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Recto Bold Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
Since updating my 3G to 3.1 I am getting massive battery charge reduction. I can't get through a whole day now without the 20% warning kicking in around the late afternoon/early evening. If I didn't charge by then it'd be dead by the end of the day. Prior to 3.1 that was never a problem - Something weird is going on.... Anyone else had this?

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  • DavidCM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same battery drain problems w/ 3.1. Any solutions?
  • 69alinghi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    the solution is APPLE.....new software please!!!!
  • fiacail Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    same problem here.

    battery life has reduced markedly
  • aloron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem for me and i can't connect to wifi !!!

    Some time my iphone brick on a black screen and must reboot !

    Apple help us
  • Balkan1981 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Have the same problem with the batterylife after upgrading to 3.1. Very poor! After recharging the battery in the evning and letting the phone stay on standby all night without calls or any other activity the battery % is down to 50% after aprox. 6-7 hours.
    Can I downgrade somehow until this problem is solved?
  • Etek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm beginning to think I have a different Iphone 3G after reading all these issues here. No battery life reduced, no shutdowns. Yes, I have the 3.1 installed
  • stdude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same battery problem for me. Before upgrading to 3.1 I could use my iPhone for 2 days having push mobileme emails and wifi enabled at all times, and everything else off. Now after the upgrade, the battery lasts about one day. I have even now turned off wifi and push emails.
    Seeing the huge list of comments on that subject in the 3Gs forum, there is definitely something wrong with the lastest upgrade. I'm sure apple will get the fix sooner or later though...
  • Mac_Power Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    same problems, same nightmare !
    after update to 3.1 i nearly can do half the things I used to !
    impossible to arrive at home at evening !
    push disabled, bluetooth & wi-fi ON, businness calls as usual

    beloved apple, help me !
  • ejtoll@qwest.net Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm in the same group. PC World this morning reports Apple is working on a fix, but it sure was a pain-in-the-neck on my business trip having to recharge twice a day ... sometimes when I didn't even use the phone for eight hours.
  • Recto Bold Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Appreciate the comment, but in reality it's no help at all to have posts saying that you don't have the issue.....
  • Recto Bold Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I also had issues with WiFi not connecting but it seems to have fixed itself. Very odd....
  • Matt Sephton Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
    A guy in my local Apple store gave me this hint:

    . Run down your iPhone completely.
    . Charge for 8 hours (overnight) without using the phone
    . Run down your iPhone completely, again. Do not plug into power until it is dead
    . Charge for 8 hours (overnight) without using the phone

    I do this "double deplete" once every 3 or 4 weeks (when battery life seems too short) and I've found it restores the capacity of the battery.

    Of course, I would prefer not having to keep this routine! I would say my usage is "normal": some web, some apps, some mail, some phone.

    HTH,
    matt
  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)
    Someone saying they don't have the problem is no different than 30 people posting here saying they do have the problem.
  • Xe Elite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm also having this problem. Before I used to get approx. 2 and a bit days out of the phone, with what I would call standard usage (phone, text, web, app etc... with 3G turned off)

    Now after 3.1 I'm lucky to get more than 24hrs and thats with 3G off all the time. It's bad enough experiencing 3G issues because O2 ***** in London (so I'm forced to be on 2G when I'm at work), but now to have a phone which can barely make it through the day is just frustrating, especially when the phone is sooooo **** good at what it does.

    APPLE, please can you help...
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