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  1. brokenxreality's Avatar
    I got my replacement iPhone yesterday because the first one I bought had problems. Anyways, the new one was charged overnight and when I unplugged my phone it said 98% on lock screen and 100% off lock screen. So I shut the phone off and they both said 100%. I don't know what that was all about.

    Is this good for usage? I know I was getting way better battery life on 4.2.7, and this phone is 4.2.6. I tried upgrading the other day on previous iphone 4 with 4.2.8 and it was buggy.
    05-08-2011 05:09 PM
  2. Taco50's Avatar
    It depends on your phone settings. I've found that turning off push email makes a big difference in battery life as well as screen brightness
    05-08-2011 06:21 PM
  3. brokenxreality's Avatar
    I don't use the email on the phone, only in safari. I have push notifications on off. Brightness is on auto.
    05-08-2011 06:33 PM
  4. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Yes and no. Give your replacement a week at least. Stand by can be deceiving. My wife has her usage times with two hours of usage while her stand by is 2 days. Mine is usually around 18 hours of stand by with 5 hours of usage. Today I have been using my phone since I've unplugged it and I'm about where you are. 2 hours 36 minutes of usage and 9 hours and 39 minutes of stand by and I'm at 60%.
    05-08-2011 07:19 PM
  5. j7469's Avatar
    You can't always go by the time listed, it's more important what you were doing while using the phone. During the work week I stream spark radio for 5 hours, the battery falls to 20% so I plug it in for the remainder of the day.

    Over the weekend when I do little to no streaming I go from a full charge on Saturday morning to Sunday night without a charge.

    Since it's a newer phone you probably should give it a few weeks of full charge cycles (full charge to less than 20% before charging again) before you really can tell how the battery is going to be for sure.
    05-08-2011 09:07 PM
  6. brokenxreality's Avatar
    I took my phone to apple and they said everything is fine. However it's not. I charged it over night after draining it and in 2 hours of standby only and half an hour of usage, the phone went down to 70%. All I did for that half an hour was surf on the web, check an email, and check facebook real quick. I don't know what to do, but I know the battery is in fact, not fine like apple says. Any advice?
    Last edited by brokenxreality; 05-22-2011 at 01:12 PM.
    05-22-2011 01:10 PM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    Crazy question but how is your signal? If it's not good phone has to try harder to get one drains battery faster.
    05-22-2011 02:30 PM
  8. brokenxreality's Avatar
    It only has 3 bars, which is normal for being in my house.
    05-22-2011 02:32 PM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    That could be a big part of the problem. And believe it or not reception gets worse in spring with all the leaves coming in on the trees. I know it sounds crazy but its true
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    05-22-2011 02:49 PM
  10. brokenxreality's Avatar
    When I'm in my house it's usually 3 bars, but when I'm at the store, or at someone else's house it's 4 or 5 bars. Maybe my house is possessed. Hopefully this battery issue goes away. I charged it again and now it has a good charge. Been on standby for an hour, and usage time is 20 minutes and it's at 100% still.
    05-22-2011 03:07 PM
  11. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    If you can when you are at home, connect o wifi. I found that anytime where signal isn't great, instead of having your phone constantly refresh the 3G signal, connect to a wifi source.

    Generally, wifi sources wont change in the way that the 3G service will and will generally help battery life for when you are in the areas with poor signal service.
    05-23-2011 06:55 AM