Raise to Wake x Battery

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  1. Schalch macrumors newbie

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    I've recently retired my brave iPhone 5S and got an iPhone7. A feature I really appreciated is raise to wake, helping in looking at the time or at some notification.
    As I have been with this phone for so little, I can't assess properly: Does this feature have any impact on battery life whatsoever? Is it worth it turning it of?
     
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502

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    Think it should be negligible because they use the M9 processor for that task.
     
  3. golfnut1982, Feb 11, 2017
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    When I had it activated, and wore it in my top pocket, the phone would turn on and off when I walked or made a movement that caused the motion sensor to activate. So based on this highly scientific test, I would say it does have an impact on the battery because I'm pretty sure that it turned on and off many more times than I actually needed it too. I'd bet it happens to when in a pants pocket. FYI, I turned it off. But other posts think its a battery saver because it turns on and off very fast. Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. foxconn Suspended

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    Haven't noticed any battery issues. Get 10+ hrs usage on my 7+ daily.

    Also, my phone is always upside down in my pocket.. In fact it doesn't even make sense to have your phone right side up in your pant pocket.
     
  5. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Something else to consider is how often you unconsciously check your phone. Pressing the home/power button activates the screen for around 6 seconds while raise to wake activates for 2 seconds. If the average person checks their phone 150 times per day.. multiplied by 150 seconds - ya it's not that big of a deal in savings :p

    The only way raise to wake would be a battery killer was if it was going off every few seconds all day.
     
  6. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    When I first got my iPhone 7 I thought this would be neat but I found it wasn't waking up as fast as when I would just press the home or sleep button like I did before and it was randomly turning on and off in my pocket. So I turned it off and haven't thought of it till I saw this thread. I would imagine it has some effect on battery but not much. It just wasn't fast enough for me. I got sick or waiting a second or two till it would turn on the screen. My 2 cents.
     
  7. golfnut1982 macrumors regular

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    Well, I restored my phone and tried the raise to wake feature again. Now it doesn't seem to turn on and off in my shirt pocket. I'll try it again.
     

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