Terrible battery life while using music.

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  1. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    Insanely bad battery life while playing media. This is onboard music and I have the same problem with podcast. I got up at 6 and now its only 11. Literally all I have done is music this morning and my phone is dead. Anyone else have this problem?


    Also yesterday my phone randomly died at 10% only to come back on an hour later magically with still 10% life left. It's driving me nuts especially hearing other people say the battery life has been great.

    Yes I understand it's a beta. I am on DP 3. I would downgrade but I'm loving watch os 3 and wouldn't want to loose my watch but I may need to because I can't handle my phone during before 12
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    Well...maybe DP 4 will fix this annoying issue.
     

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  2. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wtf. Battery life still plummeting after update. 57% to 43% in 10 minutes and my phone is cooking.
     
  3. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Well, yeah, it's re-indexing and photos is trying to find faces again. It's a known issue.
     
  4. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am aware of both those issues and I suppose that's possible, however it wasn't drainging fast when I was browsing safari for 15 minutes, as soon as I started playing music it plummeted.
     
  5. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Ya know what? Maybe you're right. I'll check music out tonight on my 6S Plus.
     
  6. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll give
    Cool. Keep me posted. Also this is music I synced via iTunes so it's not even streaming. Same result in podcast too. (Haven't tried on DP 4 yet)
     
  7. RoyWoods macrumors newbie

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    Maybe try turning off Bluetooth ? Or is that how you are listening to music?

    Honestly battery life is why I switched from iPhone to Android. I stream and listen to a lot of music while at work or running. My Android Galaxy S7 does a lot better VS my iPhones ever did.

    Now I just use OSX for work.

    Try rebooting, closing all running apps, turning off BT and then see how it does.
     
  8. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't use Bluetooth for music but it is on for my Apple Watch so I can't turn it off. I've tried killing apps and rebooting. Other then killing the Music app it doesn't seem to make much difference.

    ( regarding android. Maybe the new ones are better but I had an s3 and s4 and both had worse battery life for me. Usually iPhones have been reliable for me battery wise and I won't complain unless the golden master still has this issue.
     
  9. RoyWoods macrumors newbie

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    Another solution (bootleg) would be to purchase a decent portable power bank and keep it around with a full charge so you can plug your phone into it when the battery gets low.
     
  10. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    its that useless photo faces/memories thing as usual, itll finish force close photos then reopen, plug in to power & lock the device for a few mins. it wont process when unlocked. when its done itll cool off & be normal again
     
  11. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's a beta issue. Should go away. Don't need a bulky case. Thanks but I want apple to fix it not a band aid
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    Like I said it seems to be the music app. Doesn't drain when I'm not listening to music.
     
  12. geekymcfly macrumors newbie

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    I really hope that Apple fixes this issue. This has been happening to me since 9.3.2. Streaming does it in for me though, Don't keep music on my devices anymore. My phone overheated once or twice due to playing music.
     
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    I'm crossing fingers, beta 3 had horrible standby batteryf or me on both iphone and ipad.

    ipad wifi only should not be draining flat in 4 days standby!
     
  14. darushah.shah macrumors member

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    Battery life has been improved tremendously in Beta 4, especially it does not drain 2-3% every 5 minutes any more. Its quite stable and even the standby time is good.
     
  15. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    We will see what it does today. So far Standby seems okay. I unplugged about an hour ago and im at 99%. So thats not bad. However for some reason my usage matches my standby time and idk why, both 57 minutes. I just closed all my apps so i'll see if that changes now....I haven't tried playing music yet which seems to be the root of my issues.
     
  16. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I didn't realize the S7 was that much better? I was always under the impression that Android was generally much worse than iOS for battery life.
     
  17. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Battery life still terrible specifically with music...overall it's not been great but the music app in particular is bad.

    I use Apple Music and iTunes Match. Is anyone else having these problems. It's killing me. So many are saying beta 4 is great but this is the worse iOS I've ever had.
     
  18. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Music is not draining a particularly large amount of battery for me. I'd put tonight's battery stats, buts it's trying to tell me I didn't use it at all tonight according to my battery stats.
     
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    I haven't had enough time to test it but if you log out of music from within the app and log back in it seems to help.
     
  21. jens.tijtgat macrumors member

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    Won't that delete all my Apple Music downloaded songs?
     
  22. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It didn't for me but no guarantees.
     
  23. jens.tijtgat macrumors member

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    Hmm didn't seem to help and deleted my downloaded music (disabled icloud music library) so I'm filing a report. Redownloading all my music now :( Does anyone know where you can see the music being downloaded? In ios 9 there was an indicator saying ...songs being downloaded where you could see the music being downloaded and cancel the downloads if they got stuck.
     
  24. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry bud. I use iTunes Match and apple
    Music and didn't loose anything however I didn't doable iCloud music library....your battery might suck now cause it's redone loading everything.
     
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