Has anyone with a 5s fixed the battery drain issue? Can you tell us how?

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  1. BrandonZ macrumors 6502

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    Title says it all. I would love to hear if you have a fix. I've tried just about every suggestions out there but since it doesn't look like we are getting PB4 I need a fix.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The fix is to wait for the GM which will be out in a few weeks.
     
  3. BrandonZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. My phone was untouched today and by 1:49pm it was at 54%
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's a beta...that stuff is gonna happen. You can downgrade until the public release is out in mid-September, but for now there's no "fix" for battery life.
     
  5. Jimmyjamh macrumors member

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    Just have to hang tight and wait. Annoyingly the previous beta for me was superb in terms of battery life.
     
  6. BrandonZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks man. That's why this is frustrating for me. The last beta was amazing battery wise
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    I'm right there with you but if you want to play beta you have to be prepared to take the bad cards with the good ones. Many people incorrectly believe that if the current beta is stable then the next will be even better. This is not always the case though.
     
  8. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I gave up a long time ago with all this ios 9 BS, i am just gonna buy the new iphone.
     
  9. asu1996 macrumors member

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    I'm right there with you. My 5s is almost 2 years old and this current beta is just ridiculous. I go like 3-4 hours tops with limited use. I'm upgrading the minute I'm able. PB 1&2 were pretty good on battery and then BAM, like a freight train running over this thing. I can't believe they would release a public beta this bad on battery. I understand it is a beta but good lord man. It sounds like the 5s users are getting hit the hardest so maybe it's just time to upgrade which I will.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    If you understand what a beta is then you would know that Apple releases betas to find out what the problems and bugs are so they can be fixed. If they knew all the problems and bugs ahead of time then they would NOT need to release a beta.

    Agreeing to be a beta tester is agreeing to be a tester and beta = beta.
     
  11. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    You re right, I agreed that my 5s will be a test device not a freakin frying pan.:mad:
     
  12. asu1996 macrumors member

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    Oh yeah how did I forget that one....you can scramble eggs on mine....I'm using a thick case just to shield the heat from my hand. Like I said for the 5s this beta is a disaster. But, it's so close to GM I'm not going to downgrade now. Just have to get through it.
     
  13. Jimmyjamh macrumors member

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    I'm glad it's not just me who thought this. The last beta blew my mind with its battery life! Mine lasted pretty much all day even with heavy use.
     
  14. Photodiode macrumors newbie

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    Here's my results on PB3 so far
    5 hours mostly of messaging via EDGE (2G internet), rarely with 3G internet, and maybe last hour on Wi-Fi. It's known that 2G and 3G drains battery a lot, so I consider my result is not that bad... But I'm sure it should be better(

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  15. soulsteelgray macrumors regular

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    I've had slightly better battery life by enabling Low Power Mode then restarting the phone. It's not as good as the battery life was compared to PB1 or PB2 but it's better than it is without it.
     
  16. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I don't give 2 cents on the battery life, I just want my 5s to be as smooth as 8.4 and no heat issues but I will just wait for the gm.
     
  17. cchase8875432 macrumors member

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    I have fixed the heating issue on my iPhone 5S on beta 5
     
  18. BrandonZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Turned it off
     
  19. cchase8875432 macrumors member

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    I did a clean install of iOS 8.4.1 then updated with the iPSW
     
  20. BrandonZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome. I need to try that too I guess.
     
  21. BrandonZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually did a erase all not just settings then reinstalled from a backup today and it has helped with the heat a lot. Battery life has improved a little but nothing like the last beta.At least the phone isn't getting so hot now.
     
  22. eicca macrumors regular

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    It sounds like an issue unique to the 5s, as my 5 is doing better on battery than it was with 8.4...

    Hopefully I'm not repeating anything stupidly obvious. But I do have high hopes for the final release.
     

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