Coming in 2008: iPhone battery rot?

Just picked up Patrick and turns out his iPhone is only lasting a few hours now in standby mode without doing anything on it!

So, it’s going into the shop tomorrow. Damn, we sure have a lot of problems with Apple stuff. On the other hand, Dave Winer’s Mac just died and he thinks that only means one thing: a new Mac is coming soon. Well we already KNOW a new iPhone is coming soon, so maybe Dave has a point? Me? Now I know why I keep my Nokia around.

Anyone else having problems with iPhone battery life?

Comments

  1. I love my Nokia N82! Using it to take pictures, movies and live blog is great, but the best part is I can carry 3 or so batteries in my pocket and not have to worry about being in a situation where I’m without connectivity.

  2. I love my Nokia N82! Using it to take pictures, movies and live blog is great, but the best part is I can carry 3 or so batteries in my pocket and not have to worry about being in a situation where I’m without connectivity.

  3. [...] Robert Scoble’s kid Patrick has an iPhone that isn’t lasting as long as it was on day one, something that batteries always seem to do. Mobile phones with multimedia capabilities inside tend to wear out batteries quite rapidly. I’ve had my N95 since August and I’m already up to my second battery. What will happen when people who own the iPhone can’t make it through the day? Will 2008 be the year that a huge wave of consumers sue Apple for their faulty batteries like they did back in 2005? [...]

  4. No problems here. I’ve noticed that with the 1.1.2 firmware, the wifi finder is a bit active and tends to run things down a bit quickly. Aside from that, seems fine – got it launch day.

  5. No problems here. I’ve noticed that with the 1.1.2 firmware, the wifi finder is a bit active and tends to run things down a bit quickly. Aside from that, seems fine – got it launch day.

  6. – we sure have a lot of problems with Apple stuff –
    Yep, between the two of you, you’ve had more trouble than any 100 Mac/Apple owners I’ve ever known. You don’t live in the same area so it’s probably not the water but it has to be something.

  7. – we sure have a lot of problems with Apple stuff –
    Yep, between the two of you, you’ve had more trouble than any 100 Mac/Apple owners I’ve ever known. You don’t live in the same area so it’s probably not the water but it has to be something.

  8. No problems here. With average use (about 1 hour a day email/web/phone & 30 minutes or more music playing), I only plug in my iPhone every two days or so and it still has nearly 1/2 charge.

  9. No problems here. With average use (about 1 hour a day email/web/phone & 30 minutes or more music playing), I only plug in my iPhone every two days or so and it still has nearly 1/2 charge.

  10. …and it’s reasons like this why I don’t have a iPhone and have not considered another Mac. In fact, I just bought a (heavily discounted thanks to Black Friday specials) PC based laptop.

    -A

  11. …and it’s reasons like this why I don’t have a iPhone and have not considered another Mac. In fact, I just bought a (heavily discounted thanks to Black Friday specials) PC based laptop.

    -A

  12. Yes. The same issue here, but even less. I am done with it, sadly. Given that I am in the presence of other sufferers, I feel compelled to gripe that of the last 3 Apple purchases I made – all three failed. Two laptops and now this. Failed in the sense of expectations.

    As a long time developer, primarily on the Win platform (primarily web based apps), I wanted to make the move to Apple. I wanted to do so in order to not only enjoy a different, sexy OS, but also to more easily test, and frankly to enjoy a different feel. While I had used Apples, I had not purchased one since pre-Win 95.

    But as stated in the Godfather – every time I try to get out, they pull me back in. The first laptop (this past summer) had heating issues. I then got the new Santa Rosa MacBook Pro and not only did it have heat issues, but the vid card was bad.

    It should not be so hard to leave the non-Apple systems. It is not even about dumping Windows, since Bootcamp gets rid of that. Sigh. Three strikes and you are out perhaps, but damnit, I find myself wanting to try again because it seems as though I am missing out (and practically speaking – I want to be exposed to the platform and testing).

    But I am not going to keep burning myself literally and otherwise, because as they say, when you continuously repeat the same act over and over again as though the results are going to be different and they are not…

  13. Yes. The same issue here, but even less. I am done with it, sadly. Given that I am in the presence of other sufferers, I feel compelled to gripe that of the last 3 Apple purchases I made – all three failed. Two laptops and now this. Failed in the sense of expectations.

