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Old 02-19-2015, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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So, here's my problem:

I was in a rush to get a new phone, so I wasn't able to charge it before using it as they were working at the house and I had to make a couple urgent phone calls since I work for family and had been out of touch for the week. Anyways, to make a long story short because of it, my battery is ****in atrocious now! The other day I went to sleep charged at 100% with no apps running in the background, I woke up about 7 hours later and it was down to 30%! How does an iPhone waste 70% of battery life doing nothing in 7 hours?? My old iPhone I could go to sleep at 65%, leave the liveatc app running, wake up 7 hours later and it would be a 40%, so something's obviously wrong with the new one. So, does charging your phone before you use it for the first time really give you that much more of a battery life??
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Are you absolutely sure there were no background apps running? Location? Bluetooth? Automated updating?
Try this:
How to fix iOS 8 and iPhone 6 battery life problems! | iMore
My phone battery goes just 2% down overnight... (not iPhone, though)

According to this article, you didn't do anything wrong:
"Do not plug in your cell phone right away, instead use it normally until the battery is completely discharged. (If you improperly charge your cell phone the first couple of times out, you can easily ruin the battery.)"

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_4797458_cond...e-battery.html
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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There are many causes, most are apps running in the background, but the biggest drain is when you have a 4G phone and are in an area with only a 3G signal. Your phone will continually search for the 4G and therefore use power. I have this problem at my parents home, it can go from 90% to 30% in 3 hours, while here in Seattle it goes all day on a charge.
The solution is to change it to LTE/CDMA rather than Global while there. Another problem is if you have location services on and are not in an area with good access to the satellite. It will search over and over, using up battery power. The best solution, though, is just turn it off at night. I turn mine off and put it on the charger before going to bed. No one is likely to call me anyway.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Did you load a backup from iCloud? If so, that can seriously drain your battery. It has to reload all your info. If you had it set to load your pictures this could take hours depending on your internet speed.

I'd wait a few days to see how if it improves and if not then do a restore and set up as a new iphone. You will have to manually load some info (apps, etc.) but it may solve your issues.

If this doesn't help you may have a bad device.

My iPhone 6 Plus loses 1% overnight and that is with everything on (wifi, bluetooth, gps, etc...).
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:47 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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And make sure all your apps are closed. As hit, double click the home button and then swipe the apps up to close them.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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So, here's my problem:

I was in a rush to get a new phone, so I wasn't able to charge it before using it as they were working at the house and I had to make a couple urgent phone calls since I work for family and had been out of touch for the week. Anyways, to make a long story short because of it, my battery is ****in atrocious now! The other day I went to sleep charged at 100% with no apps running in the background, I woke up about 7 hours later and it was down to 30%! How does an iPhone waste 70% of battery life doing nothing in 7 hours?? My old iPhone I could go to sleep at 65%, leave the liveatc app running, wake up 7 hours later and it would be a 40%, so something's obviously wrong with the new one. So, does charging your phone before you use it for the first time really give you that much more of a battery life??
a. You should have fully charged your phone before using it
b. Do what others have suggested above
c. Turn off the apps you don't need
c. If you don't need to use Bluetooth at the moment, turn it off. The same for Wi-Fi
d. Follow the suggestions from other poster
e. When you don't need to make of receive calls, such as when going to bed, place the phone on Airplane mode after you have charged the battery
f. If you use your cellphone like a laptop to read mail, surf the net, watch videos, socialize at Facebook, and so forth...of course the battery will need charging quite often
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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e. When you don't need to make of receive calls, such as when going to bed, place the phone on Airplane mode after you have charged the battery
I would suggest turning the phone off when going to bed. Like any computer it is a bad idea to just leave it on all the time.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:24 PM
 
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I would suggest turning the phone off when going to bed. Like any computer it is a bad idea to just leave it on all the time.
How so? Do you have data to back that up? Millions of people around the globe have their phones on 24/7. Many use them for an alarm clock as well so turning the phone off isn't an option.
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:51 PM
 
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I would suggest turning the phone off when going to bed. Like any computer it is a bad idea to just leave it on all the time.
While I do restart my phone about every 3-4 weeks or so, I never leave it turned off ever. That phone is how my kids reach me and how my inlaws and dad reach me. I would never turn it off and leave it off overnight.
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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How so? Do you have data to back that up? Millions of people around the globe have their phones on 24/7. Many use them for an alarm clock as well so turning the phone off isn't an option.
Not even turned of for an hour? Do you leave your home or business computer on 24/7/365? I like people did for 1000s of years, have an actual clock in my bedroom. Plus my God given natural clock makes me wake up at 6AM every day. I no longer use my 20 year old clock radio to get me to work on time. It was a wedding gift, which I cherish. Not needed. I don't need an alarm, but I know some do. That is fine.

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While I do restart my phone about every 3-4 weeks or so, I never leave it turned off ever. That phone is how my kids reach me and how my inlaws and dad reach me. I would never turn it off and leave it off overnight.
That makes sense. I agree, but...

We, thankfully, *never* have 3AM emergencies. If uncle Joe has passed it can wait till 7AM. If child #2 is in jail it can wait till 7AM (life lesson). If mom is in the hospital and is receiving care it does not matter if I arrive at her bedside at 7:30 AM. Time was when we got middle of the night calls on our landline it could have waited. We got rid of our landline three months ago.

People complain about being a slave to one's phone. Not so. Choices. Turn off your phone if you want three or ten hours of peace. Same as not choosing to answer or turning off the ringer on your landline telephone. Let the answering machine get the call.

I digress, but it is all about choices and all computers need to be turned off and restarted on occasion to be healthy. Standard operating procedure.

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