How do I improve my battery life beyond the usual tips?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by petrucci666, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    I've done everything as proposed to maximize my 4S battery life but it still isn't enough. It craps out in the middle of the day, no matter if I use it or not.

    I lose around 20% just overnight, barely any notifications.

    Brightness is at 50% with auto-brightness on.

    Wifi is used about 75% of the time, 4G only when commuting and outside.

    Only 1 mail account (personal) and not that much being sent to it, maybe 10 emails per day.

    Texting is moderate, calls maybe 1-2 a day.

    Not a lot of browsing either, I use Flipboard and Quora mostly.

    Camera is used moderately as well.


    Location Services are off for apps that I don't absolutely need it for. Only Camera and Maps have LS on. Same goes for notifications.

    I've set the weird 'Time Zone Setting' thing off.


    With all of this, I still maybe get 5 hours when draining it completely.

    Genius bar says battery is ok.


    I know the battery issue has been discussed to death but there has to be a way to make this better.
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Shut off push, and/or decrease fetch frequency.

    Who is your service provider?
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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  4. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, forgot to mention a few things but nothing that pops out. I never use Bluetooth, WiFi is powered off when not being used.

    My phone is jailbroken, but I have only a few tweaks installed. No Winterboard themes (or Winterboard), just some utilities like NCSettings.

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    at&t.
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    So you've tried doing a full restore onto the latest version of iOS?
     
  6. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, several times in the past week. I tried out iOS6 for a day but the battery was terrible, and the jailbreak was more important to me than a new Maps.

    I went back to 5.1.1, used Absinthe 2.0
     
  7. labman macrumors 604

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    have you compared non jailnroken to jailbroken and what are your current stats. There are tons of threads here on battery life worth searching for with lots of tips
     
  8. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I've tried both and it just sucks. At the genius bar they showed me that the condition of the battery was normal.
     
  9. fizz7283 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to update my 5.0.1 jailbroken iPhone 4s to 5.1.1 because even after removing tons of jailbreak tweaks and apps I still don't feel like I'm getting maximum battery usage out of my phone.

    Hopefully it won't be for nothing, restoring your phone is not an easy process when you have a ton of music on it lol

    Does anyone know an easy way to backup camera roll and contacts? I'm going to be setting up as a new phone so I'm not sure how to sync all that stuff over.
     
  10. labman, Jul 5, 2012
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    labman macrumors 604

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    so from this we conclude you discussed it with Apple they say it.s with in normal range. However your not happy so you want to go beyond what's normal. However we are supposed to supply supper tips so you get supper battery life. I think I gotcha now. Two good programs jailbroken battery detective in the app store carat.
     
  11. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    5 hours usage is pretty normal for a 4s. I get 5-6 on my iphone 4.

    I don't disable notifications or gps because that makes the phone useless.
     
  12. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Put it on the charger.

    You'd really need to run it stock without any apps, without JB and without tweaks. If battery life improves then you need to ditch some of the stuff you're using if you want an improvement. You don't need more answers as you haven't even fully addressed the usual suspects.
     

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