MyWi draining battery while not in use

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thundermustard, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. thundermustard macrumors regular

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    I have two iPhones 3GS'.
    Both with MyWi installed.
    Both do the same thing. Even without using MyWi all week the battery will drain insanely fast. When I open MyWi it has a warning, MyWi could not initialize, reboot. This fixes the battery draining for a few days.
    Anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. qckslvrsiete macrumors regular

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    Jun 22, 2010
    #2
    Not too sure about My Wi, but I did notice the same type of accelerated battery drain when installed PDANet. I'm not 100% sure if the app was the culprit or not, but I used the app very sparingly, and always killed the process when it wasn't in use. I uninstalled it about four days after I installed it and my battery drain went back to normal.
     
  3. macglenn macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue

    I have exactly the same issue.

    I've always suspected MyWi, but now I'm positive MyWi is causing the battery drain.

    My iphone's battery been draining very quickly for over a week, until I used MyWi again yesterday and was prompted with the reboot message. And today, my battery life is back to normal.
     
  4. Colgin macrumors member

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    Yesterday my Iphone drained insanely fast and I could not figure out why. At the end of the day I launched MyWi so I could update certain Apps on my Ipad before getting on the trian and got the springboard reboot message that I get occassionally. I rebooted and today the battery life has been normal again.
     
  5. OverSpun macrumors 6502a

    OverSpun

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    I noticed the same... I charged my phone the night before...

    In midday, I only had 60% battery after barely using the phone, in my pocket most time. Weird. I'll make sure its off most times. I had only used it the day before when my cable went down for a few hours.
     
  6. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

    shakeman0

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    Is everyone experiencing the issue on 4.1 or 4.2.1?
     

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