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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:55 PM   #251
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please what does this mean? Just took off charger after first charge:

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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:23 PM   #252
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please what does this mean? Just took off charger after first charge:

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I'm slightly confused?... I don't see anything wrong here.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:37 PM   #253
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I'm slightly confused?... I don't see anything wrong here.
idgi maybe someone can explain battery life to me.... i apologize, im slow
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:46 PM   #254
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I definitely expected more out of the battery. I don't get through a day with heavy use, when I always did with my 4. Hope it improves.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:49 PM   #255
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I've been pleased with my battery life so far. I've had each iPhone and this phone has by far the best battery life. Out of habit, I did charge while in the car but I will not do that tomorrow and I'll post the results tomorrow.

I did set up my phone as new and am on AT&T in a part LTE and 4g area.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:50 PM   #256
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Here's mine after the second full charge from 0%; LTE the whole time, only iMessage and medium email usage - mostly incoming work email; 2 push email accounts, auto brightness off set to around 30% brightness - what does everyone think?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:18 AM   #257
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I restored via iTunes last night and restored from a fresh backup - I setup my new iPhone 5 as brand new to hopefully stop these issues! I've noticed a significant improvement today. However, usage of 5 hours seems high! I'm sure I've only used my phone for about 2 hours maximum all day!

I was hoping for much better battery life. I hope an update comes out soon and fixes this! My OCD with checking the battery level is ruining me enjoying the new features!

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:45 AM   #258
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I was having poor battery life as well and seeing that people had mixed results by preforming a restore I tried something I forgot.

I never FULLY depleted my battery when I first got the 5.

Two days ago I let my battery completely run out, i then charged it up to 100% without unplugging it. Now I have better then my iPhone 4s battery life!

Wondering if people with battery problems didn't fully let their batteries drain?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:05 PM   #259
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I was having poor battery life as well and seeing that people had mixed results by preforming a restore I tried something I forgot.

I never FULLY depleted my battery when I first got the 5.

Two days ago I let my battery completely run out, i then charged it up to 100% without unplugging it. Now I have better then my iPhone 4s battery life!

Wondering if people with battery problems didn't fully let their batteries drain?
i would charge mine once it got to 1%, but last night i let it die completely. it sat at 1% for 1/2 hour while i was using twitter, instagram and some texting..

hopefully i see improvements today.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:17 PM   #260
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I think I'm going to try setting up my phone as a new phone if I'm not happy with today's results. Is there any way to get your contacts and messages through iTunes without doing the backup?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:31 PM   #261
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3 email accounts on push
moderate to heavy browsing
moderate gaming
LTE on all the time

Love my battery life.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:59 PM   #262
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Battery still sucks

So I have tried all the tricks and my battery life is still way worse than my 4. Setup as new, turned off everything that isn't necessary, fully drained and charged a few times, auto brightness everything. By the drive home from work my battery is on its last leg. Not much heavy use during work hours and when I do I'm on wifi. So bummed. I'm hoping this is an iOS flaw and will be fixed.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:22 PM   #263
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3 email accounts on push
moderate to heavy browsing
moderate gaming
LTE on all the time

Love my battery life.
I just got similar battery life yesterday/this morning... see below.

Side note: It looks like you bought some icloud storage yet you haven't exceeded 5 GB (what we get for free)... Is this right? Or I guess a better question would be: Are you paying for 25 GB?

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So I have tried all the tricks and my battery life is still way worse than my 4. Setup as new, turned off everything that isn't necessary, fully drained and charged a few times, auto brightness everything. By the drive home from work my battery is on its last leg. Not much heavy use during work hours and when I do I'm on wifi. So bummed. I'm hoping this is an iOS flaw and will be fixed.
This doesn't look too hateful... what is your use composed of (Examples)? Not to mention I've heard the iPhone 4 battery was great and it will be hard to match.

OK so here's mine from yesterday/today:

Usage includes cnn videos, music playing, about 3+ hours of pandora streaming via bluetooth to my home audio system, a tad bit of navigation, many many texts and a few phone calls. I guarantee I could have made it to 1 day standby and I could have easily exceeded 9 hours use. Unfortunately, I had to leave for work in a couple of hours when I took this screenshot and I had to have a fully charged battery. Otherwise I would have pushed it.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:16 PM   #264
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The other thing people might want to try is to disable iMessage and see if that makes a difference. I remember with my 4S, that was the change that made a HUGE difference in my battery since my data connection was constantly being pinged.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:17 PM   #265
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- 1 email account set to Push
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- screen brightness set to slightly lower than 50%
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- LTE only at night
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:56 PM   #266
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I am going to chime in here about the battery life also. I am usually one that really looks with suspicion at all the folks who buy a new phone and then start to complain but I guess what goes around, comes around. My iPhone 5 battery life is much worse than my old iPhone 4 battery life and I'm really doing nothing different from what I used to do on my 4. I am used to charging every night and my old 4 would have plenty of life left at night before the charge. Now by mid-afternoon I start noticing how low the battery is. In fact I am having to charge it right now and it's only 4:00PM. Very disappointing. Feel bad about accusing people of whining now.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:13 PM   #267
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I think it had gotten better as I let it drain all the way to end. from 4 to 6 hour now, today I am at 23% with 7 hrs of usage. improving....

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:34 PM   #268
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My best is 8:05 use, 17 hrs SB. But that's with absolutely no music or BT streaming. All net surfing, 4g calls, and some camera and photo editing.

I have to believe when you see usage times of 9-12 hours, there's a fair bit of music or BT streaming in there which can add a few hours to your usage stats. If I played music or streamed BT to my car stereo for 2-3 hours, I'd get my usage up to 10 also. But that's sort of cheating, isn't it?

Either way, way better performance than the 5 hours I got from the 4s. On par with what my 4 used to get.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:36 PM   #269
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:37 PM   #270
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It looks like the rate I am going I will be charging my phone 2 times per day. Especially since when I am not connected to wifi my battery drains quicker and I cannot connect to my wifi at home. I would do a happy dance if I got 8 hours usage and 20 hours of standby time like I have seen many on this forum have. All I want is to make it through a full day with normal usage.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:39 PM   #271
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I was having poor battery life as well and seeing that people had mixed results by preforming a restore I tried something I forgot.

I never FULLY depleted my battery when I first got the 5.

Two days ago I let my battery completely run out, i then charged it up to 100% without unplugging it. Now I have better then my iPhone 4s battery life!

Wondering if people with battery problems didn't fully let their batteries drain?
how long does a full charge take for you and is your phone off completely when you charge?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:44 PM   #272
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I honestly don't know why Apple just didn't use a larger battery. If they released an iPhone 5 that was a tad thicker and had a 3000mah battery, it be better and nobody would care it was 2mm thicker.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:46 PM   #273
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iPhone 5 has terrible battery life.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:56 PM   #274
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LoL, I like watching everyone complain, but I guess the good guy in me wants to tell you all how to fully charge an iphone battery.

1. Plug it in the wall not the computer
2. Turn it off (after being plugged in, or it will turn on again)
3. Charge like that all night then you will have better battery life.

Ok ,now back to loling
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:59 PM   #275
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Getting my 5 tomorrow, i think i'm going to go down the following route:
  1. Setup as a new device (without being plugged in)
  2. Waste down the stock charge on the battery
  3. Charge back to 100% with the device off
  4. Use until it shuts off or at 1% (undecided)
  5. Charge one more time to 100% whilst device is off
  6. Use as normal

Opinions?
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