3cit's battery drain thread
Ok, so I am the first to admit when in wrong, (no, not really) so I have long been an "anti jailbreak battery drain guy". That being said I have been having SERIOUS battery issues...
So I went stock jail broken... iOS 5.1.1 jail broke with absinthe. And no tweaks. I have been 5 hours with 2% battery drain with minimal use. So, no issues so far.
To me, bite is the key, so im starting with that as my first install.
I'll update regularly with results.
And if y'all don't care then that
Makes me sad, but not deterred!!! mwuhahaha... Isn't the Internet great!
- 06-27-2012, 07:16 PM #2
Ok so two hours later and about 35 texts to and from, a few iMessage on 3G and still at 100% so I'm going to rule out bite as te culprit!!! (yay, I really love bite!)
Now I'm installing latest (beta version) of LOCKINFO...
Well, 3 hours into LOCKINFO and I've dropped 28% battery! However I have been streaming podcasts for the whole time!! I'll let it run with nothing else tomorrow morning...
I hope it's not LOCKINFO, or if anything it's only this beta and the stable release is fine...
Last edited by 3cit; 06-28-2012 at 01:25 AM.
I'm happy to report that this morning with minimal use after 4 hours still have 100% battery so I can safely rule out lock info AND springtomize as causes of battery drain!
I'm now going to reinstall folder enhancer and ifile
More updates to come! I know you are all waiting anxiously!
Last edited by 3cit; 06-28-2012 at 10:33 PM.
- 06-28-2012, 05:17 PM #5
Ok so no problems with folder enhancer, ifile, or gridlock!
I'm going to install ipsum, now listening, and browser changer now as I'm reasonably sure they are not issues, and tonight I'm going to put weathericon (which I think may be the cause!)
I'm not sure anymore that I don't have problems with one of the last 6 tweaks. While I don't have battery loss when the device is idle, I seem to have HEAVY battery loss during use...
For example I have dropped 8% in an hour just texting and messing around with settings...
Going to plunge ahead and add winter board now...
Last edited by 3cit; 06-29-2012 at 08:48 PM.
Ok so I was wrong... And I don't know where!!!
I'm starting almost over again with bite, lockinfo, Lorem, winter board and browser changer...
I'm dropping folder enhancer and ifile and gridlock and springtomize for now!!!
I think ifile might be using a lot more battery than it should be, I have used it before and not had battery issues.
- 07-01-2012, 10:37 AM #8
- 07-01-2012, 02:25 PM #9
Bear in mind that some if the tweaks you mention have settings of their own that could affect battery life: Springtomize could be used for a bunch of animations, but those could also be turned off; Lockinfo has different plugins which each have different settings, etc. (For instance I turned off Location Services for my weather widget because I felt that Lockinfo was calling for location too often.) Something like Intelliscreenx can be configured to update as often or as rarely as you'd like, which will affect battery.
Unless something is just poorly coded it's tough to say the app itself is responsible. In fact, one of the biggest battery drains is the default Stocks widget in Notification Center. By that example, I'd start looking particularly at anything that is frequently running/updating in the background.
In one of the biggest DUH moments of my life, i set up iCloud syncing when I first updated to 5.1.1, and have set up the same system the last three times i restored as new..
I have read that possibly, i cloud trying to sync calendars can cause SERIOUS battery drain...
So i turned off iCloud syncing for everything except contacts...
I seemingly have ok battery life since then with all my tweaks installed...
In regards to the settings, I'm pretty sure that I have all those set up properly as I am an iPhone junkie and constantly playing with my settings...
- 07-02-2012, 01:45 PM #11
- 07-04-2012, 12:32 AM #15
- 07-04-2012, 04:36 AM #16iMore Intermediate
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Before you go any further, get BatteryDetective in Cydia. The app will give you a concrete number as far as battery drain (or charge, for that matter) goes.
It updates every 30 seconds or so, so you can load it up, put your phone to sleep for a minute or so, then turn it back on and unlock the screen and still be able to see the sleep drain long enough to see that, too.
Touching your screen is what causes the biggest battery drain, from what I've seen.
The app isn't free, but based on looking at how much time you're spending on trying to track the rogue battery draining app, it would probably be worth every penny.
Something to keep in mind, too, is that the battery isn't calibrated when you restore the OS. Your battery might not be registering correctly until you go through a couple of charge cycles, which might be messing up some of your observations at the high and low end of the battery level.
- 07-04-2012, 08:52 AM #17
Well on lunch, I am as close to the wireless router as I could be without holding my phone next to it.
I have battery detective and it would always show a drain, but never from what.
I am a heavy texter, so I'm worried it's bite now too!!!!
And if any of you are familiar with me you know I'm a bite LIFER!!!
The battery will hold a charge perfectly until I start using it then it's up to 25% an hour battery loss!!!
So to me, it's not like anything is running in the background....
I heard that if the battery is seated wrong, it may cause issues like this...
And I know that my laptop battery, which we just kept plugged in all the time... That thing holds like a 23 minute charge!!! But I don't keep
My phone plugged in all day! And the detective or some other app shoes that I have 1363 of 1400 for total power at 100% charge...
Like I said I'm going nuts!
I might uninstall bite for a whole day to see what happens...
Went from 81% to 79% just typing this reply!!
Only 1 text message during reply!
restoring as new
and, im going to jailbreak using redsnow and not absinthe... maybe thatll make a difference...
and as before im going to start with bite, and only bite
im a bit of a freak though and know that ill end up with springtomize and folder enhance and gridlock before the end of the weekend....
(side note, i forgot how much springtomize covered! its a great tweak!)
i think i can POSSIBLY live without lock info for a few days....
Ok starting now!! As always I'll keep you all informed wether you like it or not!
So 6 hours or so later and 89% battery... So far so good... But I remember being here before!!!
ANOTHER thing that as happening was my home button being AT TIMES unresponsive...
Which hasn't happened yet.
The paranoid part of me thinks some malware ended up on my phone making my CPU run in overdrive at times, which would result in incredible battery drain and slow processing such as an unresponsive home button....
Like a KEYLOGGER!!!!
Last edited by 3cit; 07-07-2012 at 01:00 AM.
- 07-10-2012, 09:32 PM #22
Probably one of my best days. I have been using the phone heavily today (wifi on for about 18-20 hours today and edge network when connected to wifi and 3G when not. Location services off, brightness at 24% with auto brightness off, calendar sync off, mail fetch every 30 minutes, sent around a hundred messages/imessages, watched some youtube videos, streamed some music, at least 3 hours of music playback (1 hour on speaker while watering my lawn ), some browsing on chrome, and lots of facebooking. I have a lot of tweaks like ISX, Octopus keyboard, iControl, winterboard, etc that would be considered battery intensive, but today as a good day. I wanted to see how long my phone could last on one charge so i ill post a picture when it is fully dead.
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So two days ago, I did moderate texting, about 2.5 hours of pandora / tunein radio over wifi, light Internet browsing about 45 mins of minecraft play and two Cydia downloads and 22 hours after full charge I had 34% battery...
Yesterday after Higher texts, and about 30 minutes of talk time , plus more minecraft, and a few Internet videos and I got my phone down to 10% battery about 13 hours after a full charge... But there was a lot of minecraft!!!
No lockinfo and no weathericon....
I'm adjusting, because I LOVED these... For now im getting by with bulletin....
- 07-11-2012, 01:49 PM #24
No offense to anyone in this thread but obsessing over battery life like this would drive me insane. I get what I get, use what I want, and spend my time thinking of other things. There's always going to be another percentage point to chase!
- 07-11-2012, 02:03 PM #25