1. Samantha218's Avatar
    I just purchased one of those glitter phone covers recently and noticed that my battery goes down faster than usual. Is it possible that the cover drains my battery? I just put all those background apps to sleep, changed my screen settings, but nothing helps.

    is this normal?
    07-19-2017 05:42 AM
  2. Hunter Raley's Avatar
    I just purchased one of those glitter phone covers recently and noticed that my battery goes down faster than usual. Is it possible that the cover drains my battery? I just put all those background apps to sleep, changed my screen settings, but nothing helps.

    is this normal?
    I know cases can drain battery life if they cause the phone to overheat. Leave the case on, then when you notice it is draining the most battery take it off and feel if it abnormally warm. I've had it happen a couple of times. I'm sure there is an app out there to monitor phone temperature too. Hope that helps!
    Tim1954 likes this.
    07-19-2017 05:49 AM
  3. Samantha218's Avatar
    Hi thanks for the feedback, have tried it but the phone is not overheating.
    07-19-2017 06:54 AM
  4. munnarg's Avatar
    The case could be interfering with your phones ability to get and keep a strong signal (if there are metals in it). This would cause your phone to constantly be searching for a strong signal and it WILL kill your battery.
    07-19-2017 07:09 AM
  5. Samantha218's Avatar
    even if my data & wifi are both off?
    07-19-2017 07:43 AM
  6. Samantha218's Avatar
    even if my data & wifi are off?
    07-19-2017 07:44 AM
  7. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    even if my data & wifi are off?
    Connection settings don't determine your signal strengh if it's weak (1-2 bars) you will get bad reception and battery life since your phone keeps searching for signals and uses more battery to keep the connection. (unless you're in airplane mode)
    07-19-2017 08:56 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I know cases can drain battery life if they cause the phone to overheat. Leave the case on, then when you notice it is draining the most battery take it off and feel if it abnormally warm. I've had it happen a couple of times. I'm sure there is an app out there to monitor phone temperature too. Hope that helps!
    I have never heard of heat draining a battery. A rapidly draining battery will cause heat so how we would determine which is causing which? A phone doesn't heat up because it is sitting inside a case although a case may slow down heat transfer.
    07-19-2017 09:06 AM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I just purchased one of those glitter phone covers recently and noticed that my battery goes down faster than usual. Is it possible that the cover drains my battery? I just put all those background apps to sleep, changed my screen settings, but nothing helps.

    is this normal?
    Cases don't drain batteries
    Qc_Anubis likes this.
    07-19-2017 09:08 AM
  10. gknicks's Avatar
    I have several times seen cases that cause dirt and grim to build up around the vents and cause the battery to heat up. Clean it up, plus generic cases can Just cover the vents
    Hunter Raley likes this.
    07-19-2017 01:29 PM
  11. munnarg's Avatar
    Cases don't drain batteries
    If it interferes with your signal it will.
    07-19-2017 02:38 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    If it interferes with your signal it will.
    Correct....if....You would be able to tell if you took it on and off and check the signal the signal while doing. More likely its a rogue app.
    07-19-2017 03:15 PM
  13. munnarg's Avatar
    Unless I'm missing something the data and WiFi both off would be the equivalent of airplane mode.
    You ARE missing something, namely the cellular signal. You can turn data and wifi off and still get phone calls.
    07-19-2017 03:24 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You ARE missing something, namely the cellular signal. You can turn data and wifi off and still get phone calls.
    Yeah I realized it after I posted it
    07-19-2017 03:24 PM
  15. munnarg's Avatar
    Correct....if....You would be able to tell if you took it on and off and check the signal the signal while doing. More likely its a rogue app.
    Hence the reason I said if the case has metals in it, it could be interfering with the signal.
    07-19-2017 03:25 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Hence the reason I said if the case has metals in it, it could be interfering with the signal.
    We don't know if it does...the simple test is to remove it.
    07-19-2017 03:28 PM
  17. gknicks's Avatar
    Check the vents, make sure they aren't covered by the case and clean
    07-19-2017 03:32 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Check the vents, make sure they aren't covered by the case and clean
    She said no heat build up
    07-19-2017 03:36 PM

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