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2569 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2009 11:03 AM by Lawrence Finch
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2009 12:10 PM (in response to shelby.star)Shelby,
You're on the right track with dimming the screen, turning push and the locator off.
If that's not helping at all, you're probably looking at a bad battery.
However, one thing to try is drain your iPhone battery completely, then fully charge it. This helps to re-calibrate the lithium ion battery so it should use it's full charge.
Try that out and see if it helps. If it doesn't, I'd recommend trying a restore in iTunes.Macbook Aluminum Core2Duo 2.4 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2009 12:23 PM (in response to shelby.star)A few people have this problem after upgrading. It appears to be related to bad data in the backup that you restored from.You can try a few things, in increasing order of inconvenience.
1. Reboot the phone (Hold HOME and SLEEP until the Apple logo appears).
2. If you have an Exchange, Yahoo or MobileMe account delete it, reboot, and add it back.
3. Open Settings. If you have a Notifications switch it means you have one or more apps that can be awakened by the OS without your launching them. Some apps that use this feature continue to draw power. Turn it off and see if it fixes the problem. If it does start deleting the apps listed under Notifications until you find the offending app.
4. Do a Restore in iTunes, and set up as a new phone. Then add your apps and email addresses back one at a time and verify that they do not cause a problem.Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac (x2), Ubuntu 7, iPhone Classic, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2009 6:22 PM (in response to shelby.star)shelby.star I here what your saying loud and clear! I just purchased my first iPhone 3GS a week and a half ago after holding off buying one for a few years. Of course being my very first iPhone, I was very excited and had high expectations of the device. I actually started experiencing severe battery drain right after the first week of usage. The battery would completely drain within 4-6 hours flat with the phone only being in my pocket, without any moderate use. What a joke? As a result of this, I'd have to carry my USB charger with me to work just to charge my phone. I would then have to charge my phone again early in the evening?
I changed a few settings such as deleting some apps that I suspected may be the problem, removing my mobileme mail account, even turning off 3G, wifi is always off, etc etc. None of these changes made any difference at all to battery life. What is the point of having 3G and all of these other features if they can't be used?
Very recently (just last night), I left my iphone off the charger and by the morning, the battery was completely dead. I then placed the phone on charge and after 3 hours, the battery still showed a small red bar and the iphone wouldn't even turn on. What's going on? Defective battery maybe?
In the meantime, I've gone back to using my previous trusty phone and will have to go back to the phone shop to sort out this problem. I hope it's as simple an apple software update.
Anyone else out there with similar problems?MacBook 2.4 GHz 2GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2009 7:14 AM (in response to DrDanG)Same with me and my crappy phone! One possible reason I can definitly eliminate in my case is, that my battery before I updated to 3.0 lastet for nearly three days. Now the show is over after 8 hours. Dead. Completely. Without heavy use.
I've tried to restart the phone, put the settings back, switch Push, 3G and everything off - without any success concerning the battery life.
The only thing I have not tried is setting everything to zero via iTunes. Did this help in your case?
This matter *****. It REALLY *****. The only thing I can use my iPhone is as a paperweight.Intel with Vista, iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2009 7:32 AM (in response to SaltyDog81)as many posts in many threads have said, if you have deleted your email accounts, rebooted and re-entered them, and deleted any apps that use Notifications, and you still have poor battery life, restore via iTunes as a new phone. That will fix it. Test before installing any apps. Then add your apps back and test again.Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac (x2), Ubuntu 7, iPhone Classic, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2009 10:19 AM (in response to shelby.star)I too am having the same problem, and I have tried all the suggested solutions in the thread to no avail.
I have turned off every funtion of my iPhone (brightness at about 15-20%, 3G, Push, Edge, Location, etc. all off) except the phone itself (not really what I was hoping for when I dropped the cash for the iPhone 3G); I have reinstalled OS 3.0 multiple times from two different downloads; and I have done multiple hard and soft reboots. Nothing makes a difference in my battery life. Even with everything off, it drains about 15% per hour until it is dead, and then shuts down. (With everything on, it'll drain in under 3 hours). The only thing I can do to stop it is shut it down.
I know it's not the battery. I could get 3-4 days of light usage out of my iPhone when I was running 2.2.1 just a few weeks ago. The only thing that changed on my phone was that I upgraded to OS 3.0. SO don't tell me I need to replace my battery. It's less than 7 months old.
Apple, you need to acknowledge this problem and _fix it_. As much as we pay for your stuff, we should not have to beg you to get it right.
Please fix the problem so we can use our iPhones as the tool it's designed to be instead of the telephone/pager we're stuck with right now.iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.0, 8GB Black
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2009 11:03 AM (in response to jwood515)There's clearly something wrong with your phone, but what you are experiencing is NOT a general or even widespread problem.
Have you tried restoring the phone as a New phone (don't restore your backup).
Have you tried doing an Erase All on your phone, then restoring as a new phone?
After the Restore don't install any apps; see if you have the problem with no apps installed. MOST instances of the battery drain problem have been associated with apps that use Push or Notify, like IM+. Some have been related to Push email accounts; these are fixed by deleting the account, rebooting, and adding the account back.
If neither of these fix the problem call or take it to Apple for a replacement.Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac (x2), Ubuntu 7, iPhone Classic, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4