General Would safe mode save battery?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by carjakester, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    If safe mode is what i think it is, disabling all tweaks and pretty much a stock ios, would my phone get better battery life if i kept it in safe mode for when im not using it?
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure, but my gut tells me not to do this.
     
  3. carjakester thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it wouldn't harm anything would it? you can always respiring.
     
  4. braddick macrumors 68040

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    ^
    Probably wouldn't, I just don't know.
    Seems like the iPhone is (slightly) crippled though when in Safe Mode, no?
     
  5. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    If you don't have any bad tweaks, then the decrease in battery life is not even noticeable.

    There's really no need to do this.
     
  6. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    I suspect the respring necessary to exit safe mode will probably eat up any power saving achieved.
     
  7. carjakester thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Im going to try this out tomorrow at work, i usually lose 10-15% an hour from maybe sending 2-3 texts.
     
  8. darricksailo macrumors 601

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  9. carjakester thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thats what i assumed because where i work i get almost none, but it drains just as bad while i am in class where i have 5 bars.
     
  10. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    One or more of your installed tweaks is causing the bad drain...
     
  11. carjakester thread starter macrumors 68020

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    activator
    aura
    auxo 2
    badge customizer
    bigify
    biteSMS
    blora
    cloaky
    dockshift
    f.lux (i know causes some drain but is worth it)
    flip control center
    folder closer
    icleaner
    iconoclasm
    ifile
    inifidock
    lockpages
    noslowanimations
    pandora downloader
    phantom for snapchat
    signal booster
    sms stats 2
    soft remix for iOS 7
    software update killer
    swipe selection
    unauthorized lighting cable allowed
    virtual home (again some battery drain but worth it)
    winterboard
    zeppelin
     
  12. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    Activator causes a minimal drain but the recent beta does cause drain, f.lux's battery drain is negligible, icleaner, ifile, swipe selection, software update killer, no slow animations, lock pages, and dockshift all play nicely together, as I have them installed and watch them. Virtual homes drain was too much for me, so I removed it, but otherwise, the rest of your tweaks I don't know about. I removed folder closer because it kept crashing with multitasking gestures.
     
  13. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    Software update killer isn't even necessary anymore is it? Evasi0n blocks the update by default. One of your tweaks is probably just not playing nice with another one. Happens from time to time. Tweak developers can't keep up with all the new tweaks coming out.
     
  14. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    I admit, I only glanced at your list, but the "signal booster" tweak jumped out at me as a likely culprit. Considering the tweak description is "Signal Booster works by injecting a considerable and sufficient amount of power to the phone’s radio" that would definitely be the first one I would remove if I were in your position



    Interesting, I haven't noticed any drain with the most recent Activator beta (from rpetri.ch repo), in fact, I was just remarking to myself yesterday how surprisingly long my battery seems to be lasting considering the large number of tweaks I have going.

    It seems that Activator is often invoked as a potential power drain; I wonder if it has more to do with how Activator is set up, what gestures it is listening for, etc.?
     
  15. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    from my understanding, all signal booster does is turn on airplane mode and then turn it off. that rechecks for better cell towers for you to connect to
     
  16. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    Gotcha, that makes sense. I didn't even know of this tweak before, and was intrigued, so I searched for it and the first result google gave me was http://www.innov8tiv.com/signal-boo...enhance-iphones-carrier-wifi-signal-strength/ which contained the description I quoted above (about "injecting power" into the phones radio).

    So, now understanding better what it does, does that mean that if I'm getting a poor signal, that toggling airplane mode on and off might end up improving my signal if there is a better tower to connect to?
     
  17. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Possibly
     

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