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LDoza45 Level 1 (25 points)

It seems all 4 and 5 phones have severe bettery drainage now ...

 

When will APPLE install an ACTIVITY MONITOR so we can see ourselves which program/app is doing this?


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1
  • imobl Level 5 (6,127 points)

    Until Apple announces something, no one here will know what Apple plans.

     

    There are several utility apps in the AppStore that seem to provide

    the information you are after. I don't use any so I cannot recommend one.

    Search the AppStore, read the descriptions and reviews (reviews are

    important) and make a decision if any meet your needs.

  • iinami Level 4 (1,440 points)

    While i agree that a stock activity monitor would be nice, it's not true that all phones are having a problem...there are 2 iPhone 5 and 1 iPhone 4 in my home and all have great battery life.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    Submit feedback to Apple requesting such a feature here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    No problems with my iPhone 5 or 4S.

  • LDoza45 Level 1 (25 points)

    Sorry folks, I meant to say I know NOT all 4 & 5 have drain problem.. but some of us do. Sorry for confusion.

    Thanks Meg sent in feedback. and will look up an App asap. Let you know here if any seem to do the job.

  • LDoza45 Level 1 (25 points)

    Okay review of Utilities Apps... Loked at 5 or 6 both free and $...

    But HANDS DOWN with over 70% 5 stars and 25% more 4 stars is

    Aeonika's ACT MONITOR.

    $.99

    So gonna try. It says you can actually CLOSE down apps/programs that are high usage

    and watch gauge fall!

     

    Well come back with feedback.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    Don't hold your breath about it making any difference in battery life. Unless you have some sort of badly written app, almost no non-Apple apps actually run in the background.

     

    Best of luck.

  • iOSGuy2012 Level 2 (195 points)

    Agreed. The best thing you can really do is make sure you Force quit ALL open apps running in the background anytime you're not using them.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    iOSGuy2012 wrote:

     

    Agreed. The best thing you can really do is make sure you Force quit ALL open apps running in the background anytime you're not using them.

    There is absolutely no point to that because, as I stated above, almost no apps are actually running in the background. You can do it if you want but the effect is largely placebo.

  • LDoza45 Level 1 (25 points)

    Well got APP and can see screen... but have no idea what any of it means.

    ...and the nice video they have up to describe is in RUSSIAN!

  • LDoza45 Level 1 (25 points)

    So that was the waste of a dollar.. DO NOT BUY ACT MONITOR..

     

    Trying SYS ACTIVITY MANAGER...and got PLUS.. It does have manual! in ENGLISH

     

    Supposed to be best at cleaning up memory.  Don't know if it will help with battery usage..

    but need some memory help too.

  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)

    LDoza45 wrote:

    It seems all 4 and 5 phones have severe bettery drainage now ...

     

     

    It's aliens, I've been trying to convince the proper authorities of this with no luck. When they get here, and the come often, they need power. They've found they can tap into our cell phones, suck battery & no one is the wiser.

     

    That's why I keep my phone off at all times...about once a month I bring it out of its lead case & charge it in a lead container. So far, none of my battery power has been stolen...none.

  • iOSGuy2012 Level 2 (195 points)

    FYI: running in the background means Apps that aren't closed using the multi-tasking menu. Some Apps require push notifications as well. (technically would still be considered as 'running in the background')

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    There is no such thing as a "multi-tasking menu" in iOS, only recently used apps. Perhaps this article will help:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4211

  • iOSGuy2012 Level 2 (195 points)

    "iOS: Understanding multitasking"

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