I thought the battery on my 3yr old iphone 4 was bad ...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Peter Franks, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    .... Until I got a 5S.

    It doesn't even get through the day.

    And conservatively using, it still dies before 9pm.

    Calls and emails. Not even game playing.

    Disappointing, to put it mildly
     
  2. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    How long have you had it? The battery on my 5s has been better than any iPhone i've ever owned
     
  3. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I got it end of December and it's definitely deteriorated because now it's absolutely shocking. So only couple months old. If in those two months an app is working in the background doing it, I wouldn't be aware. Only see the location icon very rarely so assume not.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    When the battery is almost dead, before you charge it up, what do you get as your typical usage and standby numbers?
     
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  6. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    C DM, must admit never looked what does that tell you?

    Thanks ABC, I'll check them out. I did get through the day just, with the 4 and that was on its last legs but the 5S is very draining
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Might be worth looking to see what you are actually getting as far as usage and standby numbers.
     
  8. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I will check that out. If I can find it.. ; )
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Its in the Settings > General > Usage section.
     
  10. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does usage include everything whether it be a call or emailing, playing a game etc., as they all use different amounts. Obviously games use far more than sending an email etc? [​IMG]
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, everything is included--basically the time spent.
     
  12. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats a shame. Can't really differentiate what's killing the battery.
     
  13. teribithia macrumors member

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    I think you'd better close the all notifications and syn like "mail iTunes iCloud twitter message and so on".

    It can improve your battery using time.
     
  14. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not a bad idea. Don't use iCloud or iTunes but notifications may be worth shutting down and location for Siri etc
     

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