Originally Posted by c2j7l
I called Apple and they set me up for a replacement appointment. When I arrived the rep asked that he run a diagnostics on the battery. He said it checked out fine but I had EVERY APP IN THE PHONE RUNNING! I wasn't well versed on "multitasking" and was not aware that when you launch an app it stays running in the background until you remove it from the multitasking bar. He asked that I try the phone again for a few days and that if I wasn't happy still they would replace the phone.
Well battery life has dramatically improved so user error appears the be the problem.
I might add that Apples pseudo
"multitasking" function is cumbersome at best, adding multiple keystrokes, and I personally would like to be able to turn it off.
The fact that I lost significant battery power with the phone OFF is still a mystery however.
You are right about the mystery. The explanation makes no sense at all. If your phone is fully turned off (and not just asleep) then you have no apps running. And when you phone is on, all the apps 'running' in the background are not really running. They are termination but their state is held in memory. This should have negligible to no impact on battery. This is specifically why Apple implemented their form of multitasking-resource (specifically battery and CPU) conservation. Some of the multitasking APIs, like background music, location services and maybe VOIP would utilize CPU when running in the background, but should really be only 3 processes, regardless of the number of apps you actually have 'running' in the background.
I would have guessed a bad battery or bad battery metering.