Battery life iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wesk702, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    So how is everyone's battery life doing compared to the 4s?

    I'm about to leave the house with a full charge on my ip5 and hopefully it's a little better than the 4s.
     
  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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  3. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

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    My battery life, for the most part, has been terrible. I took it off the charge about 5 hours ago and it's dropped to 60% with only light usage. I don't know if it's because the signal around here is crap or what, but it's bad. I even turned off LTE to see if it would help but so far nope.

    I'm gonna try to do a full restore as a new phone to see if that helps but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  4. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    For some reason it drains way faster over cellular than Wi-Fi.
     
  5. Hmullen macrumors newbie

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    Not good. It literally drops 1 percentage every 2 minutes when useing anything on it. I've used it for 2 days, and turned off all battery draining items on it, and it still doesn't last long. Iphone 4 battery was better.
     
  6. MacRetina macrumors member

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    The battery is great! I can last a whole day without charging it with medium usage like browsing, instagraming, tweeting and checking email.
     
  7. droeun macrumors member

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    It is bad on LTE, worse than my 4. Not sure where they came up with 8 hours, but its half of that at best, and LTE signal is very good. A full charge and discharge helped but still not as advertised.
     
  8. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    I love my phones battery life. Improvement over the 4s I had and a HUGE improvement over the S3 I was using.
     
  9. FotoPhocus macrumors newbie

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    I'm at 38% right now. 4 hours, 29 minutes of usage. 7 hours, 20 minutes of stand by. Not sure if that's good or bad - never paid attention to what mine was on the 4.
     
  10. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    I was in the Apple store and mentioned that my battery life wasn't great. The Apple rep suggested that — since Denver doesn't have LTE up yet — it seems to be draining faster than normal. He stated that he switched his off and it made a big difference. YMMV.
     
  11. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see how these posts are accurate. When I left the house this morning, I was at 80%. That was at 7:30am. I am on LTE only, as I wanted to test speeds in downtown Chicago. I've used it quite a bit, and I am now at 38% and it is 2:15pm.

    Using WIFI would improve battery life, I know, but as stated, I wanted to put LTE to the test.

    I am very pleased with these results.
     
  12. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    Coming from a crappy ZTE-Blade (Android 2.2) which would last a max of 5 hours (in STANDBY!), its amazing.

    Also, compared to a 3Gs - amazing.

    Put it this way. Bought the iPhone at 1pm today. Home by 2pm and have been using it near constantly since. In that time I've had spotify running for 1 hour, whilst tethering to a macbook air. Also had loads of app downloads running, taking photos, watched about 30-40 mins of TV (Youtube and TV catchup).

    At the moment the battery is at 54% (it was at 98% when I first turned it on).

    One thing to note - there is no LTE in the UK yet, so this was on 3G (or whatever 'Three' runs).
     
  13. CiFi macrumors newbie

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    Ok I just looked at my old iPhone 4. It still has 26% left from before the iPhone Launch. Get this:

    USAGE: 15 hours, 45 min
    STANDBY: 1 Day, 16 Hours

    WTF!!! My iPhone 5 just died with about 4 hours usage and 8 hours standby. What is wrong with the 5???
     
  14. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    Takes about a week to get that battery worn in
     
  15. bigreat macrumors member

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    are you serious? Which elementary school tough you that?
     
  16. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    Did you guys restore from a backup or setup as a new phone? AT&T rep told my wife to setup as a new phone when she purchased hers and not restore from backup to avoid potential battery issues.

    The battery draining 1% every couple of minutes definitely calls for setting it up as a new phone.
     
  17. silverhick macrumors newbie

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    I've dropped from 80% to 44% in an hour on the road. Turn by turn was so bad I had to shut it off until I get a car charger. Anyone else seeing drops this bad?
     
  18. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    My battery life is awesome on the iPhone 5 just like my 4S. This is still the first charge.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    GPS sucks the life out of any phone!
     
  20. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    It's always been like this... lol
     
  21. IlliniGuy76 macrumors regular

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    Got my phone yesterday and it had about 95% battery.

    I have used 124 megs of data in the last day and I'm just now about 15% without a charge.
     
  22. nanoblade macrumors newbie

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    Battery life dreadful, similar to the first 4S I had before replacing it and Apple releasing the first few iOS 5 fixes. Currently getting 4 hours 30min Usage before I hit 0%. That's simple usage too, no hard gaming, graphics etc. just reading, checking mail, music listening etc. This is nowhere close to the quoted 8 hours! I will be getting mine replaced next week and then going back to the 4S if that doesn't help.
     
  23. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    An Electronic Engineering Certification.

    An A+ certification as well.
     
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