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120627 Views 361 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2010 11:06 PM by mobiper
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 11:22 AM (in response to kanal3)Recalibrate the battery gauge by running the battery all the way down until the phone shuts off, then charge until full (preferably 4 hours).Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac , Dell/Ubuntu 8, iPhone 3GS 3.1.3, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 11:23 AM (in response to kanal3)I just noticed something similar, my battery was down to 23%, 2 minutes later it reads 44%, another 2 minutes later down to 41% with nothing running..., what the heck is going on here? I haven't had an issue with battery levels before, I'll keep my eye on it.HP QX9770 Blackbird, Windows Vista, 30" Dell, Intel Core2 Extreme Quad-Core 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)Well ill try that, thanks.
But I got one fear.
The thing is that I shut down my iPhone when I go to bed. And as I described, the battery percentage increases after some seconds, so what if the battery percentage just after starting it is on 0 percent? It wil probably shut down and it wont let me fully discharge the battery.
Anyways your tip was useful.iPhone 3GS, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 11:43 AM (in response to kanal3)Upgraded my 3GS yesterday from 3.1.2 to 3.1.3. It now runs warm and drained the battery from 100% to completely dead inside of 5-6 hours yesterday and it was doing absolutely nothing. I charged it this morning to 100% and unplugged it at about 11am. It is now 2:42pm and the battery is showing 67% !! It's done nothing all day except sit on my desk and buzz once in a while when an email comes in.
Nice going Apple.3GS, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 12:13 PM (in response to spish)Exactly the same thing has happened to me. I upgraded the day before yesterday and I've had a very rapid power discharge since then.
For instance, mine was fully charged at noon today and is now down to 57% three hours later, with almost no use.Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 1:50 PM (in response to kanal3)I am having the same problem since installing the new OS 3.1.3 - I immediately literally saw my battery life draining away - the phone now lasts about *4 hours* without any phone call/wifi/BT use at all! I have done all the things suggested above and the phone still drains within 4 hours.
Can I get the previous OS 3.1.2 back? This is disastrous as I travel a lot and the phone is now *completely unreliable*.
BeniMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G (OS 3.0), Macbook 2.4Ghz
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 2:05 PM (in response to kanal3)recalibrating the battery a couple times might be necessary. Leave everything possible on to drain the battery. If it's still a problem with the battery % jumping, you might want to look into reinstalling the OS?
I will wait untill next week to update to 3.1.3 untill I read some better stories.Intel MacMini ~ Mac OS X (10.6.2) ~ 2GB iPod nano ~ 16GB iPhone 3GS ~ OS 3.1.2
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2010 2:14 PM (in response to Yanki01)You won't get a lot of better stories, because people with better stories rarely post messages in a support forum. But here's mine:
I upgraded to 3.1.3 2 days ago. The upgrade took about 15 minutes, and since then my battery life is MUCH better. At this moment towards the end of the day (5 PM) my battery is showing 71%. Before 3.1.3 I would be down to 30-40% at this time of day, after removing it from overnight charge around 6 AM. I keep everything on all the time - location services, WiFi, 3G, BlueTooth, Push (Exchange), Notifications.
From board activity, problems are very rare with 3.1.3. When 3.0 came out there were over 10,000 posts reporting problems within 2 days. In looking today there are only a few scattered ones.Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac , Dell/Ubuntu 8, iPhone 3GS 3.1.3, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2010 11:58 AM (in response to kanal3)Hi All
I just updated to 3.1.3 this morning. My phone is only 1 month old and had been working perfectly
An hour ago it became unusually warm and the battery quickly ran down and died. I wasn't using the phone it was just in my pocket. I have made no calls today and have not been using any apps. I started the day with a full charge.
Something is definitely not right here!
PeteiPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2010 12:10 PM (in response to petemass)It's likely that there is corrupted metadata in your email app. Try the following, in sequence, until the problem is resolved:
1. Reboot the phone (hold Home and Sleep until the Apple logo appears; about 10 seconds).
2. Delete the email account(s), reboot, add them back.
3. Reset Network Settings in the Settings app and reboot.
4. Restore the phone in iTunes.
5. Restore again in iTunes, and this time set up as a new phone.
You probably won't need to go beyond 3.Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac , Dell/Ubuntu 8, iPhone 3GS 3.1.3, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2010 4:17 PM (in response to theBman)No, if you actually read my post I said try them one at a time until the problem is resolved. So if the first one fixes it you are done.Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac , Dell/Ubuntu 8, iPhone 3GS 3.1.3, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2010 1:05 AM (in response to kanal3)Just bought my 32gb 3gs on 30dec09. updated to 3.1.3 about 72 hours ago. since then i can't make it more than 4 hours after a 100% charge without finding my battery down to 30% or less. Doesn't matter what i'm doing browsing on wifi, standby, email, whatever! Was not experiencing this issue prior to upgrade. Also as reported by other users the phone gets very hot to the touch, even when just in standby. Very displeased with this issue! Making me wish I hadn't jumped ship from my trusty blackberry! i'd been elated with my iphone excuse up till now. Hope they get this fixed soon!Acer Aspire One, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2010 9:36 PM (in response to kanal3)Nobody here has answered your problem, I think it's a firmware problem I'm having the same problem you must send feedback, I just did, I doubt there is anything else we can do I think it's just the percentage icon that's the problem not the battery..Macbook, iPhone OS 3.1.3, iphone 3gs 16gb, iphone 8gb ,ipod touch 8gb,iphone 3g 8gb