Does your usage increase even if your phone is in sleep mode?

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  1. SweetMystery macrumors newbie

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    Take note of usage and put phone in sleep mode, wait for 5-10 minutes and see if usage has increased. I don't know if this is normal or this should be a concern since it means the phone is not really "Asleep" in sleep mode.
     
  2. venomgt95, May 7, 2015
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    I fully charged my iPod yesterday. Its been on standby for 24 hours total and actual usage is 9 hours and 42 minutes. Of course the phone isnt fully off, its still running a few processes. I mean, how else is it going to know you wanna use it when you hit the sleep/wake button? :p
     
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    The only way you can get you phone to stop using any data what so ever is to turn it off.

    When you sleep you will still use energy!;)
     
  4. SweetMystery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Then how come it says on a few articles I have read that usage shouldn't be increasing by even a minute when the phone is asleep unless there is a problem?
     
  5. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    It could be the fact that maybe the phone is searching for wifi, or (if your bluetooth is on) other devices. Or if your in an area with poor service, it also uses your battery to find a signal.
     
  6. SweetMystery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh I see, I really hope thats the case, since mine increases fairly quickly, have you tried seeing your usage when in sleep mode? If so, how many did/do you get? :)
     
  7. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Im actually going to test that right now, but first i gotta charge my iPod. :D Afterwords, im going to put it in Airplane mode, and let it sit for a few hours. Ill post a screenshot later. :)
     
  8. SweetMystery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good idea :) okay I'll wait for it
     
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    Back before background processing was enabled by apple the standby usage figures worked but since there not a good gauge of anything. As above airplane mode solves the issue
     
  10. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Plus im using an iPod touch, so there's no cellular signal going to it.
     
  11. SweetMystery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you guys mean that cellular could be the major culprit in why usage increases in sleep mode? :)

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    So you guys mean that cellular could be the major culprit in why usage increases in sleep mode? :)
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What articles would those be?
     
  13. SweetMystery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://www.techlicious.com/tip/how-to-make-your-iphone-ipad-battery-last-longer/
    It says so on the last part of the article. :)
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Doesn't sound like that article has pulled all the information together quite right. Most of it seems to be fine, but a few things, like the whole piece about usage time, seem to be off.
     
  15. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Strangely enough, my usage time went up too, even though it sat untouched for just over 3 hours. The only thing i can think of is the battery is being used to keep the device in sleep mode, but since it only needs very little power to do so, the usage counter gradually goes up.

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  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How much did it go up in those 3 hours?
     
  17. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    in the 3 hour and 6 minute period, it went up 4 minutes.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That seems completely normal. It likely checked for some mail or some other notifications might have come in or some app wrapped up running in the background shortly after you locked the phone or something else similar along those lines.
     
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    I had it in Airplane mode. But i did leave the settings app open.
     
  20. SweetMystery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yours is better, after taking it off the plug at 100% I got 6 minutes of usage after 50 minutes from my phone this was on airplane mode btw.:confused:

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    I hope so :confused:
     
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    if i have my iphone 6 at full charge and go to sleep for 8 hours, lll wake up with its use around 20 mins of activity and still at 100%. mostly from polling the network and messages/emails coming through.
     
  22. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    So i charged my iPod yesterday and left it unused for a full day. The usage is at 12 Minutes.
     
  23. SweetMystery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What if its set to airplane mode over night? I get like about 12 minutes, even with Airplane mode on.

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    Was it on airplane mode? Oh wait even if it wasnt, you're not using any cellular network anyway right?
     
  24. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Wifi and Bluetooth were off.
     
  25. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean by sleep mode? The airplane mode?
    In airplane mode your phone is not connected to wi-fi and cellular networks, but is still functional so is perfectly normal to count airplane mode as usage.
     

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