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buzznfrog

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Jul 14, 2007
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Hey all,

I've been reading various posts about supposed poor or innaccurate iPhone battery life. I suggest that those serious about determining if their battery is up to par, bite the bullet and cruise the web over wifi on a full charge. See how long it takes for your battery to die and post your results.

I'll start. My battery died 6 hours and 15 minutes into the test. That's 15 minutes more than Apple's rated specs.
 
#4
So far my best ever:

Standby: 15 hrs, 45 minutes
Usage: 3 hrs, 31 minutes
Used about 1/4th of the battery

I turned off my wifi completly since this recharge and it seems to have greatly improved the battery. Most of the time spent was using the iPod and about three phone calls.

I don't have the time required to sit here and surf using my wifi till the battery dies. I would never use wifi for more than a few minutes at a time anyways. When I am at home, I have my choice of three laptops, all of them with wifi, one has a broadband card so I can take it anywhere.
 

slipperypete

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So far my best ever:

Standby: 15 hrs, 45 minutes
Usage: 3 hrs, 31 minutes
Used about 1/4th of the battery

I turned off my wifi completly since this recharge and it seems to have greatly improved the battery. Most of the time spent was using the iPod and about three phone calls.

I don't have the time required to sit here and surf using my wifi till the battery dies. I would never use wifi for more than a few minutes at a time anyways. When I am at home, I have my choice of three laptops, all of them with wifi, one has a broadband card so I can take it anywhere.
Wow, these battery numbers are no way near what I get. I exchanged my 1st iPhone because of battery life and maybe would get 4 hours of usage and 13 hours stand by before the thing would die. Apple store say the usuage and stand by and exchanged it.

New phone might be a little better. I still get the same usage and stand by times but have roughly 50% left
 

spampy22

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#7
^

I did a test over the last 2 days and I got 1 Day 5 Hrs of standby time and 7hrs 15 minutes of Usage. I thought I may have a battery problem beacuse I can't get the Glow when I charge it, but I'm happy with the results.
 

buzznfrog

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Jul 14, 2007
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Hey all,

I'm noticing some replies that simply state the hours of use and the hours of standby. Sorry, but that doesn't really help anybody figure out if they have a problem unless you specifically state what you are doing on it. Clearly, anyone can extend their usage hours significantly by using the iPod as opposed to surfing the web over wi-fi. So please be specific about how you use your iPhone. Thanks.
 

tamakin

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Jun 30, 2007
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everybody claiming to get 9 hours usage --- POST PICS of usage screen for proof... make sure we can see the battery meter in the pic as well
 

buzznfrog

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Jul 14, 2007
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everybody claiming to get 9 hours usage --- POST PICS of usage screen for proof... make sure we can see the battery meter in the pic as well
It isn't difficult to get 9 hours of use on your iPhone. Just use the iPod part of it, simple as that. You can easily crank out 15-20 hours if you aren't using anything but the iPod. This is why I asked people to post specific usage due to the fact that posting a number doesn't help.

For the last time, if you are going to respond (and it helps if you do), please be specific about how you got your usage figure.
 

rittchard

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Jun 30, 2007
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I was finally able to get my usage stats to reset by doing the plug and unplug thing suggested in another thread.

So under my own personal "normal" usage - mine is a mix of data (maps, stocks and weather), email, internet browsing through both Edge and WiFi, limited phone calling and iPod use (mostly music), here are my present stats:

Usage: 3hrs, 15 minutes
Standby: 3days, 5 hours

Battery appears half full at the moment. I tend to completely shut it down when I go to bed and turn it back on in the morning.

At this point I have no idea if my battery has "issues" or not, and I think I've been paranoid after all the talk on these forums, but for my own usage, this kind of performance far exceeds what I had on my last phone so I'm fine with it. Now I just have to get over my paranoia and just use it more naturally.
 

oriolesfan23

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Jun 29, 2007
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I got 4 hours of usage. I mostly surfed the internet, but I listened to a tiny bit of music and watched a few short video clips. No matter what I did, shouldn't I be able to get more than 4 hours? Should I take my iPhone back to the store and get a new one?
 

howzitjoe

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Jul 22, 2007
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Battery report

Howzit,

Usage 4hr 31 minutes
standby 2 days 11 hours
battery meter shows about 25%--hasn't reached the 20% warning yet.

Used as Phone, ipod (listened to Iwoz audible book, and Buzz out loud podcasts) checked email on 7 different accounts at least 5 times a day, played a couple of short videos (5 min) surfed a bit but not much, checked calendar, weather and stocks on a regular basis. Oh and I've left Wifi on to connect automatically to known networks.

