Which Apps Destroy iPhone All Day Battery?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by HappyDude20, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030

    HappyDude20

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    Hello,

    Normally when starting at 100% battery at 7am, I’m down to 40% by noon, but that’s mainly because I’ll watch about 2 hours worth of YouTube videos and occasional browsing within FaceBook app and InstaGram.

    I recently went to Disneyland, woke up at 7am, places low power mode on my iPhone, arrived at 9am and didn’t use my phone at all throughout my time at the theme park except for the occasional photograph and by the time it was 5pm my iPhone was at 99%!

    I could not believe it. Obviously not using my phone saved power but I’ve had nights where my I forget to plug in my phone at 10pm and by 7am the next morning the battery has gone down 10 percent. Obviously it’s checking for email and what not but this ‘low power mode’ combined with minimal phone usage is incredible.

    I have deleted the FaceBook app, InstaGram app and YouTube app in hopes to see just how long my battery will last without my using these intensive apps.

    I have a ton of apps on my phone with this 256gb just in case I ever need something such as ‘GasBuddy’ or the Taco Bell app but I hardly open them. I’m wondering how you go about having full day battery cause it’s obvious that FaceBook drains the battery since it’s always asking or pinging for information even in the background. I understand YouTube sucks battery away but that’s only cause I know I have an addiction to binge watching clickbait videos.

    With these 3 apps gone my phone now I’m excited to see what happens. I’ll have to come back here to post the results.
     
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    No need...after you have deleted 3 worst apps ever your battery will last for 3 days min.
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You’re saying the 3 apps I mentioned deleting were the worst battery draining offenders?
     
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Yep...of all time.....OK, maybe I could also add Viber to the group.
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    So you deleted the apps you actually used then you are astonished that the battery life is better as you were not able to use the apps you would normally use? You are a genius.

    I am going to try the same logic with my car immediately. If I don't drive anywhere do you think my fuel tank will remain full? So excited to try this.
     
  6. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    I was going to suggest doing a backup and restore. I was losing battery kind of quick. The Battery Usage by App didn’t show anything alarming.

    After the restore it seems I’m back to normal battery usage.
     
  7. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Please let us know what you discover!
     
  8. Lee_Bo macrumors regular

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    Interesting. I have those three apps installed (and use a lot) and at the end of the day (usually around 11 pm) I still have anywhere from 20%-30% battery left, depending on the day.

    I have found that it's not the apps, but how much you actually use the device, that determines battery use. I can leave my phone on the night stand during the weekend (since my S3 has LTE) and at 11pm at night my phone might be down to 90%, obviously because I didn't use it.
     
  9. macduke macrumors G4

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    I've always heard this as well about Facebook apps. I don't use those but do use YouTube and it can drain pretty quickly as well. 21 minutes of YouTube shouldn't drain the battery of an iPhone XS 11%, but here we are. Maybe the reason I never complain about battery on iPhone is because I refuse to use Facebook.
     
  10. steve knight macrumors 68030

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    Pokemon go is bad. sonos is bad too when you leave the house it can drain your battery running in the background.
     

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