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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:27 AM   #1276
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How are people getting insane battery usage on 3G/LTE? I barely even get 5 hours on mine
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:16 AM   #1277
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Mine is fine, I think...
Unfortunately we don't have LTE here, only 3G.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:21 PM   #1278
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Brightness is set to 50 %, a couple of phone calls, 3G on, but most of the time I was at home on wi-fi. Took the photo after the battery died.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:40 PM   #1279
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Mine is doing pretty good. Did a couple text messages maybe like 10, listened to some music and did some light browsing.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 09:44 PM   #1280
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I took some advice from a poster on the Apple forums, and restored my iPhone as a new phone, not from a backup. Didn't think it would make a difference, which it didn't seem to until the second attempt. Here are the results so far:

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I'm hoping it stays this way, but you never can tell with technology. I think I may have found a second culprit, if not the carrier who set my phone up. Pages seems to have had a problem syncing one of my files. It would not complete the sync and would hang forever it seemed. I deleted the file from the website just in case that was the problem. Others might want to see if there is something similar happening to them.

Edit: here are the results about five to ten minutes before she shut off. This is with mostly mild to moderate usage on wifi as well as some time with FaceTime thrown in:


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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:25 PM   #1281
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Great Battery Here

Replacement Phone Battery Finished @ USAGE 10 Hours 14 Minutes
STANDBY 4 Days 2 Hours

That with 4 Hours streaming Tune in Radio. (Wi-Fi ON Only and BT ON).
1 Hour watching iTV Player. (Wi-Fi ON Only).
1 Hour watching BBC iPlayer.(Wi-Fi ON Only).
1 Hour Surfing the Internet. (3G ON Only).
2 Hours Streaming NETFLIX Movie. (Wi-Fi ON Only).


Getting Amazing Battery Life Here.
Location Setting On.
LTE Off.(NO LTE HERE YET).
NO Push.(NO EMAIL SET UP).
Notifications.(ON).
Privacy-Location Services.(ALL TURNED OFF).
iCloud.(ON).
Brightness Level. (30%).
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:01 PM   #1282
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2nd replacement iPhone.

Quite a lot of gaming and browsing on 3G and wifi, about 1 hour on the phone as well. Pretty pleased so far!
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:19 AM   #1283
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Over four days since the last full charge, and still going!

I tried all the battery-saving tips and none of them really helped much...

Except last week I discharged the battery to 1% and then charged fully for 2-4 hours. That made all the difference!

Location Settings On (for the apps I need it for)
LTE On
Push Off
Notifications On (for the apps I need it for)
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iCloud Off
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:03 PM   #1284
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Pretty pleased with today's results
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:21 PM   #1285
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:02 AM   #1286
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Finally took the plunge on my iphone 5 setting back up as new and starting fresh. Did not restore from a backup at all. I had been using a backup from an iphone 4 and before that Iphone 2g model. I was only getting around 5 hours of usage out of mine. Yesterday it looked like just over 4 hours with about an hour of video, lots of texting, and a little bit internet browsing. I am on 4g HSPA+ network with LTE turned off as it isn't here yet.

I am hoping that this greatly improves the battery usage b/c it is frustrating to see people get 9 -10 hours of usage and I am lucky to hit 6 hours. I will let you know how it turns out after a few days or so.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:06 AM   #1287
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You will see a difference I'm sure. Make sure that you don't have something syncing continuously via iCloud in the background like I did with Pages. That might also be the problem. Delete the document if it is.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:18 PM   #1288
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It's so hard to really compare numbers for battery usage since a lot of things can and do factor in--primarily the type of usage, the length of usage, the type of connection used, the strength of that connection, etc., etc., etc.

With the use of airplane mode and WiFi when possible you can make a phone have half a day of usage (12+ hours) and half a month of standby (15+ days) before it dies...but does that really say anything if you then post that screenshot (while you are not in airplane mode anymore)?

