Why does the iPhone die at night?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bonskovsky, Jan 27, 2013.

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Do you wake up with a dead iPhone?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    113 vote(s)
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    bonskovsky

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    #1
    Most of the time, I use my iPhone right before bed. But yet. When I wake up the next morning the phone is dead.

    Why? Why does it die over night even though I'm not using it?
     
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    vastoholic

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    #2
    Be more specific. How much battery is left on your phone before you go to bed? What sort of apps might be using your battery (anything with push enabled). Is anything constantly updating? How's your battery life during the day? When I first got my iP5 I restored from a back up of my 4s and I would consistently lose 10-20% battery overnight. Restored to new and it hasn't happened again.
     
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    My phone goes down 2% overnight... I have a i5 btw
     
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    sagar4995

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    #4
    :cool:
    i once went with a 0% drop. 7 hrs sleep. no running apps in background. 3g switched off. it was an experiment/bet i had with my fandroid friend :)
     
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    Adutrumque

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    #5
    Plug it in when you go to sleep?

    Sometimes when I check its 50 or higher I leave it be thinking I'm gonna drain it to 0%.
     
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    macingman

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    I just put my 4S down on the bedside table. The max it's ever lost is 2 or 3%. Normally it doesn't lose any percent.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted

    It happened once to me and it turned out to be Safari bookmarks sync through iCloud.
     
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    quietstormSD

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    I think my battery drops at night because I get really crappy cell reception in my apartment. Therefore the phone is constantly looking for more cell strength.
     
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    Wicked1

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    I bet you have too many things running, or using location services and when they update also could be an issue.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    the fuller it is the longer it lasts, 100% might go down 10% but 30% will be flat by the morning
     
  11. macrumors 68040

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    #11
    Mine only drops by about 5% overnight. If yours is dropping fast you might be in a poor reception area.
     
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    Chundles

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    #12
    Question is, why is it being left off the charge at night?
     
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    Interstella5555

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    #13
    Because it ran out of battery? That or it couldn't reconcile its feelings of emptiness in the world and decided to end it early.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    it depends on the device I had one 4s which dropped like 5-6% with hardly anything running and now with a new 4s it drops maybe 3% max.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    #15
    I have no problems with my iPhone dying overnight when it is not on the charger.
     
  16. macrumors 68000

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    Nice i dobt touch anything when i leave my phone down, i have apps still open and whatnot, iphone standby life is incredible
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    in area with no power
     
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    blueroom

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    #18
    Extension cord.
     
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    #19
    I wonder the same thing.
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    #20
    I put my phone on the charger every night and I wake up with it at 100% charge. Then it lasts me all day.
     
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    erayser

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    #21
    I didn't realize this was an issue. There are times I can go 2 to 3 days without charging my iPhone 5 when I'm only using it just as a phone, and occasionally checking email and messages (light data usage).
     
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    blueroom

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    #22
    Unless it's a defective iPhone the problem is usually poor wireless signal. This causes the phone (any mobile phone) to increase the gain (power) to maintain a signal.

    Plus put it in the charger at night. Easy peasy.
     
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    mpayne2k

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    #23
    Haha!
     
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    erayser

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    #24
    This makes sense. We had the same issue with Verizon at home... and the main reason why we switched carriers. We had to keep our phones on the charger just to talk without our phones dying on us. But the main issue for us was the poor Verizon signal in our location would drop calls constantly... and it did kill our batteries.
     
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    blueroom

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    #25
    My parents house has the same effect on mine. Spotty cell connection, 1 or 2 bars. iPhone stays warm and battery be gone. At my house it'll run for a few days.
     

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