8.4 music app causes massive battery drain. Monitor shows 'low signal' but I use only my library

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Hellolivinlarge, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Hellolivinlarge macrumors newbie

    Hellolivinlarge

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    Hello,

    My phone suffers from massive battery drain since 8.4 update. I listen to my own music only and have not signed in to the new streaming service.

    The battery monitor says "low signal" as one cause for battery drain even when I do not listen to online/streaming music. I assume it also eats up my data plan.



    How can I force the music app not to be online? I have no need for online services in the music app.

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. X--X macrumors 6502

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    You can turn off Apple Music in the settings.
     
  3. Hellolivinlarge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Hellolivinlarge

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    Do you mean "show Apple music"? I did this first thing after I installed 8.4. This is why I am especially confused. When I turn off the music I expect the app to be offline. My guess is, this comes from 'connect' and/or 'radio' which can't be turned off
     
  4. X--X macrumors 6502

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    They are hiding that toggle under Settings -> General -> Restrictions
     
  5. Hellolivinlarge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Hellolivinlarge

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    So I enable restrictions and then toggle 'Apple music connect' to off, right?

    Wow that is a pain in the a**. That could easily be placed in the music settings :(
     
  6. Hellolivinlarge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Hellolivinlarge

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    Can I make this happen for radio as well?

    I also found that in the 'cellular' settings I can specifically turn off cellular data usage for single apps but I would prefer if first of all I knew why the music app consumes cellular data at all when used to play local songs only and second a general 'off' switch for all that newly added streaming/music/connect/radio stuff. This is annoying.
     

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