Why am I experiencing huge battery drain when idle?
Hi, so I recently joined the iDevices family (came from a Xperia Z1 Compact!) and found that my iPhone 5S has a HUUUGE problem of draining more than half the juice overnight.
I charge it fully (100%) and I turn on airplane mode (so essentially Bluetooth, wifi and mobile is off)
And I wake up with only 40%!
I've read like everywhere else that iPhones have a good idle battery life and being an owner of a 4S, 4 and 3GS in the past, I fully agree. But this 5S is the only exception. I'm running iOS 8.1, if that's of any help.
Checking the battery usage section is of no help, it doesn't really show anything useful (shows apps I've used BEFORE I went to sleep: WhatsApp, Home and Lock Screen, Safari). As such, I've been having a horrible battery life that can hardly last me a day.
The only apps I have for ON background refresh is Google, Hangouts, Spotify, Weather and WhatsApp.
Any help? thanks!
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Re: Huge battery drain when idle
Usually restoring your phone like new will fix battery problems. The only problem is you lose your data and you have to go through the headache of reorganizing your apps. If you jailbreak your phone here is a solution to restore as new but keep your apps and springboard layout.
You need to be jailbroken for this to work.
Transfer all your apps to iTunes so you can get them back.
Backup the following file using iFile in the following directory: private/var/mobile/Library/SpringBoard
Backup this file to dropbox using iFile.
Restore iPhone as new. Sync apps back using iTunes. Re-jailbreak phone. Install iFile.
To restore springboard organization, rename the backed up file IconState.plist to DesiredIconState.plist and then copy to private/var/mobile/Library/SpringBoard. Overwrite the existing file if necessary. Respring and springboard layout should be restored. Now all you have to do is go through the tedious process of logging into apps and setting the phone back up the way you like it.
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