Rush Limbaugh swears this little trick works for iPhone battery conservation!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by braddick, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    This morning on the way in to work I was listening to KFI out of Los Angeles and right before the top of the hour newscast listened as Rush Limbaugh stated that although he may well be mocked in the electronic press, he swears when his iPhone is completely charged he turns it completely off after unplugging it. Leaves it off for a minute or two and then powers it back on.

    Says this simple trick gives him more than enough battery life to work the full day whereas before he wouldn't last till mid-afternoon.

    What is your take? I think it's worth trying, but I remain a bit skeptical.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    He might be imagining this, needs testing though.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2007
    Classified NSA intel
    We'll I have noticed that a lot of times after charging overnight, immediately after unplugging the battery drops to 98%.
    If I don't reboot, battery drains faster than if I reboot the device. So I'm not sure what's going on but...
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    It probably has something to do with all apps being closed off and iOS completely restarting to the point where everything is running freshly. As opposed to running everything in the background from the previous day.
  5. macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Believe it or not, this actually works. I've been doing this for a couple years now and seems like it's had positive affect on battery life. Although, my method differs slightly from his, result looks to be same. I power down my iPhone still pluged in, where as, Rush unplugs his iPhone, then powers down.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2008
    I love that we're taking iPhone tips from Rush Limbaugh :D

    I'll give it a shot.. although my 5S already has pretty decent battery life.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2012
    I can verify this tip works, ever since 7.1 I've been getting particularly bad drain with my i5. So I woke up this morning powered it off while getting ready for work I turned it on and used it heavily for two hours. Music/videos streaming through Bluetooth, Web surfing, Facebook, Twitter here are my stats through a couple hours. [​IMG]
  8. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'll have to try this, though I seriously doubt this works. What it might do is adjust the phone's reading of the charge. That is what it reports is a bit more accurate then before.

    So it performs the same but the charge level being reported is a bit more accurate.
  9. macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Yeah that's what I'm thinking. But I'll try it tomorrow.
  10. macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2010
    I just powered my iPhone 5 off and back on. Prior to turning off, the battery was at 94%. When I turned it back on, it showed 99% initially but in the last two minutes has dropped down to 97%. Interesting.
  12. macrumors 68020

    Oct 26, 2008
    This. If I leave GPS apps on, and other backgrounded apps like Skype, it will destroy my battery life. Restarting shuts down these backgroundedd apps. Alternately, you can just shut them down individually.

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