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Battery Life - Are you getting more than 12hrs?


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When I leave my house at 7am the battery is fully charged. By 7pm, I may have 10% left if I'm lucky. At work I use it to listen to podcasts and music. Very few calls. No video. Is the phone draining the battery faster because I can't get a cellular signal in my office? If that is the case, I wish there was a way to turn off the phone while still being able to use the ipod section.

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Just put the phone in "airplane mode." This will turn off the cell phone signal.
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I have had my phone on since Monday morning at 7:30 am. It started with a full charge, since then I've listened to a couple hundred songs, made 30-50 phone calls, sent 3-50 text messages, played around on the internet, used Maps for about 20 minutes on a trip to a restaurant. Here I sit Wednesday morning with over half the meter still full. Also, the entire time I've had WiFi on, and used it when surfing the web at work. When I was using google maps for the restaurant trip I was on EDGE. Now, I don't know if I'm just really lucky, or if you're really unlucky. I'd say that 12 hours of music taking you to 10% is terrible. Apple touts that you'll get 24 hours of music playback, you're getting half. I'd make an appointment at the store to have it looked at.
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if ANY phone is trying to find service, it is burning up vast amounts of power and you battery will drain really fast. my Treo did that at my last place i worked. i was in the basement and the signal was intermittent at best so my phone was constantly acquiring and loosing signal. my battery was almost depleted after 9 hours and i never used it.

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I make a couple of calls a day, send a bunch of text messages, and browse the internet quite a bit over both WiFi and EDGE, and I don't get anywhere near the halfway point for the battery. I would guess that I could go 2 days without charging with the way I use the phone


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Do you have WiFi on? If so and you don't need it, turn it off. It's a big battery hog. CNET did some battery testing and found that talk time was cut by more than half (from about 7 1/2 hrs to 3 1/2 hrs) when wifi was enabled.

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well im in a similar situation. Im using my phone at work, and after my 7 hour shift, my battery is at around 10%. Now, i have wifi off, and the only thing im doing is texting and occasionally browsing the internet, yet my battery dies in only 7 hours. After reading this post i guess im just ****ed cause i work in a hotel / casino so i never get too great of a signal, so its constantly searching..

Is there anything i can do about this? I would like to text at work. Haha.

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Wi-fi is a hog. At home when it's on, my phone lasts anywhere from 4-6 hrs. Depends on how much I check my e-mail, browse, etc. I would try it w/o, but I need it.

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I don't seem to be getting the same battery issues with my Wi-Fi on. I actually keep it on at all times and my battery still lasts a while...


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I use my ipod for hours too though so who knows. My wi-fi is always on though.

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I have had my phone on since Monday morning at 7:30 am. It started with a full charge, since then I've listened to a couple hundred songs, made 30-50 phone calls, sent 3-50 text messages, played around on the internet, used Maps for about 20 minutes on a trip to a restaurant. Here I sit Wednesday morning with over half the meter still full. Also, the entire time I've had WiFi on, and used it when surfing the web at work. When I was using google maps for the restaurant trip I was on EDGE. Now, I don't know if I'm just really lucky, or if you're really unlucky. I'd say that 12 hours of music taking you to 10% is terrible. Apple touts that you'll get 24 hours of music playback, you're getting half. I'd make an appointment at the store to have it looked at.
WOW! I guess I may have a problem with my phone. Will pay them a visit later today.
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Do you have WiFi on? If so and you don't need it, turn it off. It's a big battery hog. CNET did some battery testing and found that talk time was cut by more than half (from about 7 1/2 hrs to 3 1/2 hrs) when wifi was enabled.
The wifi is turned off.
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