iPhone 6 iOS 8.1 safari battery drain

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  1. Soulazydll, Nov 9, 2014
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    Soulazydll macrumors newbie

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    Decided to post this in here instead of iOS 8 forum as not had this problem with iPad, iPhone 5s & 5c all running same iOS.

    Safari is draining my battery at an incredible rate. Roughly about 1% every 2 minutes. All other apps are fine.

    It is only when Safari is in use and the problem seems to be that even once a web page has loaded the little loading circle constantly ticks over - it never stops!!!

    Reseting network settings seems to have solved this, but what may have been the cause/bug in the first place?
     
  2. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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  3. superhrixenz, Nov 10, 2014
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    superhrixenz macrumors member

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    I have the same problem too. Safari has drained my battery pretty fast. Or is it normal for iPhone 6?
     

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  4. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Not sure if related, but my new iPhone 6 Plus was not getting the super long battery life that everyone else was reporting. My % remaining was in the 20s by evening with moderate use. When I bought the phone I updated to iOS 8.1 over the air, then restored my iCloud backup.

    To try to fix this, last weekend I connected it to my computer, backed up with iTunes, restored the phone as new (iTunes downloaded a complete copy of iOS 8.1 and installed it), then restored the backup.

    Now I'm getting much better battery life. Still testing but it looks like at least two hours more of usage.

    I think sometimes patching the OS over the air is not as clean as a full OS install through iTunes. It's worth a try for you.
     
  5. Soulazydll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This problem has returned once again! Seems restoring network settings is a just a temporary fix. Using safari seriously drains the battery!!

    I actually updated when I first received the phone to iOS 8.1 using iTunes as I've heard OTA updates can be hit and miss.
     
  6. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

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    Go to your iCloud settings and turn off Safari and tell it to keep history and bookmarks on your iPhone, going off of what I've read in other topics about this is that the never-ending loading circle is a sign that the new iCloud synching of tabs and history for Safari added in iOS 8 is getting stuck and draining the battery.
     
  7. Soulazydll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already have this switched off. Strange thing is it has stopped now and I haven't touched anything, seems very intermittent
     

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