iphone / ipad test I can do to see if my device's battery doesn't last long.
Posted on 2014-10-19
I have an iphone 5 and an ipad, though I am specifically wondering about the iphone.
Is there a 'standard' battery test people have cooked up to test how long the battery runs? Either an app or something you can do, like turn on the brightness 100%, turn on Bluetooth, wifi then stream a Netflix movie and just time how long the movie plays for. just something relative to other people. I didn't do this when it was new and now it's 1 3/4 years old. does apple replace under applecare for battery 'complaints'?
If I do map my walk or other things when out walking, I get maybe 2 - 3 hours at most on a full charge (I guess that would be a good test? Mapmywalk, just leave it still on your deck outside the house and see how long the battery lasts? or no motion would not use nearly as much as walking? Would have to turn off screen off settings so display keeps running, etc.
I DO KNOW THAT SOME THINGS GOBBLE POWER MORE THAN OTHER THINGS. That's not the point. Just seems 2 - 3 hours is too short? (I don't know the true number because I turn off the app when battery is low so I am not stuck in the woods with no phone : )
I'd love a specific series of steps that people have done and how long their phone ran for to see that 'yeah, I'm within 15 - 20 minutes of most people... ' or 'damn, I got 3 hours and everyone else is reporting 5 hours'.