Possible cause to drain on battery life

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by iKnowMr.Jobs, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2010
    I was just browsing the forums to see if anyone was experiencing an unusual decrease in battery life or if it was just me. I'm apparently not the only one. I am using an iPhone 4 on iOS 5 and i was messing around in the location services in the settings menu and i stumbled across something i think nobody else did (correct me if i'm wrong) but apple's default WEATHER app is set to use location services by default and is using it in the background. I shut it off as soon as i saw it was on (I use Fahrenheit as my main weather app anyways). I think this is because its constantly updating the weather widget in the notification bar. Anyone else see this?

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  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Why do you think it's "updating in the background"?

    It's only going to update when you try to look at the notification bar, or open the weather app. It's not constantly looking for your location.
  3. iKnowMr.Jobs thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2010
    That would be quite often for me and probably a lot of people since i personally get tons of notifications from various apps. Also, i said it was a possibility, not the actually cause. It could also be a power management issue from within the system binary, similar to the battery issue in iOS 4.3 except its not as worse.
  4. adamdt macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2011
    hmm my battery has been fine... been using it all day and it never got down to 20% prob 30 or so, charged it for a half hr to an hr got it back to half and its still up near half after playing a game plus twitter plus surfing this last 2hrs :)

    im not used to it my old phone's battery was TOAST lasted like 20mins when not plugged in if in use lol often even less
  5. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    I saw no battery change when I updated my iphone 4.
  6. punisher1-1 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2010
    My wife's iPhone 4 is doing the same thing so I am trying a restore and will let you know if that works.
  7. iKnowMr.Jobs thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2010
    Alright, but honestly, 5.0.1 can't come any sooner, no only because of the battery drain, but other bug i've experienced as well. And to think i told myself that i'd wait until 5.0.1.....:eek:

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