iPhone battery draining faster than normal
Ok, I'm not sure if this is because of 2.2 or not, but my battery is dropping faster than it should be. I also recently setup my phone for iPhone development with xcode, but don't see why that would effect it.
One thing I did notice today I took my phone off the charger around 9am EST and by 11am I was at about 80% battery. I looked and the standby was 1 Hour, 59 Minutes and usage was at 1 Hour, 18 Minutes. I didn't use the phone for anything but checking email once or twice (just refreshing the inbox, not reading). Plus the phone has seemed warm last night when it drained fast.
I rebooted the phone last night and shut it off for like 15 mins as well. Still having the same problem today. I've synced it with iTunes again and shut off push email and going to see how it does later in the day, just wanted to know if anyone else has seen this?
Also, this is not jailbroken, so no background apps
- 11-25-2008, 11:32 AM #2
That's quite odd...I get better battery life with my jailbroken 2G iPhone and that's while checking email, texting, and using iPod
Have you recently purchased this phone? If not maybe a restore (I know it's a pain) will help clear any "bug" that has come to kill your phone.
I also highly suggest taking it by the Apple store as you have made no modifications to it
Yeah, right now I'm just going to try a few different things so I can try to track down the problem before I do a restore. So far though since I did a fresh sync with iTunes and turned off push email the usage is in line with what I have actually used.
It seemed like something was stuck in the background running, but since I had shut down the phone a couple times not sure why that would happen. I'm hoping the sync resolved whatever was stuck running.
- 11-25-2008, 11:47 AM #4
- 11-25-2008, 12:05 PM #6
Cjvitek is correct. Do a full restore from scratch via iTunes. The lock and home button hold down is just a simple reset. You must wipe your phone out completely via iTunes.
And when restoring RESTORE AS A NEW IPHONE! Can't stress that enough. Do not use a backup file.
This really sucks. I just got all the provisioning and stuff setup for my phone in Xcode.
So this basically means I have to start at 2.0, with no images, text or apps or anything correct? Basically the same as if I got a brand new phone?
- 11-25-2008, 05:21 PM #8
Yeah, been programming for 3 hours, that didn't make much sense.
Was just asking if it was like starting with a brand new iPhone (ie 2.0) like I did on July 11th. Sucks, but I guess it will be nice and run faster for a little while, so at least there is plus.
- 11-27-2008, 05:01 AM #10
I thought I was the only one having an issue with yhr battery draining rather quickly since I upgraded to firmware 2.2. But I also installed some new apps and updated some old one right around the same time. I charged my phone last night around 10PM and used Loopt for a brief moment and then felt asleep. When I woke up and started checking emails and surfing the web a bit I got the 20% warning. Have talked on the phone or anything much since I charged. I wonder if loopt has an issue closing out? Come to think about it I have been checking Loopt lately maybe daily. I'm gonna do a soft resset and not use Loopt and see if I notice any improvements.
Another issue I have been having related to AOL mail failing to move emails to sub folders under my saved folder. It also won't allow my to delete items which essentially moves items to the Trash folder.
Thanx 4 starting this thread.
- 11-27-2008, 09:03 AM #11
Dizzy I don't believe in full and complete restores unless your phone is spitting up blood hen it tries to push email--exactly, it's just ridiculous.
Restore via iTunes and just delete and reinstall all apps downloaded. And yeah it's like Christmas or Hannukah or Kwanza or whatever your fancy
for a holiday is came early
- 11-27-2008, 09:24 AM #12
Spend the extra few minutes to get it right. Chances are you will have less or NO issues.
- 11-28-2008, 10:57 AM #13
- 11-28-2008, 10:58 AM #14
"Anyone with a lot of experience with smartphones knows if for some reason you need to restore/hard reset due to a problem you may be having you never... ever... restore a old back up file on to the fresh install."
Notice the "IF FOR SOME REASON YOU NEED"...
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 11-28-2008 at 11:04 AM.
- 11-28-2008, 11:12 AM #15
I read what you typed clearly.
I said that you do not have to do a restore (completely without backup file) if you can find the real issue.
I know that sometimes it happens that it is something in the backup file but I like to test it first by not restoring from a backup...if still acts up, then I would do a complete restore...would blow but I just like to really look at every possible answer.
- 11-28-2008, 11:14 AM #16
- 11-28-2008, 11:24 AM #17
And of course the battery super drain is gone now! Thanks for the help Ash.
@MrEClass I did try to figure out the problem as I'm the type of person that really needs to know why, plus I am in the IT field. But seeing as I depend on my phone as the lifeline for my IT/Web Dev business I just needed this fixed. So after playing around with it for a day I decided to just go for the sure fix and swallow my pride on trying to understand exactly what it was
- 11-28-2008, 05:43 PM #19iPhone Beginner
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I understand about not restoring from a backup. What I don't understand is, what about all the other program data *besides* usernames and passwords, that you can't just "re-enter"? For instance, in Hold 'Em Poker, how would I restore my millions of dollars in winnings without the backup?
- 11-28-2008, 11:03 PM #21
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- 11-30-2008, 07:08 AM #25
You were able to go 2 days before recharging??? I've always had to charge at least 1-2 times per day, which I think is pretty typical of all 3G phones and moderate use.
Personally, I think lasting 2 days might have been a bug in itself...