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View Poll Results: Battery life?
Less then 3 hours 2 2.86%
4 hours 5 7.14%
5 hours 3 4.29%
6 hours 16 22.86%
7 hours 12 17.14%
8 hours 13 18.57%
9 hours 4 5.71%
10+ hours 15 21.43%
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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iPhone 5 battery life poll

I see about 6 hours of use on my phone. Not great by any means but also not terrible. What do you get?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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It really depends on how many bars you keep . 6-8 seems to be the range for me at 4-5 bars consistently. Whenever I'm in low coverage areas I lose about an hr
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 02:29 AM   #4
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6-8 for me......... i think it depends on the usage of the phone.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 02:37 AM   #5
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6-8 . However what you are doing makes the difference as well as how you have set up your iPhone, such as Email push etc. It also will depend on if you used your iphone where their is a 4-5 bar signal. If the signal is weak the phone keeps searching and wasting battery.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:05 AM   #6
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Approx 6 w average use of Internet surfing and phone calls. Forget it if I make long 1 hr call.

I really hope the battery life improves w a new iOS update. Very dissapointed w ip5 battery life. They said it would be better than 4s. I think not.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:15 AM   #7
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I average 6.5-7 hours of usage.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:44 AM   #8
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:49 AM   #9
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Mine is terrible...going to apple tomorrow to see a genius
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 05:29 AM   #10
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I'm easily getting over 10+ hours with moderate usage of music app and a few calls, SMSs and Facebook throughout the day. Also got location services all on and brightness at maximum, wifi is always on too. Can't complain.

P.s where I live I only tend to get 1 or sometimes 2 bars of signal too.

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 11:24 AM   #11
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well if your getting 10+ hours your not a "Heavy User" I stream for hours everyday and serious internet use. over wifi it will hit 7-8 hours but 3g is 5-6.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 11:27 AM   #12
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I avg about 8 hrs when working and 6-7 on weekends - just depends on how much I am using the phone and what I am using it for.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:06 PM   #13
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getting this pretty consistently:



on wifi most of the time. heavy email (4 accounts all push). streaming music while in the car (about an hour a day). lots of web surfing and fb. on phone calls maybe an hour total per day. i'm pretty satisfied with battery life so far.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:31 PM   #14
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10 hours of heavy use for a charge
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:38 PM   #15
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How are you getting this long of life!? Anyone?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:05 PM   #16
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How are you getting this long of life!? Anyone?
I think it has been well established that WIFI use allows high usage. LTE is going to drain it quicker
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:18 PM   #18
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I tried to kill my battery today, brought it all they way down to 1%. Odd thing, it stayed on at 1% for about an hour until I just gave in and started charging it again.

I voted 10 hours by the way. Sometimes I forget my lightning cable at home and go through the entire work day without charging.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:19 PM   #19
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This is a useless poll.... Sometimes you can get 10 hours, sometimes as little as 3. It all depends on what you are doing. Its either your phone has decent battery life, or it is downright terrible. There, solved all your issues
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 12:57 PM   #20
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I think it has been well established that WIFI use allows high usage. LTE is going to drain it quicker
LTE is off for me because in Marin County we don't have LTE. I just use normal HSPDA+
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:09 PM   #21
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5-6hrs. Mostly wifi, just surfing net and push email, Bluetooth off, location off. Blows. I don't even stream, just light browsing and texting. Terrible service where I am at however
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Terrible service where I am at however
Might be the culprit! I know with at&t you can get a microcell to improve service. If you are using a different service, see if they can send you one.

5-6 hours would be acceptable on a ip5 using LTE at all times.
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