Battery gets used up too quickly

SDAVE

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So the iP4 gets a full charge at night and it's 100%. I disconnect it and leave it idle (nothing is running). I wake up it's at 68%??

Does it have to do anything with me restoring it from a 3GS backup?

If yes, then how can I backup everything (contacts, notes, sms, photos/vids) and then set it up as a new phone then restore that data?

Thanks
 

mgamber

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I doubt it has anything to do with your backup. I've noticed that apps which use the GPS tend to hit the battery pretty hard. For example, if I leave MLB at Bat or sometimes the camera app running even in the background when I go to bed, I wake up with the battery 30% lower than it should be. Make sure you kill any apps you started before turning it off for the night and see if that helps.
 

SDAVE

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I think that's the issue too. Will try it asap.

It's weirs that all apps stay in the multi task area, Apple didn't implement this very well. It should allow only a few apps running. I k ow technically no apps are in the background like if I jb'd and ran backgrounder.
 

jacksam101

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I noticed a huge drop in battery life when I installed Skype - once I removed it battery life returned to normal (and much better than my old iPhone 3G)
 

HardDemon

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Hmm... something might be wrong with your iphone, my battery lasts ages. even when im running something.

Either the battery is faulty, or your iphone is doing something that is using it up.
 

SDAVE

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Hmm... something might be wrong with your iphone, my battery lasts ages. even when im running something.

Either the battery is faulty, or your iphone is doing something that is using it up.
Hate being picky, but is it worth taking it to a Genius bar??

I turned off all apps and it still dropped 30% when it was idle.
 

impulse462

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Your fast battery drain is exactly from your backup. Try restoring and setting up as new phone, and then seeing if your battery still sucks.

If it still drains too quickly after a full restore, then you might have a hardware problem