Battery barely lasts a day.. iPhone 5.. Help

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CBillups1, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

    CBillups1

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    i have applecare plus so not sure how this works, i obviously dont wanna spend $50 because the battery is trash.

    i do not have push email, i dont play games. i just text, check twitter and instagram all day. dont browse the net, stream videos or anything.

    every night i have to charge my phone because it will be in the teens.

    can i go to apple and get a new phone via the warranty? how do i prove it to them? any help is appreciated
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    as stated a million times, in other battery threads, you can take it to apple and they can troubleshoot the battery to test to make sure its up to par. if not you can try the tons of battery saving techniques found all over this site. if those dont work, you can try restoring as new to see if theres a bad app or setting causing it. also, recently discovered, force close out of facebook when not using it since it appears to be a bad battery drain even when not in use.
     
  3. maxosx macrumors 68020

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  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Meh, that makes the phone even lengthier than it needs to be.
     
  5. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    why would i spend more money on a product to make my phone even bulkier..?
     
  6. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    people wanted bigger screen, so length is not an issue obviously
     
  7. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're dissatisfied with the performance of a first-party feature (battery life in this case) then you can purchase a third-party solution. I bought a battery case for my iPhone on eBay for $10 and it works great to extend my battery life.


    Ain't economics great?
     
  8. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    First, you only need to pay with AppleCare+ if the reason for the replacement is user or accidental damage. You do not need to pay the $49 for a warranty issue such as poor battery life.

    Second, this sounds like a user expectation issue. How long do you EXPECT your battery to last texting, checking Twitter and Instagram-ing all day? To be in the teens at the end of the day for that usage seems pretty reasonable to me.
     
  9. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Are you manually closing out of apps after use? Clicking the home button only minimizes. You have to double click it to open the app dock, the press and hold on the icon and press the X.
     
  10. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    "Multitasking doesn't slow down the performance of the foreground app or drain battery life unnecessarily."

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4211?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    Unless the background app is still performing a limited task (e.g. VoIP) there should really be no reason to have to go and close out of the apps.
     
  11. cynics macrumors G3

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    In my experience this has been the case. I've tried it both way, closing app and just letting them stay in the tray. I actually got better battery life leaving then alone. It was probably because I had better reception that day or something.
     
  12. ratsg macrumors 6502

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    From the best I can tell, I paid for the extra length solely to display ads.
     
  13. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Get this then: 5600 mah usb battery.
    Anker® Astro 5600mAh Portable Power Bank Pack Backup External Battery Charger with built-in Flashlight for iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPad Mini, iPods; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 2; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4 ; LG Optimus [Lightning Adapter not included for iPhone 5]
    http://amzn.com/B005K7192G


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

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    Go to settings, general, usage and tell us what it says at the end of the day. You should get around 6-8 hours usage. Less if you use lots of battery draining stuff.

    Also, delete the Facebook app if you have it installed. Killed the battery for me really fast. Just using safari for Facebook is better for battery life.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I'm curious what phone the OP was using to expect a virtually all day 4" screen being in to last longer than it had been for him.
     
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  17. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Apple also states that it's impossible to have Time Machine back up to an external HDD connected to an AEBS, and it's been proven that Facebook stays alive in the background, causing battery drain.

    Either Apple is lying (again), or they're covering their asses by adding the "unnecessarily" since it's subjective. They might feel it's not unnecessary that Facebook kills my battery when constantly pinging in the background, but I do. Either way, most apps won't cause battery drain when running in the background, but some most definitely do.
     
  18. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    Good post. Seriouslly OP you been a member here since 2008. Try use the search function next time.
     
  19. SR45, Jun 8, 2013
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    OP, why don't you go through what is still running on your phone, and if you play with SIRI, or perhaps play around with Bandwidth speed test, camera usage, and god only knows what else is using up battery life, like music playing, screen too bright etc. Do a google search to find out how to save battery life, and learn from those that have posted to extend battery life. Too many variables that may cause this, and you are just worried for nothing.

    First timers having this phone, you need to discharge (Charge Cycles) the battery nearly all the way down a few times first before you go nuts over battery life. Do a forum search as well for battery life on the iphone 5 to get hints. Your battery usage may just be normal, and Apple will tell you this.


    Forum search....

    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=34480044
     
  20. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    Apple says "can't" not "impossible" (big difference) and while some people have been able to backup to an external HDD connected to an AEBS many, MANY more cannot.
     
  21. cynics macrumors G3

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    Need a lot more info.

    My iPhone battery doesn't come close to lasting an entire day. Not that there's a problem but I'm using it all day.
     
  22. hafr macrumors 68030

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    To me there is no grey area in "can't". Either you can, or you can't. White or black, yes or no, 1 or 0.

    Who isn't able to back up to an eternal HDD connected to an AEBS?
     
  23. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    According to multiple threads at Discussions, it seems about half the people who try it. It's not supported because it's not reliable. It's not Apple trying to screw you over, it's because data corruption can occur and compromise your backup.

    (Having tried it myself a year or so ago, it works with a WD drive I have but not a Seagate.)
     
  24. hafr macrumors 68030

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    So it's most likely a compatibility issue when it comes to some (but not all) HDDs, meaning you can. Not can't. Can. Not supported? Doesn't mean you can't. Can't means you can't. But you can, so Apple saying you can't is simply Apple not telling the truth.

    See?
     
  25. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    Some people just aren't satisfied unless they have something to bitch about.
     

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