...

    Currently, my phone has 5 days, 17 minutes standby, with 10 hours 19 minutes usage. Currently 15% battery, but I can probably make it to the end of the day on that.
    04-21-2011 01:15 PM
  18. Cosmicrush's Avatar
    I guess I got lucky with the battery on my phone.. While most of the talk/standby times people are saying they get aren't bad for a smartphone, my iPhone lasts forever on a charge cycle...

    Currently, my phone has 5 days, 17 minutes standby, with 10 hours 19 minutes usage. Currently 15% battery, but I can probably make it to the end of the day on that.
    How did you manage that!! Mine can't make 12 hours hardly! And says 4-5 hours and I sometimes have to charge twice. And no I'm not constantly using it. I have busy days. And it's horrible if it dies. I'm thinking I have to take it back.
    04-21-2011 01:26 PM
  19. Taco50's Avatar
    About 5-7 hours of 3G usage is what you can expect. If you listen to a lot of preloaded music or are always on wifi you may get more.
    04-21-2011 11:45 PM
  20. rjfnc's Avatar
    If I am at work I stream Pandora radio for about 6 to 8 hours a day along with facebook, twitter, some web browsing, and a couple of apps that I use for reading on lunch. So from 10am until about 4am when I go to charge the phone for the next day I'll have 60% to 50% battery left. And on the weekends I can easily get 3 days of use out of my phone.

    Also their is some phone call usage. Maybe about 1 or 2 hours?

    EDIT: I should also state that when I am using my phone I have 3 to 5 bars.
    04-23-2011 01:31 AM
  21. Cosmicrush's Avatar
    If I am at work I stream Pandora radio for about 6 to 8 hours a day along with facebook, twitter, some web browsing, and a couple of apps that I use for reading on lunch. So from 10am until about 4am when I go to charge the phone for the next day I'll have 60% to 50% battery left. And on the weekends I can easily get 3 days of use out of my phone.

    Also their is some phone call usage. Maybe about 1 or 2 hours?

    EDIT: I should also state that when I am using my phone I have 3 to 5 bars.
    Wow I can't get anywhere near that. My battery dies fast :,(
    04-23-2011 12:41 PM
  22. ajonesma's Avatar
    I think he meant 4pm and not 4am lol


    Sent from my iPad 2 using Tapatalk
    04-23-2011 01:08 PM
  23. Taco50's Avatar
    I think some of these people really exaggerate their usage. I don't see how it's possible to get 3 days with even moderate usage
    04-24-2011 09:01 PM
  24. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    I think some of these people really exaggerate their usage. I don't see how it's possible to get 3 days with even moderate usage
    I agree. The one dude's time was ridiculous...
    04-25-2011 01:42 PM
  25. Cosmicrush's Avatar
    Hey guess what?! I went to apple and got replacement. Now I can totally get at least two days before charges. The weird thing is I've done 4 charges so far and for two of them I barely made a day but for the other two I made it to end of day with around 50-60% and it's like good charge then bad charge then good. When I leave overnight on charger I get good next day. Even though it shouldn't have an effect like that. But then I get bad day if I let fully charge and take off charger right when it's 100%. So now I will over night charge.
    04-28-2011 02:15 AM
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