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Master Geek


  #239285 27-Jul-2009 10:44
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Let us know how you go man

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Geek


  #239580 28-Jul-2009 10:21
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Ok - before I took this in I tried a couple of things and it now appears that the Battery life is back to where it was before the weekend (lasting overnight).

1) Another thing I did on Friday was implement the Find my iPhone feature - utilising PUSH services. There is discussion on the net that the PUSH technology - if utilised - is a large Battery usage service. Even Apple claims that it currently uses approx 20% of the battery life. That's huge. And some reports on the net are that it's a lot lot more - fairly consistant with my experiences of not lasting even overnight. It would appear there is a bug that create a battery drain in the 3.0 OS software.

2) On that note, 3.1 version of the software is meant to have a few fixes which improve the life of the battery charge.

I upgraded my OS software from 3.0 to 3.1 and I turned off the PUSH service. This initially worked - just doing the upgrade (and restoring from back up) but the 3.1 software has a bug where the SMS app doesn't load if you have a lot of texts. So I had to do a complete restore in order to be able to use the texting again.

Either way - I am no longer being drained of battery life overnight. When the battery life sucked, I was getting 1 cycle after 12 hours of standby.

Since the upgrade I am now getting up to 15 hours and my usage is only at 77%.

I'm happy.

 
 
 
 


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  #239587 28-Jul-2009 10:27
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mattlaing: Ok - before I took this in I tried a couple of things and it now appears that the Battery life is back to where it was before the weekend (lasting overnight).

1) Another thing I did on Friday was implement the Find my iPhone feature - utilising PUSH services. There is discussion on the net that the PUSH technology - if utilised - is a large Battery usage service. Even Apple claims that it currently uses approx 20% of the battery life. That's huge. And some reports on the net are that it's a lot lot more - fairly consistant with my experiences of not lasting even overnight. It would appear there is a bug that create a battery drain in the 3.0 OS software.

2) On that note, 3.1 version of the software is meant to have a few fixes which improve the life of the battery charge.

I upgraded my OS software from 3.0 to 3.1 and I turned off the PUSH service. This initially worked - just doing the upgrade (and restoring from back up) but the 3.1 software has a bug where the SMS app doesn't load if you have a lot of texts. So I had to do a complete restore in order to be able to use the texting again.

Either way - I am no longer being drained of battery life overnight. When the battery life sucked, I was getting 1 cycle after 12 hours of standby.

Since the upgrade I am now getting up to 15 hours and my usage is only at 77%.

I'm happy.



You on the sdk program as 3.1 isnt generally available yet




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Geek


  #239631 28-Jul-2009 11:15
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Yes - I am on the SDK program.

Personally, I would do the following to try "fix" this problem if I didn't have access to 3.1.

1) Restore 3.0 software.
2) Turn off PUSH services.


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Master Geek


  #243267 5-Aug-2009 22:22
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After updating to 3.1 I have found my battery life is draining Alot quicker??
Has anyone noticed this??

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Ultimate Geek


  #243379 6-Aug-2009 10:18
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I think the fact is the battery life is not great (because of the large LCD and default brightness as has been pointed out). However the biggest saving for me was really a usage thing. It may be common sense to those familiar with smartphones, but I had never considered it coming from a standard nokia phone.

Try not to mock me..

The change is simply turning off the LCD screen after sending each sms or using the phone. In the past I always just used the phone, then left it. After a certain period the phone would dim/turn off the screen.

For a normal phone like my old nokia that was fine, but for my 3gs if I 'use' the phone (bring the screen on) 50 times a day and don't turn the screen off myself, thats quite a long time the screen is sucking battery when i'm not even needing it.

So now I have the habbit of hitting the sleep/wake button to turn the screen off after I send each sms/use the phone.

This will probably be common sense for anyone with any experience with this sort of phone, but it wasn't immediately obvious for a new user such as myself.

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Geek


  #243659 6-Aug-2009 20:17
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.... really want to get one of 3Gs.....but .... I am still worry about the battery life.

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  #243661 6-Aug-2009 20:20
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TBH if you turn the screen down it can last you two days easily, maybe more if you turn it off at night.
And even more if you turn push off etc but I leave everything on and get two days no problem.

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Geek


  #246533 14-Aug-2009 12:42
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Mines draining from 100% to 8% overnight. I'll do some experiments. I think it may be stuff ticking over in the background like Push, AIm etc.

If at all possible I'd like to avoid a full restore without backup, I'll lose all the scores and progress in my games!


I think it's never really sleeping, it's continually waking up and doing stuff. not good.

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Geek


  #246708 14-Aug-2009 17:08
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Turned off anything push or notification, set dim to 1 minutes,did a complete restart, fixed the problem right up.

97% after 2 hours on stand by as you'd expect.

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  #246722 14-Aug-2009 17:30
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I believe the battery drain is entirely down to the Push service. I am almost get 2 days standby now that I've disabled this service. It's no big deal to me either because if I want to check emails I just open the email app and then it will check.

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Geek


  #246736 14-Aug-2009 18:07
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Thank you for everyone, it seems that battery is not bad. I will get the phone this weekend. :)

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Master Geek


  #246765 14-Aug-2009 20:44
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I get about 15 hours on stand by and 4 hours of usage, I feel it's a bit piss poor.

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  #246767 14-Aug-2009 20:47
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That's unusually low for a 3GS.

3GS has terrible battery life at the best of times though compared to other 3G phones.

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Master Geek


  #246769 14-Aug-2009 20:51
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Hallanz you should say the iPhone in general has pathetic battery life compared to other phones full stop lol.

And 15hrs on standby is pathetic, I have used nearly 4hrs of usage with EVERYTHING turned on but the screen is quite low and I am on 64% battery and this includes gaming I did yesterday while awaiting the doctor

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