    As a long time developer, primarily on the Win platform (primarily web based apps), I wanted to make the move to Apple. I wanted to do so in order to not only enjoy a different, sexy OS, but also to more easily test, and frankly to enjoy a different feel. While I had used Apples, I had not purchased one since pre-Win 95.

    But as stated in the Godfather – every time I try to get out, they pull me back in. The first laptop (this past summer) had heating issues. I then got the new Santa Rosa MacBook Pro and not only did it have heat issues, but the vid card was bad.

    It should not be so hard to leave the non-Apple systems. It is not even about dumping Windows, since Bootcamp gets rid of that. Sigh. Three strikes and you are out perhaps, but damnit, I find myself wanting to try again because it seems as though I am missing out (and practically speaking – I want to be exposed to the platform and testing).

    But I am not going to keep burning myself literally and otherwise, because as they say, when you continuously repeat the same act over and over again as though the results are going to be different and they are not…

  14. Dave Winer posts about problems with Apple. Scoble posts about problems with Apple. Must be a few weeks since the last lot of “Apple, oh Apple, woe is me. Thee has let me down for the last time” posts.

  15. Dave Winer posts about problems with Apple. Scoble posts about problems with Apple. Must be a few weeks since the last lot of “Apple, oh Apple, woe is me. Thee has let me down for the last time” posts.

  16. Say it with me: The singular form of data is not anecdote.

    That was a real link-baiting headline, Robert. I expected better of you :-)

  17. Say it with me: The singular form of data is not anecdote.

    That was a real link-baiting headline, Robert. I expected better of you :-)

  18. Yep, I’m having the same problem too. At the moment my phone seems to last a day with quite low usage. I suppose I’ll have to take mine into Apple as well.

    If only they had user-replaceable batteries. :(

  19. Yep, I’m having the same problem too. At the moment my phone seems to last a day with quite low usage. I suppose I’ll have to take mine into Apple as well.

    If only they had user-replaceable batteries. :(

  20. If only they had user-replaceable batteries — and then you’d be bitching about how thick the iPhone is.

    Scoble, you and I must represent the ying and yang of Apple ownership. In 10 years: 4 notebooks and 2 desktops, 4 iPods, 2 airport base stations, and one iPhone I have used Apple’s warranty zero times. I have experienced no dead pixels, no death on delivery, no failed keyboards. Nothing – every piece of equipment is either still functioning in my possession or working when I sold it. (And in that litany of ownership, those aren’t all mine, they are the family’s, I’m not replacing iPods and computers every year – personally, it is more like every 30 – 36 months.)

  21. If only they had user-replaceable batteries — and then you’d be bitching about how thick the iPhone is.

    Scoble, you and I must represent the ying and yang of Apple ownership. In 10 years: 4 notebooks and 2 desktops, 4 iPods, 2 airport base stations, and one iPhone I have used Apple’s warranty zero times. I have experienced no dead pixels, no death on delivery, no failed keyboards. Nothing – every piece of equipment is either still functioning in my possession or working when I sold it. (And in that litany of ownership, those aren’t all mine, they are the family’s, I’m not replacing iPods and computers every year – personally, it is more like every 30 – 36 months.)

  22. To all the suckers who clicked, to all the Apple haters here to get their daily dose, to all the commenting Microsoft BlackPR A holes, and to Robert (who is now a little richer), have a merry Christmas and happy new year-from Zato.

  23. To all the suckers who clicked, to all the Apple haters here to get their daily dose, to all the commenting Microsoft BlackPR A holes, and to Robert (who is now a little richer), have a merry Christmas and happy new year-from Zato.

  24. brand new iPhone is in standby mode (not sim unlocked for my network yet) and hsa WiFi off, over night loses half its charge. SUCK MY APPLES!

  25. brand new iPhone is in standby mode (not sim unlocked for my network yet) and hsa WiFi off, over night loses half its charge. SUCK MY APPLES!

  26. My iphone battery is working fine. Haven’t missed a call yet. Can’t say that about my previous phone.

    Hey on another note- what ever happened to that Surface crap that MS was going to launch supposedly this year??? That should have been voted the worst vapor-ware of 2007!

  27. My iphone battery is working fine. Haven’t missed a call yet. Can’t say that about my previous phone.

    Hey on another note- what ever happened to that Surface crap that MS was going to launch supposedly this year??? That should have been voted the worst vapor-ware of 2007!

