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3.1 Battery nightmare

12293 Views 96 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2009 11:11 AM by max419 RSS
  • greg harvell Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 2, 2009 7:49 AM (in response to Recto Bold)
    Good morning
    I assume Apple people read these so let me express my concern wioth the battery life sine the last big update.
    This was the best phone I have never owned and I did spread that word to all I knew.

    THE PHONE REVOLVES AROUND THE BATTERY, NO BATTERY, NO PHONE. SO MAYBE THE TECHS NEED TO LOOK AT THIS ASAP…..

    Look at the posts on this subject, it is a problem…
  • randeastman Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2009 10:10 AM (in response to greg harvell)
    My iphone 3G will not last more than about 6 hours without having to recharge, started happening when I updated the firmware to 3.1

    I have been turning off wifi and location services etc... and it does not help still drains quickly. Used to last about 1.5 to 2 days on a charge.
    Dell E6500, Windows Vista
  • Aragorn77 Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2009 10:50 AM (in response to randeastman)
    I had the same problem with my iphone 3G 16GB White.
    In the beginning I thought the problem was because I started to use push notification, but now I turned it off and still have the same problem. The battery life is about goes form 6 to 8 hours.

    Everything is off (3g, gps, bluetooth) except for wifi. Now I'm quite sure that the problem began with 3.1 upgrade.
    Macbook Pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Craigr01 Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2009 11:14 AM (in response to Recto Bold)
    If you have MMS on try turning it off. I have the same issue but have noticed since early this morning after my charge (with MMS off) the battery meter doesn't appear to have moved.
    iPhone 3G 16Gb
  • Craigr01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 2, 2009 11:18 AM (in response to Aragorn77)
    If you have MMS on try turning it off. I have the same issue but have noticed since early this morning after my charge (with MMS off) the battery meter doesn't appear to have moved.
    iPhone 3G 16Gb
  • InDebt Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2009 11:53 AM (in response to Recto Bold)
    My phone will hasn't had a random shut down. My batter problems works like this. I can go a whole day with the normal use, some calls and some games and the battery icon will still show full. I even plug it in to charge before shutting down my computer to go sleep.

    In the morning my iPhone shows a full battery charge but the web browser won't connect to anything. I have full bars and 3G icon but it just wont connect. I do a reboot and once it comes back online I have the 20% battery warning. From full to 20% in one reboot.

    This has happened twice now. Not good
    Windows 2000
  • ABREX Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2009 1:30 PM (in response to Recto Bold)
    Apple Needs to do something!! Ever since the software upgrade my battery life has been terrible. I was sitting at my computer today with my phone synced and for an hour my phone read the same half power. My computer won't even charge the phone - just keep it from losing power! I had to plug in to the 110 outlet just to get it to charge.
    iphone 3G, iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • zergling38 Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2009 4:24 PM (in response to Craigr01)
    hi, how to turn off MMS, in setting? What is MMS? My bluetooth is always OFF and still have battery issue.
    Windows XP
  • RNB95 Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2009 5:05 PM (in response to Recto Bold)
    I have had a drastic decline in Battery performance 32gig 3gs. I can not make a full 8hrs with medium use anymore since update. I have a 3g also which was not affected by the 3.1 update??? Restore as new did not fix!!!
    Compaq, iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • lekardor Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2009 11:59 PM (in response to Recto Bold)
    I downgrad my iphone 3G from 3.1 to 3.0.1 and everything works perfect. 3 days batterylife , while not using the phone - perfekt!

    It´s very easy to downgrad - use google (QuickPwn) - but you will lose every data in the apps and all other modulations because you are not able to use the backup wich OS 3.1 made.
  • vtwebguy Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2009 7:04 AM (in response to Recto Bold)
    Add me to the "Me, too! Me, too!" list of current iphone 3g battery life haters. I thought maybe it was the battery so I replaced it and I still don't get a full days charge out of it. Given that I am in IT and need the phone to say, be able to receive an SMS message while I sleep, this development is particularly disconcerting. Please, apple, fix battery life on our phones by figuring out what in 3.1 is killing us!

    Frustrated (and now out cash for battery fix that didn't change anything!)
    iphone 3g, os 3.1
  • rpeak Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2009 8:05 AM (in response to vtwebguy)
    i too upgraded to 3.1 and only noticed the issues recently when my iPhone died during the night on two nights running. i use it as a Clock at night (night stand app) charging in a dock and in airplane mode. the app stops the phone shutting down (i.e. its always on) and it looks as though despite showing its charging the battery drains away through the night, i stress again, even in airplane mode! - i have checked the dock and its not that - my Touch, running the same app on vs 2.? OS is still fine and runs as it should.

    it must be 3.1 that's done it - so annoying as when its working the phone is a joy to own
    powerbook 12in, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Rumplee Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2009 8:18 AM (in response to Recto Bold)
    If we all go here- http://www.apple.com/feedback/ and let them know the issue and enough of us do it we might get somewhere. Hopefully.....
    iPhone, iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • Merritt Jacob Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2009 5:06 PM (in response to Rumplee)
    Has any tried the latest update to iphone? If so has it fix things?
    24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • rob_kuhn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2009 7:15 PM (in response to Merritt Jacob)
    Iggywadoo wrote:
    Has any tried the latest update to iphone? If so has it fix things?



    From what I've been able to determine, 3.1.2 has not fixed the short battery life problem. But many have also stated that it's too early to tell so I would wait it out for a couple of weeks and just monitor the activity; that's what I'm doing.
    Compaq 8510w, Windows Vista, 64-Bit Vista BE, iPhone 3G (still on firmware 3.0)
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