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    My iPhone 5 battery was draining recently (which it never does) and this is with most everything (Bluetooth, Push, etc.) off. I checked the Diagnostics and Usage logs and saw hundreds of crash reports for a process called "kbd" from "kbd.app." I've never seen these before and now there aren't even usage logs, it's just filled with these. I guess this could be at least partially the cause and I have hard reset etc. and they keep appearing every so often. I would like to avoid restoring if at all possible because that just sucks and takes forever. Does anyone know what this process is or how to potentially fix it?
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    Default Re: kbd Crash Killing Battery?

    Quick google search yielded this...

    iphone - iOS & iCloud: Broken iCloud data causes kbd process to crash constantly and drains battery - Ask Different

    Not sure if it'll help, as I've never seen this kind if issue before. It would make sense though if there was a corrupt save file trying to relay with iCloud.
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    Yup, been there. I spent quite a while researching this. I've cleared out documents and data from the "Mobile Docs" folder in Finder and even have Documents & Data disabled on my phone right now. It's still generating hundeds of these everyday on Wi-Fi and Cellular. I thought it might be related to corrupt data in iCloud as I also can't create shortcuts on my phone but nothing seems to help.
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    Try clearing your iCloud backups and see if that helps.
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    Done it. Tried restoring from iCloud too per Apple support. I've come to the conclusion that I'm either going to get miserable battery life or I'm gonna have to ditch my backup and just lose my app data and SMS database :/
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    Default Re: kbd Crash Killing Battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avenged110 View Post
    Done it. Tried restoring from iCloud too per Apple support. I've come to the conclusion that I'm either going to get miserable battery life or I'm gonna have to ditch my backup and just lose my app data and SMS database :/
    There is one way to save your app data. You'll need two computer programs: the iPhone Backup Decoder (free, Mac) and iExplorer (free, PC/Mac). You take your latest backup, and run it through the backup decoder. It will spit out a nested folder with all of your data. Next, take your restored phone that has all of your apps installed. Open them. If they download/sync from iCloud, yay. If not, close them and remove them from the app switcher.

    Next, open iExplorer. Navigate to the Apps folder. Find an app you need to restore (let's say Angry Birds). In your nested folder will be the Angry Birds folder, with a plist and a library archive and some other ones inside. Just drag the contents of the folder over into iExplorer and drop them in the Angry Birds folder. It'll paste, ask if you want to overwrite, and say yes.

    Go ahead and open up your app, and if you dropped in the correct files, you should have all your levels restored. Rinse and repeat as necessary.


    The page about the backup extractor will link to a free mac app that will let you read the SMS database on your computer, but I don't recommend trying to copy it back. I never got that to work for me.
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    I never really thought about trying that, thanks. That helps for a bunch of games since I wiped my iCloud docs. Anyway, I have a pdf backup of my texts which I suppose is about as good as it's going to get. However, I'm getting some impressive battery life now, so I suppose that's nice.
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    I know it's about as painful as cleaning out the attic, but it does need done sometimes. I am glad it seemed to help out.
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