IOS 7 Seems to Suck Big Battery...

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  1. Nailhead

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    Just updated the 4S & it seems IOS 7 is a real power sucker: 72% to 5% overnight??

    Anyone else seeing this?

    Conditions were essentially identical to the previous un-updated night with respect to signal, apps running, calls made, texts sent.

    Seems a mite excessive to me.

    The iPad, however, doesn't seem to have been affected as much, but it's still noticeable. Seemingly.
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  2. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Your GPS wasn't on was it? And you were somewhere that had cell service, so it wasn't constantly pinging trying to find a network? If it wasn't one of the known battery life busters . . . then that's just scary.
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  3. jdiaz

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    I imagine forwarding all your data to the NSA takes a bit of battery.
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  4. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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  5. Nailhead

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    I'll have to check that, but otherwise big signal, wifi-- identical to the previous night with the previous IOS.
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  6. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    Not on my new 5s.

    On for 24 hours. Using it a ton since it's new and still have 44% left,

    I'm amazed.
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  7. crazyman

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    I update my 4S to iOS7. Not really any different than before with power use.
    I charge it up in the morning and it'll run all day.
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  8. NikonsAndVStroms

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    Has anyone updated their iPhone 4 to it? Was there a lot of lag post upgrade?
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  9. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Yes, I find my 4S really sucks the battery hard now. Unit will be stone dead by the end of the day if I don't put it on charge part way through.
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  10. Flood

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    You need to turn off Background Updates for Apps.
    Big battery suck and you don't want that anyway.
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    Good tip.
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  12. crazyman

    crazyman Exiled to the swamp

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    I've noticed a bit of lag with some apps and some within the OS. I'm sure updates are coming that will fix that. Not a real problem though.
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  13. McCormack

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    My 4S battery is draining pretty quick. I'm at 44% with limited use after 7 hours.
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  14. koorbloh

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    ^this.

    I do notice it uses more than it did, even with that turned off, but it'll last a weekend day.
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  15. cogitate

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    On OS 5, where would I find background updates for apps? Thanks!
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  16. Nailhead

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    I only had two of those running, so I have trouble believing that's the reason for the profligate battery usage.

    I have since turned one off. We'll see what happens.

    Thanks for the info.
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  17. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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    I guess Settings > iTunes & Apps store?

    I'm no tech wizard, but that's what I did. :D
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  18. McCormack

    McCormack Cronkite of CSM

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    I have everything turned off that I can, per this article, but the battery is still discharging too quickly now.
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  19. Flood

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    I just checked, the proper name is "background app refresh". It's a new iOS7 feature (in Settings-General). Not an issue in iOS5.

    Generally, you want to kill background apps every day or so, especially Skype. Disable location services for as many apps as possible.
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  20. Colemanfu

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    My old photo doesn't fit anymore? Still looking for optimal background dementions. Everything blows up ? Battery is same.
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