Birdlog ANZ and iPhone battery issues

To: eBird ACT <>
Subject: Birdlog ANZ and iPhone battery issues
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:25:36 +1100
I've never thought of turning the brightness to manual. I guess outdoors in 
bright sunlight, the brightness might set itself very high. 

My kids once fiddled with my iPad and set the brightness to maximum. For the 
next few days until I realised, I could barely get enough charge into it to 
start each day with as much charge as the day before, let alone charge it fully.

Peter Shute

Sent from my iPad

> On 20 Dec 2014, at 12:13 pm, eBird ACT <> wrote:
> I have had reasonable battery life since speaking with the Birdseye team 
> yesterday; turn the brightness to manual and down and also turning off 
> location services (in privacy settings) once the site is selected. 
> Global tool for birders, critical data for science
> eBird ACT
> On 19 Dec 2014, at 13:17, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> The 6+ comes with iOS 8, which is supposed to track battery usage. If you go 
> into Settings, General, Usage, then Battery Usage, it lists how many hours 
> it's had of what it considers to be usage since the last charge, and how many 
> hours of standby. It might be useful, next time this happens, to check what 
> these figures are. It might just be that you're looking at the app a lot.
> It also lists the %battery usage for each app for the last 24 hours and the 
> last 7 days. That might help you work out which app is doing it, although I 
> don't totally agree with what it tells me on mine.
> If it turns out that it's just legitimate usage doing it then you might have 
> to buy an external battery so you can charge it in the field.
> Peter Shute
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Birding-Aus 
>>  On Behalf Of eBird ACT
>> Sent: Friday, 19 December 2014 10:47 AM
>> To: Birding-aus
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Birdlog ANZ and iPhone battery issues
>> Good morning,  seasons greetings and please excuse the cross posting,
>> I would like to know if other users of the superb Birdlog ANZ 
>> app are having issues with the app draining their iPhone 
>> battery. I have used the app  on an iPhone 4S, 5S and now on 
>> a 6+, all with the same issue of rapid battery drain. Despite 
>> the much larger battery on the 6+, in 4 hours yesterday I was 
>> down to almost 20% battery. One of the reasons  I bought the 
>> 6+ was because of the larger battery. 
>> I have put the phone in  airplane mode, and turned off 
>> location services, but to me the former defeats the purpose 
>> of having a phone. 
>> I am currently communicating with the Birdseye team to try 
>> and trouble shoot my issues. So is this me or is this 
>> happening across the Birdlog ANZ user group?
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