iPhone iOS 8.0.2 on iPhone 5S battery drain

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by alexhardaker, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. alexhardaker macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else noticed more severe battery drain on iOS 8.0.2 on the iPhone 5S? Within 10 minutes or so of using Safari I'm down from 100% to 92% (this is an estimation - I haven't made a note of how long it takes to drain using specific apps yet). This phone was new when I bought it, but the warranty has run out recently (it was bought off eBay). It's a shame iOS doesn't have the power of OS X where you can see exactly what is causing this.
     
  2. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed some serious battery drain on my iPhone 5, which has airplane mode on all-day. The battery can go down 15% every night without me even touching it at all.

    The battery life on my iPhone 6, however, is phenomenal.
     
  3. alexhardaker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there actually anything we can do to help sort this out? Or do we have to wait for 8.1 to sort this out?
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yes I was having some serious battery drainage on my 5s. I kept all the settings the same as I always do when I have good battery usage but it was still dropping too fast.

    The last thing I did was totally disable 'Location based alerts' and since then, I've been having decent usage again.
     
  5. alexhardaker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I'll test it with a couple or apps, then leave it on 100% off charge over night to see what the drain is like. Then I'll either restore it and test again or will wait til 8.1.
     

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