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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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I've never had this great battery on the 4s.

I'm actually amazed
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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I'm actually amazed
Enjoy! It's pretty damn awesome.
If you do just wifi you could get that up to 10hrs+
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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So the next question is, what were you doing with your phone during this time?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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A few texts , YouTube videos, taking pictures, scrolling Instagram and taking pictures, moderate use of twitter, maybe around 2 hours on wifi and the rest on 3G. I have email set to " manually" locations services turned off and most of all my apps are in my notification center.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:12 AM   #5
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3G? C'mon.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:31 AM   #6
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3G? C'mon.
I meant like some of these things I was using on wifi. Then the rest while I was on 3G
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:38 AM   #7
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That's impressive battery life there! Hope it remain this good for as long as possible!
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:47 AM   #8
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That's impressive battery life there! Hope it remain this good for as long as possible!
It all depends how you use it. Try to stay on wifi as much as possible. Location services heavily drains battery. That's maybe the biggest thing that has saved my battery is turning it off.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:40 AM   #9
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what brightness setting?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:44 AM   #10
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I find with a low brightness setting and wifi will get you around 10-11hrs usage. At least for me it does.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:44 AM   #11
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what brightness setting?
It's around 40. If you have it around 100 it deducts around 30 minutes.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:12 AM   #12
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It is kind of amazing how it gets far superior battery when it actually has the same battery size in it. Must be due to how all the other technology in the device comes together.

That's the one thing surprising about the iPhone 5. 7+ hours of usage? Pretty good.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:46 PM   #13
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i am getting only 4 or 5 hours max and no intensive use, should i take it back?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:20 PM   #14
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Not scientific but under pretty similar use the iPhone 4 had the best battery life, followed by 5 with the 4s being the worst.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:25 PM   #15
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Not scientific but under pretty similar use the iPhone 4 had the best battery life, followed by 5 with the 4s being the worst.
I went from the 4 to the 5, and I'd disagree. I actually think the 5 has noticeably better battery life. It's not night and day, but it's definitely better.

And my 4 was solid.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:37 PM   #16
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Agreed...I've owned the 4, 4s, and now the 5--of all, the 5 seems to be a completely different phone. I didn't have any 'issues' with the 4s as some did...but the 5 has been noticeably best of the three. It's been excellent. My stats are identical to the OP..and have been since launch day when I purchased it
It's got to have something to do with the new chip, the A6--& it's better efficiency. The screen difference and its use of energy? Not sure, but it's excellent.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:42 AM   #17
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I'm actually getting record battery life on my 4S as well (5.1.1). My original 4S was from last October, so one of the earlier production models. I recently got it replaced at Apple and the new one has been amazing.
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