General Jail breakers...how is your battery life?

thedeejay

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I think I've finally convinced myself of jail breaking my 5S. I know in the past it's reduced my battery life quite a bit. How are your experiences with it? I already have crappy battery life so I don't want to do it if it reduces it significantly.

Cheers.
 

dextr3k

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I think I've finally convinced myself of jail breaking my 5S. I know in the past it's reduced my battery life quite a bit. How are your experiences with it? I already have crappy battery life so I don't want to do it if it reduces it significantly.

Cheers.
The jailbreak itself shouldn't affect your battery life at all. However its the tweaks you install that you need to be careful of, for example activator and winterboard will eat up your battery. So while others don't experience battery drops, you might if you try to do too much.
 

localboy28

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My battery life on my 5s is great as it was before I jailbroke.

Don't install every tweak going and you'll be fine
 

MuGeN PoWeR

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the battery on my 5s after jailbreak is terrible. it decreases at an alarming rate. used it for an hour and the battery fell down from 100% to 81%. i am thinking of restoring it and not jailbreaking it again.
 

Menneisyys2

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the battery on my 5s after jailbreak is terrible. it decreases at an alarming rate. used it for an hour and the battery fell down from 100% to 81%. i am thinking of restoring it and not jailbreaking it again.
You must have installed a theme or something similar. Try finding out the stale process using your CPU via 'top'.
 

Trevornewell

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Mar 27, 2011
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I find little difference in my 5s battery life at all. Now if you install some battery loving tweaks then you can expect faster drain on ur battery.

But you don't see a lot of people complaining about battery life here.
 

elfy

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My battery life isn't great because I've installed loads of stuff, some of it battery intensive no doubt. I don't particularly care though, I always have an external battery pack with me. :)
 

uisim151

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Only slightly worse MAYBE after either winterboard icons or iwidget but I do not see how changing icons can impact it, probably its my imagination thinking that mostly.
 

shenan1982

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It's not as good as stock, but there's a whole lot more use for the device now, so it's a worthwhile tradeoff. Anyone who tells you jailbreaking and installing tweaks won't lessen your battery life doesn't know what they're talking about. But those who say it kills the battery and makes the device unusable are also clueless as to how to properly manage the tweaks used.

Bottom line. Your battery won't be as good as stock, but then again you'll have access to a wealth of new tweaks to offset the usefulness of the device.
 

becast

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The battery life of my 5S was great after jailbreak but 3 days ago after I installed Springtomize 3 I noticed a difference in battery life.

Since I installed springtomize my Iphone 5S does discharge faster.

Before I installed springtomize and left my iphone overnight without use in 89% the next morning would be at 88%. Now, after I installed it, if I leave it in 89% the next morning would be at 77%.
 

IndianBird

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My 5 is fine, but my iPad 2 was draining quickly. I restored it and will leave it stock. Most of the iPad tweaks were not updated anyway.
 

dmick89

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IPad 3 with only Winterboard and Ayecon is awful, but pretty good on the iphone 5s and I have about 15 tweaks installed. Still get through the day and that's all I care about. There is some drain, but it's acceptable for my needs. It may not be for yours.
 

Trevornewell

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I put my phone on charge all night. I take it off when I leave in the morning. I do some chatting 15-20 min average. Some browsing safari, Facebook and Twitter. 20 txts more or less 3 or 4 with pictures. Check chive then the weather for the next day or so. After all that and it has been 13 hours not charging and I have %20 left.
And screen brightness is at about 1/4 bright.
 

Jman13

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Mines actually better than before, but it's more likely due to the restore I did prior to the jailbreak than the jailbreak itself.
 

MastahRiz

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I think I've finally convinced myself of jail breaking my 5S. I know in the past it's reduced my battery life quite a bit. How are your experiences with it? I already have crappy battery life so I don't want to do it if it reduces it significantly.

Cheers.
Here are some great battery drainers:

1. Haptic Pro
2. FaceOff7
3. Vibration, or Always On enabled on Virtual Home
4. Not Winterboard but certain Winterboard themes
5. Veency (I almost never use it unless my device is plugged in, which is okay since I only use Veency at home/work)


Here are some good battery savers, depending on how you use them:

1. Dimmer
2. Activator (for auto-deactivating switches based on events or gestures)
3. SBProfiles


Your experience may vary.
 

thedeejay

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Here are some great battery drainers:

1. Haptic Pro
2. FaceOff7
3. Vibration, or Always On enabled on Virtual Home
4. Not Winterboard but certain Winterboard themes
5. Veency (I almost never use it unless my device is plugged in, which is okay since I only use Veency at home/work)


Here are some good battery savers, depending on how you use them:

1. Dimmer
2. Activator (for auto-deactivating switches based on events or gestures)
3. SBProfiles


Your experience may vary.
Thank you all for your responses!

MastahRiz, have you tried BatterySafe? What do you think?
 

icebergx

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May 27, 2012
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Does using Battery doctor pro make much difference? That's got a lot of power saving feature included, I'm just not sure that the app itself uses more battery, itself!
 

imlovinit

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My battery life on my ip5 was better when I was still jb on io6. Once I upgraded to io7 before even jailbreaking I noticed it drained faster. My phone is now jb on ios7 and drains even quicker but now for a good reason. One of those give and takes.
 

MuGeN PoWeR

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You must have installed a theme or something similar. Try finding out the stale process using your CPU via 'top'.
havent installed any theme. the tweaks installed are as follows

Activator
BioLockDown
CCToggles
SubtleLock
Virtual Home
Zepplin


thats it.