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Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 8:18 PM (in response to akarelin)Only to contribute repeating all the issues seen here. Battery has gone out within 7h of low usage, with all the features (the same that made me buy this gadget) turned off. I used on minimum backlight ( near to complete dark), no service location, no wifi, no 3G. I'm very disappointed, specially because on apple's folder said that one of the new features was a improved battery performance.IPhone 3GS, Other OS, iPhone OS 3.1
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 8:47 PM (in response to akarelin)Hey Guys,
I have been tracking this forum and now I am a bit lost. Everyone shared his experiences and there is no conclusion.
*Can anybody tell me is it the 3GS battery problem or is it due to its OS 3.1?*
*Should I replace it or not?*
_*I have a Suggestion:*_
*We can set an agreement to test our cellphones under a same examination environment to see what happen? Anyone wants, let me know...*
BTW, I couldn't find any post comparing the battery usage of the 3G and the 3GS before and after upgrading. If someone has such a comparison to show 3G also has the same problem after upgrading, I would say for sure this is an OS problem.Dell, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 9:07 PM (in response to gooya)I have a 3GS with fw 3.1. I used to unplug in the morning at 8 am, read books for an hour and a half, talk on the phone for 15 - 30 mins, and then read again for another hour and a half on the way home. When I got home, the phone usually had about 25 -40% of its original charge. Now, by 4 pm, not yet having used the phone to read for the second 1.5 hours, the 20% warning pops up. Since upgrading to 3.1, I've lost about 40% of my battery life, all other things being the same.
Today I read about push email from Google. I'm afraid to upgrade the Google account because I'm afraid that I won't be able to make the 2 hours from the time I unplug the phone in the morning until I get to work and could plug in again. I live with the charger. This isn't right, and I'm very sad that this wonderful phone has been hobbled.
I haven't even mentioned that now I get 2-4 bars of 3G from AT&T, but miss about 90% of my incoming calls and need to dial 3-10 times to connect while I'm at work. At home, the connection is 85% reliable.Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 9:11 PM (in response to akarelin)I had a 3G and when i upgraded the battery just drained like almost immediately for me...i charge it until its full and the battery lasts me 2 1/2 to 3 hours and sometimes 4 hours if i'm lucky.iPhone 3GS 32GB, iPhone OS 3.0.1
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 10:10 PM (in response to akarelin)I bought the iphone 3GS when it came out. battery life seems to decrease day after day. i charge it all night on my dock. i take it off my dock at 8:45 then i use it off and on all day with messages app, beejive, facebook and by 4:30 i have 12% battery life left. i also put it on the dock at 12 am.
The phone is a clean install as a new phone not a back up.
Here are my Settings i am using.
Fetch New Data-Hourly
-No push Mail
Airplane Mode-OFFCustom, Windows Vista, iphone 3.1 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 11:38 PM (in response to akarelin)Hi There,
It seems that not only the iPhone 3GS has the problem, but also the iPhone 3G.
I have a iPhone 3G myself, and it seems that i have the same problem with the battery and fw 3.1
I already try to safe power when i use my iPhone everything is Off when i don't use it, like:
Wifi = OFF
3G = OFF
PUSH = OFF
Dataroaming = OFF
Bluetooth = OFF
Location Services = OFF
I also use the Alarm Clock, but i put it Off when i'm awake.
I havn't used my iPhone very much only a couple calls (like 3 or 4 for 2 minutes max a call), sent some textmessages, wrote a Note, used the internet about max 10 minutes, and 1 time i looked my mail, but there wasn't any. All the time left it was standby.
The battery is almost empty now and have to recharge again. Last time i Recharge was yesterday afternoon.
I hope Apple wil fix this issue soon for all of us.
