1. DrewBear's Avatar
    Maybe overcharging is a bad word to use..if i keep it plugged in for hours on end with 100% battery will it damage the battery?
    No.

    (Did you know that a reply to this forum needs to be at least 10 characters long? My one word answer was rejected.)
    10-17-2011 08:56 PM
  2. Premium1's Avatar
    Maybe overcharging is a bad word to use..if i keep it plugged in for hours on end with 100% battery will it damage the battery?

    And well 10:30 is just over shooting it..I wake up around 8. 8:30 if im lucky hahah
    I think after a while if you leave it plugged in all the time the battery will hold a charge shorter amounts of time and need to be charged more often.
    10-17-2011 08:57 PM
  3. BiG BaLLA 923's Avatar
    My battery was slightly improved today, but still it barely lasted me from 10-8. Died as I got done my last class.
    10-17-2011 09:12 PM
  4. Timhewitt's Avatar
    I think after a while if you leave it plugged in all the time the battery will hold a charge shorter amounts of time and need to be charged more often.
    You would be incorrect. You cannot shorten the useful life of your iPad or iPhone battery by leaving it plugged it.

    It will not over charge.

    Your battery has a fixed number of full charge discharge cycles available. If you do this a full charge at a time or one percent at a time it makes no difference.

    The only value in fully discharging you iPad or iPhone battery is in resetting the percent utilization meter.
    10-17-2011 10:54 PM
  5. Manchild Pr0digy's Avatar
    My battery life has been excellent so far. I haven't been hammering the phone just for the sake of hammering it, but have been using it like normal. It's been almost 3 days since I last charged it. This is considerably better than my 3GS and a HUGE difference compared to the Droid Bionic. Yeah, the Bionic has true 4G capability, but at least I can use the 4S without having to charge it twice a day.
    10-18-2011 04:54 AM
  6. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    My battery life has been good so far and especially coming from my 2 previous devices I am beyond happy with it
    10-18-2011 05:17 AM
  7. RagedUSMC's Avatar
    I go to bed at 11pm with a fully charged (100%) iPhone 4S, when i wake up at 5:30am its down to 72-74%, thats pretty crappy considering its setup the same way my iPhone 4 (running iOS 5) was and with that it would still have been at 97% when i woke up. So to me, I'm not really sure if its an iOS problem, my wife is on a iPhone 4 and running iOS 5 and doesn't have that much for a battery drain.
    10-18-2011 05:58 AM
  8. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    one thing you can do is put your phone in airplane mode. That seems to help me.. I work at a secure facility where there are a lot of "special equipment so with my previous phone and now this one there seems to be a battery drain due to lack of signal strength.. So it seems to be a battle that no smartphone can win.. I will end up having to charge my iP4S at work at some point during the day. But outside of work I get over 24hrs without a charge.
    10-18-2011 06:48 AM
  9. Kylazin's Avatar
    So, am I not the only one with the issue where the phone is discharging while plugged in? Is this an OS issue maybe? Or should I take it back to Apple?
    10-18-2011 07:18 AM
  10. Joe McG's Avatar
    None of this battery drain is normal. You need to restore the device. If that doesn't work, take it back and exchange.

    I took my 4S off of the charger yesterday at 6:00 AM. I used it heavily all day and it was at 10% at 9:00 PM last night. My usage was over 9 hours.
    10-18-2011 07:51 AM
  11. Kylazin's Avatar
    None of this battery drain is normal. You need to restore the device. If that doesn't work, take it back and exchange.

    I took my 4S off of the charger yesterday at 6:00 AM. I used it heavily all day and it was at 10% at 9:00 PM last night. My usage was over 9 hours.
    Yeah, I guess I don't have a choice. If I bought the phone through Sprint can I take it to an Apple store? Or do I need to go to the Sprint store?
    10-18-2011 08:33 AM
  12. skeletongloves's Avatar
    My battery life is definitely worse on my 4S than it was on my 4. I could easily make it two full days on my 4 without worrying about turning off 3G or push or wifi. I finished charging my 4S at 3:30 yesterday and its at 15% right now...
    10-18-2011 09:16 AM
  13. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    I honestly think this is an IOS5 related issue... my iphone 4 has terrible battery life since i've upgraded to the new ios, and I have yet to find a resolution.
    I had the same issue when I upgraded to iOS5. I did find the solution.... You need to restore the phone to factory settings, as in "New". Then you can download iOS5. After that your phone will sync and download all that you backed up. Mine works great now. When I first downloaded iOS5, my battery was terrible. It would go from 100% to less than 20% in 3 to 4 hours !!!! Now it is working great. Hope this helps.
    10-18-2011 09:40 AM
  14. timberga's Avatar
    None of this battery drain is normal. You need to restore the device. If that doesn't work, take it back and exchange.

