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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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Why does the iPhone die at night?

Most of the time, I use my iPhone right before bed. But yet. When I wake up the next morning the phone is dead.

Why? Why does it die over night even though I'm not using it?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:13 AM   #2
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Be more specific. How much battery is left on your phone before you go to bed? What sort of apps might be using your battery (anything with push enabled). Is anything constantly updating? How's your battery life during the day? When I first got my iP5 I restored from a back up of my 4s and I would consistently lose 10-20% battery overnight. Restored to new and it hasn't happened again.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:21 AM   #3
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My phone goes down 2% overnight... I have a i5 btw
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:35 AM   #4
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My phone goes down 2% overnight... I have a i5 btw

i once went with a 0% drop. 7 hrs sleep. no running apps in background. 3g switched off. it was an experiment/bet i had with my fandroid friend
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:56 AM   #5
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Plug it in when you go to sleep?

Sometimes when I check its 50 or higher I leave it be thinking I'm gonna drain it to 0%.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:53 AM   #6
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I just put my 4S down on the bedside table. The max it's ever lost is 2 or 3%. Normally it doesn't lose any percent.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:29 AM   #7
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Wirelessly posted

It happened once to me and it turned out to be Safari bookmarks sync through iCloud.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:22 AM   #8
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I think my battery drops at night because I get really crappy cell reception in my apartment. Therefore the phone is constantly looking for more cell strength.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:22 AM   #9
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Most of the time, I use my iPhone right before bed. But yet. When I wake up the next morning the phone is dead.

Why? Why does it die over night even though I'm not using it?
I bet you have too many things running, or using location services and when they update also could be an issue.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:29 AM   #10
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the fuller it is the longer it lasts, 100% might go down 10% but 30% will be flat by the morning
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:31 AM   #11
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Mine only drops by about 5% overnight. If yours is dropping fast you might be in a poor reception area.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:37 AM   #12
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Question is, why is it being left off the charge at night?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:11 AM   #13
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Because it ran out of battery? That or it couldn't reconcile its feelings of emptiness in the world and decided to end it early.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:22 AM   #14
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I just put my 4S down on the bedside table. The max it's ever lost is 2 or 3%. Normally it doesn't lose any percent.
it depends on the device I had one 4s which dropped like 5-6% with hardly anything running and now with a new 4s it drops maybe 3% max.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:28 AM   #15
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I have no problems with my iPhone dying overnight when it is not on the charger.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:15 AM   #16
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i once went with a 0% drop. 7 hrs sleep. no running apps in background. 3g switched off. it was an experiment/bet i had with my fandroid friend
Nice i dobt touch anything when i leave my phone down, i have apps still open and whatnot, iphone standby life is incredible
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:23 AM   #17
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Question is, why is it being left off the charge at night?
in area with no power
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:32 AM   #18
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in area with no power
Extension cord.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:34 AM   #19
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Question is, why is it being left off the charge at night?
I wonder the same thing.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:36 AM   #20
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Most of the time, I use my iPhone right before bed. But yet. When I wake up the next morning the phone is dead.

Why? Why does it die over night even though I'm not using it?
I put my phone on the charger every night and I wake up with it at 100% charge. Then it lasts me all day.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:12 AM   #21
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I didn't realize this was an issue. There are times I can go 2 to 3 days without charging my iPhone 5 when I'm only using it just as a phone, and occasionally checking email and messages (light data usage).
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:15 AM   #22
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Unless it's a defective iPhone the problem is usually poor wireless signal. This causes the phone (any mobile phone) to increase the gain (power) to maintain a signal.

Plus put it in the charger at night. Easy peasy.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:17 AM   #23
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Because it ran out of battery? That or it couldn't reconcile its feelings of emptiness in the world and decided to end it early.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:24 AM   #24
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Unless it's a defective iPhone the problem is usually poor wireless signal. This causes the phone (any mobile phone) to increase the gain (power) to maintain a signal.

Plus put it in the charger at night. Easy peasy.
This makes sense. We had the same issue with Verizon at home... and the main reason why we switched carriers. We had to keep our phones on the charger just to talk without our phones dying on us. But the main issue for us was the poor Verizon signal in our location would drop calls constantly... and it did kill our batteries.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:33 AM   #25
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My parents house has the same effect on mine. Spotty cell connection, 1 or 2 bars. iPhone stays warm and battery be gone. At my house it'll run for a few days.
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