I asked myself several times why i had to install this fw 3.1 so fast after the release. The only answer i found was because of the improved battery.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 11:44 PM (in response to akarelin)Count me among the people noticing reduced INDICATION of battery use. I have no idea whether the icon corresponds to reality because I don't tend to run things right until the last drop of current comes out of the battery. Perhaps it is just the battery icon indicating a lack of capacity... I do know that with only a day spent on standby, not much talking and almost zero use of Internet the battery icon shows around half. This was not the case with the same usage scenario before the 3.1 upgrade.iPhone 3G 3.1
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 1:17 AM (in response to akarelin)The day after I installed the 3.1 upgrade, my iPhone 3GS lost a full charge in less than 6 hours - in sleep mode. I plugged it into my iMac, but the charge only crept up, barely 40% in 3 hours. I turned off push and location services etc, deleted some apps, but performance barely improved. Finally, following advice on the iPhone blog, I did a factory reset. It's been back to normal (or possibly better?) ever since - a full day's push mail and wifi on one charge.MacBook Pro, 2.8Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iMac, 3.06GHz, OS 10.5.8
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 1:32 AM (in response to akarelin)I've read about this forum topic just one minute before asking for a warranty replacement...
I've noticed the same problem immediately after upgrading to OS 3.1: quite lower battery life (no wrong icon, probably, it suddenly switches off after a short "low battery" warning).
I'll try to install the battery monitoring app, but the question is: how long shall we wait for a solution? Do I have to change the kind of phone I'm working all the day?
Let's cross fingers...iPhone, iPhone OS 3.1
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 1:33 AM (in response to akarelin)I had sense to stick to 3.0.1, I always wait to see if the **** will hit the fan or not before I upgrade (should have done the same with SL). Anyways. During one nights sleep my unit says Usage: 9 h and the battery is down to 65%. How can I see what is using the device? I'm just asleep in my bed. WiFi/Bluetooth is turned off. Does anyone know if I can monitor which process is taking all the juice?Late 2008 Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 2:52 AM (in response to akarelin)As of today my battery life seems to be restored, I didn't change anything...
Did they fix it remotely (MobileMe?) or am I cheering too early?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 3:03 AM (in response to Gonluk)Got coma-mode for first time last night (buttons and screen non-responsive, as though the phone was switched off)... another random bug, clicking on the first new email in my Mail app brings up an old email occasionally, then clicking back to inbox it has to redownload the last days emails (via gmail).... yet another bug, the phone used to use about 10% of battery life by about 10am (playing music for an hour), but since latest update it stays at 100%, then jumps down very suddenly at some point after mid-day. The final straw was this morning, my alarm didn't go off making me late for work.. I'd assume I'd slept through it, except we have a baby monitor in the room and my wife downstairs didn't hear the thing either - she had to come up and wake me up.
Basically, the phone has been buggy since all the 3.* updates - I like ability to use MMS and cut/paste, but I preferred a stable phone more. I've had buggy nokia/samsung phones before so I can live with phone quirks, but Apple seems to be introducing new and bizarre bugs with each update, then not acknowledging them or fixing them like most other manufacturers.
The fact they are essentially calling us liars by saying the coma problems don't exist has pushed me to look for a replacement phone - I can get £200 for the phone, so I'll probably be switching to the Hero - my wife has one, it's much more stable with this weeks update than my iPhone has been for months. It's a sad decision really... before all these problems I loved the phone.
-1 iPhone userMacbook Pro, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 3:04 AM (in response to Gerry Vandermaesen)same as above....i think.
I am now sitting on 3 hours standby with 30 minutes usage and im still on 100%.
yesterday this would have been around 92-93%.
I followed the method someone posted earlier, charging it to 100% then turning it off overnight. Woke up this morning and turned it on, its remained at 100% ever since - touch wood nothing bad happens.Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 3:13 AM (in response to akarelin)usage max. 2 hours with 3.1, standby about 14-15 hours. also no WIFI available since upgrade (button is grey)PC, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 4:23 AM (in response to akarelin)This is the only reason why I dont ditch my blackberry. It is absolutly critical I receive my emails. The battery in my blackberry has never given me an issue. Sure its not used as intensly as the iphone but such is life.
If the iphone was reliable enough I would love to ditch the blackberry. But I just cant....
Fix the battery issue Apple, or I will be visiting the Apple store every week to replace the thing.... until my warranty expires.....
Your update caused serious battery issues on my iphone.iMac / Macbook / iPhone 3g / iPhone 3Gs, Mac OS X (10.6.1)