Battery usage "low signal"

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  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

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    In the new battery stats page, what does "low signal" mean under the app name?
     
  2. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    Times when having low signal has drained your battery
     
  3. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    exactly what it says, battery thats used when the phone is increasing its transmit power in attempt to hold a signal with its tower
     
  4. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks.

    Bizarrely my Messages app has used 25% of my battery today!
     
  5. rawCpoppa macrumors 6502

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  6. marcel500 macrumors regular

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  7. rawCpoppa macrumors 6502

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    Seems to not only be limited to the phone app.

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  8. jolleyjoe macrumors newbie

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    Mine shows Low Signal on the Google app.
     
  9. rawCpoppa macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it seems to show what app at the time was drawing a lot of power under low signal.
     
  10. ibis ghost macrumors member

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    Mine is showing low signal with 37%. However ever since the update I can't get above 2-3 dots for signal strength.
     
  11. charlituna macrumors G3

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    nope its not. Low signal can cause issues with apps that use cellular data also.
     
  12. wassup121 macrumors regular

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    Yeah when the phone has low signal (1 bar out of 5), the phone tries extra hard to obtain a signal, thus killing the battery, and also making the phone warm.
     
  13. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Not at all. Low signal is caused by poor reception or cell tower issues. This results in your phone to use more battery as it attempts to maintain the connection whilst searching for a stronger one.

    If you're in a area where you know you won't have signal for a while - such as underground on a train - switch to Airplane Mode. You will save a lot of battery as the phone won't constantly be making failed attempts at finding a signal.
     
  14. chances14 macrumors member

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    What is considered low signal? Is it 3 dots or less?
     

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