FOLKS ...there is a way you can stop 'running' programs from draining your batteries.
Remember that area below home screen that shows 'last 4 run programs?
You get there by double clicking home button. If you press on an icon, they wiggle
and a little RED - circle comes up. Press the RED - and ICON /program is turned off.
..TURN THEM ALL OFF! It wont affect your reuse of any app direct from home screen.
Even my SYS ACTIVITY montor said I had App Store and fb running when I hadn't used them
in hours. By turning them off with this HOME Button they are now OFF OFF and in fact were
removed from my 'running applications' list on SYS ACTIVITY.( I tested by turning CAMERA on
then off.) Sure enough it showed up in 'running applications'.. and popped up in the bottom list.
Pushing its RED button..removed it from running apps list!
Now I know we shouldn't have to do this ..but no matter. It does work. Keep that screen cleared!
I did that and have had NO BATT drain for over an hour!.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 6:51 PM (in response to Ameli29)
Don't waste your time.. believe me there is nothing you can do about it..
I had 20 apps runnig all the time before the stupid update and the battery lasted all day...
Unless you want to turn off eveything... that might work!!
just sit back and wait for them to do something about it. I DOUBT THEY WILL
They are just too busy working on their next money maker... !
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 1:45 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)
Same to me today with my iP 5 running 6.1.3. My battery dropped down from 100% to 70% in 2,5 hours. is was the hole time in standby with 3G off. Last week, i´ve had the issue, that the telefone shut down with 15% battery.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to mccarlsen)
Well let's see here, it doesn't take a Rocket Science or Geek person to figure out that there is a Software problem. So until Apple correct the issue there is nothing you can do about it. The suggestion being made about turning this off that off only conserve battery life not the battery drain that the software is causing.
When you are accustom to getting 48 hours on a full charge with heavey usage with everything on with the previous software you were using, then you change software now you getting 8 hours on a full charge if you are lucky. That is a software issue what can you do about it is nothing but wait for Apple to fix it. And who knows how long that will take with Apple rushing so many software updates out.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Hi, saw a post where you had reccomended how to sort out the battery drainage issue.
I've got a 4s and have been using it just over a year. Over the past couple of days my batt life is crap. I loose 10% every 30 mins without even using the phone. The phone continues to heat up as well! while charging.
Any help would be great
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)
So it's been 3 months for me and as of right now I'm at
26% battery with
3 hours 18 mins usage and
4 hours 4 hours 46 mins on standby.
I have yet to experience any improvement and quite honestly I'm very annoyed and fed up.iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to LDoza45)
Tryed the solution closing all recent apps thanks to dubble click on main button and then click on - red button for each app.
.Didn't work for me. Still loosing 1 complete per cent in 3 or 4 minutes, it makes between 5 and 6 hours for 100% ..
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to Eric_Benevent)
In settings try turning off: Facetime then reset phone and iCloud Documents and data and reset again. That worked for me, they were both turned on by the 6.1.3 update.
Since it sounds like you were not aware of the basic method of closing your open apps by double clicking the home button, you might want to read Apples guidelines to maximize battery life. It gives a lot of basic tips on what you can shut off to improve battery life:
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 5:04 PM (in response to Jajaba)
So after sorting out my stuff via SYS ACTIVITY Manager... My phone was 100% at 7AM (when DO NOT DISTURB goes off) and 88% at 8AM and I had not used it...
BUT something had... Turns out for me it was PHOTO STREAM.. I always manually moved pics from camera to computer not trusting airwaves... That was the right idea. My iPhoto was messed up.. (Have repaired permissions twice now) So for me I am back to only wired downloading of pics, so I can control it.
As of 5 PM (I recharged to 100% at 9AM) ... is now 94%!
Hope you all find your problems.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 5:57 PM (in response to Timurjonchik)
I think there is something really wrong with ios 6.1.3. My iPhone 5 was left to charge overnight to 100% but three days in a row when I plug it out from the charger after that, the battery percentage fell immediately to between 96% - 98%. Today I left it on the charger at 100% to make a 1min call and right after I hung up the battery percentage dropped to 96% and proceeded to charge again. This has never happened before prior to iOS 6.1.3 and now with my phone battery barely lasting 12 hours with minimal usage it is getting frustrating carrying an iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 8:25 PM (in response to LDoza45)
Could you please check your 'processes' list on SYS Activity Manager and let me know what apps are listed as 'running' after you have closed every app manually (from double clicking home and closing all your apps)? I just purchased the $0.99 version of the App and have noticed that after closing all apps it still shows: SYS Manager, Camera, Mail, Phone and App Store all as running ???
The only ones that should be running are Sys Manager and the Phone (since it's monitoring the cell network for calls). Note that I have my mail set to check Manually with no auto check / push notifications and I don't know why the App store and camera should be running either. I even tried resetting the phone after closing all apps manually but the same list of running Apps appears....
I guess it makes sense to compare our total number of running processes (below 'running applications'). After closing all apps and resetting I show 49 total processes running. It first showed 60+ running after reset and took a few minutes beore the number droppeddown to 49.
By the way my phone seems to lasting less today, it's at 48% versus 71% yesterday with approximately the same usage. As far as i know no settings have changed.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 10:33 PM (in response to Jajaba)
I can confirm this. I closed all runnnig apps and did a reset.
After this 50 running processes, camera, mail, phone, app store and sys manager as running applications were shown.
here the list of the processes:
sucrityd (PID 203)
ubd (PID 202)
xpcd (PID 104)
active memory 133MB, wired 83,8MB,Inactive 36; free 152 (just as a benchmark)
Maybe someone has an idea which is the bad process...