which stock apple apps/settings are battery drainers?

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  1. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    the last iphone i had was a 4S, but now have an SE. coming from android for a few years, i'm now unfamiliar with ios and what settings to limit/turn off. could you guys list apps or settings that are notorious battery drainers? this is from a fresh ios install by the way on a new SE. i can't decide if i should completely disable icloud and location settings, or just limit those to certain apps. thanks
     
  2. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    every app drains battery. it depends on how much you use it
     
  3. C.O.T macrumors member

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    I used to turn off location services and turn them on when I needed to use maps or something but in my opinion you are just limiting the phone and taking away a big plus of having a smart phone. In saying that though I do turn off a lot of location system services as most of these are just sending Apple reports and statistics. I don't feel like using my battery to send that
     
  4. Abhishek23 macrumors newbie

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    Turning off background app refresh for unnecessary apps, using auto brightness and enabling low power mode in dire situations will go a long way in preserving battery life!
     
  5. C.O.T macrumors member

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    Low power mode is actually great! I was on 1% and was still able to listen to a podcast for an hour when on the way home
     
  6. Abhishek23 macrumors newbie

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    Very true-I was able to watch an hour long YouTube video on 5%!
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    You should not have to turn off anything to get a good days use out of the SE. Put it on the charger while you sleep and all will be good.
     
  8. C.O.T macrumors member

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    The sign of a well designed and optimised phone is one that you don't have to baby
     
  9. radiohead14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I should've been more specific. Of course every app drains battery, but what I meant was, would turning off background refresh on an app like News be fine than say Whatsapp? If I turn off refresh on Whatsapp, would I stop getting messages? I guess what I'm trying to get at, is which app doesn't really need to be active all the time. Does iCloud really need to sync apps like Safari.. things that are fine to turn off. I assume I keep them on for apps that send out notices?
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Background refresh can be turned off completely an everything will still function just fine (and various apps will still be able to run in the background if needed).
     
  11. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Lock down the Facebook App like a rabid dog. Don't let it access or talk to anything except your photo album so you can post pics. I don't let it push notifications to me or let it track where I am. It treat it like a necessary evil to be endured, and set it to the bare minimum interaction with my iPhone necessary for me to communicate with my friends and family thorough it. I let it access my PhotoAlbum when I choose to upload a photo, but I do not accept this new feature they have which puts my PhotoAlbum presumptuously into the App itself.

    And when I am not using it I swipe it off. That thing will drain your battery very fast. Same with FB messenger. I do think it's gotten better than it was, but sometimes something in it goes off and becomes a battery vampire.
     
  12. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Just delete the Facebook app altogether and you'll save 10%-15% battery per day. Use the web version, add it to your Home screen and you'll no difference (apart from better battery life).
     
  13. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I forget why exactly but there was something about the web version I didn't like. But I'll give it another try. Thanks.
     
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    It's slightly different but if you can cope with it, you will save battery as we all know the Facebook app is a battery hog.
     
  15. C.O.T macrumors member

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    Wow I uninstalled the Facebook and messenger app last night and I'm already noticing a significant difference in battery life.. That's crazy! How have they not fixed these issues by now?! I'm using safari now and added it to my home screen. It doesn't look as pretty but the battery life has definitely improved
     

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