Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.
Thread: 3G Battery Life Is GARBAGE
07-12-2008, 06:36 PM #1
3G Battery Life Is GARBAGE
I dunno if its just me but i left my phone to charge over night...go to work at 11AM and at 3PM i had to charge it...wtf?
I have the AIM app but i have it set to sign off when you close it...i was chatting a little on AIM here and there but closeing it each time...txting a little...nothing MAJOR yet the battery drained retartedly fast...3G cant suck battery life THAT BAD or does it really?-Cobra
07-12-2008, 06:41 PM #2
well, i don't have one but it seems like there is a few posts on similar issues. seems like this may be cause for another 3g phone few months down the road
07-12-2008, 06:50 PM #3
I'm returning mine because of this and that it will no longer charge when connected to my in car iPod adapter, so back to the original iPhone...
07-12-2008, 07:03 PM #4
Im gonna wait till monday and see where its at...if its still ****** im goin back to where i got it and asking for a new one.-Cobra
07-12-2008, 07:03 PM #5
yeah, the battery life really sucks
07-12-2008, 07:19 PM #6
My feeling is that some of these processes run in the background just as they do on the 1st gen iPhone, iTouch. I had crappy battery life on my 1st gen on every firmware (especially on 1.1.3 and 1.1.4) but completely fixed the issue by using sysinfo to kill processes like mobile music player, safari, mail that had nasty habits of staying running despite closing the apps. I also discovered that "respring.app" will do the same thing but easier. I now respring using the app after playing the ipod, reading mail, going on Safari or playing 3rd party games. No battery issues at all anymore.
My point is that perhaps when 3G iPhone is more readily jailbroken AND aps like sysinfo or respring are compatible, the battery issue may be managable.
07-12-2008, 07:54 PM #7
From what i've seen and read must 3g phone have short battery life with 3g enabled.
07-12-2008, 08:23 PM #8
yea battery life needs to be fixed or there will be many upset peopleRIP Steve Jobs.. You changed the world
07-12-2008, 09:11 PM #9
Either there is a bug in the firmware thats sucking battery life or 3G just f'in sucks for battery life-Cobra
07-12-2008, 09:38 PM #10
You know I could buy the bug in the firmware theory seeing as their are tons of little problems with 2.0 software. Apps don't load always or can't be purchased and I've had mine respring on me a few times too.
07-13-2008, 01:43 AM #11
My batter life has proven to be rediculously short, the apps and everything doesnt load fast and my speakers sound like ****, i cant compare it but im very dissapointed.
Should i take it into Apple and replace it or do you think nothing will change?Viva la iPhone - GET DOMINATED
07-13-2008, 06:38 AM #12
I read in another post that if you have the AIM app installed it will continue to run in background even after you close the app unless you set "run in background" to 'off' in the settings.
07-13-2008, 06:47 AM #13
for an app to reach the appstore it must abide by apples rules and regulations, one of which is no background processes.
i think 3g just sucks the battery real bad and we gotta learn to love and live with it or go back to EDGE speeds.
im going to keep a charger with me every were i go and learn to live with it.The Original Autobot of MMiJesus couldn't turn into a fire engine
LOL -> "Winterboard does not interfere at all with my performance."
Suck it up, Sucker
07-13-2008, 06:54 AM #14
07-13-2008, 07:22 AM #15
07-13-2008, 08:08 AM #16
I dont know if you hae seen my other posting
This is a Tip sand Tricks Guide by Apple themselves. Turn off 3G if you don't need it. Turn off Push and Fetch in email settings if you don't need it.
07-14-2008, 09:41 PM #17
my iphone 3G battery also sucks! the same happened to me, got in to the office and 8 hours later the battery was dead!!! WTF
07-20-2008, 07:00 PM #18
well, i'm having the same issue, i dissable 3g and will see how long the batter life works now.
07-21-2008, 08:59 AM #19
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
- Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
I don't have the 3G, just the 2.5G upgraded to 1.2, and I'm finding my battery life is dramatically worse than before. So I'm not convinced it is entirely the 3G radio.
Some of the hot games, Monkey ball and Crash Bandicoot in particular, are terrible for my battery. I can have a full charge, play Crash for 15 minutes, and suddenly have 75% charge.
07-21-2008, 10:40 AM #20
what exactly would a 2.5G phone be........lol.
Anyways guys if you battery life is bad, turn off the push and fetch settings first. If it is still bad, turn off the 3G and just turn it on when you are browsing.___________________________________________