Why is safari using 25% of my battery under settings/battery usage?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Bugeyeblue, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    I keep all my internet tabs closed and Safari removed from multitasking (not that it really matters), and my usage stats always show safari as having used 20-30% of my battery life each charge. I use safari maybe 20-30 minutes a day and do lots of other things like navigating using maps that should outweigh my usage over safari. Anyone know why this is?

    iOS 8.1, had the same problem on all iOS 8 versions, verizon iPhone 6.
     
  2. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    25% of your usage is pegged to Safari
     
  3. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    a) there's no benefit of removing it from multitasking

    b) how is your battery life overall? If it's still good, I wouldn't really worry about it.

    c) try resetting all settings and see if that helps
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    I don't think you understand how the percentage works. If Safari is showing 25% it means your phone is either idle 75% of the time or every other app adds up to 75% and Safari is 25%. Does that make sense?
     
  5. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes that makes sense, but why is safari sucking up that much battery when it's hardly ever used?
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Thats what you're not understanding. If you don't touch your phone all day it will most likely be 100% idle. using Safari just for a little while is enough to knock the idle down to 75% and Safari to 25%
     
  7. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, ok, I see what you're trying to explain. But I use my phone about 8-10 hours of on screen time per day.
     
  8. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Try going to settings, safari, clear data... Seemed to fix that problem for me.
     
  9. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    Usage is not on screen time.
     
  10. APlotdevice, Oct 23, 2014
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    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Your cellular data connection is a pretty serious battery hog. And since Apple Maps (and I think Google Maps as well, though I'm not entirely sure) uses vector data rather than images, its data usage is actually is actually relatively small. Also more JS heavy sites can keep your processor running, and thus drain the battery even faster.
     

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