  28. 1 iPhone, 2 MBP’s, 3 iMac’s, and a Mac Pro along with a display over the last two years between home and office purchases. No problems to date. My 3rd gen iPod kept having hard drive problems but Apple kept replacing. I don’t keep the wifi on for the iPhone very much as our office wifi is a pain to attach to. I do keep the Bluetooth on all the time. Battery life is very good for me.

    I think your problem is user error ;-)

  29. 1 iPhone, 2 MBP’s, 3 iMac’s, and a Mac Pro along with a display over the last two years between home and office purchases. No problems to date. My 3rd gen iPod kept having hard drive problems but Apple kept replacing. I don’t keep the wifi on for the iPhone very much as our office wifi is a pain to attach to. I do keep the Bluetooth on all the time. Battery life is very good for me.

    I think your problem is user error ;-)

  30. My iPhone’s battery is doing fine — I use it very heavily, but it is yet to run out on me before the overnight charge.

    I have a feeling that a lot of the people having battery problems have jailbroken phones running badly designed apps. Certainly true in the case of one of my colleagues. (Like #15′s post — no doubt his iPhone keeps trying to connect to a GSM/Edge network all night long thus his battery runs down.) It’s amazing how people don’t put two and two together.

  31. My iPhone’s battery is doing fine — I use it very heavily, but it is yet to run out on me before the overnight charge.

    I have a feeling that a lot of the people having battery problems have jailbroken phones running badly designed apps. Certainly true in the case of one of my colleagues. (Like #15′s post — no doubt his iPhone keeps trying to connect to a GSM/Edge network all night long thus his battery runs down.) It’s amazing how people don’t put two and two together.

  32. OK this could indeed be a problem but let me add that so is the battery in the last two LG phones I’ve owned in the past couple of years. Oh yes, there’s also the failure of my Vaio Laptop battery that gives me about 25 min instead of 4 hours. If it is a problem Apple should have done what the other gadget manufacturers do – make sure no one notices until the warranty is up in a year. :-)

  33. OK this could indeed be a problem but let me add that so is the battery in the last two LG phones I’ve owned in the past couple of years. Oh yes, there’s also the failure of my Vaio Laptop battery that gives me about 25 min instead of 4 hours. If it is a problem Apple should have done what the other gadget manufacturers do – make sure no one notices until the warranty is up in a year. :-)

  34. I know 2 people with iPhones, one doesn’t have a problem with it, only because she uses it only for phone calls. As for my mum, her battery doesn’t last beyond a 16-hour day, but she takes a lot of pictures.

  35. I know 2 people with iPhones, one doesn’t have a problem with it, only because she uses it only for phone calls. As for my mum, her battery doesn’t last beyond a 16-hour day, but she takes a lot of pictures.

  36. This may not be what’s causing Patrick’s problems, but one issue that’s arisen with a couple of iPhones in my circle of friends has had to do with wifi. Our iPhones burned through the battery every day if we left wifi turned on, especially in Mountain View where there is a relatively week and constant Google municipal wifi signal. Turning wifi off eliminated the problem entirely.

    Just a felt sense, but it seems that our phones used up a lot of energy negotiating connections with weak/transient wifi signals. When used in the presence of a strong wifi connection, wifi doesn’t affect battery life noticeably.

  37. This may not be what’s causing Patrick’s problems, but one issue that’s arisen with a couple of iPhones in my circle of friends has had to do with wifi. Our iPhones burned through the battery every day if we left wifi turned on, especially in Mountain View where there is a relatively week and constant Google municipal wifi signal. Turning wifi off eliminated the problem entirely.

    Just a felt sense, but it seems that our phones used up a lot of energy negotiating connections with weak/transient wifi signals. When used in the presence of a strong wifi connection, wifi doesn’t affect battery life noticeably.

  38. Bought my iPhone release day, use it every day to listen to podcasts on the bus on the way to work and on the way back (hour each way). Use it to surf ad email all that time. Use it as my phone, plug it in each night. I am not seeing any reduction in battery life I have noticed if I accidentally have a javascript heavy page that does quirky stuff and I leave it open and return to the main menu (not quitting the browser by holding down the home button nor closing the page), the battery will run down quicker.

  39. Bought my iPhone release day, use it every day to listen to podcasts on the bus on the way to work and on the way back (hour each way). Use it to surf ad email all that time. Use it as my phone, plug it in each night. I am not seeing any reduction in battery life I have noticed if I accidentally have a javascript heavy page that does quirky stuff and I leave it open and return to the main menu (not quitting the browser by holding down the home button nor closing the page), the battery will run down quicker.

