Application Dock eats up battery...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by alanisrox69, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. alanisrox69 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2007
    I installed Dock a few weeks back....I really like it.

    I then noticed by the time I got home from work (I do use my phone for YouTube/Web Browsing at work..shh lol) I would get the 10% battery left warning....

    I figured because of all the browsing and video playback this was normal.

    A friend also had a hacked phone but did not have Dock installed, otherwise we pretty much had the same hacks and apps. I found it odd that I was sucking thru the battery....he would be at 50% or more, and I'd be down to 25%....I thought maybe my battery was dying....

    So last week, I uninstalled everything from my phone. Restored the phone. And reinstalled all the apps, except Dock.

    When I get home I still have 35% or so of battery left.

    Dock really sucks down the battery for some reason.

    Anyone else experience a battery drain with Dock?

  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i think you need to do further battery tests to see if dock really has an impact on battery life.
  3. earthsick macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    central nj
    The more third party apps you load up the more the battery gets sucked down...I noticed the same thing with other applications. I just opted to keep 1.02 rather than going to 1.1.1 but now I am wondering if it is really worth it...alot of these things just burn up the battery.
  4. alanisrox69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2007
    I should note, when I first installed Dock, I was on 1.0.1....still noticed the battery drain.

    I uninstalled everything, restored phone and upgraded to 1.0.2....still drain.

    After that, then I uninstalled everything, restored (1.0.2), reinstalled everything but Dock and noticed a considerable battery life improvement.

    Just an observation...Dock is a really neat app if you don't want Springboard installed (I have that installed now)....I really liked the screenshot feature in Dock...comes in handy....ah well, I like my battery life....


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