Brand new 5s first full charge - screenshot of usage

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  1. Iphone5preorder macrumors 6502a

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    I hear this should get around 8 hours usage but I'm a ways off I think.

    - Brightness 50% the whole time
    - 2 hours LTE browsing
    - 30 minute phone call
    - 1 hour texting, dinking around
    - 30 mins doing slo mo video
    - 30 minutes pandora on wifi
    - location services off on 75% of stuff
    - gmail check every 15 mins

    4 hours and at 17%? Good, bad, average?

    Appreciate it much!
     

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  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    I'd say give it at least a week for the software to calibrate correctly.

    Also I would take a screenshot of the usage screen when you get to 1%. That last 10% can take forever!
     
  3. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Video recording brought you down.

    Otherwise, your numbers seem pretty typical and about what should be expected...especially since you could (easily) get another hour or two depending on how you use it.
     
  4. justiny macrumors 6502

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    Give it a few full charge cycles, it should improve.
     
  5. ccolaco macrumors 6502

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    This is mine after calibrating the battery the day before. Pretty happy with the battery so far, much improved over my iPhone 5.
     

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  6. Iphone5preorder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well here it is at 1%. Still not great. If I lost 2-3 hours of usage just from doing a little bit of video, I'm not that happy :/. Love the phone either way but meh
     

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  7. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Video taking and processing will always be battery hungry, but trust us who are saying that calibration should get you quite a bit more usage out of your phone... You should run your phone dead, charge it til 100% then leave it on the charger for 2 more hours... Repeat that two more times within the first week then your average day should get you over 8 hours. It will vary based on network you're on, temperature to a certain degree, etc. The calibration is VERY important. Here's my numbers after doing the above steps. This was with bluetooth and wifi on... Using LTE for about 7.5 hours while at work doing mostly web surfing, watching a couple of shorter viral videos and using iMessage... headed home and used wifi for the evening before bed and used it the following morning til it died... This was like 4 days ago. I got my phone on launch day.
     

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  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Video recording is a huge battery pig. It's always been that way; I've noticed it since my iPhone 4.

    On long outings where I expect to be taking a lot of photos, I bring an extra battery pack along because otherwise my phone becomes a brick halfway through the day.
     
  9. Iphone5preorder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is insane? I've never had that kind of usage on any of my iPhones. I'll give it a shot. Thanks
     
  10. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    No prob... Post back here after you've done the first run down and full charge plus two hours of trickle charge! Best luck!!
     
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    eleven7 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't worry too much, picked up my 64GB 5S on Sunday and for the first few days it would eat through the battery in 10-12 hours, that was until today, when with the same usage it seems to have sorted itself out and is now working how you'd expect a new phone to...
     

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  13. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    your thread title says it all ;)
    Wait for at least a week for the battery to calibrate.

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    I don't think 95% of the people reading MacRumors will understand the japanese lol
     
  14. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

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    Theres an 8 page thread about 5s battery life right below yours, but yeah its probably better that you created your own since it is a very unique question and all
     
  15. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    At the weekend, I was using my iPhone 5 almost solely as a video camera and got 2 hours 25 mins standby and 2 hours 14 mins usage.

    Yeah, not great but that was using it as a camera for most of the time.
     
  16. justiny macrumors 6502

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    Then I suppose I'm in the 5% category that can still understand numbers?
     
  17. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    haha funny....not
    I said the japanese not numbers so maybe you don't get # & % :rolleyes:
     
  18. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Lucky you..................
     
  19. matttye macrumors 601

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    10hr 27min standby

    2hr 34min usage. Few calls, many texts, some games and web browsing.

    69% remaining.

    With this kind of usage my iPhone 5 would be on about 40% by now. Loving this battery life :D
     
  20. sheath huler macrumors newbie

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    Should I calibrate the battery immediately? Or, will it harm/hinder the battery in any way if I don't calibrate on the first charge? I just got my 5s yesterday and haven't charged it yet. I was going to let it drain all the way then charge it fully as described. Currently at 13%.

    However, I didn't time things right and lo and behold, I actually need to use my phone today to arrange work/out of town guests. If I partially charge the 5s now, then calibrate it in a couple days, I should eventually be able to achieve some of those battery stats posted above, correct?
     
  21. Gincoma macrumors 6502

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    This right here folks is why I dont have "percentage" on my phone next to battery,Ill probably have some sort of OCD about keeping it at 100% so Id rather not see it :D
     
  22. kenknotts macrumors 6502

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    You need a good 3-4 full charges for the battery to optimize itself. 30 minutes of slo mo video recording will chew thru battery quick, so will navigation.
     
  23. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Percentage doesn't have anything to do with calibrating your battery and checking to see if you're getting normal battery life. Defective batteries exist and you have no way of knowing without checking the "usage" section of your iphone settings.
     
  24. matttye macrumors 601

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    [​IMG]

    This is really good battery life compared to what I'm used to seeing..it's bested me, I wanted to do a full discharge today but I'm going to bed now!
     
  25. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Calibration doesn't have to be done immediately but the sooner the better as the battery is only getting "older" with each charge/partial charge/discharge.
     

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