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02-22-2013, 12:02 PM #141
Maybe we'll figure out what the deal is currently. I'm at 68% here at 1pm, so it could be worse, but I've also been working instead of playing with my phone all morning - I hope THAT's not the answer!
02-23-2013, 11:58 AM #142
02-23-2013, 12:34 PM #143
Thanks for your corroboration. We need to do some comparison of tweaks. But I need you guys to do something first. One thing many of us forget is that a battery needs a full drain out and recharge after every new iOS restore. I keep forgetting that. The battery percentage and usage indication is not correct until that's done. What you'd notice before a full cycle recharge, though most of us would never let this happen is that after the fast drop in battery power - it would sit at 1% for 2 more hours of usage. We never let our batteries get that low and so would never notice it's a 'calibration' problem. A battery needs to be recalibrate after every restore or after every iOS upgrade. I just did mine LAST night. and things are VEEEEERY different today. Same usage but at 1:25PM after I took it off the charger around 8:30AM - my battery is only down to 86%. WOW is THAT different than yesterday. Exact same phone setup and widgets being used and usage pattern. I've been on ModMyi all morning and web surf, etc.. So today - run your battery all the way down to 1%-4% and also download an app from the APP STORE called "Battery Dr". When you put it on the charger - leave the BatteryDr app open to the RECHARGE page which it 'helps wit battery conditioning'. When IT says your battery is full chaarged - then take it off the charger and see if you next usage day is WAAAAY better. Then report back.
In the mean time let's compare tweaks to start getting to the bottom of our issues:
Winterboard, Iconoclasm, iWidgets, Infinidock, Cascade, Springtomize 2, FolderEnhancer, 20SecondLockscreen,
NCSettings, SBCenter, ncRAM, WeeKill Background, biteSMS, Zeppelin, BackBoard, OpenSSH, MailEnhancerPro+
NCBlurryBackground, RespringCacheKiller, ColorKeyboard, MultiIconMover, myLocation
My usage patterns:
I run 4 to 5 iWidgets one of which has animation. I'm mostly on the ModMyi App through the day or tweaking my stuff with iFile. I do about 20 minutes to a couple of hours of MobileSafari browsing. About 2-3 phone calls of less than 10 minutes and lots of texting. No gaming or music listening of any kind.
That's my list. Please post yours. And do that battery conditioning run. Today - it's like I got my iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 battery back. Don't get too excited. I've had this happen before - and then 3 days later the battery was not as great again.. So we should still look to other solutions by comparing tweaks and usage patterns. But recondition your batteries tonight.
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02-23-2013, 01:44 PM #147
02-23-2013, 03:27 PM #148
As I am killing my battery (btw, I forgot I had Battery Doctor on my phone, so thanks!), here are my tweaks:
Winterboard with the following selections - miLock i5, Jaku iOS 5, Jaku Dock, Jaku Essentials, Ambriel iP5, Ambriel SB weather, Ambriel Theme, Ambriel Sounds.
Tweaks - AndroindLockXT, Assistant Enhancer, Auxo, Barrel, Bars, Color Keyboard, Cyntact, iWidget, DB iWidget Pack, Dreamboard, Five Icon Dock, Folder Closer, iFile, IntelliScreen X 6, iRealSMS, LS ClockHide, LS Dim Delay,Recent/Call Log Delete, SBS Settings, Safari Download Manager, Sprongtomize 2, Wallpaper JPEGifier, Zephyr.
Will let you know how the battery performs after cycling it.
02-23-2013, 05:16 PM #149
02-23-2013, 06:16 PM #150
Battery stats have always been "zero'd" out on a respring... JB or not... I've been on iOS since 3.1.1...
BTW...evasi0n 1.5 was released today...faster boot up n Cydia package list update...
02-23-2013, 06:59 PM #151
and how do you recondition the battery?
02-23-2013, 07:38 PM #152
Me?...as has been stated by others... Calibration, I let battery drain till power off then charge to 100%... About once a month..sometimes more cuz I restore more often then most...
I've had ip5 since after Christmas... Before that 3GS since ip4 launch day..wife's had 3G since just after launch..
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02-23-2013, 09:17 PM #153
02-23-2013, 11:10 PM #154
SHOOT, SHOOT, DAMN!! All day my Location Services have been set to off during this test. How did that happen!! I must've been testing with leaving them off in another theme. And when I reloaded that theme from Backboard this morning that setting came back and turn Loc Svcs all off. That certainly affected my really great results today with battery life. Normally I will leave Google maps, Siri and one other one, I forget now, with location services turned on. So I'll do a test again tomorrow with them turned back on and see if my battery life is as good as it was today. Probably won't be quite as good.
That's another aspect to this comparison of battery life we're doing. We all need to compare how we set our preferences on our phones. Do we use Push? How many location services and notifications do we use? They all affect battery life as well. Keeping Bluetooth off is a given in my battery preserving and part of my results. Bluetooth is a big battery drain. If you leave it on it's part of your drain. But if you need Bluetooth - you need it! We all use our phones differently and that will affect battery life as well.
02-24-2013, 11:31 AM #155
I did recondition or calibrate my battery as you suggested, but I can't quite tell. I think I hit the bricks this morning at about 8:30am, used the phone a little less than on normal business days, do use Bluetooth for the car, location services for a few things. Currently at 71% at 12:30. Seems a bit worse than pre-jailbreak. I'm sorely tempted to restore and see how it fares - to do some solid A-B, bit may not have the time. Anyway, it will be interesting to see how I fare later in the day today.
02-24-2013, 12:54 PM #156
I deleted the most recent tweaks/apps I installed since 6.1.1. I kept LockInfo 5, Ayecon Theme, FolderEnhancer, Springtomize 2, Activator, AnyLockApp, Browser Changer, Cellular Data Plan, Copic, CustomNCBackground, iTether, PhotoAlbums+, PwnTunes, Winterboard, ProTube2, Zephyr and Switchy. Also, tweaks like AppLinks, App Switcher Brightness, Music2iPod and standard apps/tweaks like SBSettings, Erica Utilities and the like.
Is anyone using a Battery app like Battery Magic to supposedly help battery life?
Edited: 2/25/13 @11:55 am
I think I narrowed my problem down to LockInfo (latest version) which is unfortunate since this is my most used and favorite app. I fully charged my 4S from 25% to 100% this morning and uninstalled some tweaks/apps but kept LockInfo. My phone was idle for one hour (no texts sent/received); completely not used. After the hour my phone showed 75% battery life. With 72% of the battery left, I uninstalled LockInfo and waited another hour without using the phone. This time the battery was still showing 72% after one hour.
Although this is an unofficial test, I will test again later by re-installing LockInfo and wait another hour
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02-24-2013, 01:06 PM #157
So last night partial recharge (which will be like most days) 21% back to full overnight. Today has NOT been as good a day. Almost back to pre-calibration. Day started 7:30am. It's 2:00pm - 21%...
Only Location Services on are GoogleMaps, Siri and Weather. That's it. Some of my weather tweaks must be constantly accessing Location services. I'm gonna make sure they're set to reasonable intervals.
02-26-2013, 05:59 PM #158
I noticed some of my bigger apps were crashing, which may have been memory problems, so I dumped some tweaks I just wasn't really using - Auxo, Assistant Enhancer, and Zephyr. No more crashes, and my battery was at 51% at 6:30 this evening, compared to in the 20's at this time yesterday. Dunno what to think about it exactly, but things are livable like this.
02-26-2013, 07:18 PM #159
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02-26-2013, 07:52 PM #160