Battery going haywire

ChronoArk

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Hey there guys this is my first post and it's a problem I just got.

Today I woke up and my phone was charged at 100% so I take my phone

3 hours later with only 1 hour of usage i'm down to 70%

Does anyone know why my battery has never done this before and I've had this 3gs since launch

thanks in advance.
 
#2
Unless you have a lot of processes running in the background constantly(3g,Wifi,Bluetooth) and the screen set to never lock then it sounds like a faulty battery. If in fact you are running a lot of stuff then try cutting back and see what that does. If the problem persists i would take it to an Apple store and inquire about a replacement.
 

ChronoArk

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I wasn't running anything just light Internet usage the rest of the time it was sitting in my pocket.

If this keeps happening should I go to Apple?
 

Hawk

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well, it has something to do with signal strength, pages visited, etc.
But I agree that 30% for one hour is on the extreme side.
 

iNinja

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I have bluetooth and wireless always switched on aswel as 3g. I use the phone for 40 minutes cycling to work listening to music, then its sat on my desk all day with a few emails / texts phone calls with moderate game usage on lunch. I then cycle home listening to music at night and by the time i get home, I have about 25% battery left. Im reasonably happy with that?
 

ChronoArk

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Thanks for the input and info guys and to croucher that's even worse than the Problem I had, you should get that looked at.

Also my battery has been fine for today so far I'll see if my battery messes up anymore.
 

Europa

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and to croucher that's even worse than the Problem I had, you should get that looked at.
I disagree. 25% at the end of the day doesn't sound bad at all to me.
 

iNinja

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Yes, i agree, thats why i put i was reasonably happy with it. However, the screen is rarely in use, and i guess thats why the battery lasts so well / wellish? lol
 

ZipZap

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I think this is all V3 related...I'll bet the next update will correct.
 

rdrast

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Again, new owner here, but as with all cell phones, I see a huge drop in battery life when at work (steel building, no service mostly), but it's fine at the house. At work, with 90% "No Service", I go from 100% to about 45% in a day (but that is using Safari over WiFi a lot as well). At home, or anywhere away from work, I can use it the same, but only go from 100% in the morning to 80 or 85% by the end of the day. /shrug

I haven't figured out how to turn off things "Easily", and for the most part, I want all wireless options turned on for autoconnect anyway. My last phone had a simple one-touch button to enable/disable WiFi/Bluetooth/CellPhone, and I'm sure there's an app for it (but that's still at least two touches :p )
 

AntonChigurh

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Again, new owner here, but as with all cell phones, I see a huge drop in battery life when at work (steel building, no service mostly), but it's fine at the house. At work, with 90% "No Service", I go from 100% to about 45% in a day (but that is using Safari over WiFi a lot as well). At home, or anywhere away from work, I can use it the same, but only go from 100% in the morning to 80 or 85% by the end of the day. /shrug

I haven't figured out how to turn off things "Easily", and for the most part, I want all wireless options turned on for autoconnect anyway. My last phone had a simple one-touch button to enable/disable WiFi/Bluetooth/CellPhone, and I'm sure there's an app for it (but that's still at least two touches :p )
To turn off that go to Settings and turn Airplane Mode on.