  40. Same here. Battery is more than half empty in the morning, fully charged when going to bed. But I suspect it could have something to do with 3rd party apps, such as the Last.fm client Mobile Scrobbler that’s running in the background. And leaving SSH on seems to be eating away the battery life as well. So, I’m trying to single out the issue that’s really causing the battery drain.

  41. Same here. Battery is more than half empty in the morning, fully charged when going to bed. But I suspect it could have something to do with 3rd party apps, such as the Last.fm client Mobile Scrobbler that’s running in the background. And leaving SSH on seems to be eating away the battery life as well. So, I’m trying to single out the issue that’s really causing the battery drain.

  42. Third party apps are obviously going to affect it – not because of any lack of skill on the part of the developer because they’re working new technology which is as yet undocumented. I noticed my battery was draining about 30% overnight so I turned off the email checking automatically every 15 minutes. Funnily enough it stopped me being woken by the device at 2 am because someone wanted to sell me cheap whatevers! Bonus!

    The lack of “sleep” has to be major too. iPhone is always awake.

  43. Third party apps are obviously going to affect it – not because of any lack of skill on the part of the developer because they’re working new technology which is as yet undocumented. I noticed my battery was draining about 30% overnight so I turned off the email checking automatically every 15 minutes. Funnily enough it stopped me being woken by the device at 2 am because someone wanted to sell me cheap whatevers! Bonus!

    The lack of “sleep” has to be major too. iPhone is always awake.

  44. Robert,

    Do you know if Patrick has tried re-calibrating his iPhone’s battery (i.e. full charge followed by a full discharge)? I think it will help.

  45. Robert,

    Do you know if Patrick has tried re-calibrating his iPhone’s battery (i.e. full charge followed by a full discharge)? I think it will help.

  46. I’d like to know how many of those phones are jailbreaks. 3rd party apps can cause bad things to happen. Yea, that’s what I thought.
    Don’t blame Apple for poorly designed SW.

  47. I’d like to know how many of those phones are jailbreaks. 3rd party apps can cause bad things to happen. Yea, that’s what I thought.
    Don’t blame Apple for poorly designed SW.

  48. My partner and I have had our iPhones since the Friday after the release day. Neither of us is having battery problems. I charge mine most nights, but I do a lot of edge surfing and typically 1-2 hours of iPod listening every day, along with the occasional phone call and playing games like iSolitaire. My partner charges his phone every 3 or 4 nights but does relatively little with his during the day.

    We both leave the wifi and bluetooth off except when we’re actually using them. I found that the worst offender on battery life was allowing the iPhone to tell me when it had found new hotspots so I almost never use that feature…again, unless I need it.

    We both follow rechargable best practices and try to do a full-drain-and-charge roughly once a month. The biggest problem I have is actually waiting for my phone to shut down when the battery dies; I usually let it play some video while the wifi is turned on to help it along.

  49. My partner and I have had our iPhones since the Friday after the release day. Neither of us is having battery problems. I charge mine most nights, but I do a lot of edge surfing and typically 1-2 hours of iPod listening every day, along with the occasional phone call and playing games like iSolitaire. My partner charges his phone every 3 or 4 nights but does relatively little with his during the day.

    We both leave the wifi and bluetooth off except when we’re actually using them. I found that the worst offender on battery life was allowing the iPhone to tell me when it had found new hotspots so I almost never use that feature…again, unless I need it.

    We both follow rechargable best practices and try to do a full-drain-and-charge roughly once a month. The biggest problem I have is actually waiting for my phone to shut down when the battery dies; I usually let it play some video while the wifi is turned on to help it along.

  50. Mine (which I bought this summer) was doing ok, but today both of my chargers are ceasing to work. The “battery charging” symbol turns on but then it changes to the “plug” symbol and no charge — neither with the computer cable nor with the wall charger.

    Anyone else encountered this problem?

    Argh!

  51. Mine (which I bought this summer) was doing ok, but today both of my chargers are ceasing to work. The “battery charging” symbol turns on but then it changes to the “plug” symbol and no charge — neither with the computer cable nor with the wall charger.

    Anyone else encountered this problem?

    Argh!

  52. the 1st gen apple iphone has lots of disadvantages..
    i’m from philippines and it was not available yet here..and if it would be available in asia,they should have improve it.and since it is called the JesusPhone,it should exceed all the existing phones..

