Gone from losing 4% overnight to around 12-13%...why?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Over the past week I've gone from losing barely 4% overnight which is a 8 hour period to suddenly losing between 12-13% with no changes... Can anybody suggest why and any suggestions what I could do to get back to normal?
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Did you leave a GPS app running that it constantly requesting your location?
     
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    No and I checked location services and nothing stated it has used my location apart from Siri.

    It says I've been using my phone when i Havnt basically phantom usage. It's just weird that that it has only just happened when it's great normally.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Remember

    Heat will have an effect on your battery....Warmer, the indicator can show a higher charge. If it's cooler at night due to heating being turned down etc, the battery can show a lower charge.....When it warms up, the opposite applies.
     
  5. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Well it has happened as well when on nights where I went to bed at 7am til 3-4pm too.
     
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Why does it matter how much you lose at night? Can't you charge it while you're sleeping?
     
  7. lamboman macrumors 6502

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    If there truly have been no changes whatsoever, then it will more than likely be an inaccuracy with the battery meter. If you completely deplete your battery then charge it back up again, it should recalibrate the battery meter. Note that this has nothing to do with battery calibration, which doesn't apply to li-ion batteries.
     
  8. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    something is DEFINATELY running in the background on your phone. I would recommend looking at all apps one-by-one. Uninstall one-by-one until you find the culprit.
     
  9. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Ive drained it all the way down at least 2 or 3 times but sadly no luck. Can't figure it out.

    Siri has used my location in the last 24 hours. Is it worth turning that off in location services?
     
  10. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    You say nothing's using location services, but have you checked the system services at the bottom?
     
  11. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yeah it's all switched off.
     
  12. JForestZ34 macrumors 6502a

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    I have Siri on and under system services in settings I only have cell network search turned on and when I go to bed I unplug my phone It's at 100% and that's at 11pm. I wake up at 6:30am and it goes down to 97%. 3% loss at night is not bad I think. I don't have a lot of apps installed. I'm really thinking this is just software related


    James
     
  13. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I had the same till this week so can't understand it.
     
  14. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    best way is go buy iphone 4 , and sale 4S . iphone 4 got better battery
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Terrible advice. Sorry.
     
  16. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Funny, I would never go back to a 4. The 4s beats it pretty much in every area. My battery life has been great overall.
     
  17. walie macrumors 6502a

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    is it great because you've made about 325987235 posts about every iphone scenario in regards to battery life?
     
  18. violence macrumors member

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    Since I've had my 4, I lose approx 1% per hour overnight... I thought this was normal?
     
  19. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, these weightloss programs seem pretty effective these days :p.
     
  20. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Exactly this. Why doesn't the guy just enjoy his phone. I don't get why he can't charge his phone overnight.
     
  21. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I have? Thats news to me. I've posted alot about it but praising my battery life.

    I wonder if it's worth switching off wifi when I go bed? Maybe if it is switching from wifi to 3G is the reason I'm losing so many % on battery life while in standby. Downstairs it seems fine in standby
     
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  23. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    i know why he got good battery life just because he used iphone only call/sms
    that why battery slow drain

    ok ya ...

    install 80 APPS like i did
    turn on wifi/bluetooth/location all time like idid
    run background apps 10 like i did


    i bet you will get 4 hour max
     
  24. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Hail he who knows all!
     
  25. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    do you use exchange email?

    you could either be getting lots of email during the night, or having calendar bug.

    Calendar bug is where you get an event invitation which awaits your acceptance, but it gets stuck in a loop inside notification center draining power. You can see the notification pull down flicker when this happens as it refreshes over and over.
     

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