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Pat-iPhone Calculating status...
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Jun 18, 2009 10:02 AM
Something obviously changed as far as power/battery managements goes with the 3.0 upgrade. My battery has always lasted all day with medium usage throughout the day. After I upgraded to 3.0 yesterday evening, I connected it to my charger over night, unpluged it around and by 10am this morning the battery was completely drained. So within in 4 hours (of non-use), the battery went from fully charged to ZERO. What is up with this???? It can’t just be a coincidence. I have restarted it twice now, charged it and within a few hours its drained again. @^#&(@&#^&@

Anyone else having this same issue?
iPhone G3, iPhone OS 3.0
  • itsBRIANduh Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2009 10:04 AM (in response to Pat-iPhone)
    There's probably about 4 threads on this, ha. But a lot of people are having this problem.
    Hopefully it'll get resolved in the next update.
    13" MacBook Alum., Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS
  • itsBRIANduh Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 10:07 AM (in response to Pat-iPhone)
    No idea.
    It's a hassle though, no doubt.
    Especially when you use the iPod a lot, like myself. In combination with texting and everything else, my battery is shot in a couple hours.
    13" MacBook Alum., Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS
  • Monty1945 Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 10:36 AM (in response to Pat-iPhone)

    No battery problems here, so far, it's pretty much what has been advertised. Did you do a reset after the upgrade, not just turn it off and turn in back on? That may help.

    I went all day yesterday, 10 hours of a work day, with many calls, a few text messages - inbound, with a reply, a whole lot of email, and calendaring - I use it primarily as a phone, imagine that, and rarely use the fru fru, like for music, videos, MMS nonsense, etc.

    20" iMac 2.33, iPhone 3G, Air, WhiteBook 2.16Mac, Mini, Mac Pro Quad, AEBS N, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 17" iMac PPC, 17" iMac Intel, Powerbook 12" 867, G-4 Tower, iMac Flat Panel, mor
  • rwt_ray Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2009 3:34 PM (in response to Pat-iPhone)
    I have the same problem. I usually have everything turned on, wifi, bluetooth, push etc...Never had a battery draining so fast before 3.0 upgrade.

    I found a possible cause, at least for me.

    I did some testing with reset and restores. After a complete reset of EVERYTHING. I didn't do a restore and manually went in to re-create my email accounts. I added Yahoo, then Gmail. Battery was fine. Lasted full day with no charge and it was still at 75%.

    Here's where I think the problem is. After another full charge, I lastly add my company EXCHANGE email account into the phone. Immediately after 2 hours, phone battery was done to 50%. I used to also have this account on my phone prior to 3.0 with PUSH with no problems.

    Conclusion: Fast Battery Drain Problem Linked to having a Exchange Account w/PUSH attached to phone.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)


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