Possible Apple iPhone battery bug?

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agentemo1

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I was using my iPhone today with an almost full charge. I starting playing music and browsing the web then I took a call. After about 6 minutes I hung up and then returned to browsing. It kept kicking my Ipod off and returning me to home screen. After a while it felt sluggish so I reset and put it in the dock. Upon putting the turned off phone in the dock it turned itself on (don’t know if this is normal). When it came back up with the charging icon it was almost to 25%. I kept screwing around with it taking it in and out of the charger, and then I got a call. After the call I put it back and the charge jumped almost back to full. I believe there may be a bug was using my iPhone today with an almost full charge. I starting playing music and browsing the web then I took a call. After about 6 minutes I hung up and then returned to browsing. It kept kicking my Ipod off and returning me to home screen. After a while it felt sluggish so I reset and put it in the dock. Upon putting the turned off phone in the dock it turned itself on (don’t know if this is normal). When it came back up with the charging icon it was almost to 25%. I kept screwing around with it taking it in and out of the charger, and then I got a call. After the call I put it back and the charge jumped almost back to full. I believe there may be a bug in the phones ability to detect proper battery charge, among other things.

I still love it....

Any thoughts or other experiences in the phones ability to detect proper battery charge, among other things.

Any thoughts or other experiences.
 

Bosco115

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What you're experiencing is the nature of a Lithium-Ion battery. You're pretty much confusing the voltage readings by taking it in and out of the charger. Also, read up on how the iPhone charges. It does a rapid charge cycle to 80% within two hours, and then does a trickle charge to 100% within another two hours.

Stop taking your phone in and out of the charger while monitoring readings. Problem solved.
 
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agentemo1

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What you're experiencing is the nature of a Lithium-Ion battery. You're pretty much confusing the voltage readings by taking it in and out of the charger. Also, read up on how the iPhone charges. It does a rapid charge cycle to 80% within two hours, and then does a trickle charge to 100% within another two hours.

Stop taking your phone in and out of the charger while monitoring readings. Problem solved.
What seems to be the consensus about battery life, after Apples published results. I keep reading some horror stories. Don't know how much of it is b.s.
 

Bosco115

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So far, my battery life has been nothing short of spectacular. I have been using this thing CONSTANTLY with Wifi, EDGE, and the screen on full brightness, and I'm seeing hours of use before the battery starts running down. I have Bluetooth turned off. I turn it on only when I need it, and in my opinion, it is very underrated with how much power it consumes. People always look at Wifi as a power-hungry beast, but refer to Bluetooth as roses. It's not.
 
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agentemo1

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Cool, I guess I am getting about the same. I am also still playing with it a lot. Also trying to realize that this phone packs a lot more the my w600i did. Thus more power consumption.

Thanks for your guidance and input!:cool:
 

DRabbit

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So far, my battery life has been nothing short of spectacular. I have been using this thing CONSTANTLY with Wifi, EDGE, and the screen on full brightness, and I'm seeing hours of use before the battery starts running down. I have Bluetooth turned off. I turn it on only when I need it, and in my opinion, it is very underrated with how much power it consumes. People always look at Wifi as a power-hungry beast, but refer to Bluetooth as roses. It's not.
Define "spectacular" and define "heavy use"...

Mine has been going about 12 hours before needing to be recharged, and I would describe my use as moderate. Friday night it was "docked" all night (computer did NOT go to sleep). Saturday the battery lasted from about 8:30am to 9pm.

Saturday night I had it plugged in (using supplied AC charger) all night. Sunday the batter lasted from about 9am to 8pm.

Sunday night, plugged in all night. Today, battery lasted from about 9:30am to 8:30pm. Bluetooth was off most of the day (only had it on for about 40 minutes during a car ride. 1 call with the phone via BT). WiFi was turned off about 30% of the day.

I would not describe my usage as heavy. Each day I'm made maybe 1-3 phone calls that lasted less than 3 minutes. I've searched the net here and there, but mostly to demo to friends or coworkers (and probably not open for more than 5-10 minutes). Light text-messaging (maybe 10-20 messages per day at most). Almost zero music listening. Almost zero YouTube watching (once a day at most, for less than 5 minutes). Have used e-mail hardly at all (today was the heaviest e-mail day with me checking and sending maybe 5 times, 5 messages). Minor use of calendar and other little features. Like I said, I wouldn't call it "heavy" use at all.

I don't know if any of this is normal or not... and I LOVE MY iPHONE... but the battery life (at least of my unit) concerns me. I'm charging again tonight, this time docked (USB) with WiFi and BT turned off. If I get similar results again tomorrow I'm heading over to the Apple Store to see if it's normal or not.

BTW, my phone has NEVER reported "Usage"... but I'm positive that today, the battery indicated it was fully charged before I removed it from the charger (AC outlet last night). It showed a little plug icon inside the battery in the top right corner.

Thoughts?