How to improve iOS battery life! (no lies!)

lotus8

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great article! I really like tips like that, that cause no harm but can only help battery life. Thanks for posting it!
 

borgqueenx

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nice. report back people. i will do it as well.
I have put everything off in that system location settings, and also the ad thing.

Although my guess is that the ad thing almost uses no battery.
That ad switch also got a help message below the switch saying in the future it will probaly will be permanently on? or off? i dont really completly understand that. can someone tell me?
 

WhySoSerious

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omg, this article is really stretching it. in no way does turning these things "off" increase battery life. you could POSSIBLY says that turning off 'traffic' might help...but the other, nope, not at all.

if you want better battery life, just turn your phone off completely...it'll last days!
 

Craiger

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I will say however that if you suggest people turn off "traffic" you are sort of shooting yourself in the foot. If everyone turns it off, there will be no traffic data!

Also, ad tracking doesn't use location, so I don't see why it would drain battery.

Location based iads DO use location though!
 

borgqueenx

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omg, this article is really stretching it. in no way does turning these things "off" increase battery life. you could POSSIBLY says that turning off 'traffic' might help...but the other, nope, not at all.

if you want better battery life, just turn your phone off completely...it'll last days!
i do believe it does increase battery life by something. This is because those location things doesnt show in the status bar so i had no idea they were on.
3 of those system location services has asked the location the last 24H.
Could also be some minutes instead of hours...

We will see after hopefully some of us report back tommorow.
I take some trust into those hacking scene guys.
 

Craiger

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nice. report back people. i will do it as well.
I have put everything off in that system location settings, and also the ad thing.

Although my guess is that the ad thing almost uses no battery.
That ad switch also got a help message below the switch saying in the future it will probaly will be permanently on? or off? i dont really completly understand that. can someone tell me?
They are saying basically that switch will only fully work in the future when everyone is using the new unique identifier. In the mean time, you will still get some targeted ads as they are using an old method.
 

borgqueenx

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They are saying basically that switch will only fully work in the future when everyone is using the new unique identifier. In the mean time, you will still get some targeted ads as they are using an old method.
ah okay, thanks :)
 

BFizzzle

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omg, this article is really stretching it. in no way does turning these things "off" increase battery life. you could POSSIBLY says that turning off 'traffic' might help...but the other, nope, not at all.

if you want better battery life, just turn your phone off completely...it'll last days!
you're right... using the gps, and data doesnt use battery.. :rolleyes:
 

apprunner

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omg, this article is really stretching it. in no way does turning these things "off" increase battery life. you could POSSIBLY says that turning off 'traffic' might help...but the other, nope, not at all.

if you want better battery life, just turn your phone off completely...it'll last days!
The location services does significantly drain your battery life depending whether these services keep pinging the cell towers. We just tested this in our new iPHone 5 and by turning these services off, we were able to see a 35% increase in battery life over the same period. For ***** and giggles we enabled it again and we saw the same awful battery life again. Turned it off again and voila, battery life fixed. I remember these issues when the 4S came out with iOS 5.0. Same issues with 6.0 it seems :rolleyes:
 

ToddH

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borgqueenx

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Normally i end the working day at 25% or so. Today but with more usage then a normal day, i ended up with 29%. Im a bit happier, but no miracles.
 

donrsd

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I will say however that if you suggest people turn off "traffic" you are sort of shooting yourself in the foot. If everyone turns it off, there will be no traffic data!

Also, ad tracking doesn't use location, so I don't see why it would drain battery.

Location based iads DO use location though!
I turn that traffic stuff off.
My battery life is more important than the next person knowing the traffic.

The American Way.....I only care about myself and how things can benefit me, not benefit the next man :)
 

deyjavoo

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Crap that traffic thing is very helpful I'd hate to see everyone turn it off, but if it truly draining the battery then I understand.
 

mojo pin

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Thanks for posting this! I'm going to give it a try. I don't have a horrible battery; I'd say it's fairly average (about 7.5 hours usage, 15.5 standby on average) but others seem to be getting quite a bit more. I already had some of those settings turned off but was able to add a couple more to the list. I'll report back with my results!
 

iamthekiller

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Any "improvements" in battery life you see are purely in your head, or due to a number of variables. This is a horribly unscientific experiment.
 

borgqueenx

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Any "improvements" in battery life you see are purely in your head, or due to a number of variables. This is a horribly unscientific experiment.
no, its not. i used my iphone even more then other days, and i ended up with more percentage then those other days. thats not in my head.
 

Daveoc64

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no, its not. i used my iphone even more then other days, and i ended up with more percentage then those other days. thats not in my head.
That doesn't make it scientific.

It's impossible to test.

You can't use your phone in an identical manner multiple times without using a contrived test.
 

GUCCIMAN

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thanks I'll report back if i notice any difference, just did as the article said.

re: traffic

I've no idea how this works or what it does, could anyone quickly fill me in? I'm assuming it's the feature that logs where you and everyone else's location so it can determine how busy some streets are.. or whatever.. lol
 

dasx

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Was one of the first things I turned on when I turned on the phone for the very first time. I've had incredible battery performances so far. It's kind of doubling what my 4S achieved. (Same config)
 
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