Idle iPhone battery drain - worst culprits?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jkauff, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. jkauff macrumors member

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    I have a 6s running iOS 10.2. On weekends, my phone is often on but idle for hours at a time. The battery, however, is constantly draining.

    What settings can I change to reduce the drain?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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  3. jkauff thread starter macrumors member

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    Great link. Thanks. The answer turned out to be that having the home screen up all the time was the major battery drain. I put it on Auto-Lock when I'm not charging now.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You mean the phone screen was on all the time somehow while you weren't using it?
     
  5. jkauff thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, that's the way I use it--or did. The phone is right next to the charger cord, so when the battery gets low I simply plug it in. When I'm away from home, it's turned off (but not powered down) most of the time.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Yes. The screen is a huge drain and brightness levels make a big difference in how much.
     

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