Battery drains 10% overnight normal?

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  1. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

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    Iphone 6+ here on 8.1. I am seeing about 10% battery drain overnight with background updates turned off (and most of the system services privacy options off).

    With my iPhone 5 on the last ios7 update, my battery drained only 1% at most overnight.

    Is this normal for ios8 and the iPhone 6?
     
  2. wongster macrumors regular

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    my battery drains about 10% overnight. i guess its the push email feature that i have on and whatever notifications that randomly pop up
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I have everything on except for blue tooth and I drain about 2% overnight. Maybe signal issues? Check your usage when you wake up.
     
  4. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Same here, no more than around 2%.
     
  5. goknicks macrumors member

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  6. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Last week my phone was charging before I went to bed so I unplugged it when it was at a 100%. After a full night sleep and 1 hour of alarms that do vibrate my phone was still at 100%
     
  7. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Overnight is when I have mine plugged in and charging for the next day.
     
  8. Lashae macrumors member

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    10% seems like a lot, mine has never drained more than 2% overnight.
    I also have everything on, except Bluetooth and WiFi.
     
  9. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    No. It should use only 0-1% in 6-8 hours of standby.

    Been this way for me with 4, 5, 5s, and now 6. Used slightly more in 3GS.
     
  10. cababah macrumors 68000

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  11. themyst macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget the last piece of the puzzle, cellular strength. Weaker cellular signals use more battery than strong ones.

    That, and it's possible there's an app in the background that's sapping your battery while it's sleeping. Chat apps (WhatsApp, etc.) are the biggest culprits.
     
  12. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    1-2%? mine drains anywhere from 20-40% overnight (8 hours), iphone 5s..
     
  13. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    :eek:

    You might want to take a look at these settings...
     

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  14. ttmrn macrumors regular

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    ever since i started using the iPhone 6+, i'm at awe with the 0% overnight battery drain.

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    used to have a 8-25% drain with the iPhone 5S.
     
  15. AirThis macrumors 6502a

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    +1 it will save you heaps of battery life...
     
  16. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    unfortunately, it's already off, and i also close all my apps before i turn my phone off.

    it drained 34% last night in under 8 hours :/. i also generally get around 4 hours of usage before it's at 10% (including a day of standby)
     
  17. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    Put it in aeroplane mode tonight see if that helps
     
  18. xreei macrumors member

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    Yes try this.

    Btw what is your typical signal level where you put it for the night? I have pretty bad signal strength in my house so I typically turn off data(GPRS/3G/4G) completely and just rely on wifi at home.
     
  19. ggpike macrumors member

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    My 6+ had major battery drain after the 8.1 update. Where as before I would have around 70% at the end of the day, I would have 30% or less after I updated to 8.1. Tried Reset Network Settings, Reset All, deleted apps, turned off Bluetooth, etc and the problem still persisted. The only thing that worked was to Restore the phone as new from iTunes. Now it's back to being a battery champ!
     
  20. willmtaylor, Nov 2, 2014
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    Not normal. Add another vote for investigating cellular signal strength. Why aren't you charging over night, BTW?
     
  21. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    Signal strength is very low.. though not sure what that has to do with it :eek:.
     
  22. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    The cell radio adjust power as needed to reach the tower. Full signal means very little power used. Weak signal causes phone to transmit full power and drains the battery quickly.
     
  23. cynics macrumors G4

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    Low signal is one of the biggest battery drainers right up there with the screen.
     
  24. goknicks macrumors member

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    what if Wifi is on?

    i'm asking because I only have 3 bars at home but on wifi and overnight with a fully charged phone before sleeping shows 0-1% use when I get up....
     

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