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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by borgqueenx, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. borgqueenx, Oct 1, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012

    borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
  2. Time Less macrumors 6502

    Time Less

    Jul 29, 2010
    Planet Earth
    thx. i didnt even know about the ad-tacking toggle.
  3. lotus8 macrumors member


    Sep 25, 2012
    great article! I really like tips like that, that cause no harm but can only help battery life. Thanks for posting it!
  4. iHeartapple2 macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
  5. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    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?
  6. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    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'll last days!
  7. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    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!
  8. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    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.
  9. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    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.
  10. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    ah okay, thanks :)
  11. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    you're right... using the gps, and data doesnt use battery.. :rolleyes:
  12. apprunner macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    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:
  13. ToddH macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
    I will have a look also. However my battery life is really good on my iPhone five. I don't have any issues with it at all it'll last all day and then some!
  14. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
    ill give it a go
    my battery drained stupidly quick today! and my bloody car broke down so I needed the phone!!
  15. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    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.
  16. donrsd macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2011
    South Florida
    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 :)
  17. deyjavoo macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2008
    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.
  18. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
  19. mojo pin macrumors regular

    mojo pin

    Sep 4, 2012
    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!
  20. armoredsaint macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
    i read that last night and it definitely made an improvement on my battery life.
  21. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    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.
  22. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    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.
  23. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    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.
  24. GUCCIMAN macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2012
    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
  25. dasx macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    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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