What could be causing my battery life to drain really fast?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FloridaMac, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. FloridaMac macrumors regular

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    I don't think I've changed any settings or anything. I've added a couple of apps lately (What'sApp and Calendars) but I don't think that has anything to do with it. My battery percentage has probably dropped 20% in the last hour and I haven't used it at all.
     
  2. bludragon06 macrumors regular

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    If you are on 4.3.1 firmware go to settings/general/go to store and click your email and turn off the store! I did that last night and my battery is back to 4.2.1 lasting time! My battery was draining really bad till I turned off store!
     
  3. FloridaMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont see "store".
     
  4. rayyu882 macrumors member

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    I think what he mean was signing out of the Apple Store. It is under Settings/Store. I have not try this since I'm fine with the battery for my iPhone 4.
     
  5. bludragon06 macrumors regular

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    Yes sorry that's what I meant! Thanks for clearing that up!
     
  6. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Turn off bluetooth, turn off Wi-Fi when not in a network. Close all apps in the multitasking bar. Put brightness at 50%
     
  7. lehite macrumors newbie

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    I think that this is key. I'm pretty sure a rogue app will go out of control in the background sometimes. I could be wrong, but closing out the apps in the task bar certainly wont hurt anything.
     
  8. gks macrumors 6502

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    Apps get killed after 10 minutes regardless. They have to be sending audio to the sound system, getting info from gps or waiting for voip connections to be valid in the mutli-tasking bar (and running). Otherwise the worst case is a scenario where an app is finishing a task which gets killed automatically after 10 minutes.

    So killing things in the multi-tasking bar won't do you any good, at most it will gain you 10 minutes less multi-tasking time.
     
  9. vincenz macrumors 601

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    How would signing out of the App Store help with the battery? :confused:
     
  10. lehite macrumors newbie

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    I never knew. Thanks. :eek:
     
  11. rayyu882 macrumors member

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    I have no clue, I was just clearing up a post.
     
  12. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Because a push connection is created when you are signed in ... anyway it works for me.
     
  13. Trouser Cough macrumors member

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    try this: wrap your iPhone4 in cold cuts (something high in protein, low in sodium (sodium inhibits the ability for the silicon to transiate the energy) so a good, lean turkey breast should do the trick.) for 6-8 hours (DO NOT over do this- 8 hours MAX) in the front of the fridge (too far back and it will cause a crusting due to slightly lower temps.

    I've been doing this every night for the past 3 generations of iphones, and each one has made it though my work day, without issue. give it a shot!
     
  14. Orion126 macrumors regular

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    Huh?
     
  15. gks macrumors 6502

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    It's a joke. It's about as likely to prevent battery drain as the "signing off the iTunes Store" solution is. In other words, extremely unlikely to help you.
     
  16. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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  17. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Ok, I tried this, now what? Which shelf should I put it on in the fridge?
     
  18. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Will this method improve ipad battery life as well?
     
  19. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    I'm experiencing minimal battery improvements with 4.3.2. Getting about 5 and a half to 6 hours usage.
     
  20. pman219 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about that, but I wrapped my wife up and my sex life has improved greatly !
     
  21. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    I hope she reads this! lol, jk
     

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