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iOS 6.1 Battery Life

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  • Pizza98704 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 3:11 PM (in response to IzaacJ)

    what is Jailbraking an Apple product?

  • IzaacJ Calculating status...
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    Feb 22, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to Pizza98704)

    Well, it's not recommended. And it voids any warranty, but I didn't really care since my iPhone 4 was bought used, without any papers or anything so.

  • Pizza98704 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to IzaacJ)

    well, I was asking... what was it?

  • IzaacJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to Pizza98704)

    It removes a lot of restrictions that are in the system. But I don't think discussions ABOUT jailbreaks are allowed here.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to HaydnHuntley)

    A simple app to do what?

    HaydnHuntley wrote:

     

    I tried: Go to -> Settings -> General -> Reset -> RESET ALL SETTINGS

     

    It didn't seem to help much, and individually finding and returning my settings to their previous values has been annoying.

     

    I'm surprised that Apple doesn't just release a simple app to perform this, and that their Q/C has slipped so much.

    What would Steve Jobs say about this?


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    Feb 22, 2013 4:06 PM (in response to sbailey4)

    Ok, well I took my phone off the charger about a half-hour ago. 

     

    Now I have 19 minutes of Usage with only 4 hours, 22 minutes of Standby.  I am at 95% battery. 

     

    I feel like this is up and down, and all over the place. 

  • Pizza98704 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 4:25 PM (in response to NCBlonde)

    Hello,

     

    I am currently an owner of an Ipod Touch 4th generation. I understand you are having problems with your Ipod/Ipad/Iphone, so I will try to find a solution to your problem.

     

    • Okay, well I would think that is "normal"
  • NCBlonde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to Pizza98704)

    I don't think 4 hours of standby on a phone that just came off the charger and had 19 minutes of usage is normal though. 

     

    Especially since last night, I had 12 hours of standby with much more phone usage minutes. 

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    Feb 22, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to sbailey4)

    Apple could have a simple app which fixes the settings which they think are causing this problem.

    Wiping out ALL of one's settings is needlessly painful, and worse still, it doesn't actually work.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,180 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to IzaacJ)

    While having real bad battery life on a few-weeks-old i5 or i4S is unacceptable, when I hear the same of an i4 or i3, can't help but wonder that the unit must have a few years under the belt. Given the stressful operating conditions that any modern cellphone battery has to live under, expecting more than a year or two of such daily grind is expecting too much. I'll risk the ire of the mod by stating that a new battery on those older phones may prove to be more productive than all this fiddling with DFU and such. And I may add that in those older phones that don't have the obnoxious pentalobes are a cinch to switch batteries.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 5:53 PM (in response to NCBlonde)

    Huh?  If you took off 30 min ago how you got 4hrs standby? Sounds like you just plugged it in for a bit and disconnected. That wont tell you anything as the stats dont reset. Thats not exactly the steps I had outlined   Not really sure where you are at this point. Do the reset, then let it drain until it cuts off then charge it all night (or at least 1.5 hrs past 100%)  Did you have a blond moment   Sorry couldnt resist that one .

    NCBlonde wrote:

     

    Ok, well I took my phone off the charger about a half-hour ago. 

     

    Now I have 19 minutes of Usage with only 4 hours, 22 minutes of Standby.  I am at 95% battery. 

     

    I feel like this is up and down, and all over the place. 

  • HaydnHuntley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to Courcoul)

    You're joking, right?

     

    For months I've been able to enjoy more than 24 hours of standby operation with my iPhone 4, and then suddenly with this "upgrade" my standby time is markedly less than 12 hours.

     

    As a scientist (and programmer), it seems incredibly unlikely to me that my battery (and those of many other folks) have all suddenly chosen to fail at this time.  Instead, Occam's Razor says that Apple's recent software changes broke our phones.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM (in response to HaydnHuntley)

    I think you are misunderstanding the process. What happens is when you update to a new iOS sometimes the settings have changed, new ones added, etc . Or some setting or network connection simply gets corrupted. So performing a reset all settings defaults it back to the current iOS version defaults and drops any continuous network activity that may be going on. Doesn't always happen and technically is not supposed to happen but the reality is it does. The reset all settings option is there for that reason. (some programmer/engineer knows it may be needed at some point so added it in) Like they added a restore option to iTunes. SH** happens as they say.

     

    BTW Apple sets the defaults to what they think they should be but its not the optimal for the best battery life. However you could just leave them at their defaults as Apple "recommends".

    HaydnHuntley wrote:

     

    Apple could have a simple app which fixes the settings which they think are causing this problem.

    Wiping out ALL of one's settings is needlessly painful, and worse still, it doesn't actually work.

  • NCBlonde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 7:34 PM (in response to sbailey4)

    I took it off the charger probably hours ago now, back when I had posted that, it was 30 minutes since I had taken it off and I had had 19 minutes of usage. 

     

    I can't really explain except to say what the screen says. I am confused. 

     

    Edit, I hadn't just taken it off the charger for a little bit at that point. It was on for several hours. I'm not sure how many, but at least like 3-4.  I always take it off when I see a full charge.  Not sure of the exact time though.

     

    Edit 2: I did go back then and look at the time of my last call.  That's when I plugged it in. It would've been on the charger for about 8 hours. 

  • NCBlonde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 7:33 PM (in response to sbailey4)

    Right now, it says 54 minutes used. Standby of 7:47.  But, I haven't obviously used it too much since I took it off the charger. 

     

    It has 90% battery. 

     

    I have no idea about any of this.  I've gotten to the point where I just carry an extra charger with me (car and wall/USB), so that I don't get caught with a dead battery.

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