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iPhone iOS 7.0.4 Battery Drain

adminaaah

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Hi,

I am having a problem with iOS 7.0.4 on my iPhone 5. I disabled everything and my battery is still draining. It takes about 15 min. to go from 100 to 99% but after 99% it drops really fast. 1% every minute. I've gotten my battery checked by the genius bar and they said it fine. My phone is only 4 months old. It was never like this on iOS 6. If restored using DFU, setup as a new phone and everything. Disabled most of the features, including background refresh location services and a whole lot of other things. Can any one help with this.

Thank You!
 

sunking101

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Hi,

I am having a problem with iOS 7.0.4 on my iPhone 5. I disabled everything and my battery is still draining. It takes about 15 min. to go from 100 to 99% but after 99% it drops really fast. 1% every minute. I've gotten my battery checked by the genius bar and they said it fine. My phone is only 4 months old. It was never like this on iOS 6. If restored using DFU, setup as a new phone and everything. Disabled most of the features, including background refresh location services and a whole lot of other things. Can any one help with this.

Thank You!

I have had the same problem on my 5-month old iPhone 5 ever since updating to iOS7.
No amount of clean installs or switching off settings has shown any improvement
 
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adminaaah

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Glad to know its not just me! I mean with iOS 6 I was getting around 8-9 hours of usage and 1 1/2 -2 days of standy but with iOS 7 im getting a fourth of that. It makes no sense. I wish Apple would just fix this!:mad: Anyone have any suggestions to help with this.

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Anyone?
 
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Armen

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I get 10-12 hours out of my iPhone 5 on 7.0.4

Have either of you tried to restore your phones as NEW and not restored from backup?

As I'm writing this my phone has been off the charger for 7 hours and Im at 70% battery. Been listening to music and moderate internet usage all day.
 
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ABC5S

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If iOS 7 is the reason, than why is it my iPhone is doing just fine. Must be something else. Either the battery itself or something in the background is using up the battery. We here do not know exactly that is set on OP's iPhone, to give good advise.

Do these things below to test it out...

I use these links to adjust my iPhone to get the best battery life. It works for me as you can see from my picture below

http://mashable.com/2013/10/11/ios-7-battery-life/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--9-XiFwl9k&feature=youtu.be
 
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sunking101

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I get 10-12 hours out of my iPhone 5 on 7.0.4

Have either of you tried to restore your phones as NEW and not restored from backup?

As I'm writing this my phone has been off the charger for 7 hours and Im at 70% battery. Been listening to music and moderate internet usage all day.

I have tried EVERY trick in the book, probably six or seven times. Either iOS7 broke my iPhone 5, or iOS7 is lousy for battery life. If only iOS6 was still available. Yeah it would look old fashioned but hey, I would just *love* double the battery life!

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If iOS 7 is the reason, than why is it my iPhone is doing just fine. Must be something else. Either the battery itself or something in the background is using up the battery. We here do not know exactly that is set on OP's iPhone, to give good advise.

Do these things below to test it out...

I use these links to adjust my iPhone to get the best battery life. It works for me as you can see from my picture below

http://mashable.com/2013/10/11/ios-7-battery-life/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--9-XiFwl9k&feature=youtu.be

Tried ALL that on day two. Now, months later and my iPhone 5 battery drain is *exactly* the same
 
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Armen

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I have tried EVERY trick in the book, probably six or seven times. Either iOS7 broke my iPhone 5, or iOS7 is lousy for battery life. If only iOS6 was still available. Yeah it would look old fashioned but hey, I would just *love* double the battery life!

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Tried ALL that on day two. Now, months later and my iPhone 5 battery drain is *exactly* the same

I wonder if your battery has just gone bad. Taken it to Apple yet to be checked?
 
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sunking101

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I wonder if your battery has just gone bad. Taken it to Apple yet to be checked?
It's a bit of a coincidence that my battery and the batteries of several family members ALL 'went bad' immediately upon installing iOS7. Literally the first time the new o/s loaded the battery problems began.
 
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Max(IT)

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If iOS 7 is the reason, than why is it my iPhone is doing just fine. Must be something else. Either the battery itself or something in the background is using up the battery. We here do not know exactly that is set on OP's iPhone, to give good advise.

Do these things below to test it out...

I use these links to adjust my iPhone to get the best battery life. It works for me as you can see from my picture below

http://mashable.com/2013/10/11/ios-7-battery-life/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--9-XiFwl9k&feature=youtu.be

I strongly advice against those "guides" you can find on the net.
They are just suggesting you to disable almost every feature, to gain how much: a few minutes per day.
 
