Battery usage question (and tip!)

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  1. Rafagon

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    First, the tip:

    "Battery Usage has a new hidden feature. When you tap on the detail view icon, it displays the amount of on-screen time and background time for each app or process. It can be quite helpful in figuring out which apps are draining battery life."

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    (That was tip #2 from this article.)

    Now for my question:

    Under Settings > Battery, what does it mean when one of the apps has the word "Audio" underneath it? I never saw this in iOS 8. I would be tempted to think the obvious: that that app has used audio. But in my case, I have at least one other app that used audio, yet it wasn't labeled that way:

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    So, perhaps it means that that app used "a lot of audio"?
     
  2. Europa

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    None of mine indicate audio, not even the music app. Is Galaga your only one?
     
  3. Rafagon

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    Yep, I just checked, and that's the only one.
     
  4. Europa

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    It could be something to do with the coding of the app - similar to the sizing problem you had in the settings screen for one of your apps.
     
  5. Rafagon

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    Probably. I guess it'll be revealed eventually. iOS 9 is still pretty new and people are still discovering its intricacies.
     
  6. acosmichippo

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    I get the audio message under Music, phone, and camera. I'm guessing it's only listed there if iOS determines audio (playback or recording) is using a significant portion of energy from that app.
     
  7. Europa

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    Weird that it wouldn't show audio under my music app if that's the case. Almost 100% of my music app usage is audio-only. I use Siri to start the music and don't even open the app.
     
  8. Rafagon

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    You were listening to your music app with or without plugging in headphones/earphones? I wonder if that has something to do with it. (More power if phone's speaker is used?)
     
  9. Europa

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    Mainly using EarPods when I'm riding my bike and the car's speakers (via USB connection) when driving, but occasionally through the iPhone's speaker.
     
  10. Nrevezzo

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    I see the audio designation for the Flipboard app. I don't recall playing any audio content in Flipboard.
     

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