iPhone Battery usage always shows standby and usage as same

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by reptarwilleatu, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. reptarwilleatu macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2014
    Everything has been fine up until today, i noticed that my battery usage shows the same standby and usage time even if i dont use it for a while and leave it in sleep. Tried rebooting as well as charging all the way but its still happening. Nothing looks abnormal as far as app usage. Something eating my battery or bug?
  2. colodane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2012
    I had this problem for awhile on iOS 7 several months ago. It turned out to be a "rogue" app that was running often enough in the background to count the time as running rather than standby, even though the battery life was still excellent. In my case it was the DataMan app that monitored the data usage of my cellular data plan. I ended up just deleting the app since the Apple IOS provides essentially similar data.

    I've had no problem since deleting the app, even after converting to iOS 8.

    The way to find out the app that is causing it is to use the double click (or 4 finger swipe) to find all the running apps. Then turn them off one at a time via an upward swipe until you find the one that is causing the problem. This will take awhile, but it worked for me.
  3. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2014
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  4. sixxmum macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2010
    Do you have anything that you leave on in the background? Mine is that way, but I run Human in the background all the time. It eats very very little battery, but always shows as "in use" for the battery usage times.
  5. reptarwilleatu, Oct 6, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014

    reptarwilleatu thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2014
    I was running Human. I'm running Fjuul. Yeah my battery life is mostly fine even with running that. Not sure though why it started doing this all of a sudden though. I've been running Fjuul and it didn't do this

    It says 13% percent of background activity for that app.

    So you mean it shows the Usage and Standby time as the same constantly?

    EDIT: okay. that's the culprit, not for battery hogging but the showing the same. hmmm weird bug

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