Icloud and battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tjespo22, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

    tjespo22

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    So i recently turned on Icloud and my phone has had TERRIBLE battery life. I am running Ios5 Beta 4. Any info would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. shandyman Suspended

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    i'm running icloud and with iOS5 my battery life has been better than iOS4
     
  3. Ashin macrumors 6502a

    Ashin

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    I highly doubt that, you must have had underlying problems with iOS4 then
     
  4. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

    Redneck1089

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    My battery life too has been the same or better in iOS 5 with iCloud running in the background.

    The only time I notice there's a huge drop in battery performance is when location services are running. There must be a bug I'm encountering, as location services is not supposed to be in use unless I'm using maps or the camera.
     
  5. shandyman Suspended

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    wow, didn't know you knew my iDevice so well since i have never even met you!! :eek: you' have some freaky abilities, have you been tested?? :p

    on iOS4. i unplugged about 6.30am, by 10pm i'd be at 30%. on iOS5 by 10pm i'm at 40%.

    actually since beta 3 i've been at 50% as i've turned off some items in the system services part of the location services menu.
     
  6. vslo macrumors regular

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    There must be something wrong. I am getting terrible battery life with iOS 5. I am running beta 4 now and it still terrible. On standby, my phone drops about 1% in 15-20 min, with iCloud on and off. I made a test yesterday and turn the airplane mode on. The battery didn't moved 1% in 4 hours !! In the first hour that I turned airplane mode off again, it dropped 3%. I tried everything: iCloud on and off, locations on and off, push on and off. None made it better. I hope for this to get fixed soon !
     
  7. shandyman Suspended

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    clean install or update? as on beta, clean installs are usually the best way forward. saying that i did do beta 4 OTA tho.
     
  8. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

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    Recalibrate your battery. I did this and it fixed my problem when I was experiencing massive battery drain after running with location services on (I had turned location services off too before the recalibration and still had the battery drain).

    Just yesterday I was experimenting with location services again, and again I started seeing abysmal battery performance. So I turned off location services, but the battery is still draining too fast. I have just done a full discharge and am waiting to see if that makes a difference again.
     

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