iPhone Battery Not As Good After Jailbreak

EvoLovE

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Oct 12, 2011
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my 4s is on 5.0 and had great battery life before jailbreak. it would last forever on 1% but after jailbreak it loses battery faster and it doesnt even reach 1% before it dies. hopefully this isnt permanent and it gets better after battery cycles
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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The jailbreak itself doesn't effect battery life. Its the stuff you install via Cydia that causes excessive battery drain.
 

Dwalls90

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Feb 5, 2009
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Let battery drain completely. Then charge it completely until it's 100%. Close all apps, hard reset phone and then report back.
 

snowwhite007

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Nov 4, 2011
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No batt problems here
 

EvoLovE

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Original poster
Oct 12, 2011
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well of course im using my phone more now that its jailbroken but ya i know about letting it die and charging to 100%, thats what i meant by battery cycle. its not terrible battery life its probably normal but before it was just really good and i notice the difference
 

DisposableHero

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Nov 17, 2007
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yeah mine was pretty bad last night... died while playing rain sounds while i slept when it normally wouldnt...

removed a few things that ran with mobilesubstrate that i didnt really need and seems fine.. has been at 100% for a little while and I havent touched it.
 

shikari89

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Dec 11, 2010
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Mine is just about the same. Sitting at 92% right now after 6 hours standby and 40 min usage. Not a big change, but then again I have barely touched it today:D
 

MajesticNJ

macrumors regular
Jun 20, 2009
221
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Central NJ
So, mine appeared fine till today. 32gig AT&T iPhone 4S running 5.01.

Yesterday I installed:

1) CallBar
2) Music Controls Pro
3) Mail Enhancer

I left my house this morning at 6am. By 10:45am I was at 35%. Normally I'd be at 80% to 86% around the same time before jailbreaking. All I have done is use Pandora for my ride into work on the bus (about an hour). I have my phone sitting at my desk untouched since then aside from texting two or three times.

I am also running:

1) LockInfo
2) SB Settings (Duh!)
3) Winterboard
4) Infiniboard
5) 5 Icon Dock
6) Zephyr
7) BiteSMS
8) GridLock
9) iFile

Just curious if it's just me and trying to pinpoint what may be causing the battery drain.
 

takeshi74

macrumors 601
Feb 9, 2011
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its not terrible battery life its probably normal but before it was just really good and i notice the difference
Unless you did nothing but jailbreak then you can't assess any causal relationships. Once you start installing JB apps analysis is easily pointless (see first response).
 

5aga

macrumors 6502
Feb 18, 2003
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Gig City
So, mine appeared fine till today. 32gig AT&T iPhone 4S running 5.01.

Yesterday I installed:

1) CallBar
2) Music Controls Pro
3) Mail Enhancer

I left my house this morning at 6am. By 10:45am I was at 35%. Normally I'd be at 80% to 86% around the same time before jailbreaking. All I have done is use Pandora for my ride into work on the bus (about an hour). I have my phone sitting at my desk untouched since then aside from texting two or three times.

I am also running:

1) LockInfo
2) SB Settings (Duh!)
3) Winterboard
4) Infiniboard
5) 5 Icon Dock
6) Zephyr
7) BiteSMS
8) GridLock
9) iFile

Just curious if it's just me and trying to pinpoint what may be causing the battery drain.
My guess is Winterboard and LockInfo. Those two have always given me battery problems. Also restoring your iPhone as new will probably alleviate the battery drain as well.
 

canhaz

macrumors regular
Jan 17, 2012
211
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So, mine appeared fine till today. 32gig AT&T iPhone 4S running 5.01.

Yesterday I installed:

1) CallBar
2) Music Controls Pro
3) Mail Enhancer

I left my house this morning at 6am. By 10:45am I was at 35%. Normally I'd be at 80% to 86% around the same time before jailbreaking. All I have done is use Pandora for my ride into work on the bus (about an hour). I have my phone sitting at my desk untouched since then aside from texting two or three times.

