To those experiencing battery drain with iOS10...

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by teddybearstand, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. teddybearstand macrumors regular

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    I downgraded to iOS9.3.5 thinking it'd help my battery life. A quick check on the BatteryLife app and its showing my capacity is at ~65% with 400 cycles.

    Heading to the Apple store... Year old iPhone 6s here.

    Any other user who ran iOS10 since beta 1 and is experiencing battery drain should downgrade, as the Battery Life app on iOS10 continuously shows 85% with 0 cycles, to check up on their battery health (or just take a trip to the Apple store).

    I was caught off guard by this, and perhaps the severe battery drain from the betas killed our batteries.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    No, the issue with iOS 10 is it kills those apps. Battery drain from betas cannot hurt your battery. You will just use more cycles faster. You just have a defective/dead battery.
     
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Never considered a possibility, that this BatteryLife app is a piece of crap.....interesting :)
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    There is nothing wrong with the BatteryLife app on iOS 9.3.5 or lower. iOS 10 breaks it. Before iOS 10 it was 100% spot on and accurate.
     
  5. teddybearstand thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have haha. I used to be jailbroken on 9.3 a few months ago and compared the readings with the actual sensor. It was 1:1.
     
  6. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    SO.....don't you think that the developer of the app should update it for IOS 10.
    I would say, the OP is a bit paranoid, without any real reason :)
     
  7. teddybearstand thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its just strange that before going on the beta cycles for 3 months, BatteryLife was reading 85-90% (on iOS9.3).
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    How is that strange? You have a defective battery. You're battery failed. It can fail overnight.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The apps are somewhat all over the place at times. Sometimes easier just not to really bother with them.
     
  10. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    just update again to IOS 10 and give it a week.....than check the usage and battery.....could be totally
    different
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Have you not been around the forums for the last 3 months? Apple has intentionally blocked all APIs that give this information to developers. It cannot, and will not be updated.
     
  12. teddybearstand thread starter macrumors regular

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    I remember reading iOS10 limits what devs can access now, in terms of sensors etc. And not paranoid, just unhappy with 5hrs of usage on a yr old phone lol.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    It can't be different as the app is broken. The OP has no way to check again via the app. The ONLY way to check battery health is via CocnutBattery for Mac and you plug in your iOS device.
     
  14. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    How so?...Developer can't do anything?

    Aha OK, didn't know about those restrictions in IOS 10.
    Well than, of you go to Apple store :)
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    No. Apple blocked the information via public APIs, everything requires private APIs now, and obviously Apple will not allow those apps in the app store. There are a half dozen threads talking about it, going back to iOS 10.0 beta 1.
     
  16. Hanzu Lao Suspended

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    I started having battery drain after 10.0.2. Took my iphone of charger 20 minutes ago exactly and already 10% down while doing nothing.
     
  17. teddybearstand thread starter macrumors regular

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    First for everything, i guess. I just assumed a (%lost / cycle) type of degradation; how it was with my other iOS devices.
     
  18. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Try a hard reboot. Something may be running in the background or device is indexing. iOS 10.0.2 has provided a 30% increase in battery life on all of my devices. Just in one day I could see the different immediately.
     
  19. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Unless it completely failed, which your battery has. The battery is rated for 80% after 500 cycles. You are below 80% and below 500 cycles. Therefore it means your battery failed.
     
  20. teddybearstand thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think im getting double the effect, poor battery and poor software.
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    Ah yeah. Applecare+ will come in handy. Wonder if they'll just replace battery or device. Have u had any experience with this?
     
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    They will replace the battery only. Takes about 45 minutes.
     
  22. Hanzu Lao Suspended

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    That was the first thing i did. Did not help. Then i removed all 3rd party apps and it did not help either.
     
  23. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Reset all settings or a restore might be in order. Sometimes things just go wrong.
     
  24. Hanzu Lao Suspended

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    Probably and sadly.
     
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    That app is dead on. It said the battery on my 6+ was going bad and genius at Apple store confirmed and replaced my phone.
     

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