iPhone Anyone having battery drainage?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by vols, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. vols macrumors regular

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    I work 12 hour shifts and before jailbreak, my phone would last throughout the entire day, but now...I have to start charging it by the mid-point of my shift. I read a little bit about this issue and looks like it all points to restoring to factory and not by previous backup is the solution.

    Anyone know another way around this before I restore? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Just be careful what tweaks you have installed, a few them might be running in the background and killing your battery. Personally I don't install or use any tweaks that run in the background.

    And also if I were you I'd restore before it's too late.

    I still get the same usage time I did before I jailbroke.
     
  3. vols thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it's to my understanding...any tweak that runs in the background can be found by double tapping the home key on my iPhone? Or do some tweaks run differently than the actual apps?
     
  4. iAlphard macrumors regular

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    Check your processor load after you install any tweak, so you know which one gives you a problem.
    Same here, same usage even after jailbreak and couple tweaks installed like bitesms, videopane, sistem tweak, lockscreen tweak, ifile. Even with all eye candy turned on and using dynamic wallpaper, which is 4 hours usage mostly on wifi still at 55-60%.
     
  5. vols thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you use to check the processor load?

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    Also here are the tweaks that are installed:

    BigBoss Icon Set
    DockShift
    f.lux
    Flat7 Theme
    Icon Renamer
    iFile
    NoNewsIsGoodNews
    Pandora Downloader
    SinFul iPhone Repo Icons
    TetherMe
    Winterboard
     
  6. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like WinterBoard is the culprit.
     
  7. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I ran winter board for one day and it was chewing through my battery.

    WinterBoard is not updated for ios 7 and that could be an issue.
     
  8. vols thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. But what about Pandora Downloader? I have that tweak from the Sinful Repo which is not updated for ios7 yet. Or am I just beating a dead horse?
     
  9. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Pandora downloader works for you? I might download it, any bugs?
     
  10. vols thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've had no problems with it.
     
  11. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you on the 3.4.1 version or 3.4.6?
     
  12. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    f.lux is probably a big killer, turn it off when you dont want the screen temperature changed
     
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  14. JakeOcn macrumors newbie

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    I've had no issues with f.lux same battery life that before using an i5
     
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  16. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    I use something called Appswitch from the App Store. When idle it should bounce between 1-7% every second. If it's higher some tweak is causing a process to run wild.
     

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  17. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I assume f.lux uses a little more battery due to it using location services.
     
  18. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    It uses it twice a day for a few seconds. I can never detect battery drain with F.lux. It's a great tweak.
     
  19. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I agree and as I said it uses a 'little' more battery due to it accessing location services.

    It is a great tweak.
     
  20. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I heard it's not fully compatible for iOS 7. I'll wait for the update.
     
  21. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I jailbreak specifically for F.lux and I haven't installed anything else. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and I haven't observed a change in battery life.
     
  22. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    you can always run the top command in mobileterminal (install top and mobileterminal from cydia)

    running "top -u" should organize running processes by most to least
     
  23. oplix macrumors 65816

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    my iphone 5 battery life couldnt be better. i actually had a huge fit over how bad ios 7 battery life was in general but it really settled in with a clean install and no restore from backup.
     
  24. djplaxe2109 macrumors 6502

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    Forgive my ignorance, but I still don't understand what it does.
     
  25. JeReSpringer13 macrumors member

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    It changes the color temperature of the screen to match the sunlight based on the time of day, so in the evening, it takes on a yellow/orange tint that is much easier on your eyes and it also doesn't keep you awake as much if you are on your phone before bed.
     

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