Funny thing happened on the second charge...as it reached 20% left the phone got hot as a pistol then ran out of juice almost immediately. On the next charge I charged it from a computer (which actually appeared to be fasrer than charging it from the wall socket) until it showed the battery at full with a plug symbol.

I instituted the following battery saving tips. Auto shut down 1 min, passcode, auto brightness, manual email check, using the home button for 5 seconds to completely shut down running programs, and few more.
My old 8125 never ran 2 days between charges so I'm happy.

Joe
 
Jul 22, 2007
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maybe this will yield some answers

Here is my question to all of those with usage times around 4hrs: Is your LCD of the 5 series or the 7 series variety? I ask this because I have now had 3 different iPhones, where the first 2 were replaced for hardware defects (no sound out of external speaker, and dead pixel on #2) but both of those got amazing battery life (7+hrs of usage) AND were of the 5 series LCD batch.

However on the phone I currently have it has a 7 series LCD and it only gets around 4 hrs or so of mixed internet/phone use before hitting 10%.

So if those with battery problems could do the following procedure to find out if their LCD is series 5 or 7 and report back I think we might be able to potentially narrow this thing down.

1) Bring up your iPhone Dialpad
2) type *3001#12345#*
3) Press CALL
4) press Versions at the bottom of the list
5) Now your LCD Panel ID should be in that list under firmware version
6) Write down whether the number begins with a 5 or a 7 as that is the series designation of the LCD
7) Post your LCD series and latest battery times on this thread

maybe this will yield some useful stats, maybe not.

-Jordan

tally so far of users who have responded (including my 3 iPhones):

underperforming - 5 series --> 0
appropriate performance - 5 series --> 4

underperforming - 7 series --> 3
appropriate performance - 7 series -->0
 

howzitjoe

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Jul 22, 2007
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LCD series

Mine's a 7 series.

Joe


Here is my question to all of those with usage times around 4hrs: Is your LCD of the 5 series or the 7 series variety? I ask this because I have now had 3 different iPhones, where the first 2 were replaced for hardware defects (no sound out of external speaker, and dead pixel on #2) but both of those got amazing battery life (7+hrs of usage) AND were of the 5 series LCD batch.

However on the phone I currently have it has a 7 series LCD and it only gets around 4 hrs or so of mixed internet/phone use before hitting 10%.

So if those with battery problems could do the following procedure to find out if their LCD is series 5 or 7 and report back I think we might be able to potentially narrow this thing down.

1) Bring up your iPhone Dialpad
2) type *3001#12345#*
3) Press CALL
4) press Versions at the bottom of the list
5) Now your LCD Panel ID should be in that list under firmware version
6) Write down whether the number begins with a 5 or a 7 as that is the series designation of the LCD
7) Post your LCD series and latest battery times on this thread

maybe this will yield some useful stats, maybe not.

-Jordan
 
Jul 22, 2007
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I get bad battery life and I have the 7 series. Sounds like your theory may be correct.
Well I'm hoping to get a bunch of responces here and also at macrumors.com/forums where I've posted a similar query. Hopefully we can get some solid stats, so keep the reports coming in!

-Jordan
 

DRabbit

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Jul 2, 2007
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I SMS the most... and also check the web via edge here and there. Always check the weather at least once a day, get calendar reminders and set appointments, and do other little things (track my gas mileage with notes and calculator, check e-mail occasionally, make an occasional phone call). Today I took some pictures with the camera. Last night I browsed via WiFi for a bit. I use most of the features of the iPhone other than the stocks, but I'd call myself a "moderate" user.

I'm ALWAYS getting two days of battery life with that kind of "typical" usage (for myself). Last time I charged was Friday night. Now Sunday night I'm still at about 50%. I'll probably charge tonight, but I bet I could get through the whole day tomorrow even if I didn't.

I keep WiFi off when I don't need it. I keep WiFi Auto-Connect off ALWAYS. I keep bluetooth off when I don't need it. I keep my brightness down around 30% (which is perfect, IMO).

For those who have followed my posts, I ALSO have a battery/iPhone that doesn't report a fully charged battery properly. I have never had anything but "--" in my usage stats. I had thought of exchanging it after trying nearlyl everything to get the usage stats working, but because it's the only problem I have I decided to hold off for the first software update. Considering how good my battery life is, I'm convinced it's a software glitch.