1. iMore Question's Avatar
    No, his phone is not constantly searching for wifi, it's already connected to wifi.
    Double clicked home button and closed all apps opened.
    Tried restarting the phone.
    Brightness is really dim and is not the cause of the battery drain.

    What may be the reason for this? and what is the solution?
    How much will it cost to get a replacement that actually lasts as it should be?
    02-12-2015 02:42 PM
  2. scottiejohnson1214's Avatar
    this question was posted by me btw, did not notice that i was not logged in
    02-12-2015 02:48 PM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    How longs has he had the phone? Could it just be that the barrel is getting old.
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    02-12-2015 04:23 PM
  4. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Is the app background refresh option enabled; i would disable it, perhaps that may contribute to the poor battery life.
    02-12-2015 05:54 PM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    How long is the phone lasting before needing to be recharged?

    Has he checked under the Battery Usage in Settings to see what apps are using the battery the most?
    02-12-2015 06:16 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    So how much time does he get with a charge? What all does he do on his phone and how often? How are all his settings set? How much time does he spend using the phone?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    02-12-2015 06:28 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    1. How often is he on the phone?
    2. How high does he have the brightness level?
    3. Does he play a lot of games?
    4. Does he use the Bluetooth feature, and if not, is it enabled?
    5. Does he carry his phone in an area where the cellular signal is weak?
    6. Does he have social networking account where he is receiving constant updates?

    All of the above, among other things, can adversely affect a smartphone's battery.
    scottiejohnson1214 likes this.
    02-12-2015 07:16 PM
  8. scottiejohnson1214's Avatar
    it's been almost a year now
    02-12-2015 10:43 PM
  9. scottiejohnson1214's Avatar
    and youre able to find that in settings? the "app background refresh" option
    02-12-2015 10:45 PM
  10. scottiejohnson1214's Avatar
    he would leave the phone at the LOWEST brightness with all the apps closed and not touch it at all for about 8 hours and the battery would be at red or dead
    02-12-2015 10:45 PM
  11. scottiejohnson1214's Avatar
    i have answered your questions through SwitchBeach's reply. refer to that please
    02-12-2015 10:46 PM
  12. zerog46's Avatar
    and youre able to find that in settings? the "app background refresh" option
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    02-12-2015 11:08 PM
  13. zerog46's Avatar
    Are you near an Apple Store they would be able to check the battery.
    Last edited by zerog46; 02-12-2015 at 11:33 PM. Reason: spelling
    02-12-2015 11:09 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    i have answered your questions through SwitchBeach's reply. refer to that please
    If you want to test the battery to see if it is performing as it should, take this test. It's what many Apple Genius Bar techs use to test batteries.
    Write down your usage and standby time, press the sleep/wake button (or lock button, as some call it) to put the device to sleep, and set the device down for five minutes. When you come back, take note of the change in time. If your device is sleeping properly, then the Standby time should have increased by five minutes and your Usage time by <1 minute . If your Usage time rises by more than one minute, you have a drain problem. Something is keeping your device from sleeping properly, significantly shortening the time it will last.

    If the battery passes this test, then it's all the other ingredients that cause battery drainage, most of which are user precipitated. If the battery fails the test, then it's time for either a new phone or new battery. They do wear out. I still use the iP 5 I got new 17 months ago. My battery is waning. I charge it at least 3 times a day. I'm a heavy time user. It happens.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    02-12-2015 11:22 PM
  15. jrrushing's Avatar
    Locating services, each app wants to use locating services via. Gps uses tons of battery life turning off most saved hours of battery life on my 4s
    02-15-2015 01:46 AM
  16. nivekr11's Avatar
    Reset network settings. It has worked for me in the past.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    02-15-2015 05:27 AM
  17. scottiejohnson1214's Avatar
    WOW thank you so much for this! this must have been it! thank you thank you
    02-16-2015 05:12 PM

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