iPhone 5 Battery Life/Usage Screens [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zbarvian, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68010

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    I can't tell if my iPhone 5 is dying faster than it should or if I am just using it far more. I am sort of thinking the former, but I'd like to see how others are faring.

    It's odd, some periods it drains fast and than others it drains slow.
     

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  2. macrumors regular

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    It a new phone, your probably using it non stop and doing some pretty intensive stuff. Wait about a week and see how if it improves a bit.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Right, but I'd still like to assure myself that this is normal battery life.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Sorry I can't post a screen because I forgot to take one last night before I plugged it in... It was something of around ~7 hours usage, 13.5 hours standby or something. That's from 100% to 0. I think it was pretty decent. I'm expecting better today though.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68010

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    That's quite better.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    With LTE 4G is a new beast to deal with...Driod users have been dealing with this problem for long time...PHone will search more often for this signal thus draining the battery quicker
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    Can you force it to stay on 3G? Sucks but my city has flaky 4g as of now. I think the city I work in has excellent 4g though.
     
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    Stangs55

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    There's a disable LTE option in the cellular menu.

    I also noticed my battery draining quickly yesterday...went from 90% out of the box at 2:30pm to shutting off at 9 pm. I charged it uninterrupted overnight, so we'll see how it does today.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    This included a fair amount of gaming too (Asphalt 7). Was at 77% with 2 hours 20 minutes of mostly web browsing.
     
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    junglesnake

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    I'm getting great life with both of mine. I don't know if you did a clean install but backing up from your old phone can and will cause this. So try doing a reset and see if that helps and start fresh. I think it should fix your problem.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Yeah that's like twice as good as mine right now. Mine is at 68% but the usage is only 1 hr 25 min...

    I might take this to the Apple store if this doesn't improve, because this isn't going to last me a day at college. I also seem to be guzzling data, 200 mb after 1 day, and I really haven't done much browsing at all...

    Something's not right here.
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    My battery seems to be draining a bit quickly today. But it's a brand new phone and takes a while to get to full battery performance so I'm not worried.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    Try turning on wifi and test your battery then. I'm having issues with cellular. It gets hot and battery goes down. Doesn't happen when I'm on wifi.
     
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    I'm in the UK. No 4G.

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    Yet I'm losing ten percent an hour without doing anything on the phone. Anything at all .Bluetooth off. No downloads. Nothing.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 68010

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    I second this.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    My iphone5's battery is doing much better than my 4s, so far....
     
  18. macrumors member

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    Oh I forgot to mention: I was on a mix of Verizon LTE & campus Wifi. I think mostly LTE because I was "O_O-ing" at the speeds and being happy of my unlimited. And you know... lack of good signal deep inside college buildings.

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    Really? Not happening for me. THis is definitely the coolest phone, in terms of temperature, I've had. Even when playing games it doesn't get what I would call hot... maybe warm, but usually not even enough to cause my hands to sweat.
     
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    apadden

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    lol I haven't charged it since I unboxed it yesterday so I have no usage information. :p
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    If some of us are having these issues and others aren't it's probably software. Something happening to make the processor loop.

    Try resetting all settings in the system prefs.
     
  21. macrumors member

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    Or those who have battery drainage because they restore everything from backup?
     
  22. thread starter macrumors 68010

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    I'm sure it must be software. Good idea, I just reset all the settings. If this doesn't fix it I'm gonna need to take it in, because ill be tethered to the wall with this thing.

    I set it up as a new phone and did a full charge cycle. LTE is off, Bluetooth is off, etc. something just seems wrong. I'm at 55% with 1 hr 50 mins of usage.
     
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  24. macrumors member

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    Or which carrier are you using?
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    The trick is to run down your battery 100% before charging it and only charge the battery when it has powered down from low battery.

    If need be run a youtube video and kill the battery. Then charge it up.
     

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