1. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    That's just what I was thinking

    Uh oh, just got the 20% notification. Been unplugged since 3:00 yesterday afternoon.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Well, i can say that i wasnt looking at my phone as much wondering what percentage i was at, and amazingly enough - it didnt really bother me to not see the percentage which i thought for sure would get the best of my OCD lol. BUT, what did get to me was i got my 20% noti this afternoon and i had time so i fig'd i'd charge up completely.......WELL!! that felt like the looooooongest charge up of my life Not so much when it reached the half way or 3/4 way point - it was when it 'appeared' to be charged (i'd estimate it was at about 90/95ish), but it stiiiiiiiill had a way to go to reach the (100%) plug icon mark. THAT. WAS. PAINFUL. lmao!!

    But, i'm stickin it out - still no % icon How are you doin with it mistah m? did you fall off the wagon LOL
    07-30-2012 07:44 PM
  2. mumfoau's Avatar
    How are you doin with it mistah m? did you fall off the wagon LOL
    I'm doing real well. The missing % isn't bothering me one bit. I've always liked it turned off but I read here so much and see the majority of folks have it on so I felt like I should too. No more though. Plus, it's off by default. Lol



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    07-30-2012 07:49 PM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I'm doing real well. The missing % isn't bothering me one bit. I've always liked it turned off but I read here so much and see the majority of folks have it on so I felt like I should too. No more though. Plus, it's off by default. Lol



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    nicely done! I was just the opposite when i got my 4S - as soon as i had it set up i turned on the percentage icon right away. So basically it was weird to me to not have it. Like i said, i tried once before to turn it off but didnt last a day or two, but this time around i think because i'm just so done with all the hype of "omg hows your battery life, usage, percentage...blah blah blah" etc. etc. that i'm just ready to move on & not have it on anymore

    I also actually like the fact that when i'm using my phone i cant see the 100% fall to 99, 98, 97 etc when i'm using it alot. NOW that used to freak me out!! LOL
    Last edited by Pink; 07-30-2012 at 07:58 PM.
    07-30-2012 07:56 PM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    I also actually like the fact that when i'm using my phone i cant see the 100% fall to 99, 98, 97 etc when i'm using it alot. NOW that used to freak me out!! LOL
    Pink....you hit the nail on the head as they say! I hate seeing the number drop.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    07-30-2012 08:05 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    that's it. Pink and Mistah, i will now have to put you guys on my ignore list. all of the battery talk is raising my anxiety to another level

    i was fine until you guys started in !
    07-30-2012 09:59 PM
  6. mumfoau's Avatar
    Oops...my bad BLiNK!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    07-30-2012 10:09 PM
  7. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    oooooooooooohhhh SNAP!! Sooooooo SORRY BLiNK

    mistah m, ya know what else i like about the percentage NOT showing - at night sometimes i'd put my phone into airplane mode - naturally you'll loose a percent or 2, which urked me lol. BUT what really would tweak my melon is on the nights i didnt do the airplane mode thing and the weather was sh!t, i'd loose up to 7%! I'd be roaring when i got up in the morning like WTF?!?! LOL so i'm happy to not see either of those happening, whether it was just the 1-2%(airplane mode) or up to 7%(3G/wifi)
    Last edited by Pink; 07-31-2012 at 08:32 AM.
    07-31-2012 08:29 AM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    oooooooooooohhhh SNAP!! Sooooooo SORRY BLiNK

