iPhone 4 usage - something is running all the time!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by featherbikini, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. featherbikini macrumors newbie

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    I just figured out that my fast battery drain is because my iphone has been "used" 100% of the time since last batter charge. That is, my usage time equals my standby time.

    But I can't figure out what app/program is being used! That is, even when my phone is supposedly asleep the usage time increases and therefore my battery is draining.

    I have gone through and turned everything off - all notifications, the 3G, the wi-fi....but nothing is helping.

    Prior to me realizing that the usage equaled the standby I did reboot the operating system last weekend and that seemed to help the battery drain for a few days, but now it's back to fast battery drain.

    Is there anyway to figure out what is running all the time without doing a complete restore?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Double tap home to see what apps are possibly running in the background.
     
  3. featherbikini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. I did not know that double tapping home would show me the apps running.

    my apps that are running are:
    - settings
    - notes
    - safari

    how could any of these be causing such a huge battery drain?

    how come these are running in the background?

    I confess that I don't really know how to "close" or "stop" an app. I just thought returning to home screen would close or stop it.
     
  4. gigapocket1 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think its any of those apps.. have u tried changing your email settings?? do you have push on for your email? and how often do you have it fetch??
     
  5. featherbikini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do believe that I have all the notifications turned off and fetch turned off too. I did everything listed on the apple site for prolonging battery life.
     

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