    1. improve more on the battery life(much better if it could be changeable,like the other phones)

    2. increase the camera megapixels(must exceed any other phones if it is called as the Jesusphone)

    3. should be 3G or more..

    …i think these are the most common problems that people may think before buying the iphone..

    china iphones are already out..and they’re good too excpt for the memory..it almost exceeds the apple’s iphone..

    BUT Apple iPhone will be GREAT SOON!!

  53. the 1st gen apple iphone has lots of disadvantages..
    i’m from philippines and it was not available yet here..and if it would be available in asia,they should have improve it.and since it is called the JesusPhone,it should exceed all the existing phones..

    1. improve more on the battery life(much better if it could be changeable,like the other phones)

    2. increase the camera megapixels(must exceed any other phones if it is called as the Jesusphone)

    3. should be 3G or more..

    …i think these are the most common problems that people may think before buying the iphone..

    china iphones are already out..and they’re good too excpt for the memory..it almost exceeds the apple’s iphone..

    BUT Apple iPhone will be GREAT SOON!!

  54. iPhone External Battery

    Around the time of MacWorld 2008, I heard that a company named FastMac was going to be selling an external battery for the iPhone. Since most afternoons I found my iPhone battery dropping below 20%, this sounded like the perfect solution for me.

    After visiting the FastMac site and reading “FastMac gives you more power for less money than any other company. And we stand behind our products 100%. With our one to three year warranties and our excellent customer support, we’re committed to giving you the best value and service you can’t find anywhere else.” On the strength of that statement, on 12 February I placed my order for a $79.95 iV Battery Charger for iPhone ($94.30 with tax & shipping).

    On 13 February my order status changed from new to processing and on 3 March the status changed to backordered. Later in March, I spoke to a FastMac representative on the phone who explained that they were having quality problems with the product and a redesign for compatibility with the 3G phone, but expected these issues to be resolved shortly.

    On 1 April I received an email that said Pre-orders will begin shipping in mid May. Then on 7 May I received an email that said It looks like the IV will be shipping by the end of the month. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience.

    May and June came and went with no further contact from FastMac so I revisited the FastMac web site which now said Pre-order now! Shipping in limited quantities on June 10, in volume by July 10 Note: Our 1st run is sold out, additional units are expected by July 10th. Hmm. That seemed suspicious. Were there really that many people that placed orders before me?

    On July 14th I received an email that said Your IV will be shipping in approx. 10 days. Please contact me if you have further questions. Then on July 18th I received another email that said Your FastMac TruePower iV iPhone battery backup will ship out within one week – that is just seven days. Within that time, please look in your email for a shipping confirmation and we went ahead and upgraded your shipping to priority!

    Well I never received a shipping confirmation, but on 22 July I noted that my credit card was billed. I considered that a good sign. Certainly a company like FastMac wouldn’t bill the credit card company for merchandise they hadn’t shipped, or would they?

    On 26 July I tried calling the FastMac customer support number but it was a Saturday and there was no answer. I then tried sending an email to three email addresses I had for FastMac contacts, and all three messages bounced back.

    On Monday, 28 July at 10 AM I spoke on the phone to a FastMac representative who said Oh yes, we have the batteries in hand, are in the process of boxing them up and they should go out no later than Thursday

    By now I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but come Friday 1 August I still had heard nothing so at 9:52 AM I sent FastMac a message simply stating Please advise order status and provide tracking number At 12:39 I received a reply from FastMac stating We are in the process of shipping units out. I was not able to find your invoice to provide you with details. Do you have the invoice number? The f…ing subject line of the email included the invoice number, but I replied anyway with the order number, billing date and every other detail I thought they might need. This was the last time I heard from FastMac.

    By comparison, I found an iPhone battery at http://www.richardsolo.com, placed my order on 30 July, it was shipped on 31 July and delivered to my home on 2 August.

  55. iPhone External Battery

    Around the time of MacWorld 2008, I heard that a company named FastMac was going to be selling an external battery for the iPhone. Since most afternoons I found my iPhone battery dropping below 20%, this sounded like the perfect solution for me.

    After visiting the FastMac site and reading “FastMac gives you more power for less money than any other company. And we stand behind our products 100%. With our one to three year warranties and our excellent customer support, we’re committed to giving you the best value and service you can’t find anywhere else.” On the strength of that statement, on 12 February I placed my order for a $79.95 iV Battery Charger for iPhone ($94.30 with tax & shipping).

