Streaming drains battery even with USB power.

hermdog

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Folks has anyone experienced the following. While using a streaming app like Pandora or Simplify and having the iPhone 3G connected via USB to a PC eventually the phones battery will be completely drained over a 5 to 6 hour period. I tried this twice thinking that the first time my USB port went bad, but the battery was drained just the same on a different USB port. Both ports charge the phone with no issues while not streaming. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this a bug or is this the way iPhone works? I would think that while the iPhone is connected to power it should not drain the battery. :(

P.S. Streaming was over Edge.
 

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I have no issues while connected to my Macbook. Even if it is in sleep mode it still gets a good charge. I know PC's don't charge the iPhone when they are in sleep mode. Possible your PC is slipping into sleep?
 

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No PC is wide awake. My sleep mode only kicks in if it's running on battery and it wasn't it was connected to AC.
 

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It's not a bug, it's just that the USB cannot pump enough power into the phone as fast as the iPhone is using it. So the consumption>USB supply.

This happens if the iPhone is plugged into a computer or outlet.
 

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It's not a bug, it's just that the USB cannot pump enough power into the phone as fast as the iPhone is using it. So the consumption>USB supply.

This happens if the iPhone is plugged into a computer or outlet.

From what I have experienced I think you are right. I'm wondering if streaming through wireless (802.11) would draw less power. I will try and report back.
 

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It's not a bug, it's just that the USB cannot pump enough power into the phone as fast as the iPhone is using it. So the consumption>USB supply.

This happens if the iPhone is plugged into a computer or outlet.

I don't have that issue whether I'm plugged into my Mac or outlet... tested it last night when I went to be sleep. Ok this morning.
 

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