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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:08 PM   #1326
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Same thing here 3G seems to drain slow than 6.0.2.

6.0.2 Drains 26% On 3G (One hour) Tuninradio.
6.1 Drains 21% On 3G (One hour) Tuninradio.

Glad to be getting better battery life.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:35 PM   #1327
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First charge. Half LTE half wifi.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:45 PM   #1328
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Hello, all! I'm new to this forum, and need your opinions/perspectives/advice! Ive had my 16g iphone 5 since early Dec. 2012. Been running io6 since early Jan 2013. My battery life is awful. Not sure if its io6 related, but my inclination is yes. These are the measures I've taken in attempts to improve performance: no wi-fi, no siri, no fetch, no push, no location service, no LTE, screen @20%, and I always clean multi-tasking tray. Cycled battery 3 times in 3 weeks. 3G.

So taking these things in consideration, here is a breakdown of my last cycle:

5:55am Unplugged from charger, battery at 100%. Turned phone on, killed all apps, turned phone off. Went to sleep.
12:04pm Wake up, turn phone on. 54%. (Huh?) Turn off. Sleep.
2:34pm Wake up, turn on. 54%. (Confusing?) Snap this pic. Turn off.

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2:44pm Send 3 texts, receive 2. Same person. Turn off.
2:52pm Battery at 45%.
2:59pm Use Instagram and Facebook (6mins). Kill apps. 40%. Turn off
3:11pm Turn on. 36%. Use dictionary app (4mins). Turn off
3:24pm Turn on. 31%. Turn off
3:31pm Use of dictionary app (4mins), battery at 27%. Turn off
3:38pm Turn on. 23%. Turn off
4:07pm Turn on. 9%.
4:14pm Use dictionary app (5mins). 4%.

That's pretty much the extent of it. Hardly seems right. It's frustrating that I am constantly having to charge my phone. It drains at least twice a day, with such minimal use. Should I reset/restore? Whats the difference? And isn't that only a temporary solution anyway? There are no apple stores in my area, haven't called support either. But this certainly can't be normal, right? Any response is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Try a hard reset, hold the lock button and home button until the phone completly shuts off.

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i am getting 4 and a half to 5 hours max on my iPhone 5 with brightness at 85 and some youtube/safari/email...basically like 20% of battery per hour is this normal?

it does seem to drain quick
Have you tried the tips to reduce battery drain? Theres alot of things in settings you can tweak to really improve your battery life. I have my brightness on at 75% and for every one hour of on screen time connected to my wifi, 12% of the battery went down per hour of on screen time.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:51 PM   #1329
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I am now getting consistently 9+ hours of usage time and 24+ hours between charges. Very very impressed.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:04 AM   #1330
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Can anyone help me I have a iphone 4 iOS 6.1 and my phones battery has got really bad goes down by the minute all radios pretty much off and only notifications I use is gmail app but I removed that and no change i have set up as new and no change I get about 6 -7 if lucky of usage and stand by a day any help ???
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:11 AM   #1331
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I am now getting consistently 9+ hours of usage time and 24+ hours between charges. Very very impressed.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:12 AM   #1332
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Can anyone help me I have a iphone 4 iOS 6.1 and my phones battery has got really bad goes down by the minute all radios pretty much off and only notifications I use is gmail app but I removed that and no change i have set up as new and no change I get about 6 -7 if lucky of usage and stand by a day any help ???
If you haven't already done so, turn off all options in System Services (Location Services) except for 'Cell Network Search' and maybe 'Traffic'. Doing this helped my battery life dramatically!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:26 AM   #1333
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If you haven't already done so, turn off all options in System Services (Location Services) except for 'Cell Network Search' and maybe 'Traffic'. Doing this helped my battery life dramatically!
Alright thank you is there any way too find out if its my battery if that doesn work I've had my iphone for a year but it is a used iphone 4
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:37 PM   #1334
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I was having problems too, but I've been using a battery charger that I also use to charge my iPad (http://www.satechi.net/index.php/cel...energy-station). Using the Satechi battery charger, I can charge my iPhone and iPad simultaneously.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:59 PM   #1335
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Is that on wifi only?
Wifi when I am home, LTE everywhere else.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 03:52 PM   #1336
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Iphone 5 battery

For those who get 8+ hours of usage time on your iphone 5, do you close all of the apps in multitasking?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 03:54 PM   #1337
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For those who get 8+ hours of usage time on your iphone 5, do you close all of the apps in multitasking?
No.

