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Battery losing charge more quickly

6252 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2009 6:28 PM by Belbe RSS
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Jul 27, 2009 8:57 PM
Up until now I have been pleased with my 3GS battery...but in the last couple of days it seems to be losing its charge more quickly with less use. At 5 pm tonight it was at 90%. I haven't used it since and now 3 3/4 hours later it is down to 60&. It is on my home network, and I haven't changed any of the settings. When I first got the phone I was playing several hours of games and the battery was lasting much longer. I generally plug it in to the computer each night for a sync and a charge and usually I get it down to 20 or 30% The only thing I can think of that might be the problem is the car charger...it has the option for a 'quick' charge...

Any hints or help?
20" iMac Rev A; MacBook Pro; Mini; iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    Jul 28, 2009 10:19 AM (in response to Belbe)
    Try doing a full turn off using the top button, vs. Sleep.

    Next would be a Reset (hold both buttons for 10 sec or so).

    Final step would be to do a backup in iTunes (a sync) then a Restore.

    Things don't change for no reason and it seems unlikely this would be a hardware issue appearing sometime after buying the phone.

    Phil
    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Dell WinXP Desktop ; iPhone 3G[S]
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    Jul 28, 2009 12:27 PM (in response to Belbe)
    Good! I find that with computers if I let them run long enough, or sleep long enough, without a full restart they can get discombobulated.

    Phil
    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Dell WinXP Desktop ; iPhone 3G[S]
  • SeamusCA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 30, 2009 2:56 PM (in response to Belbe)
    Mine has just started doing this too. It also shut off as if it was out of juice when the battery meter read 36%. Not sure what caused it to suddenly start acting up this week, but will be doing a reset later tonight.
    2.2 MBP 15, Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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