"Remove Background" is a battery killer!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kidwithdimples, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    I installed it yesterday and I noticed my battery % going down rapidly. I was just at 98% and I am down to 93%. I wasn't even doing any heavy tasks.

    I have for MobileSubstrate:
    LockdownPro
    RemoveBG
    libhide
    ultrasn0w

    thats all.

    any other alternative to Remove BG?
     
  2. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about the sbsettings toggle? If so it doesn't do anything until you use it.
     
  3. kidwithdimples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :(

    I wonder what else can be killing my battery. For some reason my phone won't turn to landscape. I'm on 4.0.1 btw.
     
  4. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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  5. scirica macrumors 68020

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    I don't see any way a program like Remove Background would eat batteries. It doesn't do anything unless you invoke it. Then, it's only active for a second or two. I'd look to MS or somewhere else.
     
  6. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    This program doesn't/isn't supposed to run all the time. It only runs when you activate it. Don't see how this program in particular can kill your battery life.
     
  7. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    I too have remove background and haven't noticed any battery drain. Had my first impromptu overnight drinking binge at a conference last week... the iPhone pulled through with 50% battery by the time I made it home the following evening!
     
  8. MrThompsonR macrumors 6502

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    I would try an utility app with a built in power meter... The one that shows on the status bar isn't very accurate... I use App Genie http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-10447453-233.html 27 apps for $.99 One of the included apps is a power meter(Battery Level) that seems to be more accurate than the one on the status bar.... For example the status bar might read 85%, when I go to the app it shows 95%... If you take it off a full charge(100%) and 20 minutes later its down to 92% and you haven't used it, I wouldn't trust that reading. Besides that, to save battery life in general, I use SBSettings to turn down my brightness, and turn off WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G when I don't need them.
     
  9. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    What in the world is installed on your phone?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree with the above.
    I also have it installed and battery is fine.
     
  11. Hemmo macrumors regular

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    same here,remove background isnt causing your proplems.
     
  12. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have Notified installed? I've noticed a battery issue with the newest version. Not sure if it's due to the app or one of the plugins, though.
     

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