iPhone Is there a way to disable the Phone and Mail app from running 24/7 on ios6?

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  1. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    I'm using my old 3GS as a make shift iPod, but these two are sucking power according to BatteryDetective but I use neither. But both are running default. X|
    Backgrounder used to work great on other OS version, but there's no alternative for iOS 6 that I know of.
    I was wondering if anyone's found something or has an idea how to do this manually? Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    How much power are they using, according to that app?
     
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    Around -69 to -21. Neither has recent been opened either. Just started by default as iOS demands.
     
  5. hafr macrumors 68030

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    I'm sorry, but I don't understand what that means :) What does that come out to in terms of for instance mA/h?
     
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    Oh hehe, I'm not sure. I'm taking the info from BatteryDetective. I'd guess there'd be a basic conversion of sorts? :/
     
  7. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Okay, BatteryDetective measures it in mA. So 69 mA means you'd get about 20 hours worth of usage (battery is about 1 400 mAh).

    Is this number an average for the specific app? It seems weird in that case, because it would mean you couldn't have your phone on standby for more than a day before it dies...
     
  8. lepeos macrumors member

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    Turn Airplane Mode on and change the settings of Mail to Fetch manually rather than Push?
     
  9. kalirob99 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Exactly what's happening. :( And it seems consistent. I've also changed all the mail accounts already and no luck as to that's the issue.
     
  10. hafr macrumors 68030

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    So if you charge your phone full, lock the screen and put it away, it will be dead in less than 24 hours without ever touching it?
     
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    Yup, after unplugging it its down to 81% in 3 hours.
     
  12. hafr macrumors 68030

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    That has happened to me (me wife, actually) once. It turned out to be an e-mail with some error in it that was constantly trying to send. The problem lied in the e-mail account, and not the phone. So once I had removed the e-mail from the outgoing mailbox, battery life was back to normal. Maybe it's the same for you?
     
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    I suppose I can check or just delete the accounts and reenter them?
     
  14. madizm83 macrumors newbie

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    hi there,

    Try to use fetch at max instead of push. are you sure that the mail app is the one draining your battery? i guess is something else you have installed!
     
  15. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Well, yeah, if you delete the accounts and keep them deleted for a day or two to see if your battery life increases. Or just empty the outgoing mailboxes in your accounts, nothing is supposed to be there anyway ;)

    Another option is to download Xcode and use Instruments to check your phone's activity monitor...
     
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    At max??

    Alright I'll give this a shot today. So what's Xcode? :O
     
  17. madizm83 macrumors newbie

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    i mean use fex new emails at maximum available which is 1 hour or just select manually.
     
  18. hafr macrumors 68030

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    https://developer.apple.com/xcode/

    Add your phone, open Instruments, choose Activity Monitor, press record...
     
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    I have no emails going except the forced iCloud account, and it still died last night. The battery seem as bad as usual. :(

    Looks awesome, but is it OSX only? I'm on Windows 7. :(
     

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