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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question Best way to drain iPhone battery completely?

Preferably something I can mute so that I can leave it running overnight.

My battery life on the iPhone 4S has been really bad (it seems) ... but I want to try a calibration. Presently, my phone is either charging at home or in the car ... so I haven't had a chance to really have it die on me yet. Don't want to wait too long.

I thought of leaving a video running on repeat all night. Would that work or would the phone turn off? Can you repeat a single video, or a podcast, with it on mute?
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Video Record+ Continual Flash+= dead battery .
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:06 PM   #3
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I restored as new last night and it seems to have really helped.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:08 PM   #4
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Have a decent conversation with Siri.

Joking aside, turn on every feature in the settings?
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:08 PM   #5
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upgrading an iPhone 4 to iOS 5 will drain the phone in about 2 hours even in standby mode! (from my experience...)
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 04:12 PM   #6
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It seems some users are having better results by draining it.


http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1260159&

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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:04 PM   #7
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Just stream video, that'll do the trick.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:07 PM   #8
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Playing games usually kills it pretty fast. Especially the ones with 3D graphics.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:08 PM   #9
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Use it as intended, watch the battery drop like a stone.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:51 PM   #10
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Turn on the video camera, As someone stated.

Bye bye battery
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:58 PM   #11
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Go to a website with flash. Oh wait... nvm...
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:59 PM   #12
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 06:16 PM   #13
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You know what else normally kills my phone really fast? Facetime. If you have someone to facetime with just load it up and let it run. Phone should be dead in about an hour lol.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 06:51 PM   #14
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You know what else normally kills my phone really fast? Facetime. If you have someone to facetime with just load it up and let it run. Phone should be dead in about an hour lol.
Hmm, I FaceTimed last night for 2 hours and it drained battery from 50% to like 8%.

Come to think of it, that's actually very impressive.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 07:23 PM   #15
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Another thing you can do is download a free flashlight app. I've got one that turns the flash into a strobe. Makes the phone feel like it's on fire, but it kills the battery quick. Have as many apps running in the background as you can and blast some music with the brightness up, wifi and bluetooth on, location services etc. Your phone will die so fast it won't know what hit it lol.
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Massage Siri until she sleeps.
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