One thing that increases battery life.....

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xdawgg

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I changed one setting and my battery has been charged for about 5 days now. I changed the mail settings to manual, and only check it about once a day, and boy did that make a difference. I use to have it every 30 minutes.

yippie!
 

brinky

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yep, automatic e-mail check drains the battery. It was what caused me to do the yahoo push mail.
yahoo push does save battery, however I could never get yahoo to push on a regular basis. It would work great for a few days then it would quit. I finally gave up and just went back to .Mac and checking every 15 minutes. From my Treo I was used to charging it everynight, so the battery life doesn't bother me that much.
 

krossmusic

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yahoo push does save battery, however I could never get yahoo to push on a regular basis. It would work great for a few days then it would quit. I finally gave up and just went back to .Mac and checking every 15 minutes. From my Treo I was used to charging it everynight, so the battery life doesn't bother me that much.
Amen to that brotha. That being the battery life on the Treo, I'm not a Treo hater ( I mean I've been using them since 03/04) but the 700wx OMG, awful batter, just awful!
 

josephvman

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Push E-mail

Can someone explain "Push" E-mail to me? I'm assuming this means that the phone isn't constantly checking for mail, but receives mail as it's sent. Is that it? I noticed that if you use Yahoo mail there's no option under the Settings/Mail menu to adjust the checking of mail.
 

Macster

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I changed one setting and my battery has been charged for about 5 days now. I changed the mail settings to manual, and only check it about once a day, and boy did that make a difference. I use to have it every 30 minutes.

yippie!
If you turn off the auto-brightness feature, that will also help with power usage. you will find that control in settings under brightness.
 

4mula1

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Bluetooth

If you are not an avid bluetooth user it helps to turn that off as well. I used to only use bluetooth but since stereo bluetooth is not available on the iPhone I wear my included headset.
 

Kipper

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I have my mail set to check every 15 mins. all the time. Never really noticed a major drain on the battery but I mean common sense any app u having running is going to take some of the battery. I'm a UPS driver and on the road all day long and I also own/run a mustang website so I need to know as soon as I get an email. When I used to have the Dash I had to set to every 5 mins., lol.
 

Indy

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In this book I'm reading the author states along with 'dimming the screen', 'turn off radios not being used'(cell, wifi, bluetooth) and 'not to check for email every 15 min.'. He also says to turn off 'wifi searching', 'fully drain and recharge at least once a month', 'turn off equalization (EQ) on both iPhone and iTunes' if you can get by without it of course.

So there's at least 5 things you can do to help battery life. =P
 

The Apple

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Can someone explain "Push" E-mail to me? I'm assuming this means that the phone isn't constantly checking for mail, but receives mail as it's sent. Is that it? I noticed that if you use Yahoo mail there's no option under the Settings/Mail menu to adjust the checking of mail.
Following is a link that will hopefully be helpful to you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push_e-mail