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iPhone X pre-order and owners thread

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Cranston37

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    Yeah, that's not right...

    Go to settings - passwords and accounts - if Mail is set to fetch, switch it to push and see if that helps.

    Wouldn't hurt to do a hard reset either. Click volume up, click volume down, hold power button until phone shuts off and Apple logo appears.
     
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  2. Clinton McClure

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    Johnny - Cranston’s correct. For comparison, I have mail set to “push” and it only used 10% of the battery over the last 24 hours.
     
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    Why would setting it to push use less battery than fetch?
     
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    Cranston37

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    With fetch, your phone has to keep checking the server, whether you have any new mail or not, at the intervals you set.

    With push, the server just sends mail to your phone whenever it gets it.
     
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    My iPad settings

    Safari: 60%
    Mail: 2%

    Push is enabled, most accounts set to Fetch (over Manual), with Hourly updates.
     
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    I just checked my Mail battery % and it isn't even on the list because my phone uses my personal e-mail (friends and family only) and it's been weeks since I've gotten any. That's good though because in this case if it had been set to fetch the phone would have been checking for mail even though there was none to get...
     
  7. Johnny Angell

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    When I go to settings/pw’s and accounts, there is a list of accounts. The first is iCloud and the rest are my email accounts. Inside those accounts there is nothing referring to push or fetch. However at the end of the list is Fetch New Data. That was already set to Push.
     
  8. Cranston37

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    How about doing the hard reset? Maybe something's just not running right.

    That's all I can personally think of, unless somebody else has an idea...
     
  9. Johnny Angell

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    However, when I entered each mail account, it said there was a problem and I had to re-enter the password. This was true on 3 of 4 accounts. I had not noticed a decrease in incoming mail, but I wonder if this is the problem?
     
  10. Johnny Angell

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    I checked my ipad, and there were no such problems with my mail accounts and mail was responsible for 3% of battery usage.
     
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    Which makes me think it's something screwy on that device and you should give a hard reset a shot...
     
  12. Johnny Angell

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    I’m going to see if re-entering the passwords fixes the problem. By tonight, I should see if it works. If it doesn’t, I’ll try the hard reset. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Ok but I'm telling ya, doing a hard reset will take all of 5 seconds, so you don't have much to lose...
     
  14. Johnny Angell

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    The reason I’m waiting is to learn if updating the email accounts is the fix. If I do both I won’t know what fixed it.
     
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    I’ve had two separate experiences when there was unusual excessive battery drain and a hard reset solved it. There had to be some processing going on in the background. Maybe it was talking to Apple servers.
     
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    So called 'experts' pooh pooh the idea of occasionally clearing all apps from active memory but it works well for me. I recommend doing it every few days, more often if battery issues seem to be happening.
     
  17. Johnny Angell

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    Mail is down to 17% but Camera is 20% which doesn’t seem right. Battery drainage has slowed but still too much. Next step is to clear ALL apps and to a hard reset.
     
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    I don't think you'll learn anything without a dev account. I'll tell you the same thing my optometrist told me after he cleared my eyesight and I explained I was going to see a chiropractor next about the headaches I was having: "Don't be a dummy, check the big stuff first". I listened to him and they found my tumor. =p

    Seriously, close all apps AND do a hard reset.
     
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    To be fair what experts have spoken out against is killing every app immediately after use. And this is a thing. I see it all the time when I’m traveling. Particularly in my observations, it’s teens and young adults.

    They launch messages, dash off a “kk”,double tap, up-swipe kill the app, launch facebook, see update, tap tap, up swipe and kill, launch messenger, read new note, tap tap, up swipe kill. Tap tap discover they hadn’t killed safari and photos from five minutes ago and kill all apps. I’ve watched people launch and kill dozens of apps in a couple minutes of use.

    This isn’t killing all apps every week or two in case of a bad actor. This is the idea that apps can’t be allowed to run in the background at all ever.

    It’s bananas. And it’s not good practice, except for some few extreme cases of really old hardware with really old batteries that really need to be replaced.

    :)
     
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    And I have. Now it’s Facebook at 34% usage, which is ridiculous. It wasn’t doing that before. Are the apps doing a tag team match on the phone? First one, then the other.
     

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