Airplane Mode on the 4S
Hey all - I have a question for those of you that use the airplane mode(AP mode) function on your 4S. The past month, i decided to start using it instead of the vibe toggle on the side of the phone and also to preserve more battery life if possible. Prior to using AP mode, i would lose up to 7% during the night, now using AP mode i only lose 1-4%. Which leads me to my confusion, see below:
Normally i switch to AP mode about 9pm & turn it off in the morning about 7am. During those hours i've seen my battery lose as minimal as 1-2%, but as much as 4%. Now, last night i switched to AP mode at 8:45pm to be exact. My battery was at 42% with 4h 39m of usage. When i woke this morning, i lost 4% and i then checked my usage, which had jumped to 4h 50m. So i was at 38% with an additional 11 minutes of usage more than the night before. This has happened to me before where my usage had increased itself, one time was by almost 20mins more. Its not often this happens, but i'm clueless as to why. I've called Apple and spoke with a tech, they also had no answer except to maybe a guilty app.
Now, from my understanding, when you switch to AP mode, ALL transmitted data & wifi gets turned off. I've gone as far as to check all my app data, and nothing has changed. I've also logged into my Verizon account to see if my data usage had any stats pop up - nothing. In fact my data usage for my 30 day time frame is within my normal use - 212MB. Normally i fall between 150-200MB, so nothing unusual happening there.
Also, just to add, when i switch to AP mode, my wifi is set to OFF. I also have 2 email accts that are set to fetch hourly - BUT could it be that even tho i'm in AP mode, the phone still tries to check for email sometimes, but other times it doesn't? The only other app that i have that pulls for updates is Fahrenheit, which i think is every hr - the app doesnt specify
I'm just curious if anyone else has noticed things like this while they're in AP mode as well - like i said, this doesn't happen all the time, but the very few times it did - i have no explanation for & was wondering if anyone might be able to share some further info on AP mode that i may not be aware of
sorry for the lengthy post, i'm just trying to be as thorough as possible with any info!
Apps that i have installed: Keeper, MapQuest, Bank of America, Apple Store, Amazon Shop, WordSearch Star, Cut the Rope, Backgrounds wp, Wallpaper HD, TuneIn radio, the Weather Channel & Farenheit. I have location OFF for any apps this would apply to that i have also. The only thing i have location ON for is Siri.