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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:03 PM   #1076
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Normal usage, didn't stare at my phone and play with it for any long time. Just casual game here or there, some instagrams and some browsing. Mostly wifi but 4g at times.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:22 PM   #1077
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Is this normal? I average about 6 hours I think. I'm not happy with that. I have everything at default pretty much.

I don't get LTE inside my home though so it might have some affect.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:08 PM   #1078
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1079
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I just beat my previous calibration by ALOT with an extra 4hrs of standby. I LOVE this battery. all the same but only 1 game this time and maybe for 10mins, pandora for 30mins. this time the phone died with about 10hrs and 25mins of usage. I just didnt get a screen shot of it.

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getting better and better every time. this was with 12% left and i was ready for bed. i would guess at the least 11hrs or more of usage by the time it would have died.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:39 AM   #1080
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Here is mine with my batter at 1% and about to die. I have everything on (auto brightness, wifi, Bluetooth, location, and LTE) and it ended in about 6 hours and 45 minutes. I was mostly home where I don't have LTE so I am on 4G. Not bad I guess but I want it at least close to 8-10 hours with everything on. Maybe the next iPhone.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:07 AM   #1081
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I turned off Auto-brightness and saw a huge jump in battery life. I noticed under bright lights like my workplace, it was bringing the brightness to near 100%.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:18 PM   #1082
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Mines pretty good so far.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:22 PM   #1083
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Here is mine with my batter at 1% and about to die. I have everything on (auto brightness, wifi, Bluetooth, location, and LTE) and it ended in about 6 hours and 45 minutes. I was mostly home where I don't have LTE so I am on 4G. Not bad I guess but I want it at least close to 8-10 hours with everything on. Maybe the next iPhone.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:22 PM   #1084
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Exclamation One more thing....

I was going to mention:

I have LTE turned on even though my carrier does not yet have LTE in this area - maybe later this month or early December I'm told.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:33 PM   #1085
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I was going to mention:
I have LTE turned on even though my carrier does not yet have LTE in this area - maybe later this month or early December I'm told.

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HOWWWW?! I've noticed people with sprint screencaps have better battery life.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:38 PM   #1086
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I was going to mention:

I have LTE turned on even though my carrier does not yet have LTE in this area - maybe later this month or early December I'm told.

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Thought my battery life wasn't too shabby until I saw yours, your usage figure is far better. Signal strength at work is crap to non existent, I'm sure this doesn't help.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 PM   #1087
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Thought my battery life wasn't too shabby until I saw yours, your usage figure is far better. Signal strength at work is crap to non existent, I'm sure this doesn't help.
Again. HOOWWWWW?!? Carrier?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 PM   #1088
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Me too always closing apps hardly using wifi but I will try to shut off LTE maybe that will help. Just sucks to limit a device.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:20 AM   #1089
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About a month ago, my phone would lose battery life like crazy. I figured out that something kept running as usage times were way higher than normal. I closed all apps but that didn't change anything. Eventually it went away, but it just started happening again after I restarted my phone yesterday. It went from 20% to 12% in 45 minutes of standby. No idea why it's doing this. Help?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:37 AM   #1090
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This can't be right...shall I book a Genius appointment?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:43 AM   #1091
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Does anyone know an app for the iPhone 5 which would monitor battery/activity?
I downloaded a few free apps, but they are all showing over 400 hours of standby time which doesn't make sense to me. I would like an app which would tell me my battery usage stats from the last charge (or preferably from when it is unplugged from the charger) so I can see where my battery is being used and monitor it.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:49 AM   #1092
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Again. HOOWWWWW?!? Carrier?
I wouldn't fret about those numbers at all. These guys likely have a significantly low usage patterns i.e. they barely touch their phones. A good example is playing music for hours without turning on the screen. Or picking up 1 or 2 calls and sending 1 or 2 messages. It could also be that they plugged in mid-usage.

A normal usage pattern will NEVER get you 13-20hrs of usage unless you turn off all radios and put brightness at the lowest point.

A normal usage (radios and screen on) gets you roughly 5-8 hrs usage max and double that figure for standby.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:14 AM   #1093
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Not too shabby..
but to be honest my numbers are GREATLY varied depending on what i do. The attached is using my IP5 for bit of web surfing and a lot of Air Video streaming to my Apple TV (which will probably account for a lot of usage time).

The other day i was FB/Twitter/Angry Birds Star Wars and blitzed my battery within 3 hours. It really is hit and miss, 90% of these results are a load of bollox if you ask me
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:15 AM   #1094
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Sometimes my usage is like that...I just take it as normal. But I am always on LTE and actually "use" my phone
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:16 AM   #1095
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i wouldn't fret about those numbers at all. These guys likely have a significantly low usage patterns i.e. They barely touch their phones. A good example is playing music for hours without turning on the screen. Or picking up 1 or 2 calls and sending 1 or 2 messages. It could also be that they plugged in mid-usage.

A normal usage pattern will never get you 13-20hrs of usage unless you turn off all radios and put brightness at the lowest point.

A normal usage (radios and screen on) gets you roughly 5-8 hrs usage max and double that figure for standby.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:50 AM   #1096
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If all that usage is on wifi? Yes
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:38 AM   #1097
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Mine has been draining 40% just overnight. I finally figured out that it's because I opened the Skype app 3 weeks ago and it's still open. That sucker lives through forced reboots.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:40 AM   #1098
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2 Hours of use, 5 hours of standby. 65%. No push email turned on, LTE off (do not have it in town), Autobrightness. Maybe an hour of browsing and a few phone calls the rest light texting. So far I am not happy with the battery life of my 5.

Just irritates me, I got up at 7 used my phone for that little amount of time, now I'm at work sitting at 65%.

Does this sound off to anybody? Going to try to run it down to zero and fully charge and see what happens.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:47 AM   #1099
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I've found the ultimate solution to battery life. Dump your iPhone 5, and replace it with an iPad mini.

Buy a cheap feature phone for calls, and enjoy the spacious display, and terrific portability of the mini.

It's a really great way to enjoy a wonderful experience without dealing with short run times.

I routinely get 10 hours from my mini quite easily.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:00 AM   #1100
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This can't be right...shall I book a Genius appointment?
Never hurts to check, but if it is bad or not depends on how you are using it. Perhaps the best actual test I have seen is this:
Test Results
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10.27 hours WiFi Web Browsing
4.5 hours 3G/4G Web Browsing
3.15 hours gaming
8.75 talk time
So compare this with your mix.

Music is practically "free!"

When I am in town, almost all of my time is web browsing and checking weather and occasionally maps. So all battery intensive. My times range from 5.5 hours if in town (so some 4G and some Wifi) to 9 hours if traveling, where I play music on the plane, often have fast LTE service in the other city, etc.

Don't forget, that the standby clock overlaps the usage. So with these huge times you see, either someone is staring at the screen literally all day or they are playing a lot of background music.
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