iPhone Battery drain faster on jailbroken iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bmac4, Feb 26, 2013.

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    bmac4

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    Has any notice faster battery drain after jailbreaking? I am using an iPhone 5 with 6.1.2 on it. Here is a picture of my battery and usage so far today
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    mikeydeezy

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    My battery sucks now too. But I'm not sure if it isn't because I can't stop downloading tweaks and/or playing with my phone.
     
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    bmac4

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    Here are my app

    Activator
    Applist
    Big boss icon set
    Dashboard x
    Dreamdoard
    I blank
    Ifile
    Intelliscreenx 6
    iOS 6 colorfulstatusbar
    Livepapers
    Ncsettings
    Nexus livepapers
    No iblank shadows
    Now playing on status bar
    Open backup
    Opennotifier
    Respring
    Tetherme
    Weepreferenceloader
    Winterboard

    Could any of these being causing it?
     
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    this used to suck my battery dry fast
     
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    bmac4

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    Oh really. Man that is one of my favorite tweaks after jailbreaking
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Battery drain faster on jailbroken iPhone 5

    I would say dashboard and inteliscreenx6 and nexus wallpaper
    The first two based on my experience with them on ios6 they drain battery faster.
     
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    bmac4

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    Do you know any other tweaks that would works just as will that drain less battery?
     
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    mikeydeezy

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    Does IntelliScreen kill battery as bad even if you disable RSS, Mail, FB and Twitter?

    I love that tweak.
     
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    hamiltonDSi

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    Dude...
    Live wallpapers, winterboard...
     
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    bmac4

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    Winterboard too? I kind of figured the live wallpaper, but really it does not run that much. If the phone is in sleep mode it does not run.
     
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    hamiltonDSi

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    Yeah, winterboard too...
    But don't worry, you can install some themes without winterboard (via SSH) and your battery will be fine.
     
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    bmac4

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    Ok well the only thing I am worried about is the color status bar icons. That was the only place I could fine them. Do you know another cydia tweak for that?
     
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    jps1012

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    My battery has been draining faster lately too. I think it's livePapers but not sure.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    yea,i adore the tweak but its too much of a drainer to have
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    I have no issues with ISX battery draining, but I also have twitter, FB, and mail disabled. If you have them enabled, they're refreshing at the rates you set, and refreshing uses battery. Default they refresh really often, so you can either disable them or set the refresh timer to a longer time.

    My RSS has a refresh of 12 hours, so no noticeable battery issues.

    I think just the NC part of ISX shouldn't use that much extra battery
     
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    bmac4

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    Ok so today I did not recharge my iphone at all. I made it from 7:30 am to about 9:15pm before it died. The last time I check I was a little over 5 hours usage. I never use wifi always on LTE. The signal is really good wear I work so I see no reason to put wifi on. Should I be using wifi more? Will using wifi without turn off LTE save me any battery?

    I am turning off LivePapers to see if that saves any battery. I sure hope it helps only have 5 hours usage kind of sucks.
     
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    NovemberWhiskey

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    wifi always saves battery. a phone on wifi all day will eat less battery than a phone on LTE all day. It's been true for all my phones, from my 3GS, to all my Androids, to my iphone 5.

    I've also noticed battery drain, but am still not sure if it is the jailbreak itself or some tweak/app I have. I uninstalled NCSettings and am already seeing improved battery life. It doesn't make much sense to me, but maybe something always has to be running in the background in order for the toggles to be so responsive.

    Tomorrow, I am going to uninstall Zephyr to see what that does. The only other tweaks I have are switchy, and tetherme. I don't think it is tetherme as that shouldn't be active until I turn it on. Zephyr seems like it has to run all the time, so that is a possibility.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    While that is generally true, with a good LTE signal the battery drain is significantly less than with 3G, or a poor signal. It connects, gets business done, and stops, instead of trying to connect, boosting the signal, repeating, etc....

    But yeah, wifi is always best.
     
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    bmac4

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    I should still be getting more than 5 1/2 hours of usage off a charge I would think. Apple claims 8 on LTE. I don't know I guess I need to see what tweaks I can remove and save some battery.
     
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    I would kill for 5 hours of usage...
     
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    bmac4

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    Really what are you getting?
     
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    I go from 100% to ~15% with 4 hours usage and 10-12 standby

    Although i just recalibrated yesterday so tomorrow i'll do a test w/o re-springing and see if it went up. It felt longer today but not sure
     
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    bmac4

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    Wow. Yea I am really just trying to figure out which tweak is killing the battery. I hope it was NCsettings. I really don't use them so it would be nice if that helped. Some people on here said winterboard could be the cause, but I really don't want to lose that.
     
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    headcase

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    If you can get by without the eye candy (especially live wallpapers), chances are you'll get better battery life. I only have the following installed on my iPhone 6 running 6.1.2, and my battery has no real impact over the stock non-jailbroken state:

    AdBlocker
    AdBlockerNetworks
    CleverPin
    DietBulletin
    Dimmer
    FullForce
    iFile
    MapsOpener
    MuteIcon
    MxTube
    NCRam
    NCSettings
    Nitrous
    Not-So-Smart
    NowNow
    PandoraSkips
    PasswordPilot Pro
    ProTube 2
    RespringCacheFix
    SpringFlash
    Springtomize 2
    SwipeShiftCaret
    SwitcherCleaner
    UnrestrictPremium
    VolumeStep
    WiFi Analyzer
    xCon
    YFiSelect 5.0+
     
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    Brandon0448

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    My first time jailbreakin my 5 I managed to install some tweak that was draining 10% battery a hour in stand by. I did a clean install and now my battery life is normal. Don't know what it was considering I have mostly the same tweaks minus a few that I didn't really need.
     

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