RePurposed old iPhone battery drain.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DuckSoup, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

    DuckSoup

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Location:
    Upstate Central NY
    #1
    I have an iPhone 6s, a repurposed 5s and 4s, 3 iPads and formerly owned 2 iPod Touches.

    I have, as far as I can tell, EVERYTHING off in the old iPhones, yet the batteries drain in less than a week even if untouched. The iPads etc do not. They hold their charge, sometimes very little drain.

    Why do the old iphones drain to zero if all is off, cellular off, airplane mode engaged etc? I thought recently maybe pulling the SIM cards might do the trick but no. They still drain with no SIM.

    Anyone know the secret? I figure there HAS to be a way since the iPads etc hold the battery levels.

    Thanks!

    Mike
     
  2. DeltaMac, Jul 29, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2017

    DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Location:
    Delaware
    #2
    You could shut off iPhones --- not leave on standby. Power on when you will use them.

    Or, an old battery may simply be exhausted. They don't last forever. Replace battery in one iPhone, see if it makes a difference in battery drain.
     
  3. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Location:
    Sweden
    #3
    Old batterier do Darin more than new.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
    #4
    iPads have bigger batteries than iPhones do and in the vast majority of cases, i would guess, the batteries haven't been through as many cycles as iPhone batteries.

    My iPhone 6 battery went bad after 2 years of daily use. I don't know how much standby time it would have been able to maintain as I replaced it and I'm still using it.
     
  5. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Location:
    Sweden
    #5
    Well,be glad it's an iPhone 6. The worst iPhones when it comes to battery issues was the iPhone 5,some of those was built with a crappy battery from a battery manufacturer that later admitted quality problems. I had one of those "lemons",and I went bananas more than once when the phone died in the middle of something.
    After sending it to Apple for a free warranty replacement of the battery,it got at least a little better,but it still was a battery eater.
     

Share This Page