iPhone Battery Not As Good After Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by EvoLovE, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. EvoLovE macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    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
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The jailbreak itself doesn't effect battery life. Its the stuff you install via Cydia that causes excessive battery drain.
  3. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Let battery drain completely. Then charge it completely until it's 100%. Close all apps, hard reset phone and then report back.
  5. snowwhite007 macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    No batt problems here
  6. tctony macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
  7. EvoLovE thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    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
  8. menist macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2010
    Drains for me when using Cydia, which is normal. :D
  9. DisposableHero macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2007
    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.
  10. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
  11. shikari89 macrumors member


    Dec 11, 2010
    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
  12. MajesticNJ macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2009
    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.
  13. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    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).
  14. macbookman83 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2011
    New York
    Definitely not the Jailbreak itself more of the tweaks installed
  15. MajesticNJ macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2009
    Central NJ
    Understood. Just was hoping that someone could provide any historical feedback as to what apps could be causing the power draw. Perhaps it would be best for a separate topic.


  16. 5aga macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2003
    Gig City
    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.
  17. canhaz macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2012

    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
  18. WildGuess, Sep 6, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012

    WildGuess macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2010

    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
  19. ACardAttack macrumors 6502


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

    Mar 7, 2012
    Lock info and SB settings are huge battery killers. I ran Intellscreen X, had to pull it... Was killing my battery life
  21. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    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.
  22. Dropdeadmr macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2013
    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!
  23. Shtyfro-um macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2013
    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!
  24. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012
    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.
  25. darricksailo macrumors 601


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

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