Of course not. The only apps that use power in background are active navigation applications.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:22 PM   #1338
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Do you guys use 4g lte when you need to or 3G. And how do you let it drain till it shuts off and charge it fully while its off? Doesn't it turn back on. And when it turns back on do you guys close the multitasking apps then charge it?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:36 PM   #1339
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The 'multitasking bar' does not as many people believe show currently running apps, although I've overheard Apple Retail staff telling people this. It's more of a 'recently used' list, although if an app happens to be running, removing it from here will shutdown the app.

For most apps, removing it from the multitasking bar will not make any difference to battery life. Only closing apps such as Skype or Google Latitude which do a lot in the background will have an impact, but you also loose the functionality of those apps.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:40 PM   #1340
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For everyone looking at this thread and seeing those 10 - 12 hour running times, don't be fooled. These people are just listening to music with their screens off. You can get 18hours id say with Songza and screen off.

I normally get 5-6 hours of regular use, with screen actually on. But tonight, with 30% left, I got my phone to 12 hours listening to 5 hours of songza with screen off.

With normal use, and screen off you should get 4-6 hours.

What really pisses me off is that I loose 8-10% overnight!!! that really bugs me. If I put the phone into plane mode I loose 1%
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:18 PM   #1341
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:34 PM   #1342
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Another iPhone 5 Battery Life Thread

Hey guys, I got my new iPhone 5 yesterday (switched from blackberry and i'm soo happy) but the battery life isn't all that great.I'm running on 6.1.2
If I leave home at 7:00 in the morning, it will only last me to 3 in the afternoon.
I've done a full battery cycle but still don't think the results are adequate.For i5 users on 4g, how is the battery life?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:06 PM   #1343
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Hey guys, I got my new iPhone 5 yesterday (switched from blackberry and i'm soo happy) but the battery life isn't all that great.I'm running on 6.1.2
If I leave home at 7:00 in the morning, it will only last me to 3 in the afternoon.
I've done a full battery cycle but still don't think the results are adequate.For i5 users on 4g, how is the battery life?
It usually takes a week to settle. You gotta break the battery in. Mine was like yours when I first got it and now it lasts the entire day.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:08 PM   #1344
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My battery drops 1% a minute when I'm streaming music and have the screen on. I bought mine off of swappa so I'm gonna try a few charging cycles before I go to the Apple store n try to get a warranty exchange. It's really annoying. I thought it would have better battery life than this. But coming from the Note 2, I guess I'm expecting a little too much
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:17 AM   #1345
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My battery drops 1% a minute when I'm streaming music and have the screen on. I bought mine off of swappa so I'm gonna try a few charging cycles before I go to the Apple store n try to get a warranty exchange. It's really annoying. I thought it would have better battery life than this. But coming from the Note 2, I guess I'm expecting a little too much
iPhone 5
1,440 mAh = 8 hours of talk time (3G)

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:20 AM   #1346
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1,440 mAh = 8 hours of talk time (3G)

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3,100 mAh = 16 hours of talk time (3G)
I mean I know it has a bigger battery but I don't remember my 4S having this bad battery life. N I tried being on 3G only but I almost get the same results
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:31 AM   #1347
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I mean I know it has a bigger battery but I don't remember my 4S having this bad battery life. N I tried being on 3G only but I almost get the same results
One question though: why would you switch to the iPhone 5 from the Note II?

All the people that I know who switched to the Note II kept on saying that it's better than the iPhone. They upgraded from either a 3GS or a 4.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:34 AM   #1348
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One question though: why would you switch to the iPhone 5 from the Note II?

All the people that I know who switched to the Note II kept on saying that it's better than the iPhone. They upgraded from either a 3GS or a 4.
I still have it. The iPhone 5 is my new work phone. I carry my work phone more than I do my personal phone but if the battery life keeps up like this, I might start carrying the Note 2 around too. Sometimes the size of the Note 2 is very bothersome
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:39 AM   #1349
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I still have it. The iPhone 5 is my new work phone. I carry my work phone more than I do my personal phone but if the battery life keeps up like this, I might start carrying the Note 2 around too. Sometimes the size of the Note 2 is very bothersome
Get a battery case then.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:14 AM   #1350
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I seem to be seeing a difference in battery life depending on where I am. Here in my wife's hometown I get crap life compared to where I live. The LTE is quite scarce here though, and the building I'm in has something that blocks reception it appears. That might be a factor for others as well.
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