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Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 1:15 AM (in response to iphone3ger)There's definitely something weird going on since the upgrade. Plugged into my Air, the phone syncs and will then charge for about 5 minutes, after which it stops charging. Not sure whether it's iTunes or 3.0 or more probably a combination of the two which is responsible. But as I'm currently away without my wall charger getting it up to enough charge for the rest of the day is pretty tedious.
Needless to say before 3.0 it charged up to full from the Air without any problemMac Book Air, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 24" iMac 2.66GHz, MacBook Air iPhone 3G and nano
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 1:16 AM (in response to 4DGuy)After upgrading to the 3.0 iPhone on 3G:
I did notice at least once, that it did seem much warmer then usual, as if it was really 'busy', although it was, or should have been relatively idle.
I did also notice, that it did seem to drain much faster then usual, but as I was near power, I simply plugged it back in, and it seemed to recharged normally.
In the past, prior to 3.0 upgrade, I've always noticed, as I'm sure many have, of sometimes speakers making noises when near an iPhone. Although I've noticed that sometimes, simply changing the angle of the iPhone stops the noise (great when in my car), sometimes, mostly at night, i'll opt to simply turn the airport mode on, to disable the antennas, so, no speaker noises. Then usually the battery lasts fine over night, even with out being recharged, and it's still at like 90% or something the next morning.
However, I have noticed, that sometimes, even after I turn the airport mode on, it seems 'busy' and 'stuck' as if in a loop, perhaps 'checking for email' or what I don't know, and sometimes i've even seen the spinning gear logo, say, in the mail application, and it keeps going and going... and then the batter gets drained fairly quickly, within not too many hours, to almost zero. It seems to me, that it was 'stuck' somehow being 'busy' and wouldn't stop. If so, this could both drain the battery and make it warm from the 'use'. So, something was 'busy', apparently 'stuck' as if in a loop, and remained busy apparently indefinitely, and this activity used up battery energy, and generates heat too. Perhaps an application crashed, but was busy at the time of the crash, and get's stuck somehow. That's only a guess.
I did find that if I turned airport on, then powered of the iphone, powered it back on, it would never get stuck in this 'busy' battery draining mode, and I could then rest assured it would be able to be left on (great for alarm clocks) and still have like 90% power in the morning.
I've now powered the iPhone off, which I don't think I've yet done since I've installed the 3.0 update, and hopefully, that will cure the issue, as others seem to be stating. If not, I'd probably next try a 'reset', and if that failed, some were asking, you can do a 'restore' which might give you the option of the last backup made, which might be prior to the 3.0, i'm not sure if that's an option or not. Restores usually resolve most any other issue that's not easy to fix with a reboot or reset, but i'm not sure off the top of my head, if it'll let you go back a version or not.
I'm guessing that by powering off, then back on, of the iPhone, that clears any 'stuck' or looping processes, and allows the battery life to behave normally. If that didn't, a reset should, and if that fails, a restore should work.Multiple Macs
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 2:07 AM (in response to 4DGuy)Hi There,
For those of you in the UK on o2 'Pay & Go" , although could be similar elsewhere.
Was about to restore my IPhone & re Install 3.0. Checked through settings again & found that the Cellular Data Settings had been changed from 'Pay and Go' to 'IData' Hadn't bothered to check this before as with previous up dates nothing had changed. The Phone is now charging quicker & working less erratically. I am just surprised i managed to get mail through on the wrong settings.Mac Pro 3.0ghz 2 x Quad, Mac OS X (10.5.6), G5 2.5 Dual, Mac Book Pro 17", Pwr Book 17"
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 6:27 AM (in response to Michael Prior)After turning Push off, my phone has cooled down noticeably, and the battery seems to be maintaining its charge (am following thru the day). With Push on, the mail was checking more frequently than every minute, more like every 15 seconds. Nearly continuously. In my case, I have both Exchange and Mobile Me accounts.iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.0, MBP 17"
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 6:36 AM (in response to 4DGuy)@everyone having issues with overheating and battery charging after 3.0 update...
