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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:34 AM   #1
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Does your iPhone battery last you through the day?

For me, my 4s' battery seems to be draining faster these days.

While it is true that I am starting to make fuller use of more power-draining features (basically just push email), I am dismayed that the battery cannot seem to sustain usage of features which I deem expected and necessary in today's interconnected world.

I have turned off location services, and even on light usage (mild surfing, app usage here and there), my phone is usually down to ~20-30% by the time I reach home. I don't even use it to listen to music or stream youtube.

So if I am out for some meeting, my phone may not even reach home switched on. I cannot imagine what will happen were I to start adopting the pebble watch next year (connects via bluetooth, resulting in further battery drain).

What about you people?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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My iPhone 5 lasts me more then a day, though I do plug it in at night
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:46 AM   #3
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My bought on the first day iPhone 4 still lasts me through the day.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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My iPhone 5 lasts me more then a day, though I do plug it in at night
This. I could probably go 2 days, but I don't wanna have to worry about it dying on me.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:30 PM   #5
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I go 2 days between charges on my iPhone 5, and even then, I am still at 30%.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:46 PM   #6
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My phone usage is a little on the moderate side and I can get 9hrs usage. So I'm pretty happy with my battery life.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:57 AM   #7
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My battery usually lasts all day......right now Im at 3h 35min of usage with 16h 0min of standby and my battery is at 33%
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:51 AM   #8
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About 6-7 usage hours initially with my iPhone 5. Now it's simple 4-5 hours instead. Quite sad.

Usage pattern did not change. When I'm using its web browsing (mostly), Facebook, twitter, 9gag app, whatsapp/iMessage
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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What's everyone's opinion of mine? I usually surf and play games. Not real crazy usage. It's not bad but can't tell if its same or worse than my 4.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:03 PM   #10
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I will say here that I had an iPhone 4 since it released and it used to make it through my day(10am - 11pm. but i would be home by 7pm so would b able to put it on charge no problem even though I'd have about 20% left) I always thought it had brilliant battery until I got my iphone 5 on released date and it amazed me straight away. As soon as I got it I put it on charge and left it for the first day. But on the second day I took it off charge at roughly 8am and spent the day showing it off on full brightness. Lots of speed tests, downloads, game playing/loading, phone calls, pictures etc and I kid you not I got home at about 6pm that night and STILL had over 40% in fact I spent the next 3 and a half hours draining its battery purposefully (wanted to perform a full battery recharge) that means my iphone lasted 13 and a half hours of constant heavy use on full brightness. Which is phenomenal in my opinion. Nowadays I have settled into using my iPhone again. So will have it off charge at about 9am every day to do everything I need to (work etc.) and I'll get home at about 11pm and will always have over 40% remaining. Like I said I've settled into using it again. So don't spend all day showing it off. I have my brightness about 6/10 and use it steadily but not heavily. Lots of web browsing, email, a few games, texting and phone calls. So if I was to to calculate how many hours my battery would last me on an average day I would say its easily 18 hours. Which amazes me. Honestly I do believe this phone is run my magic. And I have to take my hat off for apple as they have made a remarkable device. One that's deserving of 1st place any day of the week
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:15 PM   #11
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My iPhone 5 lasts me more then a day, though I do plug it in at night
My 4 used to. For some reason the 5 lasts half a day and dies… same uses as the 4 for me.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:25 AM   #12
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My iPhone 5 runs throughout the day checking emails, streaming radio in the morning, Facebook, etc...l when I get home I have 3/4 of the battery left
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:07 AM   #13
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My iPhone5 lasts longer than a day even when I have the gps on for over an hour on my runs. I'm pretty impressed so far.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:19 AM   #14
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Yes.

My iPhone 5, like the iPhone 4 before it lasts all day very easily - I plug it in at night, but it'd probably last the best part of two days before going flat.

I have both wifi and bluetooth switched on.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:21 PM   #15
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Yes.

My iPhone 5, like the iPhone 4 before it lasts all day very easily - I plug it in at night, but it'd probably last the best part of two days before going flat.

I have both wifi and bluetooth switched on.
This. You mad, OP?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:29 AM   #16
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My iPhone 5 almost always lasts a day and a half, unless I'm in a bad reception area. In my normal locations, it's near impossible for me to kill it in a day.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:50 AM   #17
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Not even close, I'm out by 4,5pm., radio streaming, ipod music, email etc.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:52 AM   #18
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My year old 4S gets 2+ days. If I'm streaming music or using it extra hard, I get about a day or more.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:04 AM   #19
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My year old 4S gets 2+ days. If I'm streaming music or using it extra hard, I get about a day or more.
That's essentially my experience with my 4S as well.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:52 AM   #20
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:03 AM   #21
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The day with one exception.
Streaming music via cellular AND rebroadcast to car Audio via Bluetooth.

Fixed that issue by buying a car adapter to charge battery.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:05 AM   #22
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I typically go 2 days, but usage is not that high.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:06 AM   #23
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I really don't understand when people say that their iPhones won't even last a day??? I can make my iPhone 5 ( and also did the same with my iPhone 4) last well over 3 to 4 days between charges if I'm not constantly on it.

I do turn it off at night though but generally, my iPhone lasts well over a day.........
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:11 AM   #24
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:54 AM   #25
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My iPhone5 battery has vastly improved after..

Switching off automatic mail (or whatever its called?). I just open up mail to receive any new mail.

Location services turned off, except for findmyiphone.

Wifi off, just switch it on when needed.

Im still having to put it on charge every night though.
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