Battry life with iOS 7

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by lowertech, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. lowertech

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    I like some things about iOS 7 on my Mini, dislike other things... but the real concern for me is the reduced battery life! I can see it dropping as I use the Mini, even for things that do not require much power. I have made all the known adjustments in Settings and tried all the tricks I can find online, but nothing seems to help. Are you having battery issues since installing iOS 7? Do you have any suggestions? (I have had some freezing at first, but some of Settings adjustments seem to have helped that.)
     
  2. HardMetalAlchemy

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    Maybe try turning off background app refresh in settings or changing dynamic wallpaper to still. Dynamic wallpapers are known to shorten battery life, although not drastically.
     
  3. lowertech

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    Did both of those. Still draining visibly. Thanks though.
     
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    Try to download an app that indicate the battery consumption for all active apps! And let us know, I m still not sure about upgrading to iOS7
     
  5. HardMetalAlchemy

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    How often do you charge your iPad? It could be that you need to calibrate the battery.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
     
  6. TheSagittarius

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    I've tried all the online tricks (from different websites and forums) and still iOS 7 is a battery eater for my iPad 4G ! Apple must release iOS 7.1 :(
     
  7. lowertech

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    I looked carefully at my apps and deleted two that seemed to be running constantly in the background, but not doing anything essential. The battery life seems to have improved a little. I think the suggestion about recalibrating the battery might also be a good one... I am going to try that too. Will report.
     
  8. Flashfox

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    I noticed the same thing here. Battery life took a dive on my iPad Mini after the update. Those who talk about battery calibration and rogue apps updating too often, the only changes were iOS 7 and the inevitable flurry of application updates. No settings have been changed.
     
  9. TheSagittarius

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    How about Motion and Background App Refresh?

    Klevis, IT Engineering, Tirana, AL
     
  10. Callihan_44

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    I haven't noticed any difference in battery life, next time I charge it I will test how long it lasts.
     

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