1. dahauss's Avatar
    Im on IOS 8.4 public beta 2 and ever since I install that, My battery life on my iphone 6 has been horrible. I take it off the charger at 8AM and by 4:30PM its down to 10% ... I ran a program called NORMAL to see what is a battery HOG and it says something called SPARKLE is draining the battery. Does anyone know what this is?

    Thanks....
    05-21-2015 04:36 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    There's no need for the app you mention... Settings>> Usage>> Battery Usage will list apps and the power used.

    There is a game called Sparkle...
    05-21-2015 04:56 PM
  3. dahauss's Avatar
    SPARKLE ISNT a GAME. I know what you speak of and I do not have that game on my system. I am not sure what it is and there is no way to quit it as it appers to be a background process. the regular usage app in ios8 doesnt show this app at all.

    My battery is dropping so fast that take it offf the charger 8AM, by 5PM down to 10%. Im in wifi and home and wifi in the office..
    05-21-2015 05:07 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There is also an effects generator for photography called Sparkle...could be that.

    It's also a frame work used by developers called Sparkle, but it deals with OS X, not iOS.

    Did you by chance jailbreak your device?

    The solution is really simple if you can't identify what app is causing the battery drain. Restore the device and make sure the firmware is up to date.
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 05-21-2015 at 07:26 PM.
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    05-21-2015 07:12 PM
  5. dahauss's Avatar
    There is also an effects generator for photography called Sparkle...could be that.

    It's also a frame work used by developers called Sparkle, but it deals with OS X, not iOS.

    Did you by chance jailbreak your device?

    The solution is really simple if you can't identify what app is causing the battery drain. Restore the device and make sure the firmware is up to date.
    I'm on 8.4 public beta 2. Could that be why is there? My iPad is on 8.3 and sparkle isn't there. I don't want to restore if I don't have to.

    I'm just having horrible battery drain on 8.4
    05-21-2015 09:27 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Could be, since it's a developer framework...now that I know you're dabbling in the public betas though, all I can say is either:

    A.) Stop using a public beta and restore with the normal consumer firmware.
    B.) Deal with it.
    05-21-2015 11:46 PM
  7. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Or wait a few days for indexes to finish. Then make a judgement call if it really is a battery inefficient beta.
    05-22-2015 12:26 AM
  8. dahauss's Avatar
    Last night my iPhone 6 was draining battery so bad and it was showing sparkle running all the time that I decided to try something I had done once before when I upgraded to the beta 8.4 ....... RESET NETWORK SETTINGS. I then re-connected to the wireless at home and today at work. Guess what? It looks like that fixed the battery draining issue.... I will see today but its already been off the charger for an hour and its still at 100% where before I would have been down to 95% already... Also when I run Normal, it no longer shows SPARKLE running or even in the inactive list. I still wish I knew what SPARKLE was but I think it is fixed (will be keeping an eye on the battery drain today)....
    05-22-2015 08:56 AM
  9. dahauss's Avatar
    Or wait a few days for indexes to finish. Then make a judgement call if it really is a battery inefficient beta.

    The beta has been one my iPhone 6 since Public beta 1 and then beta 2 came out. Beta 1 didn't have issues.. Beta 2 did.... But read my above post .. I think RESETTING the NETWORK settings may have solved the battery drain... Still dont know what SPARKLE IS .... But its no longer showing in NORMAL as active or inactive ...
    05-22-2015 08:58 AM
  10. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I'm on 8.4 public beta 2. Could that be why is there? My iPad is on 8.3 and sparkle isn't there. I don't want to restore if I don't have to.

    I'm just having horrible battery drain on 8.4
    I'm running that beta on my iPad mini and I have no battery issues.
    05-22-2015 03:34 PM
  11. dkbriscoe's Avatar
    iPhone 6 plus shows Sparkle the Game running. But I don't have the spoon my phone
    06-19-2015 03:46 PM

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