Battery life sucked out of my iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lindsayanng, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

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    I used the AIM app today instead of the TEXTING app.. and i didnt really im more than i would text.. and i got THE worst battery life ever.. 5PM and mine was DEAD.. and I only IMed 9 separate times all day~
     
  2. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    it might be due to the push feature of AIM if you have it enabled.
     
  3. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I dont get it though.. why would push on AIM take MORE battery than a text message?? Its not like AIM is running in the background. It makes no sense
     
  4. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    Yea PUSH is killing battery.. but i dont care because i love it!
     
  5. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

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    ok.. but WHY.. why in the world does push kill a battery more so than a text message? I dont really get it. The IM goes to apples servers, apple's servers push it to your phone..

    A text goes to ATT towers, the towers push it to your phone..

    WHERE is the extra battery usage?
     
  6. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    Who knows... maybe coding is ****ed up...
     
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  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I've had push for months now, using IM forwarding enabled in AIM settings. No need to deal with AIM push app and however much battery it eats up. But you need unlimited text for this.
     
  9. Que macrumors 6502

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    why does this need a new thread, surely it could have gone in one of the many other battery ones?
     
  10. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

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    what? i'm married..

    Anyways.. The reason this isn't with the other batter threads was because i didnt see any that were specific to AIM or if PUSH was really the cause.

    I GUESS a coding thing could cause it.. but it still makes no sense whatsoever. I mean, that would be some serious processes going on in a huge burst every time a notification is receiving.

    My husband's phone is doing the same thing. We dont text/AIM much.. but our batteries are both dead by 5pm
     

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