Getting Stellar battery life on iPhone 5 on iOS 7!

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  1. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Getting better life than I got on iOS 6.1.4 and I am actually playing with it a lot! Keep it up, Apple!
     
  2. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    What's your overall impression of how stable it feels?

    Lots of glitches or does it feel like you could use it daily as your main phone?

    I'm debating whether to install now or wait until Beta 2 for a little more stability.
     
  3. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Good to hear.

    Hopefully they won't shrink the hardware, further limiting space for a decent battery.
     
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    any real info to back that up? on a fresh restore of 6.1.4 i can get the phone to stay at 100% for over an hour while using it. so i mean wheres the battery data to back this up.
     
  5. Naor macrumors regular

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    I feel the same on my iPhone 5! The battery life is INCREDIBLE. I'm 100% sure it lasts longer!
    As for stability, I'd wait for beta 2 because the effects are so slow and annoying.
    Edit: since my battery just won't end (32% and I'm using the phone for like 4 hours now) I can't post statistics yet. I will tomorrow though,
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Pretty good so far. A couple glitches and bugs here and there but nothing too major...
     
  7. jmac645 macrumors newbie

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    battery life better on iphone 5?

    Hi, I recently installed ios 7 beta 1 on my iphone 5 and it seems like my battery life is terrible. First I just updated it to ios 7 then after realizing the battery life was so bad, I proceeded to go into DFU mode and return to ios 6.1.4 then install ios 7 again (I think its a clean install, at least thats what I was trying for). The battery life still seems bad. What did you do??
     
  8. Krissypantz2828, Jun 20, 2013
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    OP is inhaling some special sauce. The battery life is not better than IOS 6.
     
  10. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Surely you must have a lot of settings / features disabled to achieve that?
     
  11. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    This is something I would like to know also! Take my survey lmao!!
     
  12. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I set up my iPhone 5 as new and turned off background app updates, auto app updates and turned on reduce motion. No heat, better battery than iOS 6. Been running since it was released. No battery issues whatsoever. All other settings on except bluetooth.
     
  13. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    And what are you smoking? I turned off background app refresh and the battery life is on par with iOS 6.
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Keep turning stuff off and eventually your battery life will be as good as 1.0
     
  15. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    Your statement doesn't contradict his statement. Especially since you had to turn stuff off.
     
  16. 1080p thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Actually... I changed no settings at all. When I got iOS 7, I UPGRADED my existing iOS 6 installation (Option + "Check for Update" in iTunes).

    WiFi is always turned on.
    Bluetooth is off. (Don't really use it)
    Auto brightness on.

    Auto update apps on... never messed with those settings.
     
  17. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Same here with the settings but I did a wipe and installed from scratch. Getting 6-8 hours usage time just like I was with iOS 6. My phone feels faster than iOS 6. Almost hesitant to go to beta 2 when it comes out because beta 1 is running so well.
     
  18. jk111 macrumors regular

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    I did a clean install of ios 7 on my iPhone 5. Battery life is definitely much better than I saw on ios 6
     
  19. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    For what its worth, I have Location Services, Background app refresh, and mail push off. I also have reduce motion on.

    I have had cellular data on with my wifi, even though my cellular strength is weak in the house.

    I have been listening to iTunes radio for almost 3 hrs straight, along with reading a few new emails and very light surfing.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    Except no apps have been updated to take advantage of this API. Placebo.
     
  21. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    WTF are you doing??

    Mine drops a percentage like every 4 minutes and I have the same settings as you do turned off. You must have amazing coverage by you. Because I'm pretty sure Sprint's towers are so bad by my place that the data connection itself is killing it.
     
  22. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    I am on par with that usage without turning off location services or push off. If I had to cripple my phone like that then I would go back to iOS 6.
     
  23. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If I leave Location Services on with the weak cellular signal I have with this beta, my battery would be drained in no time. I tried leaving it on last night after a fresh charge, and it was dropping 2% about every 5 - 10 minutes.
     
  24. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Fair enough. If I had to cripple my phone like that I would change carriers.
     
  25. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    If you can find a way to get me out ETF free, I'll take your advice.
     

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