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Old Sep 22, 2012, 01:58 PM   #51
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To the people that have great battery life, do you have passbook setup? I'm noticing that it's checking my location nonstop (as I would assume), but I have a feeling that it's draining the battery fast. I've had my phone off the charger for a couple of hours, maybe a total of 20 minutes on a phone call and not much else... already at 82% battery

Terrible battery life:

Usage: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Standby: 2 hours, 10 minutes
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 02:01 PM   #52
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There's no reason setting up as new should improve battery life if you end up using the same settings.
My point was mostly to restore the software, as it could be some sort of bug.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 02:05 PM   #53
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I have _never_ made battery life a priority.
Not for smartphones, or laptops, and I am highly mobile.

For years the weak link has been battery life.
I use mine so heavily it just doesn't matter.

Everywhere I go there are A/C outlets.
I buy based on the products that fit my needs best.

Batteries are never a dealbreaker.
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For people who want their mobile phones to be mobile, battery life is important. There are outlets most everywhere I go also.... That doesn't mean I want to be plugged into one consistently.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:18 PM   #54
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Ok I just looked at my old iPhone 4. It still has 26% left from before the iPhone Launch. Get this:

USAGE: 15 hours, 45 min
STANDBY: 1 Day, 16 Hours

WTF!!! My iPhone 5 just died with about 4 hours usage and 8 hours standby. What is wrong with the 5???
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:33 PM   #55
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Ok I just looked at my old iPhone 4. It still has 26% left from before the iPhone Launch. Get this:

USAGE: 15 hours, 45 min
STANDBY: 1 Day, 16 Hours

WTF!!! My iPhone 5 just died with about 4 hours usage and 8 hours standby. What is wrong with the 5???
Yeah same here. I went from the 4 to 5 so this drastic. Not happy w battery since they claimed its better battery life.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:27 PM   #56
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Yeah same here. I went from the 4 to 5 so this drastic. Not happy w battery since they claimed its better battery life.
Same here. Battery life is pretty abysmal on the 5
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:31 PM   #57
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I'm not sure I'm havin the same problem: my iPhone has 7 hrs use and 12 hrs standby since I charged it last, and I've got 35% battery life left. Not as good as my old 4, but still pretty good, I'd say. Definitely going to work for my daily use from wake up, pull off charger, go, then charge when I go to bed. Definitely pleased with my 5 so far.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:15 PM   #58
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To the people that have great battery life, do you have passbook setup? I'm noticing that it's checking my location nonstop (as I would assume), but I have a feeling that it's draining the battery fast. I've had my phone off the charger for a couple of hours, maybe a total of 20 minutes on a phone call and not much else... already at 82% battery

Terrible battery life:

Usage: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Standby: 2 hours, 10 minutes
I was wondering what was checking my location all the time.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:25 PM   #59
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I was wondering what was checking my location all the time.
Location based reminders will do this too.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 02:06 AM   #60
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Hmm, how do you turn off passbook? Is it turned on by default? As far as I know I've never turned it on.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:25 PM   #61
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Hmm, how do you turn off passbook? Is it turned on by default? As far as I know I've never turned it on.
icloud, notification, etc...
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 02:56 PM   #62
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iPhone 5 battery life sucks?

Yesterday I let my phone die completely and left the phone charging overnight. Today a woke up and was texting for like an hour or 2 and its already 87%. Is this normal? Btw I restored from iPhone 4 backup.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 02:58 PM   #63
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Mine is just as stellar as my 4s if not a tad better
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 02:59 PM   #64
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Mine personally feels quite a bit better than my 4S.

Do you have any apps that are running in the background or using location services etc? I heard GeoFencing uses a bit of battery life.

Other than that, maybe try doing a fresh install.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 03:02 PM   #65
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 03:02 PM   #66
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Mine is far, far better. Right now I'm at 77% battery, 4 hours usage, 18 hours and 8 minutes standby.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:59 PM   #67
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iPhone 5 poor battery life?

The battery life on my iPhone 5 seems pretty poor compared to my iPhone 4. With my 4 I rarely had a problem making it through an entire day without needing to charge it, but with the 5 it barely makes through the afternoon. Anyone else experienced this?
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:04 PM   #68
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The battery life on my iPhone 5 seems pretty poor compared to my iPhone 4. With my 4 I rarely had a problem making it through an entire day without needing to charge it, but with the 5 it barely makes through the afternoon. Anyone else experienced this?
Same here! Taking it to Apple Store
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:05 PM   #69
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What are your usage times? What are you doing with the phone? When I pick up a new phone I am very often using it much more in the first few weeks than I do for the rest of the life of the phone. Something to consider.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:05 PM   #70
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:06 PM   #71
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What are your usage times? What are you doing with the phone? When I pick up a new phone I am very often using it much more in the first few weeks than I do for the rest of the life of the phone. Something to consider.
That's a very valid point. I did consider that but wanted to post here and see if others were experiencing the same issue.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:06 PM   #72
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didn't have a problem till today,really was on it and yeah didn't get through the day..brightness set to 50% hardly on 4g/lte
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:10 PM   #73
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What are your usage times? What are you doing with the phone? When I pick up a new phone I am very often using it much more in the first few weeks than I do for the rest of the life of the phone. Something to consider.
This....

I'd like to see usage times posted. I'm on a 4S and although there are plenty of complaints with iOS 6 I'm on my way to getting the best battery life I ever had.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:13 PM   #74
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That's a very valid point. I did consider that but wanted to post here and see if others were experiencing the same issue.
It's tough to get accurate info though. As soon as the thread pops up, people start thinking, and decide they have the same issue. Did you ever look at usage times under settings? If so, you can get a rough comparison. Even so, it's not terribly accurate unless you are doing the same exact things on the 5 as you did with the 4.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:15 PM   #75
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I'm getting the best battery life (iPhone5) I've had in years.

Ive always been lazy and RESTORED from previous phone. I suggest (strongly) that you reset and start from scratch. It took me a couple hours to reinstall approx 100 apps but it was well worth it.

I can't remember the last time I ended the day with close to 50% battery left!!

Take the time and make the effort before you return it.
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