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why wont my iphone 3GS hold its charge?

1451 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 1:05 AM by joey78 RSS
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Aug 11, 2012 11:30 AM

It was an Apple store replacement, Ive only had it a few weeks.

iPhone 3GS
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,535 points)
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    Aug 11, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to joey78)

    defect battery

  • arodecap Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Aug 11, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to joey78)

    It could be a defective battery however, Apple will require you troubleshoot in order to rule out any software issues first.

     

     you will need to restart the device and deplete battery til it powers off; then once charged to 100%, test how long it takes to fully drain to 0% again.

     

     tech specs on iPhone 3GS below:

     

    Power and Battery3

    • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
    • Talk time: Up to 5 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on 2G
    • Standby time: Up to 300 hours
    • Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
    • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
    • Audio playback: Up to 30 hours
  • esilva208 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Aug 11, 2012 1:51 PM (in response to joey78)

    Are you closing apps on the phone for the multi-tasking?

     

    how long do you get on the battery?

     

    What are you doing on the phone?

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