General Who else is having unexplained battery issues?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tymaster50, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    #1
    I don't have any battery killing tweaks, but I go on instagram for maybe a minute or two and everytime I pull out my phone it feels like the battery steadily decreases. If I only pull out my phone 5 times in the span of 4 hours for no longer than 5 minutes it'll be at like 60-70%
     
  2. nanolife macrumors 6502

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    Give us some infos about the device, firmware, tweaks/apps installed.
     
  3. lucastatic, Apr 13, 2013
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    lucastatic macrumors regular

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    #3
    In addition to:

    - What type of iDevice
    - What version of iOS
    - What tweaks you have

    Please also provide:

    - When you started noticing said battery drain
    - If you've ever performed a clean setup (ie, no previous restore / over-the-air upgrade)
    - If you have any polling set up (any Mail, Contacts & Calendars accounts set to Push or Fetch)
    - Typical backgrounded apps

    Mastering iOS battery life takes time and patience. It could be due to stock settings constantly polling and draining your battery, or apps that remain backgrounded for abnormal/unnecessary amounts of time, or poorly optimized jailbreak tweaks, or (what I personally blame a lot of battery drain on) a non-clean setup.

    [edit]
    Ideal setup with minimal battery drain, in my opinion?

    - Fresh restore to 6.1.2. (be warned: restoring to 6.1.2 isn't possible for the majority of people at this point in time)
    - Fresh jailbreak.
    - No restore from backup, set up everything manually.
    - No Mail Accounts push unless necessary. No Fetch unless necessary.
    - Fresh sync.
    - Install jailbreak tweaks one-by-one, testing battery life along the way.

    Jailbreaking by itself doesn't have any impact on battery life. A lot of battery drain is caused by hiccups in Apple's automation pre-jailbreak, or going crazy with a lot of tweaks/modifications at once post-jailbreak.
     
  4. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    everything is off when I'm not home, no wifi not bluetooth no location services on iPhone 5 6.1.2, and I had done a fresh restore like the day 6.1.3 came out while the signing window was still open. I have Action Menu, Adblocker
    AndroidLock XT
    Animer
    Badger
    Barrel
    BytaFont
    Color Keyboard
    Cyueue
    f.lux (not turned on)
    Five Icon Dock & Switcher
    Giffy,
    Gridlock
    LiveWire
    livePapers (not on)
    Lockscreen Clock Hide
    Manual Correct
    Springtomize 2
    Subtle Lock,
    Typo 5.
    Those are the only things that seem like they would be a battery killer at all.
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    I had the same on my new IP5 6.02

    In the end removed my exchange email acoount and manually added them again.

    Also what you can do is go in to safe mode and see if any apps remain in the background even after a reboot, found out that SBSettings process manager does not fully close all apps. Now use Weekillbackground pro.

    Also had some data hog iTunes store programs.
    If you have Skype check and see in Settings/Skype that is closes immediately after use.

    In the end went from 20% per hour to 1% per hour :)
     
  6. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    all my apps are closed, and I don't have skype anymore, don't have SBSettings either.
     
  7. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    try removing exchange or other push mail accounts, login out of imessage, icloud, facetime ande reboot.
     
  8. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    iCloud documents was seriously raping my phone. It wasn't until I found the process using top - even though it was inactive (no wifi) and someone mentioned it on reddit.
     
  9. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    So what did you do to fix it? Permanently disable it? Of turn it off, reboot, turn it back on? My battery life is solid. I'm at 40% with almost 4.5 hours of usage and 17 hours standby. I'm happy with that but maybe I can squeeze e out some more time by "re calibrating" iCloud documents since one is on and has been on since I DFU restored.
     
  10. Beeray macrumors regular

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    How did you fix it?
     
  11. SprSynJn Guest

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    I'm not sure this is what he means, but there was a document in Pages that would hang in sync on my iPhone. I deleted it, which would not go through at first mind you, and noticed my battery getting steadily better. Could be a placebo effect, but you never know. Try doing that.
     
  12. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I installed daemon tool from insanelyi which automatically disables useless daemons


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    I ended up having crazy battery drain from an app called "Ride" in the app store. It was constantly using location services. Might want to check your app store apps.
     
  14. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Did you have the same problem as the OP and installing that daemon tool corrected your issue?
     
  15. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I just installed it so i have no really way if telling yet


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2

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    Data usage keeps the location services icon on the status bar 24/7


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  16. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Then I am confused as to why you posted that.
     
  17. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Not really on the actually topic but its on saving battery


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  18. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Oh I see, post back when get some results with that please.
     
  19. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    As far as I know I didn't have anything syncing - or hanging.

    "A process called ubd was the main culprit on my phone recently. I had horrible battery issues with it running.

    I did a little research and found out that iCloud document syncing is controlled by this process.

    Went into my iCloud settings and toggled off Doc Syncing and my battery issues were solved.

    I'm still not sure why this process was freaking out. While Instruments was recording my CPU levels ubd was jumping between 60-90% usage.

    This all started happening right after the last iCloud outage that took down FaceTime and iMessage for a few hours. "

    I turned it off and restarted (to previous poster)
     
  20. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    This setting? ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21365882485.660571.jpg
    By the way you will be able to do the cropping and draw on the pictures right from tapatalk 2 in the next update. I am in a beta:) the update is in review right now said the developer.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  21. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for sharing bro. Ill have to run some tests on this process. Thanks for sharing!
     
  22. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    Most welcome as always Bumpy. Sorry I couldn't reply sooner.
     
  23. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    :D. Don't worry about the time betwee posts. I'm a very patient man ;).

    Thanks again!
     
  24. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    I was having an issue with my old 3GS take the gym, turning off Documents and Data fixed it, thanks.
     

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