    mistah m, ya know what else i like about the percentage NOT showing - at night sometimes i'd put my phone into airplane mode - naturally you'll loose a percent or 2, which urked me lol. BUT what really would tweak my melon is on the nights i didnt do the airplane mode thing and the weather was sh!t, i'd loose up to 7%! I'd be roaring when i got up in the morning like WTF?!?! LOL so i'm happy to not see either of those happening, whether it was just the 1-2%(airplane mode) or up to 7%(3G/wifi)
    I normally charge powered off at night.
    07-31-2012 09:30 AM
  9. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I normally charge powered off at night.
    would you believe, since the day i've gotten my phone, i've only powered it down may a handful of times - i always leave it on at night, even when i'm charging
    07-31-2012 05:15 PM
  10. mumfoau's Avatar
    would you believe, since the day i've gotten my phone, i've only powered it down may a handful of times - i always leave it on at night, even when i'm charging
    I typically don't power down on weekends because I generally fall asleep before I get a chance. Lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    07-31-2012 05:28 PM
  11. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    hey mistah m.....day 4. how you doin so far? I actually think i've got this whole "needing to see the percentage" thing beat It seriously has not phased me what so ever that i have not been able to see an exact battery number, in fact i think i feel less anxiety about it! I can say tho, i have had the urge to check the standby/usage but i have refrained. Just going from memory i've been charging my phone every 1-1/2 to 2 days - my usual deal Plus i just did my monthly reboot last night so even if i did look i'd get nothing but dashes right now LOL
    08-02-2012 08:27 AM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    hey mistah m.....day 4. how you doin so far? I actually think i've got this whole "needing to see the percentage" thing beat It seriously has not phased me what so ever that i have not been able to see an exact battery number, in fact i think i feel less anxiety about it! I can say tho, i have had the urge to check the standby/usage but i have refrained. Just going from memory i've been charging my phone every 1-1/2 to 2 days - my usual deal Plus i just did my monthly reboot last night so even if i did look i'd get nothing but dashes right now LOL
    I'm still doing well and like you, I too have experience a drastic decrease in anxiety without the percentage and checking the usage/standby times. When I leave work for the day I'm normally between 30 and 50 percent and I normally listen to music on the way home from work (45 min drive with traffic) so I'm usually good with charge.

    Taking it back to the days before all this info was at your fingertips is undoubtedly one of the best things I've done... it's 3rd on the list behind getting married and getting an iPhone....until we have kids. LOL
    08-02-2012 08:41 AM
  13. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I'm still doing well and like you, I too have experience a drastic decrease in anxiety without the percentage and checking the usage/standby times. When I leave work for the day I'm normally between 30 and 50 percent and I normally listen to music on the way home from work (45 min drive with traffic) so I'm usually good with charge.

    Taking it back to the days before all this info was at your fingertips is undoubtedly one of the best things I've done... it's 3rd on the list behind getting married and getting an iPhone....until we have kids. LOL
    awesome! I have to agree, it is a good thing i've done this as well. My list is a little different than yours ATM LOL: getting married & having kids are 1 & 2

    IF i had to gauge where my batt is at now, i'd gestimate between 40-50% & i came off the charger yesterday morn around 6am SO unless i plan a day trip today, i wont charge again till maybe bedtime tonight or even wait till tomorrow morning.
    08-02-2012 08:49 AM
  14. mumfoau's Avatar
    awesome! I have to agree, it is a good thing i've done this as well. My list is a little different than yours ATM LOL: getting married & having kids are 1 & 2

    IF i had to gauge where my batt is at now, i'd gestimate between 40-50% & i came off the charger yesterday morn around 6am SO unless i plan a day trip today, i wont charge again till maybe bedtime tonight or even wait till tomorrow morning.
    Nice! I try not to charge unless the phone says "hey, you're at 20% dummy" lol. But, since it charges when I listen to music it's kind of difficult. Oh well. I've successfully conquered my iPhone demons I believe.
    08-02-2012 08:54 AM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Nice! I try not to charge unless the phone says "hey, you're at 20% dummy" lol. But, since it charges when I listen to music it's kind of difficult. Oh well. I've successfully conquered my iPhone demons I believe.
    LOL, now imagine if the pop-up for that notification really read that!!