Barring some fairly obvious things--like something not working correctly, or constantly running in the background, or having a poor signal/connection--there are quite a few variables in play in most cases to say anything beyond some sort of a generic average that some will still normally be above and others below (thus the "average" part of it).
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:57 PM   #1289
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I tried everything but couldn't get more than 5 hours of real-world usage out of it. Meaning I unplug at 11 am, and it turns off by 4 pm.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:58 PM   #1290
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You will see a difference I'm sure. Make sure that you don't have something syncing continuously via iCloud in the background like I did with Pages. That might also be the problem. Delete the document if it is.
I'm getting about 6 hours usage and 15 hours standby. I'll try this.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:14 PM   #1291
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Earlier today before it reset the current usage screen.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:00 AM   #1292
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Sorry if this has been asked in this massive thread before but exactly how does the number for usage relate to standby? I've unplugged my phone from a full charge 18 minutes ago and naturally have 18 mins standby, but I also have 18 mins usage, despite the phone being asleep for at least 6 of those mins on two separate 3 minute occasions. I wasn't downloading anything in the background either.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:29 AM   #1293
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now if i have Programs like

Instagram
IMO (instant messenger)
Google Plus
Twitter
Foursquare
Get Glue Tumblr
Facebook
Whats App
ESPN Score Center
Yelp
Groupon

These are the type of programs that are always looking for information correct? if i deleted them would that increase battery life?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:24 PM   #1294
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Sorry if this has been asked in this massive thread before but exactly how does the number for usage relate to standby? I've unplugged my phone from a full charge 18 minutes ago and naturally have 18 mins standby, but I also have 18 mins usage, despite the phone being asleep for at least 6 of those mins on two separate 3 minute occasions. I wasn't downloading anything in the background either.
It means something on the phone--an app or a service on the phone itself (like mail or sync of some sort)--was in fact still running while you weren't using the phone. Sometimes it's just a service or an app wrapping something up that takes a few minutes after your use, other times it can be something that could be stuck or running indefinitely, so it depends.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:53 PM   #1295
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I'm on 6.0 right now. When I got the phone, I was getting amazing battery life, then it suddenly went to ****. I get about 6 hours usage and 15 hours standby. I'm hoping to jailbreak when 6.1 comes out. Has anyone seen an increase in battery life by restoring and moving to 6.0.2?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:39 PM   #1296
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Over four days since the last full charge, and still going!

I tried all the battery-saving tips and none of them really helped much...

Except last week I discharged the battery to 1% and then charged fully for 2-4 hours. That made all the difference!

Location Settings On (for the apps I need it for)
LTE On
Push Off
Notifications On (for the apps I need it for)
Privacy-Location Services Off
iCloud Off
Brightness Level 30%
Quick question. I think having icloud on for contacts, calendars, reminders, etc. has something to do with battery drain. So how often does icloud run? Not the backup part for your entire data, but for contacts, calendars, reminders, etc.?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:49 PM   #1297
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turning those off then whats the point of not using the features..thats the way I see it.

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thats amazing battery life

I average

7-8 hours usage
1 day standby

and i'm very happy with that.
Is that with auto brightness or a certain specific level?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:03 PM   #1298
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Quick question. I think having icloud on for contacts, calendars, reminders, etc. has something to do with battery drain. So how often does icloud run? Not the backup part for your entire data, but for contacts, calendars, reminders, etc.?
I think it does too, which is why I don't use it, so I can't tell ya.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:20 PM   #1299
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I think it does too, which is why I don't use it, so I can't tell ya.
No, I think that is incorrect. iCloud is not constantly updating, only when you plug it in and it is connected to wifi does it back up. Thus, that is when it should be updating all contacts, etc.
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No, I think that is incorrect. iCloud is not constantly updating, only when you plug it in and it is connected to wifi does it back up. Thus, that is when it should be updating all contacts, etc.
Yeah, but what about those who are connected on and off throughout the day with wifi?

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I think it does too, which is why I don't use it, so I can't tell ya.
I too have turned it off and will turn it on when I have made major changes to contacts and calendar.
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