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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:18 PM   #1226
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Thanks, would the Apple store replace it if it's one from my carrier? Had to buy it at an unlocked price for a locked phone because of the way my carrier did upgrades Do I take it to Apple or my carrier for a replacement?
Honestly, I have no advice for taking the phone back. I didn't have to take mine back and this is my first iPhone. I have Verizon and purchased mine online, so I'm not sure. My first plan of action would be to take it in to my local Verizon store though and see what they can do.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:48 PM   #1227
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Can you give me some examples of what you did with the phone. E.g music for 20 mins etc
i browsed a lot (had to of been 3 hours at least) and texted a lot. most of it was on wifi with lte off but i did a lot of youtube videos (1-2 hours) which is what surprised me , i know if LTE was on i would of drained that in half the time
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 02:52 PM   #1228
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I don't have any Bluetooth stuff so I keep it off all the time. I usually keep 3G disabled as I'm usually close a normal wifi network.

I was quite busy at work last week so I didn't get to use the phone much, only a few calls and texts during the week, and I browsed for maybe 20 minutes or so a day. From Friday afternoon to the around 7pm Christmas day I kept the wifi off for most of the time.

I wanted to see just how long the battery could last this time, and with almost 9 days I'm quite impressed.

I seem to get around 10 hours of usage on every charge but standby changes a bit. The lowest standby I've gotten so far is 2 days and 8 hours, but normally it hovers around 4 days or so.
That is really great, though I find that it is 3G and data especially that kills the battery, especially if you get a lot pushed to it.

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My post wasn't directed at you... I was just having a little /rant fun . But glad to see your battery life improving. I find the biggest factor in cellphone life to be how far you live from the cellular tower. My iPhone buddies with the SAME phone get 1/4th as much life as I do because they don't live next to a tower like I do.

Edit: anyone else seeing a page 50 for this thread, yet when you click on it, it brings you to page 49? :P
That is true, I live right near one (constant 5bars in my room) so it shouldn't be too much of an issue.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:06 PM   #1229
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My usage from yesterday. This is typical for me
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:11 PM   #1230
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What are the best ways to make the battery last a long time?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:18 PM   #1231
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What are the best ways to make the battery last a long time?
Toggling data and aggressively toning down screen brightness should have the most effect.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:25 PM   #1232
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what do you mean toggling data?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:28 PM   #1233
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what do you mean toggling data?
Like turning cell data on only when using it etc.

Also turning 3g/lte on/off when in good areas etc.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:38 PM   #1234
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Probably already mentioned - but turning off a few location services had helped me tremendously.

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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:57 AM   #1235
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I have a question that might be relevant in this thread. I receive my e-mails very irregularly, sometimes I get ten in like two hours, other times I get nothing for a whole day. Does Push eat more battery than Fetch when there are no e-mails to be brought home?

I'm not worried about seeing an e-mail an hour after it arrived, I just want to know which the best option would be for someone who doesn't get e-mails all the time

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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:52 PM   #1236
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This is my typical battery life since release day of the phone. I think it is terrible compared to almost everyone else in my area with one to compare to. So same general signal and they get much more time out of theirs.

Should I go back to Verizon and get it exchanged? They denied me a week after release but apple said I could come in and get another, just don't live too close to an apple store.

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:16 AM   #1237
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I wanted to test my battery for 2 days and this is my result.

This is with like 20min of 3G surf.
10min calling
and like 70 sms.

This cant be right, sucks so bad..
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:45 AM   #1238
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I wanted to test my battery for 2 days and this is my result.

This is with like 20min of 3G surf.
10min calling
and like 70 sms.

This cant be right, sucks so bad..
2 days standby is good! Under heavy use I would expect you to still get a full days use! This is even better considering the usage and the fact 3G was on!
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:49 AM   #1239
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I wanted to test my battery for 2 days and this is my result.

This is with like 20min of 3G surf.
10min calling
and like 70 sms.