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Max(IT)

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Hi,

I am having a problem with iOS 7.0.4 on my iPhone 5. I disabled everything and my battery is still draining. It takes about 15 min. to go from 100 to 99% but after 99% it drops really fast. 1% every minute. I've gotten my battery checked by the genius bar and they said it fine. My phone is only 4 months old. It was never like this on iOS 6. If restored using DFU, setup as a new phone and everything. Disabled most of the features, including background refresh location services and a whole lot of other things. Can any one help with this.

Thank You!

A drain like that, if they checked your battery, is caused by a software issue. There is something running in background.
If you have a broken app, you restore the phone from scratch and then reinstall that app, maybe this is the problem.
Try to restore as new and keep it for a couple of days without app installed, and check the battery drain.
 
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ABC5S

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I strongly advice against those "guides" you can find on the net.
They are just suggesting you to disable almost every feature, to gain how much: a few minutes per day.

Works for me, but I'm not a kid that needs all the stuff turned on either.
 

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Max(IT)

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Works for me, but I'm not a kid that needs all the stuff turned on either.

On my previous, 9 months old iPhone 5, I reached 7hrs and half with almost everything enabled (I have just my locations and a few other setting disabled).
I'm 42, hardly a kid, but if I buy a 800$ smartphone is for its advanced functionalities. No reason to keep them disabled to gain 20-30 minutes a day.
 
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AeroZ

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iPhone 5S, 7.0.4, jailbroken. Got Activator and some other tweaks installed. Push e-mail, Location Services and Background app refresh turned on etc.
I used to disable all those (and some other) features before to save some battery but to be honest - what's the point of a smartphone if all or most of it's smart functions are turned off?
 

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charlituna

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I wonder if your battery has just gone bad. Taken it to Apple yet to be checked?

He already did that.

I would also ponder what apps are on device, if something is keeping location services on when it shouldn't (because the app isn't in active use). And so on.

I have been using iOS 7 on several devices since the betas and other than when background app refresh was on have had no major battery issues. But I also don't use push email, have Bluetooth on etc. And since I feel like the app refresh thing is not a serious boost in anything I have no issue turning it off.

Another issue I have heard tell of causing issues, trying to use cell data when your reception sucks. Especially LTE. Devices tries to boost connection and that takes more power.
 
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iPodJedi

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Nov 28, 2013
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Hi,

I am having a problem with iOS 7.0.4 on my iPhone 5. I disabled everything and my battery is still draining. It takes about 15 min. to go from 100 to 99% but after 99% it drops really fast. 1% every minute. I've gotten my battery checked by the genius bar and they said it fine. My phone is only 4 months old. It was never like this on iOS 6. If restored using DFU, setup as a new phone and everything. Disabled most of the features, including background refresh location services and a whole lot of other things. Can any one help with this.

Thank You!

turn down your brightness-also how much do u use your iphone and how long have u had it is it at the end of its charge cycles- maybe u need to replace the battery
 
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BadLTD

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I am having the same problem on my iPhone 5. I know that LTE does drain the battery more, but should I disable it? And if so whats the point in me paying extra if I can't even use it?
 
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Max(IT)

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I am having the same problem on my iPhone 5. I know that LTE does drain the battery more, but should I disable it? And if so whats the point in me paying extra if I can't even use it?

On mine, LTE on or off changed very little in battery life.
Guys, as Ars technica showed very clear, iPhone 5 took an huge impact on battery life with iOS 7. Only the iPhone 5.
Disabling everything is useless.
 
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adminaaah

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Apr 15, 2013
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Alright so it's been a while since I last posted here. I restored DFU ios 7.0.4 and turned off all battery draining settings. There are no apps installed at all. Everything is stock iOS 7. I am getting around 4-4 1/2 hours of usage and around 12 hours of usage. What am I doing wrong here?

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Also what should usuage stats should I expectedly get with no apps installed if i'm around 90%.
 
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C DM

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Perhaps the battery is just going bad (for one reason or another) at this point?
 
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djtech42

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I got my battery replaced, and it is much better now.

While it was the battery that was bad, I have a feeling that iOS 7.0.4 drains the battery faster, which will cause it to run down and go through more cycles. More cycles = Shorter battery lifespan = Needs to be replaced sooner than normal

If you charge it enough, you can prevent this from happening. I have learned my lesson about letting the battery run down to 0%.
 
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Armen

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Heres my story for the last few weeks

- Battery is fine on 7.0.4
- I jailbreak and battery is fine still
- I restore back to factory 7.0.4 and have battery problems.
- I do a DFU restore and still have battery problems.
- I do another DFU restore battery problems go away
- I jailbreak the phone again and battery is fine.

I don't think anyone knows what the hell is causing these battery problems. I'm still baffled why a 2nd DFU restore fixed my problem.
 
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