    On 13 February my order status changed from new to processing and on 3 March the status changed to backordered. Later in March, I spoke to a FastMac representative on the phone who explained that they were having quality problems with the product and a redesign for compatibility with the 3G phone, but expected these issues to be resolved shortly.

    On 1 April I received an email that said Pre-orders will begin shipping in mid May. Then on 7 May I received an email that said It looks like the IV will be shipping by the end of the month. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience.

    May and June came and went with no further contact from FastMac so I revisited the FastMac web site which now said Pre-order now! Shipping in limited quantities on June 10, in volume by July 10 Note: Our 1st run is sold out, additional units are expected by July 10th. Hmm. That seemed suspicious. Were there really that many people that placed orders before me?

    On July 14th I received an email that said Your IV will be shipping in approx. 10 days. Please contact me if you have further questions. Then on July 18th I received another email that said Your FastMac TruePower iV iPhone battery backup will ship out within one week – that is just seven days. Within that time, please look in your email for a shipping confirmation and we went ahead and upgraded your shipping to priority!

    Well I never received a shipping confirmation, but on 22 July I noted that my credit card was billed. I considered that a good sign. Certainly a company like FastMac wouldn’t bill the credit card company for merchandise they hadn’t shipped, or would they?

    On 26 July I tried calling the FastMac customer support number but it was a Saturday and there was no answer. I then tried sending an email to three email addresses I had for FastMac contacts, and all three messages bounced back.

    On Monday, 28 July at 10 AM I spoke on the phone to a FastMac representative who said Oh yes, we have the batteries in hand, are in the process of boxing them up and they should go out no later than Thursday

    By now I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but come Friday 1 August I still had heard nothing so at 9:52 AM I sent FastMac a message simply stating Please advise order status and provide tracking number At 12:39 I received a reply from FastMac stating We are in the process of shipping units out. I was not able to find your invoice to provide you with details. Do you have the invoice number? The f…ing subject line of the email included the invoice number, but I replied anyway with the order number, billing date and every other detail I thought they might need. This was the last time I heard from FastMac.

    By comparison, I found an iPhone battery at http://www.richardsolo.com, placed my order on 30 July, it was shipped on 31 July and delivered to my home on 2 August.

  56. Got an iphone 3g 2 weeks ago. Was working fine til yesterday. Battery dies less than 1 hour after charge and Im not even doing anything on it. I take the train to work, had a full charge before I board the train, didn’t use it on the train, I get off the train 30 minutes later and the charge is on low (red 10%). I recharged at work and it copped out again after minimal usage. It has been like that for the last two days. I called the Apple store about it and a “Genius” told me to come in and replicate the problem… Am I supposed to charge it then stand there with him for 30 minutes to an hour waiting for it to die? Anyways, gonna go to the store the weekend, hope there is a fix bc this is one fun product. Will keep you all updated if you wish…

  57. Got an iphone 3g 2 weeks ago. Was working fine til yesterday. Battery dies less than 1 hour after charge and Im not even doing anything on it. I take the train to work, had a full charge before I board the train, didn’t use it on the train, I get off the train 30 minutes later and the charge is on low (red 10%). I recharged at work and it copped out again after minimal usage. It has been like that for the last two days. I called the Apple store about it and a “Genius” told me to come in and replicate the problem… Am I supposed to charge it then stand there with him for 30 minutes to an hour waiting for it to die? Anyways, gonna go to the store the weekend, hope there is a fix bc this is one fun product. Will keep you all updated if you wish…

  58. My started about a week ago. I unplug it after a night of charging and it has a full charge on it. I set it down for 3 or 4 hours (haven’t opened or closed any apps) and the battery is at 10% and the phone won’t do anything. Resetting has not helped either. Loved my 1st I phone, but this 3g has been horrible! Crashes, battery problems and no luck with tech support.

    Can anyone help….

  59. My started about a week ago. I unplug it after a night of charging and it has a full charge on it. I set it down for 3 or 4 hours (haven’t opened or closed any apps) and the battery is at 10% and the phone won’t do anything. Resetting has not helped either. Loved my 1st I phone, but this 3g has been horrible! Crashes, battery problems and no luck with tech support.

    Can anyone help….

  60. MY I PHONE WILL NOT TURN ON AT ALL. BATTERY APPEARS TO BE CHARGED. DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A BATTERY PROBLEM?

  61. MY I PHONE WILL NOT TURN ON AT ALL. BATTERY APPEARS TO BE CHARGED. DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A BATTERY PROBLEM?