5s Battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ianwbz, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Ianwbz macrumors newbie

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    Hi , I bought a 5s the first day they were released and the battery life seemed terrible compared to my friends with an iphone 5. It seems to have improved a little but I'm not sure it's performing like it should. I took it to the apple store the first week and they reset it saying that some apps were constantly crashing and causing the battery to drain. Do you think I should replace the phone ? This picture is the best use I've had and was right before it died.

    Thanks for any advice!
     

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  2. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    That's better than many users get. It all depends on how you use it. They be more conservative with Bluetooth, etc. even still, 8 hrs+ is pretty good
     
  3. jtfish macrumors newbie

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    I wish my 5s battery was that good...and you even have bluetooth turned on. I have just about every unnecessary feature turned off, including push on my email accounts, and I get 5-6 hours on a full charge. I'll probably take it back to Apple at some point.
     
  4. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    Thats good battery life. If you take it back, you may not get that good of battery life on another device. I only get 5-6 hours of usage. I hate this ****.
     
  5. farmD macrumors member

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    That's actually really good. Definitely wouldn't take it back.
     
  6. m1key macrumors member

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    The usage/standby time you are getting are better than Apple's estimates and what most people get. Do you ever notice that your signal changes from LTE to 3G often? I noticed you're on sprint so I wouldn't be surprised if your battery drains because of that.
     
  7. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Doesn't Apple advertise 10 hours talk time? And you guys say it only gets 5-6 hours general use ?!?!
     
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Apple has already admitted, the battery on the 5s sucks ... yours doesn't seem that bad though.
     
  9. mappyman macrumors regular

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    Download iBackupBot and when you plug in your device you click on "more information".

    The part at the top that says battery gives results like:

    CycleCount: 27
    DesignCapacity: 1550
    FullChargeCapacity: 1440
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 90
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: true
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false
    GasGaugeCapability: true

    The most interesting part is the "FullChargeCapacity: 1440". Its self explanatory but its how much mAh your battery actually is charging to (not theoretical).
     
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  12. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Is Apple falsely advertising? There claims seem much higher than what you guys are saying.


    Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
    Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
    Standby time: Up to 250 hours

    Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
    Video playback: Up to 10 hours
    Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
     
  13. hgrimberg macrumors 6502

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    That means battery on the iphone 5 is better than on the 5S?
     
  14. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    Apple, and all other manufacturers use ideal test conditions, the biggest battery killers are Facebook and your phone searching for 3G/LTE signals constantly.

    It's very rare nowadays to be away from a USB port, so try not to let it ruin the new phone experience :)

    Mine took a few complete de-charge/re-charge to sort out the battery life and now without heavy use is really good!
     
  15. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

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    I don't turn anything off and have the screen at max. Battery is great. Infanantly better then my s3
     
  16. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    8-9 hours of usage, which seems typical, doesn't really suck.
     
  17. Ianwbz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys for your advice. I guess it's not as bad as some have reported but not as good as apple advertised. I'll just keep it unless it gets really bad. I was just thinking that because they released a statement saying some batteries were bad that mine would've one if them because I bought it early. I definitely don't want to trade it in for a phone with worse battery life. I'll try ibackup bot.
     
  18. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    yes ... the iPhone 5 battery is better than some 5s batteries

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/29/apple-confirms-iphone-5s-battery-life-issues-due-to-manufacturing-error

    Apple knows about the 5s battery problems ... and my guess is, it might be a bigger problem than they are stating :apple:
     
  19. hgrimberg macrumors 6502

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    Is that maybe due to this fingerprint reader eating up a lot of battery whereas the iphone 5 doesnt have this issue?
     
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