iPhone 4 supports:

  1. up to 6 hours of 3G
  2. up to 10 hours of wifi

But how many hours of game play can iphone 4 support?

I've been playing Angry Birds recently and it seems to me that the iPhone can only support 5 hours of Angry Birds. Is this normal?

  • Do you keep WiFi/Bluetooth on while playing?
    – Jawa
    Dec 16, 2010 at 15:37
  • 4
    It depends on how awesome the game is.
    – mipadi
    Dec 16, 2010 at 16:18
  • to maximize on time, i would turn on airplane mode, which turns off the radios, etc..
    – fady
    Dec 16, 2010 at 17:54
  • @Jawa, no WIFI/Bluetooth
    – Graviton
    Dec 17, 2010 at 0:57
  • @mipadi, do you think Angry Birds is awesome enough to warrant such a short battery time?
    – Graviton
    Dec 17, 2010 at 1:06

2 Answers 2


Playing games on your iPhone uses a lot more processing power than 3G or wifi. The higher the cpu usage, the faster the battery drains. I'm actually surprised you get as much battery life as you do, that seems pretty good to me.


Using a high resolution game that requires a lot of computing power (like R Racing or Infinity Blade) in 3 or 4 hours the battery should be completely drained, 5 hours it's a lot...

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