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Weird ...

Months ago I bought an iPhone, a day or so after release. Overall it has been a wonderful choice. It's so much more than a cell phone with an mp3 player, and just that alone would have attracted me.

Probably because I do more with it, the battery doesn't stay charged anywhere near as long as my old cell phone did. Yet I can usually go a day or two between plugging in without problem.

This morning's weirdness: The iPhone was fully charged last night and yet is almost completely drained this morning - a state I haven't seen it in ever before. The warning text of "under 10% power" came up.

I plugged it in, and it how indicates it is charging, but 10 minutes later I don't see any improvement. Then the device freezes.

Now it's been about 40 minutes, and I guess the color bar may have moved over just a bit. I sure hope I get this charged back up - and prevent spurious discharges - before I need to fly off to New York tonight...


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Oct. 31st, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
See if your Bluetooth is turned on -- sometimes BT devices get to chatting if they're not paired, and that can eat the battery. (That happens to my Treo on occasion, if I forget to turn it off when I'm not using it.)
Oct. 31st, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
I've never had a cell phone that will last 12 hours in our house. Too little signal, the things kick up to full power to try to chat, and that kills the batteries immediately.

The lack of useful coverage in our house is pretty much why I don't care for cell phones much. Even if I go outside I'm lucky to be able to make a call. I've not found any services with a truly usable signal.

Good luck getting it charged though.
Oct. 31st, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
I thought I remembered a firmware patch for this sort of thing, but that must have been a rumor. I did find an article on things to try, though, here.
Oct. 31st, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
We live in a Faraday cage, so have to leave the cell phones plugged in, in the house, otherwise they eat their charge by trying to find a signal. Is it possible it was just in a place it couldn't get a tower signal?
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