Best way to drain iPhone battery completely?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by benguild, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Video Record+ Continual Flash+= dead battery :).
     
  3. HazyCloud, Oct 21, 2011
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    HazyCloud

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    I restored as new last night and it seems to have really helped.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Have a decent conversation with Siri. :D

    Joking aside, turn on every feature in the settings?
     
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    rdp5008

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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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    dieburnbot

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    Playing games usually kills it pretty fast. Especially the ones with 3D graphics.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Use it as intended, watch the battery drop like a stone. :D
     
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    EmbraceTheOne

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    Turn on the video camera, As someone stated.

    Bye bye battery :p
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    Go to a website with flash. Oh wait... nvm...
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    Porn... lots of it! ;)
     
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    dieburnbot

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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.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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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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