Why iPhone 4s battery burns out so quick?

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  1. Tnakajima702

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    I went to the movies today, and I noticed my pocket got very very hot . I checked my iPhone and it lost 30% battery in like an hour and half. There was a circle o looking thing spinning . My battery is usually holds a long charge. What happened ? Any tips ?
     
  2. Rugaby

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    Probably poor reception in the theatre. Caused your phone to search and/or go in and out of service. Causes a huge battery drain.
     
  3. Tnakajima702

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    Yeah probably was. Did you have anything like that happen to you ?
     
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    I have experienced poor reception and I do know it is shown to run through a battery quickly. The constant send and receive of the radios is taxing.
     
  5. Europa

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    The spinning circle sounds like the download or syncing indicator. Was it spinning the entire time?
     
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    I thought maybe it was the sync wheel. Or the (is it roaming) little o.
     
  7. Europa

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    The GPRS indicator doesn't spin, though. It sounds like the phone was downloading something, which would explain the battery drain and heat.
     
  8. Tnakajima702

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    I think it was looking for service ?
    Because I was trying to send a text and it wouldn't work. But the phone was burning hot !
     
  9. Europa

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    It says "Searching" in the status bar when it's looking for service. You said you saw a spinning circle; can you describe it a little better?
     
  10. RoofMonkey

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    Did it look like this symbol? To the right of my wifi symbol?
    Could have been trying update iCloud possibly?
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    Have you tried turning the phone on and off to see if it disappears ?
     
  12. Tnakajima702

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    No it looked like the other o it's like a ring looking thing ?
    And when I got out of the movie theater I turned my phone off for 5 mins and seemed fine. Just very hot !
     

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