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1186 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2009 4:38 PM by razzz
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2009 10:12 PM (in response to Confused3GS)did you apply the 3.0.1 patch? if yes then you have just found the restore bug
basically it appears that when iphones running 3.0 restore from a backup something happens that causes the phone to drain power faster.
the fixes are:
1. restore your phone and select setup as new phone (looses call logs, sms logs, app data BUT you can backup your contacts, calendars and move your pictures off before doing this to retain them)
2. wait for 3.1 which might fix this issue
the drain levels you are seeing are not that bad... it might simply be the battery breaking in... let the battery run down to nothing then recharge it to full when you get a chance to let the phone recalibrate its meter perhaps.Asus Mutt Win XP Pro / Macbook Unibody MacOSX
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2009 10:19 PM (in response to iphone3ger)Thanks for the response. No, have not applied any patch. I did drain the phone all the way down on the first day I got it and then charged back to 100%. Have not tried a restore yet.
I have an appointment at an Apple store tomorrow to discuss the battery issue with them. Who knows what they may or may not be able to do for me, but hopefully some sort of solution is in order.iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2009 10:51 PM (in response to Confused3GS)Going from 100% to 98% after 4 hours of standby without having done the battery calibration (ie. fully drain and recharge a couple of times) certainly doesn't sound like a defect to me. Your iPhone seems to be fine.iPhone 3GS / iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2009 1:30 AM (in response to ManuCH)I have both a iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. I did a small test last night.
Both phones were fully charged (100%) before I went to sleep. Right before I lied down, I unplugged both phones from the charger and rested them on my bedside desk. The settings on the phones were exactly the same. The phones were set to synchronize with my MobileMe account and 5 other email accounts on a 30-minute interval. WiFi was off on both phones, so was Bluetooth. When I woke up this morning, my iPhone 3G looked to be 100% and iPhone 3GS looked to be close to 50%.
I have calibrated my 3GS at least once and restore the phone software at least once... Any idea?MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2009 1:42 AM (in response to ManuCH)I don't use Exchange on my iPhone.
2 IMAP email account (work)
1 CalDAV calendar account (work)
1 MobileMe (personal)
2 Gmail (personal)
1 POP email account (work)
The above are the only things that require an internet connection every 30 minutes according to my current settings.MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2009 2:20 PM (in response to ManuCH)Manu, I did actually drain the battery once and recharge back to 100%...did that the first day I got it. But I haven't done it since.
The genius at the Apple store today said the battery life looked normal and the diagnostic showed it was charging fine. So, guess I'll live with it.
I also had him install the 3.0.1 update. So far, so good...but I notice that my EDGE reception is drifting more to the O sign. Never saw that before the 3.0.1 update. Anyone else seeing this? I keep my 3GS on EDGE because of battery concerns and voices also sound louder to me (albeit a bit distorted) on EDGE.iPhone OS 3.0