Idle iPhone battery drain - worst culprits?

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

  1. jkauff macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2012
    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 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
  3. jkauff thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2012
    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

    Oct 17, 2011
    You mean the phone screen was on all the time somehow while you weren't using it?
  5. jkauff thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2012
    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 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Yes. The screen is a huge drain and brightness levels make a big difference in how much.

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