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Whittie
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1st Feb 11 at 10:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As above really, complete waste of time or do they actually make your charge last longer?

Have to charge it up too much, doing my head in.
adiohead
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I haven't tried them myself, but to save battery life I turn off 'Auto brightness' and 'Wifi' when I can.

using 3g also eats up the battery, so if you can then turn that off when you're not using it.
jamied
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1st Feb 11 at 10:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have tried them and think they do sod all
Wrighty
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1st Feb 11 at 12:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

BS..like the 12mega pixel camera shiz etc. just close everything when not multi-tasking. iphone4 battery lasts an age anyway
John
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1st Feb 11 at 12:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Lasts a day at best if you've got push email on, same as every other smartphone.
ed
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1st Feb 11 at 12:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm not especially careful with mine and the battery lasts for about 2.5 days. There is a noticeable difference if you have more than one push email account though, so I only have one account set to push and the others poll every 30 mins.
adiohead
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1st Feb 11 at 12:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine lasts 2-3 days with 3g enabled, wifi only on when I need it (mostly off) and auto brightness off.


[Edited on 01-02-2011 by adiohead]
sc0ott
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1st Feb 11 at 13:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wifi uses shit loads of battery when connected and using the net.

AndyKent
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Surely wifi should use less when accessing the net since its only short(ish) range communication?
ash_corsa
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1st Feb 11 at 20:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

doesnt 'auto brightness' save battery? or am i missing the point?

noshua
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http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html

Good read.
Edges 58
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I use battery doctor pro, and it tends to last around two days between charges
Mertin
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quote:
Originally posted by ash_corsa
doesnt 'auto brightness' save battery? or am i missing the point?




It uses more, probably due to changing birghtness alot and also being alot brighter at times than it needs to be
ed
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2nd Feb 11 at 11:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The internet says that auto brightness uses more power so it must be true. Just like multi-tasking uses more power, even though the iPhone doesn't actually do multi-tasking.
chrisritch
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quote:
Originally posted by John
Lasts a day at best if you've got push email on, same as every other smartphone.


My BB Torch lasts 2 and a half - 3 days with email push on
N3CRO
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2nd Feb 11 at 11:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My 3GS lasts barely two days and thats with me never using it and everything turned off.
John
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quote:
Originally posted by chrisritch
quote:
Originally posted by John
Lasts a day at best if you've got push email on, same as every other smartphone.


My BB Torch lasts 2 and a half - 3 days with email push on


I said smartphone.
Whittie
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2nd Feb 11 at 12:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My battery is wank!

Probably take around 20 calls at a max of an hour a day on it, send ~50 texts, and send ~20 emails.

It barely lasts half a day.

Push email is on for a few accounts though, does it really chew up much battery?
ed
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2nd Feb 11 at 12:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What phone have you got?
Sam
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2nd Feb 11 at 12:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

A new battery will sort this out for your 3GS, Alex. Be brave, opening up an iPhone isn't that scary!
Whittie
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quote:
Originally posted by ed
What phone have you got?


Just a 3gs
ed
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2nd Feb 11 at 12:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As Sam mentioned, new battery. My 3G was deaded after 18 months.
Whittie
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Whats a decent kit to buy off eBay then? Cba buying one and then it arrives and have an even worse battery
ed
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I've only bought a new screen off of Ebay before. It wasn't as good as the original, but did the job. Can't say if the batteries will be the same though.
chrisritch
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quote:
Originally posted by John
quote:
Originally posted by chrisritch
quote:
Originally posted by John
Lasts a day at best if you've got push email on, same as every other smartphone.


My BB Torch lasts 2 and a half - 3 days with email push on


I said smartphone.



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