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Old Sep 22, 2012, 02:59 PM   #76
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what the heck is this going to prove? We already know a phone will get better battery life when on wifi vs. celluar.


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not to mention it's highly dependent on your cell signal... weak signal = more battery drain.


The battery is draining TWICE as fast. While not browsing at all and full bars.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:22 PM   #77
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The battery is draining TWICE as fast. While not browsing at all and full bars.
Precisely.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:23 PM   #78
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Wifi and 3G browsing mostly. Very impressed.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:31 PM   #79
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Wifi and 3G browsing mostly. Very impressed.
I'm getting less than half the battery life of you doing the same. What settings do you have?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:34 PM   #80
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My battery life is awesome. This is still the first charge since yesterday.

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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:36 PM   #81
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Fix for battery

So I did do a restore from back up when I got the phone. I did notice that my phone was dying QUICKLY. Considering I live in NYC the 4G LTE network is probably the best going in the US. Anyway, I noticed someone suggested a factory reset of settings and guess what... issue fixed. Just do a reset and youll be fine.

ENJOY!
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:38 PM   #82
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So I did do a restore from back up when I got the phone. I did notice that my phone was dying QUICKLY. Considering I live in NYC the 4G LTE network is probably the best going in the US. Anyway, I noticed someone suggested a factory reset of settings and guess what... issue fixed. Just do a reset and youll be fine.

ENJOY!
Did this, nothing has changed.

I'm on 74% after 1hr 25mins
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:39 PM   #83
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Picked up the Black 32GB at 8:02 and it lasted a whole day through normal/almost extensive usage. Phone calls and Games and a lot of data download.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:42 PM   #84
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Did this, nothing has changed.

I'm on 74% after 1hr 25mins
Worked for me.. sorry bud (shrugs)
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:47 PM   #85
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How come I have no numbers in my last full charge? Is it because I'm charging via computer?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:48 PM   #86
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Anybody able to check this yet?

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I wonder if it has anything to do with cell strength.

The field test call that worked on older iphones works on the new 5 (just tested it)

My battery has been decent and FT showed roughly 90 dBm. From reading it seems this isn't the best signal even though the phone will show 4 bars.

I think this FT is also a way to check what MHz your LTE uses. I'm on Verizon and mine shows 10 MHz which I think is the slower one. Not sure if Verizon even uses a higher one, but I remember reading that ATT has both 10 and 20 networks.

The number to dial for the Field Test Mode is "*3001#12345#*" without quotes
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:49 PM   #87
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When I first got my iPhone 4 I remember thinking the battery life was pretty darn awful, but 2 years down the line on iOS 5 my battery is holding up really well!

If you are travelling in a car and can do without the internet, bloody make sure you turn airplane mode on! The constants witching of cellular zones drains the battery fast!
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:16 PM   #88
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I'm getting less than half the battery life of you doing the same. What settings do you have?
I wouldn't say I'm doing anything special, I was getting half the life with 4s on same settings.

I've found auto brightness a LOT better today. Right now it's set itself to minimum as its dark in my flat, I think that is definitely helping.

Otherwise push is on, wifi on, I turn cellular data off when I'm at work as I don't get phone signal (but do wifi) however like I said comparing the same conditions u was getting close to half that on 4s, iCloud on, location services on (nothing nuts though).
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:47 PM   #89
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The battery is draining TWICE as fast. While not browsing at all and full bars.
An gotcha! That's a fast depletion. I've been on 3G and LTE and wifi today. My first 100% charge after getting it . (I'm trying to drain it down now) and I'm sitting at 16% with 5hours 48min use and 16hours 16min standby. Guessing ill get about 6.5 hours of use and 24 hours standby before I get drained. We'll see...
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:49 PM   #90
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I really dont get how some guys actually get 7 or more hours. On wifi only that would be a miracle.
I want that too!
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:05 PM   #91
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I think the software isn't calibrated. Ive been on 1% for awhile.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:07 PM   #92
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I didnt had calibration problems. At 1% i had about 4 mins left and then it shut down.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:10 PM   #93
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Sorry i know this isn't exactly super valid info, but i didnt take a screenshot yesterday. Yesterday, after i got home and charged it fully to 100%, i got 3 hours 28 minutes usage and 9 hours standby. 51% left. 2 hours of that was at my friends house with terrible reception.

Today, this is what i have so far. I have been using it normally. I suspect a lot of people with bad battery have just been going nuts with exploring stuff.


screenshots from today: Decent?



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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:12 PM   #94
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Picked up the Black 32GB at 8:02 and it lasted a whole day through normal/almost extensive usage. Phone calls and Games and a lot of data download.
Did you do anything special? Like, for how long did you charge it?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:13 PM   #95
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How did Engadget get 11 hours of video on LTE? That seems crazy compared to what I have. I have 3 hours usage on 4G and 8 hours of standby and I'm at 40%
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:14 PM   #96
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Did you do anything special? Like, for how long did you charge it?
And did you set up as new iphone, or restore backup?
And what are your settings?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:23 PM   #97
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And did you set up as new iphone, or restore backup?
And what are your settings?
Are you asking him or me? Well, u quoted the wrong guy.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:28 PM   #98
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Are you asking him or me? Well, u quoted the wrong guy.
Wuoted you because i also want those questions answered^^
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:33 PM   #99
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My phone has been at 1% for about 45 min and I've been texting through out that time lol
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:37 PM   #100
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Already posted in here but that was mid way in the day and now I'm at almost at the end. Fairly satisfied with my battery life.

My usage today has been listening to music on headphones, 3G and wifi browsing, twitter, extensive messaging, checking football scores, few phone calls, Siri, and some very light gaming. Spent a number of hours today without wifi at all as well.
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