    I took my 4S off of the charger yesterday at 6:00 AM. I used it heavily all day and it was at 10% at 9:00 PM last night. My usage was over 9 hours.
    Okay, and how do you use your phone? I mean, I can say that I have 0392840938 days of usage, but I might not be doing much on the device to "push" it....just listening to iPod music is MUCH less taxing than 3G data connections.....give some details that can be of some use!
    10-18-2011 10:08 AM
  15. Fausty82's Avatar
    There are a few apps in the app store for conditioning your battery. I use Battery Doctor, and it seems to have helped a bit. Not sure, given what you are reporting, that you don't have a battery problem, but it might be worth a shot.
    10-18-2011 10:21 AM
  16. Kylazin's Avatar
    My battery life has been excellent so far. I haven't been hammering the phone just for the sake of hammering it, but have been using it like normal. It's been almost 3 days since I last charged it. This is considerably better than my 3GS and a HUGE difference compared to the Droid Bionic. Yeah, the Bionic has true 4G capability, but at least I can use the 4S without having to charge it twice a day.
    Wait, did you say 3 DAYS?! That is INSANE! I don't even have many apps on my phone and I don't even use it all that much! I'll be lucky to get 10-12 HOURS. Tell me your secret.
    10-18-2011 10:24 AM
  17. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Battery is not getting any better. Sitting around the house doing almost nothing yesterday and it went down to 60% in about five hours. That's worse than my OG Droid. There has to be something going on here.
    10-18-2011 10:45 AM
  18. Kylazin's Avatar
    Made an appointment with the local Genius Bar. They think if there is an issue they can swap out the battery on my phone. I hate seeing my brand new phone dissected, but I guess I don't have much choice. I want 9 hours of usage time too! =P
    10-18-2011 11:26 AM
  19. chrisvee's Avatar
    Compared to my girlfriend's iPhone 4, my battery is crap!

    I'll give it a couple weeks. If my battery doesn't get better, I'll be paying the Genius Bar a visit.
    10-18-2011 12:25 PM
  20. KCook3's Avatar
    I can't speak about Iphone 4 but it is worse than my older 3gs phone.

    KC
    10-18-2011 12:26 PM
  21. ruggerdude's Avatar
    I was having fairly poor battery life, 12 hours and down to about 25% with normal work usage. I disabled the icloud stuff and now at 12 hours have right around 60%. Makes sense, the more you use the phone the more files,pics, etc... that get uploaded to the icloud and more data being pushed, wifi or otherwise.
    10-18-2011 01:21 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Some of you guys really need to understand that the WORST time to gauge battery life on a phone is immediately or even remotely near the release of the new hardware...because you are using it FAR more often than you would normally, setting things up and what not...the battery life, on average, will be lower right now than it will a few weeks from now when you're in your normal flow again.

    To speak on the 4S though, i have noticed the battery life to be slightly less than the iPhone 4...but again, i revert back to what i said above, as i have DEFINITELY been using it more than i would normally.

    Also...Siri hates your iPhone battery.
    10-18-2011 01:24 PM
  23. sprocket2107's Avatar
    I apologize in advance for the dumb question but what happens when you run out of those charge cycles? Do I just go to Apple and have them replace it? And how can i check on those charge cycles?
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    10-18-2011 01:36 PM
  24. Joe McG's Avatar
    Okay, and how do you use your phone? I mean, I can say that I have 0392840938 days of usage, but I might not be doing much on the device to "push" it....just listening to iPod music is MUCH less taxing than 3G data connections.....give some details that can be of some use!
    My apologies. You are right.

    I am on wifi all day. My screen brightness is about 40% and set to automatic. I listen to a few hours of streaming audio via Tunein Radio. I check twitter, Facebook, and play words with friends. I talk on the phone for maybe 30 minutes. Push data is on, bluetooth is on, but not used. Location services is on. I used Siri a few times.

    At the end of the day, I was 9 hours usage and 10% battery life. Most of this usage is reading and words with friends.
    10-18-2011 01:40 PM
  25. DrewBear's Avatar
    I apologize in advance for the dumb question but what happens when you run out of those charge cycles? Do I just go to Apple and have them replace it? And how can i check on those charge cycles?
    You'll notice decreasing battery life as you approach 400 full charge cycles. You can let Apple replace the battery for ~$80 or buy a DIY kit for ~$25.

    I'm sure there are apps to view battery health & number of charge cycles.
    10-18-2011 01:51 PM
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