iOS 8 draining battery extremly fast.

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Wise87, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Wise87 macrumors 6502

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    Yes I was warned but IOS 8 is seriously eating up my battery on my iPhone 5s. I did an OTA update, not a clean install. I'm not too worried because I'll be getting the iPhone 6 on Friday and I will be wiping this phone. In just a course of 30 minutes I went from 100% down to 86%. My phone pretty much lasted all day with normal usage and I would still get home with 45%.

    Anyone else seeing this or suggestions.
     
  2. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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    Try killing all of your tasks and doing a hard reboot by holding down home and power until Apple logo comes up
     
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  4. Wise87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    I called it in another thread with the "que the battery killing my phone after using it for 45 minutes clowns" post.
     
  7. Wise87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Everything is working great again. Thanks for the advice.
     
  8. Ktaifan macrumors member

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    What did you do?
     
  9. MacBOS macrumors 6502

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    yea a little more detail
     
  10. shady25 macrumors member

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    No difference on my iPad...but then again it is an iPad. 61% batt after 4 hours and 50 mins of usage (standby is the same time.)
     
  11. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    iPhone 5 w/ 16 GB... Battery usage seems fine,

    10 hours 23 minutes on "Standby" with the phone checking e-mail over cellular and wifi almost equal time.

    And, 2 hours of usage browsing internet, answering e-mails, texting, taking pictures, talking on the phone, looking up recipes while cooking, etc.

    And, has 85% battery left. Just did the update this morning through iTunes and went right about normal day with it. No problems, no complaints.
     
  12. daniphils macrumors newbie

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    seems unbelievably great. I'm on standby for 4h and usage 2h and only have 78% left. It seems to me that battery life was better before. But maybe it's only an illusion.
     
  13. CJM macrumors 65816

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    Had this problem.. It seemed to drop to 32% in a couple of hours this morning and then a further 20% as I was deleting that bleeding U2 album.

    Trying a reset of all network settings, closing all apps and a hard reset. Will get back to you.
     
  14. babaroga73 macrumors regular

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    You've been punished by Apple for deleting U2 album, by 20% battery performance drop ! Ha!
     
  15. j0han macrumors 6502

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    Have had problems w/ 5GHZ band. Been dropping connection etc. Just reached like 10mb/s. Reset network settings and Now i reach 55mb/s with 5GHZ.

    Sems to work with reste network settings, hopefully the battery will be better now :)
     
  16. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Yes, that does seem low by comparison... did you check to make sure bluetooth is turned off? First thing I do after updates. I rarely ever use bluetooth, so only turn it on when it's needed.

    Just a thought... perhaps you already turned it off though.
     
  17. 5aga macrumors 6502

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    I had battery drain with my 5S.

    last night I just let it drain until it shut off and recharged to 100%.

    working fine now - no more battery drain
     
  18. CasuallyDressed macrumors 6502

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    I did the exact same thing with my 5. Still got rubbish battery life today.
     
  19. 5aga macrumors 6502

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    that sucks...I forgot to mention I also restores to iOS 8 and setup as new. That may have made a difference too
     
  20. CasuallyDressed macrumors 6502

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    Ah, possibly. I updated it through iTunes. I've only got to suffer it for another 1/2 a day until the new phone, so not overly fussed.

    Kinda ****** though if that's the answer to fixing the battery problems. Wipe your phone and start again. Massive PITA.
     
  21. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine drained super fast yesterday but that was because all my photos were updating via iCloud Photo Library. Today, so far, it's much better.
     
  22. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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  23. skiz macrumors newbie

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    Another person checking in here with poor battery results. Usually get a full day out of my 5 but now I'm getting more like half days. Not at all happy. New iphone 6 should be here tomorrow and if does this as well I'm gonna be pissed!
     
  24. KurianOfBorg macrumors member

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    My 5S is draining 30% overnight versus 1%. I've switched off notifications and Background App Refresh and it didn't help. Before I had everything switched on and only lost 1%.
     
  25. sotorious macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed my 5s also drop in performance. And I'm closing all my apps more frequently thinking that is the issue.
     

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