TURN YOUR iPHONE OFF...THEN TURN IT BACK ON....
TRUST ME IT'LL HELP...Intel based PC, Windows Vista, ...eager to have Mac OS installed...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 6:42 AM (in response to 4DGuy)Does anybody know how to go back to 2.2.1?
This battery life is horrible, I would rather pay an early termination fee and throw this stupid phone away than have to charge it this much. Everything is turned off except for 3G. I used to be able to go 2-3 days without charging, now I can barely make it through a day and I'm not using it any more than I used to or have push or anything turned on.PC, Windows Vista, Vista is Awesome
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 6:48 AM (in response to mario.zapresic)Turning my phone off and on, multiple times, did not eliminate the rapid battery drain problem, and associated constant email-checking. Perhaps the fact that it helps in some cases suggests another confounding variable. Some people don't have the problem, some do, and a subset of those who do can eliminate the problem by rebooting their phone. Is that where we are?iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.0, MBP 17"
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 6:50 AM (in response to 4DGuy)I have experienced the exact same issue once I upgraded to 3.0. Before I would get an entire day out of a battery charge with normal usage, now the battery goes to 30% within 2 hours of unplugging...Apple needs to fix this ASAP!!!!DELL, iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 7:45 AM (in response to 4DGuy)My battery becomes to hot and runs only for 5 hours, without any service active. This is a nightmareiPhone 2G, iPhone OS 3.0, 8Gb
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 7:46 AM (in response to URGE)I am having the same problem. Battery life has gone from decent (a charge during the day required to make it through) but now I can't get more than two-three hours from a friggin charger or I have a nice paperweight. I have done a power off, a full reset, and am going to try a restore tonight. If this doesn't get better I am going to have really have to think about upgrading. Maybe this is a upgrade strategy by Apple. Tell everyone the 3G-S has better battery life, make the 3G have shorter battery life on 3.0 and folks will want to upgrade....MacBook Pro, iPhone OS 3.0, iPhone 3G
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 7:50 AM (in response to 4DGuy)The latest.... I disabled push and fetch. Everything is set to Manual. I did this last night around 11pm and I still have a full charge as of 9:45am this morning. I seems to be something to do with either Push or Fetch. I was only using Push on my calendar and had Fetch (hourly) on my email. I never had a battery issue like this before.iPhone G3, iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 8:14 AM (in response to Pat-iPhone)For what it's worth, I was running tcpdump and watching my iPhone talking incessantly to my exchange server.
I deleted and re-added my exchange account on the iPhone and everything seems to have gone back to normal. The phone no longer tries to talk to exchange continuously and my battery life seems to be back to normal.iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 8:37 AM (in response to 4DGuy)I have updated to 3.0, and my iPhone is now running out of battery life much quicker than it had previously.
I have only got 1 app that does push notification. My emails are GMail and that is set to hourly fetch.
No heat coming off it, and charging seems fine I think.
What is the problem??iMac, iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 8:44 AM (in response to 4DGuy)FYI -
I just got off the phone with Apple Support. They were not aware of any "Battery Draining" issues nor did they have any type of suggested fix for it. The tech did indicate that he would raise the issue and check out the forum so he could see all of the issues being raised regarding the "draining battery" situation.iPhone G3, iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2009 8:51 AM (in response to 4DGuy)To all those that suggest turning stuff off to save battery life like "turn off push notifications, turn off wifi, turn off 3g".
Rubbish, why should we - I have not changed any of these settings for months, I used to get perfectly acceptable battery life now with 3.0 my battery is being drained like a fuel tank with no bottom.
Regardless of what anyone says this issue is due to 3.0.
Apple has had a year developing this sub standard crap and I expect better.Asus V1S, Windows Vista