Battery life

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by photogpab, Jun 13, 2013.

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    photogpab

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    Having a huge problem with battery life and hoping someone can offer help or advice.

    I know it's a beta but when I was on iOS 6 I would charge my phone to 100% and leave it unplugged overnight and wake up with about 88%-92%. Almost no battery usage. On any average day my usage would be 8-9 hours (sometimes more)

    Yesterday I charged my iPhone to 100% with iOS 7 and when I woke up this morning it was at 17%.

    I've been using the phone for about 10 minutes and I've dropped to 8%. It's eating through the battery incredibly fast. my usage is not even 3 hours yet.

    Something is clearly wrong. I know it's a beta but I've never experienced this with other betas.

    Any advice please??
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    That's not normal. Did you restore from a backup?
     
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    photogpab

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    Before I installed iOS 7 I restored iOS 6 as a 'new phone' and then updated to iOS 7.
     
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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Turn off background app refresh.

    Yesterday I went from 100% to 31% in two hours. Today 100% to 81% in two hours with it off.
     
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    photogpab

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    Adam - ok just did that. Let's see if it helps.

    I am down to 2% with total usage of 2 hours and 48 minutes. Incredible. I haven't even used the phone! I was asleep.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Had exactly the same experience... Charged multiple times yesterday 20% losses within an hour.

    Turned off background app refresh and automatic downloads for Apps and its only lost 12% in 7 hours!

    :cool:
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Installed iOS 7 yesterday...For a Beta 1 on a totally new OS this thing is fantastic! My battery life doesn't seem to be effected at all so far. Basically all the good parts of Android, done up prettier, and put into iOS...Love it!
     
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    photogpab

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    Let me try that

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    I like iOS 7 but the battery problem I'm experiencing is bizarre. Never had a problem like this in all my years owning an iPhone.
     
  10. macrumors 603

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    Of course, because no phones are released running beta software. :rolleyes:
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    I can attest that resetting all settings will fix battery life and keep your data. My phone would hardly last a few hours under iOS 7 beta.

    I will know more though out the day, but this seems to be the fix
     
  12. Guest

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    Is that feature only in iOS 7?
     
  13. macrumors 603

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    Background app refresh? Yes, it's a new feature of multitasking.
     
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    photogpab

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    I know but I never had issues like this with iOS 6 betas. Just saying there must be a glitch I can fix because battery issues are expected but not like this - and a lot of people are experiencing great battery life so...
     
  15. macrumors 603

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    Really? Where? :eek: Everyone uses their phone different so YMMV.

    Give it a couple betas or until the GM to see improvements, although I'm personally hoping the next beta offers some sort of improvement.
     
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    I found that if you disable the "Show All" under Setting==>iTunes&App Stores it saves some battery- Enabled it automatically puts the purchased music and video in the apps for automatic download. If disabled and you want to re-download you need to go to the purchased tab in iTunes.
     
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    I installed iOS 7 last night then made a phone call right after everything updated. I was on the phone for 3 hours and 16 minutes. The phone was at 100% when I started and 8% when I hung up.
     
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    DDustiNN

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    I turned off both of those features on Tuesday night. Wednesday, my phone still had horrid battery life. It would drain like 1% every 10 mins or so, while the phone was completely inactive on my desk. Then if I'd use it for a couple minutes, it would get incredibly hot.

    On iOS 6, my phone would last me from 7 am to midnight with average usage. With iOS 7, my phone was down to 1% when I left work at 5:30, and I barely even used it all day.

    So I'm not sure that's the actual fix.
     
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    braddick

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    I swear, I've been looking all over how to do so and can't locate it. Please provide guidance!
     
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    DDustiNN

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    I think it was in Settings --> General
     
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    Go to Settings->General->background app refresh
     
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    braddick

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    Ah, there it is!
    Thanks much. (I only had stocks and weather on, but switched them off anyway.)

    Let's see if that'll make a difference.
     
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    I just had another long call after posting. 1 hour 16 minutes. Battery went from 83% to 36%.
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    Strange, my battery *seems* to be the same if not better.

    I'm at 75% right now with 2 hours 26 min of usage and 5 hours 5 min of standby.
     
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    There's nothing you can do guys. It's a problem within the new code. Don't like it then go back to ios6 ;) have to wait for beta 2 and hope it's fixed.
     

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