Vera iPhone App heavy battery drain

I don’t know what changed but my iPhone battery life has really fallen off of late. I looked at the battery health tab and see the Vera app is a huge energy waster. 6h 47m over the past 9h 31m. Of the 6h 47m, 6h 44m was in background mode. What is this chatty app doing? Bitcoin mining???

Something wrong here. I went in the configure screen and switched off everything I could and we’ll see if that helps. I’ve had this app for a couple years but maybe the latest update changed something?? I have version 3.62 running.

Hello @curiousB

Please check on your iPhone settings → Privacy → Location Services → Look for the Vera App and set the location access to “While using the App”.

If the signal is weak, this process gets prolonged significantly, and it can last up to 12 minutes.

Determining location is the activity that eats up battery power. In other words, the longer it takes for the app to pinpoint a location, it will consume more battery power.

We will be attentive to your results, requirements, or comments.

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I had it set to never as I am not using geo-fencing in my scenes yet. I think it was already on that setting but I can’t be positive as I changed a number of setting to try to reduce app activity. Lets see if the numbers drop in the next 24 hours. I am think they aren’t but perhaps I’ll give it a bit longer.

99h 23m in last 10 days!!!
5h 5m in last 24 hrs…

The next busiest app is about 1% of this. Something not right here. You some usage “circuit breaker” logic in the app to sleep it if it is doing excess background activity.

continue investigating…


I deleted and reinstalled the Vera App and that seems to have resolved the problem. I have no idea what was going on but battery life more normal and its not showing as the most active app on the battery tab.