Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 6:17 AM (in response to Desidarius)
A simple search of the forums will reveal hundreds if not thousands of postings about battery "issues".
Try a search and some of the troubleshooting that it reveals.
Frankly, a full day on a single charge is considered "normal" for smart phones. It simply will not last multiple days with all features turned on, this isn't an iPhone issue, but a smart phone issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to diesel vdub)
But it seems like a major flaw that just having wifi enabled, with no usage whatsoever, somehow drains the battery down so quickly. The battery shouldn't be draining that fast when the device isn't even being used and no data is streaming.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to Desidarius)
No design flaw.
When Wi-Fi is enabled, it is constantly searching for a Wi-Fi network to connect to or connected to a Wi-Fi hot spot. You've enabled a second radio by having antenna turned on.
It makes perfect logical sense.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to diesel vdub)
But once it's connected to a familiar network, why does it have to continue searching? For example, I could just turn wifi on when I need it, thereby saving battery life, but why not make an option to turn wifi on automatically (if in range of a network) when you use web-uisng apps? (safari, mail, etc.) Then turn of wifi automatically when those apps are not being used (assuming you turn off push notifications?) That seems like a simple enough proces to make. Like I said, I could simply turn wifi on and off manually when I need to use it, but for convenience sake, why not make it automatic?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to diesel vdub)
I'm saying it should work like this:
1. Wifi is turned off by default.
2. I simply open Safari or Mail and as it loads, wifi is turned on and searches for the strongest network and connects to it.
3. When I close Safari/Mail, wifi turns off with it.
This way, wifi is always off when on standby and only is used when a web app is used.