This cant be right, sucks so bad..
Switch off 3G, wifi, the system's location services, all the notifications from apps you don't get/don't want to get notifications from etc. If you haven't used the phone more than what you state, it's obvious that there are processes using the phone for several hours per day that you should turn off if you want the battery to last longer.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:55 AM   #1240
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Mine keeps getting better the longer I have it

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:24 PM   #1241
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Switch off 3G, wifi, the system's location services, all the notifications from apps you don't get/don't want to get notifications from etc. If you haven't used the phone more than what you state, it's obvious that there are processes using the phone for several hours per day that you should turn off if you want the battery to last longer.
I have everything turned off expect for 3G, is the battery faulty?
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 01:22 PM   #1242
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This is my typical battery life since release day of the phone. I think it is terrible compared to almost everyone else in my area with one to compare to. So same general signal and they get much more time out of theirs.

Should I go back to Verizon and get it exchanged? They denied me a week after release but apple said I could come in and get another, just don't live too close to an apple store.

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This looks normal to me with your reception. At my house I have max reception and the battery is at 50% after almost 2 days of idle and 4 hours of use. However, if I go to my parent's house (1-2 bars) I get similar battery usage as you're showing in your screenshot. Imo, range from the cellular towers and usage WHILE in bad reception super decrease the life of the battery.

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My experience as well. I can easily get 2 days at 50% battery life whereas the first few weeks I had the phone, it was less. I notice too that I use the phone less than I did than when I first got it (I'm sure that's a factor).
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 06:31 AM   #1243
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I have everything turned off expect for 3G, is the battery faulty?
Impossible to say, but I've experienced a lot better battery life since I started turning on 3G only when I really need it (like using Maps or surfing heavy web sites).

Then again, almost six hours usage when you only say you've used it for 1-2 hours, that's a lot of background services if everything was really turned off...
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:58 PM   #1244
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I think this is pretty decent considering I played a hour of GTA Vice City, watched about 3 hrs worth of video, and DLed about 20 songs!Also did the normal browsing face-booking and texting. ip5 6.0.2
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 04:34 PM   #1245
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I've been very impressed with this phone in terms of battery life. Never had an iPhone come anywhere near this.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:59 PM   #1246
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Not sure what's going on, but today has been terrible. Screen brightness always stays at 30-40%. The room I've been sleeping in for the past week has been cold, around 57F. Perhaps that has something to do with it?
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 06:30 PM   #1247
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I really do wish that people would start including screen brightness levels (which is probably the biggest factor, if not top 3 when it comes to battery life) with their posts. A phone can get 3-5 hours extra usage just by lowering the brightness. I have mine around 50% and get around 7-8 hours of usage usually with 3-4 hours surfing the web, 1 hour of playing music, 1 hour of games, 1 hour of YouTube, 30 mins of Facebook, 10-15 mins of talk, and a couple of texts. Bluetooth off, push off. Wifi on the whole time. With LTE only, I get around 6 hours with the same type of usage. I don't include standby time because it's pretty much negligible to me (I can go through 24 hours of standby and have my battery go down 5% at most)
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 06:32 PM   #1248
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Ecstatic with my iPhone 5 battery life.

Beats iPhone 4S with LTE and all power hogs turned on.
Beats iPhone 4 with LTE turned off and all power hogs on.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:45 AM   #1249
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My second try too see how long I could go without charging it. This was with 3g and WiFi disabled for most of the time.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:58 AM   #1250
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My second try too see how long I could go without charging it. This was with 3g and WiFi disabled for most of the time.
This seems rather futile to me, because without WiFi and 3G your phone will operate at speeds only just over what we could expect from a 56K modem in 1998. If everything takes longer, your screen might be on for longer when checking emails etc so this might actually decrease battery life anyway!

As has been stated here and on other similar iPad threads, the usage stats don't really mean much for comparison's sake because we don't know your brightness level, or you were doing with the phone or anything. 10 hours listening to music is pretty bad, 10 hours browsing the web is what you'd expect, 10 hours playing GTA Vice City isn't going to happen at all.

Also letting your battery get that low will shorten its life (obviously only a problem if you do it every day, occasionally won't matter)

The idea of disabling stuff and turning off this and that to avoid having to charge every night seems madness to me - unless you're away from a charger for a few days, in which case I would recommend it, but how often does that happen?
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