Can a new App cause massive battery drain??
I have had no issues with my battery life since I got my 4s... yesterday i downloaded about 4 apps (2 apps and 2 games) and now my battery is draining like crazy..I'm losing like 15% an hour!!! could it be one of the new apps? I can't imagine what else would cause this...
- 12-01-2011, 10:34 AM #2
I actually had that problem last week and this week. I would download a game, not even open it or anything and go from 90% to 25% in 2 hours. It was crazy. I immediately deleted it. If you've paid for the apps or games, maybe contact the developer and ask if it's a common problem. Also, check your settings. Is the game sending you lots of updates or using your location or data alot? You can maybe turn off some features to reduce battery drain.
- 12-01-2011, 10:59 AM #3
- 12-01-2011, 11:56 AM #4
I had it happen with the Google+ app.
I had deleted it for about a week, because I needed a break from social media. For that week my battery life was great. I reinstalled it and noticed my battery life tanked.
No idea why, since other people have used it and never noticed an issue, but I got rid of it and will just use the website.
Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
- 12-01-2011, 12:04 PM #5
Well, I deleted all 4. they were free so no biggie I guess but I liked them!! I guess I could re-install them one at a time to figure out which one it was...its a bummer... I charged back up to 100% so we can see how it goes..
I remember my BB days where apps could cause memory leaks, but not battery problems... strange
- 12-01-2011, 12:37 PM #7
its actually only some apps that continue to run while not "open" - most apps kind of hibernate (pause) till you re-open them. Others, like the music app continue to work. if you download an app and dont even run it... it cant be the app thats killing it.
Restore, then drain the battey till dead. Charge it back up and see if that helps.
and what apps did you get?
- 12-01-2011, 01:25 PM #8
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- 12-01-2011, 02:00 PM #11
I look at this way, sure on bb's we were always watching what we dwld because god only knows what was going to cause a mem leak or drain on battery, but when you really think of it, An electronic device regardless what type, could have different responses when dwlding apps etc.
So I'd say, keep an eye on what you dwld anyway for changes and reactions from your device I still always do that.....guess it's from using bb's for over 4yrs, I'm just kinda still 'conditioned' to look for it.
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