How do you know if your battery sucks enough to warrant an exchange?

JiggyMatt

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Why is everyone so worried about how long their batteries last? just get a car charger and use the hell out of it. With brightness between 10% and 20% it should be fine indoors. turn it up if your outside. and charge it whenever you want no big deal!

and everyone is freakin about having to replace the batteries! i think we should just have fun with it and cross the battery bridge when we come to it. no reason to ***** and moan about it now. Apple said that we should see battery performance decline after about 400 FULL CHARGE CYCLES. that means using the one until it dies and then charging it all the way back up. if you use 50% battery and charge back up, that is only one half of a charge cycle. even after the 400 charge cycles, you will only see a 20% decrease in performance. so I figure for most of us who are charging the phone every 1-2 days it will take AT LEAST a YEAR AND A HALF to use the 400 charge cycles. and even after that the phone will get 80% of it orrignal factory charge. so AFTER THE 400 charge cycles we can still use the phone all day and charge every night and have NO PROBLEM whatsoever! its not a big deal. PLUS how many of us will still have the iPhone in 1.5 to 2 years? maybe less than 50% of us? we got the iPhone cause we wanted to newest and coolest phone out there. 2 years ago the coolest phone was what? an audiovox 9000 smartphone? that thing is SOOO lame today! 2 years from now i bet we will have streaming television and and 60GB capacity on most phones. so why are we all trippin over this?

below is Apples link to their batterry info for the iPhone

http://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/

Paying attention to just a few common sense pointers will pay off with a longer battery lifespan and battery life for your iPhone. The most important thing is to keep your iPhone out of the sun or a hot car (even the glove box). Heat will degrade your battery’s performance the most.



Use iPhone Regularly

For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month.
Extend Your Battery Life

If you want to extend the battery life of your iPhone for any given charge cycle, you may conserve power by following these tips.
Lock Your iPhone

It may seem obvious, but you should lock your iPhone when you aren’t using it. You will still be able to receive calls and text messages while it is locked, but nothing happens if you touch the screen. To lock iPhone, press the Sleep/Wake button.
Optimize Your Settings

A few features use your iPhone battery more quickly. If you adjust these feature settings, your battery life will be improved.
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi consumes power even if you are not using its features to connect to a network. You can turn it off to save power. Go to Settings > General > Network > Wi-Fi.
  • Bluetooth: Likewise, you can turn off Bluetooth to maximize battery life, as it also consumes power when not in use. Go to Settings > General > Bluetooth.
  • Auto-Brightness: Turning on Auto-Brightness allows the brightness to adjust based on current lighting conditions. Go to Settings > Brightness.
  • Equalizer: Adding EQs to playback uses more of your processor, since they aren’t encoded in the song. Turn EQ off if you don’t use it. If, however, you’ve added EQ to tracks in iTunes, you’ll need to set EQ to “flat” in order to have the effect of “off,” because iPhone keeps your iTunes settings intact. Go to Settings > iPod > EQ.
  1. Talk Time: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. All talk time testing was done connected to a 1900MHz network. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks was turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.
  2. Internet over Wi-Fi: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. Internet over Wi-Fi testing conducted using a closed network and dedicated web and mail server, simulating browsing to 20 popular URLs and checking mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off; WPA2 encryption was enabled. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, Wi-Fi connectivity, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary. Internet over EDGE: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. Internet over EDGE testing conducted over a 1900MHz EDGE, using a dedicated web and mail server, simulating browsing to 20 popular URLs and checking mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, EDGE connectivity, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.
  3. Video Playback: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. Video content was a repeated 2 hour 23 minute movie purchased from the iTunes Store. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.
  4. Audio Playback: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks, a combination of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC encoding) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (128-Kbps AAC encoding). All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks was turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.
  5. Standby Time: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks was turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.
Lithium-ion Batteries

About Notebook Batteries

Learn how to maximize the lifespan and battery life of your Apple notebook.
About iPod Batteries

Learn how to maximize the lifespan and battery life of your iPod, iPod nano, or iPod shuffle.
About iPhone Batteries

Learn how to maximize the lifespan and battery life of your iPhone.

Maximum Battery Life

iPhone offers up to 8 hours of talk time,(1) 6 hours of Internet use,(2) 7 hours of video playback,(3) or 24 hours of audio playback(4) on a full charge at original capacity. In addition, iPhone features up to 250 hours of standby time.(5)
Charge Cycles

A properly maintained iPhone battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs.
Let It Breathe

Charging your iPhone while in certain carrying cases may generate excess heat, which can affect battery capacity. If you notice that your iPhone gets hot when you charge it, take it out of its case first.
 
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Why is everyone so worried about how long their batteries last? just get a car charger and use the hell out of it. With brightness between 10% and 20% it should be fine indoors. turn it up if your outside. and charge it whenever you want no big deal!

and everyone is freakin about having to replace the batteries! i think we should just have fun with it and cross the battery bridge when we come to it. no reason to ***** and moan about it now. Apple said that we should see battery performance decline after about 400 FULL CHARGE CYCLES. that means using the one until it dies and then charging it all the way back up. if you use 50% battery and charge back up, that is only one half of a charge cycle. even after the 400 charge cycles, you will only see a 20% decrease in performance. so I figure for most of us who are charging the phone every 1-2 days it will take AT LEAST a YEAR AND A HALF to use the 400 charge cycles. and even after that the phone will get 80% of it orrignal factory charge. so AFTER THE 400 charge cycles we can still use the phone all day and charge every night and have NO PROBLEM whatsoever! its not a big deal. PLUS how many of us will still have the iPhone in 1.5 to 2 years? maybe less than 50% of us? we got the iPhone cause we wanted to newest and coolest phone out there. 2 years ago the coolest phone was what? an audiovox 9000 smartphone? that thing is SOOO lame today! 2 years from now i bet we will have streaming television and and 60GB capacity on most phones. so why are we all trippin over this?


Dude you made an excellent point but i my mother's mobile phone "htc" and my dad's "treo" lasts longer:sick:. My iPhone battery lasts mostly 7-8 hours. Must be cause i use it a long time maybe, anyway do applications in iPhone run in backround? If they do then how do u quit them, to stop juicing up your battery?

I have a iPhone 16gb anyway...