How long does your battery last? I wonder if mine is due for service...

todesto

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I just had a day trip today and my iPhone battery lasted about 12 hours. I probably was on the phone about 2 hours total and some email checking. Then the battery indicator turned to red and later asked to be charged then shut off....:sick: shouldn't the phoen last at least a day with that usage?

My lifetime call time shows 2 days 10 hours.

Also, is battery life issue covered under warranty?

Thanks in advance.
 

Youngbinks

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The battery is something that can be replaced under warranty if it is necessary, but the battery life depends greatly upon your settings. How often e-mail auto checks, the brightness of the screen, how much you surf safari, and a variety of other settings so it is difficult to determine how long your battery is REALLY lasting based on the information provided.
 

Hawk

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Other factors as well include signal strength, temp, etc.
on Average, if you're getting about 2 hours of total usage a day, you should last approximately 3 days.
Of course, it's also not good to run your battery down. It's better to charge it on a regular basis (like every night), but it's ok to test it every now and then.
If you test and find that with regular usage your battery isn't lasting an approximate 6-8 hours, I recommend doing a restore and testing again.
If it's still less than 5 hours, make the appointment with Apple and take it in.
 

geordisjd

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Now that I have a new iPhone, I realize how much shorter the battery life of my defunct iPhone had become after 7 months of uninterrupted use, checking mail every 15 minutes, nice bright screen, taking 4,000+ pics...It wasn't a big deal, because I can almost always plug in somewhere, but this new iPhone's battery is a lot better.
 

thesaint

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I go to around 5 hrs and then it dies. This is because I use iPhone(Internet usage mostly) inside my office where I have only 1-2 bar(s) and this drains the battery like crazy.
 

KeKe

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Mines actually lasts the whole day. I usually use the Internet, iPod and youtube. By the time I get home it dies just in time LOL. So I turn it off and charge it and its ready for anoher day.
 

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Now that I have a new iPhone, I realize how much shorter the battery life of my defunct iPhone had become after 7 months of uninterrupted use, checking mail every 15 minutes, nice bright screen, taking 4,000+ pics...It wasn't a big deal, because I can almost always plug in somewhere, but this new iPhone's battery is a lot better.
How long did your old battery last compared to your new one?
 

geordisjd

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How long did your old battery last compared to your new one?
It would be in the red in less than 5 hours of intense use (mail every 15 minutes, 2 or 3 hours of internet, pics... but rarely video). Today, on the new one, the same amount of use appears to have used up only 20% of the battery (this is eyeballing the green battery screen when I connect it to the computer).
 

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Well, I just updated to 1.1.3- unjailbroken. I'll be testing over the next couple of days to see if my battery life increases at all. Right now I get about 5 hours of usage over about 1.5 days average. IF it increases, great. If not... I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
 

todesto

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So what is considered heavy usage? and normal usage?

i.e.
1. check mail: (what interval)

2. usage time of ipod and video

3. total length of phone call

4. usage time of internet

I thought mine drained pretty quick when I had a trip but now I notice it drains to about 2/5 at the end of the day with about 1 hour of phone call and some email checking.