iPhone X Is it true that turning off Screen Time noticeably improve the battery time?

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  1. TNThomas macrumors 6502a

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    Several people told me this. They got noticeably more time out of a charge when turning Screen Time off. Has anyone here experienced the same?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Some have said this and supposedly experienced it, while others supposedly haven't.
     
  3. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    I haven’t found this to be true on any of my devices.
     
  4. kemo macrumors 6502a

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    Theoretically, it's a some sort of "service" which eats some CPU time in order to log the data, so I would say yes - the real question is by how much.
     
  5. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. But this type of process would require so little CPU time that I can't imagine any tangible, real-would difference.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You phone's battery should last all day with typical use. You should not have to turn features off to get though a day . . . that is unless you are living on your phone.
     
  7. white4s macrumors 68000

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    Screen time is that type of thing only for phone addicts. It's pointless for people that aren't hooked on their phones.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Except that it provides a variety of other things as well (even restrictions are now part of Screen Time).
     
  9. scottcampbell macrumors regular

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    Your phone always recorded usage, even before Screen Time. Remember how you could see which apps where using what percentage of your battery?
     
  10. white4s macrumors 68000

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    Restrictions for what though. It's my phone so only I use it
     
  11. C DM, Oct 29, 2018
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    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Your usage can certainly be different than that of others. I was pointing out that screen time isn't just some thing that's there "only for phone addicts".
     
  12. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Screen Time is another active background process. Background processes require power. How much? Test it and see.
     
  13. dazz87 macrumors 65816

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    I'm indifferent to screen time, but wish they didn't move the restrictions. I have really small kids, so I setup stuff like not allowing deleting apps and no IAP allowed.
     
  15. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Even if you don't have kids or anyone else using the phone, it's a good idea to set up a restriction for the PHONE to not accidentally delete apps. I turn "prevent deleting apps" on in restrictions to prevent accidental app deletion.

    It has happened to me in the past where a couple apps just deleted themselves (Numbers app) with all their data. The phone must have not locked when I put it in my pocket and all mayhem let loose. . And stuff got deleted.
    Learned my lesson.
     
  16. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. I do the same thing.

    I don't want screen time, but I disable deleting apps and modifying accounts; now I have to use the stupid screen time feature just because I want that little extra piece of mind.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 29, 2018 ---
    I've fallen asleep while using my iPad and woke up to the "Are you sure you want to delete <app name>?" modal. Somehow I managed to get to the home screen, long press an app, and tap the X by simply resting my hand on the screen.
     

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