iPhone 4s after Jailbreak Battery seems to definitely drain more noticeably

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by movadoevo8, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. movadoevo8 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Is anyone experiencing their battery drain more after jail breaking your 4s iOS 5.0.1??? I can definitely notice it and it's not just a little it's very noticeable to me. I read a thread of people saying jailbreaking has nothing to do and/or efrects the battery life so I took it a step further.

    I restored my phone back to factory and tests today and was definitely Better and noticeable. Of course when I got home I jailbroke again :)

    Your thoughts pls

  2. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    Maybe because it is jailbroken, you tinker with it more customizing this or that or find it more useful.

    I know my battery is affected, but only because I use weather icon where it fetches weather updates every 30mins among other things and I am always tinkering with winter board getting the look just the way I want it.

    Your mileage my vary.
  3. gladoscc macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
  4. Rennir macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2012
    Had no effect on mine. Battery was perfectly normal. Jail breaking itself doesn't affect the battery at all--or on the off chance it does due to some technical aspect I'm unaware of, it shouldnt be noticeable. What drains your battery is what you install from Cydia/how you use your phone afterwards. So what exactly did you install?
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Jailbreaking cannot effect your battery life. Jailbreaking is merely gaining root access to your phone.

    There are two possibilities on why you have shorter battery life:
    1. You are using it more. You just Jailbroke it and are using your phone more an normal. This is very common.
    2. You installed applications that are running in the background or using an unusual amount of processing. Remove all the applications you installed and install one per day or so. By isolating them, you can see which one or ones are draining your battery.
  6. movadoevo8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    So far i have the following apps from Cydia installed:

    1. Sbsettings
    2. Winterboard
    3. Activator (Which i think got installed automatically when i installed SBsettings)
    4. Internalizer
    5. CyDelete

    Nothing else is installed... So in Winterboard i just installed one Theme so far that is all..

  7. In Like Flynn macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2012

    someone please make this ^^^ a *sticky*
  8. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    I have..

    SBSettings w/ Activator
    Weather Icon

    And I've seen either improvement on battery life or none. I guess I'm lucky? :rolleyes:

    No issue.
  9. movadoevo8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Yeah Strange :p i read that there is some sort of Battery life tweak coming out in a week or so from Insanelyi.com.
  10. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    It's odd. It's probably all in your head. Also check how much memory you're using.
  11. In Like Flynn macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2012
    I'm thinking that instead of putting your 4s on the charger 5 minutes earlier, you'd be better off to just unjailbreaking it. Why go thru the hassle, and end up being forced to start a new thread, when you can simply unjailbreak it. :)
  12. movadoevo8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Maybe i am using it more then before bc i'm always looking for packages and other things to download and being Tuesday a work day i use it more... sooooo uhmm who knows lol....
  13. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    lol, I do the same at work.. It happens. :cool:
  14. clumsythief83 macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2010
    My battery drains faster too. I always ended up with 40% of battery life after a day of work, and now, I have around 20% left at the end of the day (based on this Monday and Tuesday). I don't mind that much as long as it lasts a full day since I recharge it every night anyways.
  15. movadoevo8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    Agreed, but we will be getting a tweak soon hopefully...
  16. M Quick macrumors 6502

    M Quick

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden
    It's not the jailbreak itself that drains the battery, it's what you're doing with it!
    So there is really no "tweak" to get for that, that's just wishfull thinking.
  17. bansheebeat macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2011
    My battery was okay prejailbreak... now it's absolutely atrocious. For the first day or two I assumed it was because I was using it more. Now that I'm back to normal use I see that it still is terrible.
  18. kevintech macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2010
    My battery lasts about 14 hours with "moderate" use - a few phone calls, lots of texting, e-mails, and music. I think my jailbroken iP4 lasted longer. Maybe the A5 uses more battery?
  19. redhotcujo macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2012
    Battery drain problem

    I am experiencing the same issue as the OP.
    It drained very quickly the day after jailbreaking (and installing various apps and customizing) it so the next day I did an experiment.

    I made sure all apps were closed in bckround. turned brightness almost all the way down and turned wi-fi off.
    I didnt use the browser or make any calls. Shot about 2 txt msgs out.
    I unplugged my phone at 8:30 AM and it was dead by 1:30 PM.

    Restored it that night and today, voila still have more than 50% batt remaining at the end of the day, with normal usage.

    Now to try and isolate the dang program draining the battery.

    Off the top of my head I had these apps installed:
    FiveIconTray (or something like that)
    A Battery Percentage one

    iPhone 4s iOS 5.0.1 JB using Absinthe
  20. movadoevo8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    My issue was not that bad. I believe I lose about 15% more battery then before. I keep all my location, Bluetooth, gps, wifi etc.....
  21. kimyr0501 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    My battery life seems better after jailbreaken!

    First thing i knoticed was its not draining a percent by minute like before jailbreaking.
    I have no idea what happened in the process of jailbreaking, i have not installed cydia battery life app (not even sure if there is one)
    I downloaded and installed these cydia apps to my iPhone 4s 5.0.1

    Action menu
    Androidlock xt
    Personalized theme

    Now i can use my phone a full day without recharging!
    I dont have to look for outlets in the restaurants or school property.
    So happy ;)
  22. fishepa macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2009
    That's about what I'm seeing. I consider that normal.
  23. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    I've been jailbreaking better then 3 years I've never had a battery issue because of my jailbreak on a 3G, 3GS, i4 and now a 4s. Graphically intensive programs suck battery life. Don't just install anything. Install one program at a time if you notice a difference remove it. Jailbreaking involves research. If you don't like the jailbreak or can't handle it restore back to stock.
  24. rustyhoge macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    Power drain after jailbreak

    I have the same problem. Left overnight went from 90+% to 29%. I had turned off HandsFree for Siri hinting this is probably it, but apparently not. This problem is obviously real. I will try deleting jailbreak stuff and see if that helps.
  25. the3dg macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2014
    Jailbreaking my iPhone 5s does cause the battery to drain faster!

    It's obvious to me after jailbreaking my iPhone 5s that the battery does indeed drain faster. It also randomly crashed a lot. It is safe to say the battery drains around twice as fast and I tested this by limiting the evasion apps to the ones that I thought would not use any extra power. I.e. no themes, no WinterBoard, no animations and no widgets. Then I limited the use of my phone to the typical tasks like listening to music and browsing the web. No resprings, no installs or updates. My conclusion is that while my phone was jailbroken, it used the battery up around twice as fast as when not jailbroken. I can easily get 9 hours of usage and 52 hours standby. The Evasion apps I had installed: Activator, CyDelete7, NoPageDots7, ClipShot, BlurredMusicApp, Purge, SpotDefine, SwipeSelection, TransparentVolume and DockShift. I have over 100 apps installed from the App Store and none of them drain my battery unusually fast or crash the phone completely. I don't see any reason to jailbreak the iPhone. It works better and longer just the way it is from Apple.

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