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

    Nov 16, 2010
    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


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Double tap home to see what apps are possibly running in the background.
  3. featherbikini thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    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 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    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

    Nov 16, 2010
    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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