    Yea, most of the time when i see the pop up i'll plug in too, but even now, that doesnt freak me out anymore. Prior to all this, when i saw the pop up i'd be like OMG NEED. TO. CHARGE. NOW. lol because i HATED my phone going below 20% - at times it would just urk me! LOL there were times if my phone was at 50 or 75% i'd be jonesin to plug in!

    now i'm just like, yea......what ever
    08-02-2012 09:45 AM
  16. mumfoau's Avatar

    Yea, most of the time when i see the pop up i'll plug in too, but even now, that doesnt freak me out anymore. Prior to all this, when i saw the pop up i'd be like OMG NEED. TO. CHARGE. NOW. lol because i HATED my phone going below 20% - at times it would just urk me! LOL there were times if my phone was at 50 or 75% i'd be jonesin to plug in!

    now i'm just like, yea......what ever
    Exactly! Depending on what you're doing and how your signal strength is (WiFi even) you can get AT LEAST another hour out once you get the 20% notification!! So, to me , the notification only means "hey mumford, no cause for alarm but you should be making preparations to get near a charger in about 45 mins or so. as you were."

    LOL
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    08-02-2012 09:54 AM
  17. dictoresno's Avatar
    it seems to me, after time, everyone should do a little "spring cleaning" every few months. get rid of apps you do not use or take a closer look at the ones you do use. also, if you do not mind losing some info you can do a Restore as New iPhone and reset back to factory settings

    sometimes just doing a Reset All Settings helps too [Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings] this combined with a battery cycle or two has helped me
    yea but before i do this, i want to see some real proof that battery live has improved. like show me some screen shots of some decent usage before/after.
    08-04-2012 11:49 PM
  18. Eileen89's Avatar
    yea but before i do this, i want to see some real proof that battery live has improved. like show me some screen shots of some decent usage before/after.
    I don't have any before shots, however, this is a screenshot that was done yesterday a few days after cleaning up my unused apps and doing a soft reset. I'm now able to get 2 days out of a charge again, like I was getting before.




    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk.
    Last edited by Irish Rose; 08-05-2012 at 08:05 AM.
    08-05-2012 07:40 AM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm not one to keep an eye on battery. I have chargers handy everywhere and am constantly charging
    my phone when i can. Yesterday I didn't. I started using my phone at 10am yesterday and had what i
    would call some pretty basic usage. By the time I got home at 8pm, I was at 20%.

    iOS 5.1.1 Stock
    08-05-2012 03:05 PM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    Pink, how are you doing with that percentage turned off?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    08-05-2012 07:30 PM
  21. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Pink, how are you doing with that percentage turned off?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    its still.........OFF LOL How bout you mistah m?

    In fact, for charging up now, i don't wait for the "hey your at 20% time to charge up dummy" notification LOL I just plug in when ever....what ever....where ever LOL
    08-05-2012 07:37 PM
  22. mumfoau's Avatar
    its still.........OFF LOL How bout you mistah m?

    In fact, for charging up now, i don't wait for the "hey your at 20% time to charge up dummy" notification LOL I just plug in when ever....what ever....where ever LOL
    Nice! Life is good then. I only wait until it hits 20% when I'm around the house on the weekend. It takes forever because I'm on WiFi.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    08-05-2012 07:51 PM
  23. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Nice! Life is good then. I only wait until it hits 20% when I'm around the house on the weekend. It takes forever because I'm on WiFi.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    indeed, it is

    Like you, i'm on wifi 99.9% of the time and it feels like it takes forever too, when in reality its a bit more than 2 days (like 2days-12hrs) for me, going by what my previous stats were when i used to watch them which is now a thing of the past
    08-05-2012 08:17 PM
  24. BLiNK's Avatar
    i have no idea what is going on...

    i did a Reset All Settings and Reset Network Settings yesterday and drained completely last night, then charged overnight

    today i am at a little over 2 hours standby and 1 hr 9 min usage at 90%
    08-08-2012 09:34 AM
  25. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    BLiNK, just a few thoughts - perhaps something is caught up running in the background. Have you tried rebooting yet?

    how is your signal strength?

    Also, you said you did a full cycle discharge/charge up, I know on a rare occassion it takes a charge or two before it kicks into lasting longer for standby/usage. So maybe see how your device is behaving after a couple of charges too

    Also, are you running ios6b4?

    Last but not least, you know the drill......restore as new as last resort
    Last edited by Pink; 08-09-2012 at 08:48 AM. Reason: added more ideas
    08-08-2012 08:05 PM
160 ... 34567
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD