Does powering the phone off and on waste extra battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by himynameiscody, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    Is this normal
     
  2. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    I guess it depends on how long you leave it off. If you leave it off for, say, 24 hours - then your battery will certainly last longer. If you just power it down for 10 minutes and turn it back on, I would guess you are wasting more battery power than you're saving. But that's just a guess.
     
  4. julianbdavis macrumors member

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    It probably is using full CPU power during start up to make it as quick as possible. So for the few seconds it's powering on/off it's probably using more battery than if it were just sitting in standby mode.
     

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