It Would Be Cool

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by TrenttonY, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    When your battery dies it saves whatever app you were and where you were when you get it back charge it would open where you were. I think Macs has something like this?
  2. naasrd macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Dublin, Ireland
    Your point being...?
  3. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    A cool feature?
  4. Tammster macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    S Florida USA
    What a bunch of unfriendly jerks. Someone just posted a random thought (seems to be plenty of them on these boards) that I personally found interesting. The unnecessary negative responses are completely uncalled for. :mad:
  5. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    That would be so cool!!! NOT.

    It's not like people run out of battery every 2 hours, in fact, I almost never run out of battery, except the 1st of each month to do a full battery drain, but that's on purpose.
  6. yeah macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2011
    Hmm, kind of like Hibernation in Windows or "place feature here, I forgot" on a Mac. :D

    But I believe we would need more RAM/Flash storage to achieve this. :(
  7. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Even if it's just the foreground app this would be a useful feature.
  8. davenport-jr macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Macrumors is really a dirty place it's cut throat.
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It more or less does that as far as you being able to open recent apps and going to the last one used, after the battery charges enough to turn the phone on. As far saving anything you might have typed or were truly in the middle of, that's a bit different. It would require more as far as available space to save all of memory content and then restore it exactly the same way. Probably doable, but this hasn't really been in the realm of mobile devices so far, so maybe an evolution step in the future if something like that would make enough sense to cross over from the desktop world.
  10. Doublea6 macrumors regular


    Aug 3, 2013
    Why would you drain your battery at the beginning of each month?


    I would finis this helpful, because I've found this recently when my battery is near dead my phone will die when I'm not exactly expecting it.
  11. SirithX, Sep 3, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013

    SirithX macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2007
    San Francisco

    It's good for people who have certain charging habits like charging every night or such so that they never have to worry about battery life throughout the day do stuff like this. Depending on their phone habits they may never let the battery drop super low except on rare occasions of high usage. For those kinds of folks, it's still good to let the battery drain completely once in a while so that when you recharge it every single bit of power in the battery gets refreshed. It's a technique for making sure the battery doesn't "forget" charge cycles over time (this is why if you keep a laptop on a charger 24/7 and never let it drain for example, the battery will eventually get "shot" and not hold a charge at some point). The recommended amount that most experts seem to say is to let a rechargeable battery in a phone or laptop drain completely at least once a month to make sure it lasts as long as possible.

    Edit: edited for clarity.
  12. Doublea6 macrumors regular


    Aug 3, 2013
    Interesting. All I've heard really though is that batteries now days don't need to be treated like that. It seems to be quite a debate. I have heard that with better use in laptop always being on the charger though. I guess for me it's just enjoy my product. Haha, thanks for clarifying.
  13. cruggles macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2010
    According to Apple battery cycling is not recommended.
  14. WJKramer macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008
    That's bad for your battery. When a lithium ion battery gets low it gets unstable. Part of the reason you get laptop fires. Most smart devices including the iphone use software to prevent such occurrence. However, continued draining is damaging log term. Best to top off you battery every night and to store it long term at 40-50%.
  15. tkwolf macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    This is what I have noticed in this forum. Initially, it gave me a bad impression of Apple users, but then whatever site we go, there will always be pompous jerks who feel entitled to run this site like they own.
  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    If anything letting the battery fully drain before fully charging it once in a while (evry month or two) would mostly be useful as far as keeping the battery meter calibrated well, but that's mostly it. The current lithium ion batteries like to be 50-75% charged and often in use.
  17. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

    Jul 29, 2010
    Why the negativity, MacRumors has gone down the pipe, people have become much ruder than I remember in the last two years or so.

  18. Tammster macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    S Florida USA
    I'm wondering if people are getting grouchy waiting for something to happen (another beta, gm, event announcement.... something).
  19. Parise macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    And yet they seem to be able to stay around. Meanwhile, I get "suspended" for a few days for calling them out.

    I think this feature would be a good idea if implemented properly.
  20. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Actually, according to Apple once a month is recommended:


    On topic, I think that it would be a nice added feature. For anyone against this sort of a feature, I ask why? It isn't like it would hinder your enjoyment of the device..."I wish that when my battery died it would stop saving what I was doing and instead let me start all over", said no one ever.
  21. jww062 macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2012
    I'm not sure it would be that helpful. All that's going to happen is when you get your battery down to around 5-10%, it's going to eat up more battery working to save all of the running information in the background.

    Ultimately, the developers of apps could easily implement their own "state saving" features. Like if Facebook wanted to, they could easily remember you were on John Smith's timeline last, and it would return you there the next time you open the app whether your battery went dead or you just closed the app from the app switcher.

    But I honestly can't think of anything I use on my phone that would be such a pain to reopen should the battery die. It's not like my desktop where I've got Chrome open, spreadsheets, Word docs, etc., all open. Safari keeps all of your tabs (at least I think it does), which is the only thing that comes to mind for me.
  22. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    Ok kids, I don't know where you are getting your info from, but, it's good for the battery to run it down once a month.

    Directly from Apple, at the bottom.

    "Use iPhone Regularly
    For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down)."

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