I am also running:

1) LockInfo
2) SB Settings (Duh!)
3) Winterboard
4) Infiniboard
5) 5 Icon Dock
6) Zephyr
7) BiteSMS
8) GridLock
9) iFile

Just curious if it's just me and trying to pinpoint what may be causing the battery drain.

I've been noticing massive battery drain since jailbreaking. Installed apps:

  • Sbsettings
  • Music Controls Pro
  • Activator (obviously)
  • Adblocker
  • FakeClockUp
  • Safari Download Manager
  • Autoprotect
  • iFile
  • ProTube
  • ResetAllKiller
 

WildGuess

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Apr 29, 2010
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canhaz:

I was waiting for somebody to mention AutoProtect. The last update of this tweak absolutely KILLED my battery overnight. I have it on two phones and it was the culprit. Try removing it.
Edit: The dev fixed this problem 9/8. Check that you have version 1.1.1
 
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ACardAttack

macrumors 6502
Mar 18, 2010
397
0
Sbsettings and winterboard are big drainers, sbsettings more so; try ncsettings instead; also for me, hiding app icons drains some battery.
 

Dkorda

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Mar 7, 2012
291
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Lock info and SB settings are huge battery killers. I ran Intellscreen X, had to pull it... Was killing my battery life
 

BumpyFlatline

macrumors 68030
Apr 11, 2012
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0
Lock info and SB settings are huge battery killers. I ran Intellscreen X, had to pull it... Was killing my battery life
Lockinfo on my phone doesn't have any substantial battery drain. I think if you have everything refreshing every 5 minutes, then you'll absolutely run into problems. I have everything set to 1 hour. Oddly enough, whenever a notification, email, text, phone call, etc comes through my phone, lockinfo immediately registers it and picks it up. So I guess what I'm saying is, I don't actually know what the refresh intervals do because no matter what I set them at, everything happens as they come in based on each respective app's notification.

Regardless, I don't see lockinfo a huge battery drain. But to each his own.
 

Dropdeadmr

macrumors newbie
Feb 17, 2013
9
0
I have done a ton of troubleshooting and personally I believe it's the jailbreak itself, but saying that on this forum you may as well have committed murder!
 

Shtyfro-um

macrumors newbie
Feb 19, 2013
1
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I have done extensive troubleshooting and I personally believe it's the jailbreak, but saying that on this site you may as well have committed murder!
 

Luis2004

macrumors 6502a
Dec 30, 2012
615
1
I have done extensive troubleshooting and I personally believe it's the jailbreak, but saying that on this site you may as well have committed murder!
Couldn't agree more. I restored, jailbroke, and installed NO cydia tweaks.

For some reason, when the iPad is "asleep", it drains almost nothing, maybe 2% overnight. But as soon as I wake it up and start using it, it goes down about 10% in 30 minutes. And that's without changing my habits at all from before the jailbreak.

For example, I was at a seminar about a month ago (before jailbreak), and took handwritten notes in Noteshelf. At the end of about 8 hours of constant use (with an hour intermission in the beginning), it was down to 70%, which was astounding.

Recently, after jailbreaking, I wrote notes using the same app, with nothing in the background, the brightness set at the same level I always have it at, no Cydia tweaks installed, and it went down to 50% in about 3 hours.

I don't care what anyone says. This jailbreak does terrible things to the battery. I don't believe it affects everyone the same, but it's the culprit. There is no other explanation.

It's not too surprising. I don't know if anyone has an android device, but in the rooting community it's very common to see some install the exact same kernel or ROM as someone else, on the same phone, and have vastly different battery experiences.

Every device is the same, but every device also isn't, if you get my meaning.
 

darricksailo

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Dec 18, 2012
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Did you just do a normal restore or a DFU mode restore?
Did you restore to a backup you made?
 
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