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A "Positive" In The Midst of Battery Life Misery...

Time:October 11
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Granted, I have only owned my new 16G 3G iPhone since 5p July 25... but after what I refer to as a thorough familiarization of my new phones features & navigation... as well as an initial sync of over 200+ songs, 75+-contacts and a lot of Calendar entries, 5-movies, a few music videos and 65 photo's and I did not have to put my phone into a FULL CHG for 18-hr's 24-min... and even then I did so with a little less than 10% battery life remaining. Following my first FULL CHARGE the afternoon of July 26, I am currently still enjoying a FULL GREEN BATTERY indication, with the exception of maybe a "frog's-hair" bit of "white" showing and I am still running strong after what I consider "normal" and "selective" use of features after 20.5 hours. It is important to point out that it includes 8-hr's of my own "sleep time" cutting zzzz's... with no real usage in Sleep mode itself... and taking into account today is Sunday. With that being said, I have been using the iPhone for what it was designed as, and that being from "my perspective" a simple "tool" for when I need to access its features. When at home, I leave 3G off... Location off, Fetch set at OFF since my MacBook Pro is on and in a central location so I am notified as new emails come in... BlueTooth is also off...
When I leave the house, I will turn Bluetooth on and have "Fetch" set at 30-min intervals (15-min or less while on the road for business), stay on Edge unless I have a need to access the web or GPS and of course place and accept phone call's as needed. As for playing my iTunes stuff, I typically listen to my Satellite radio when in the car, and when I go to the gym later, will listen to it for around 1.5 hours... and maybe another on and off 2-hr's while hanging around my pool this afternoon. When in the house and feel like listening to some tunes, I may plug it into my BOSE system... but typically will have my TV on accessing digital music for a change.
In fairness to those Road Warriors on a MS Exchange Server or using Mobile.Me with "PUSH" and BlueTooth requirements, you will of course not enjoy what I have stated during your work week, as my battery life will drop from over a weekend as I am in and out of my office.
Compared to what I have read over the past 4-days in these discussion groups I guess I am quite fortunate.. but for those awaiting to purchase their new 3G's, this may be encouraging news for you, depending on your personal usage seeing I almost cancelled my AT&T store order 3x while reading all the expressed concerns over the 3G's battery, much less the 3G itself.
I can only assure those having concern's with their battery life that I ran my phone thru most all its feature rich capabilities for the course of a little over 6-hr's... leaving the following on:
3G for 14 hr's... Location Finder... Fetch at 15-min intervals... bluetooth... set up Wi-Fi and left on for 12-hr's... sent and received around 110 emails and SMS msg's total... played on Safari for a total of 2-hr's over the course of my charge... played with GPS for a total of around an hour listened to my iTunes for 2-hr's. I navigated around the features quite a bit in getting a comfortable and familiar feel for everything so when I do need to access them, I won't need to fumble around.
Guess it's kinda like using electricity in your house... just because its there and a great convenience doesn't mean you leave your house lights on, run loads of laundry, leave all 3-TV's on 24/7, or run your A/C at 60F while nobody is home during the day. The more you use it, there is an inevitable cost for doing so...
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sorry, but i think u need to fix ur laptop first
u can try plugging ur ipod into another computer(dont know if that will help)

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