iOS 7.0.4 iPhone 5 Battery Drain

paulie6978

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Hey guys,

My battery life has gotten worse and worse. Seems to drain very fast and once it gets lower ( below 40%,) it will just die.

It was just at 39% and died right away.

I've tried draining it all the way down and recharging but its still very bad, all my apps are always closed, brightness is low etc etc

Has anyone else had these issues?
 

dcp10

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Jul 30, 2010
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Lots of folks have reported The same issue. IMO, iOS 7 has trouble reading voltage from older batteries correctly. I replaced the battery and problem was solved.
 

paulie6978

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Lots of folks have reported The same issue. IMO, iOS 7 has trouble reading voltage from older batteries correctly. I replaced the battery and problem was solved.
did you get that done at the apple store for $80 bucks?

i may have to do this.......
 

pazgb

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Aug 8, 2013
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I found a kit on eBay around $15. Watched the do it yourself video and guides on the internet.

Takes about 15 minutes and patience as pieces are small.

I'm getting about 1-2 hours more usage and a lot more standby time.
 

Nem

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Dec 2, 2008
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I've had this problem for a good few months, most I could get was 2-3 hours usage and just over a day standby. Had tried a full restore and not using a backup etc etc but nothing better.

Put a new battery in last week and can now get 6-7 hours usage and 2 days standby.

Quite a difference :)
 

dcp10

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I found a kit on eBay around $15. Watched the do it yourself video and guides on the internet.

Takes about 15 minutes and patience as pieces are small.

I'm getting about 1-2 hours more usage and a lot more standby time.

I was worried the cheap eBay ones might be Chinese knockoffs and catch fire or something so I went with a bit more expensive one hoping it would be good quality which it seems to be.
 

pazgb

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Aug 8, 2013
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I was worried the cheap eBay ones might be Chinese knockoffs and catch fire or something so I went with a bit more expensive one hoping it would be good quality which it seems to be.

I made sure it's OEM. So far so good.
 

mich070

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Oct 22, 2013
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So guys now with the new built in battery u get more usage with ios7 what are ur stats?

I got my phone exchanged by apple for a new iphone 5 because i also had battery issues with ios 7 and the send me one with ios 6 on it.. Now i don t know if i should update or not. What do u think? Has sby experienced the same?
 

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dcp10

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is the one on ifixit OEM or cheap?

OEM I think. Mfg. by Sony, but I can't confirm Sony makes the ones actually installed at the factory. I've heard those also say Apple on them, but do not recall seeing that on the battery. My gut tells me it's quality, but because I didn't have it repaired by Apple, I'll never feel 100% sure it's not counterfeit. That said, my phone is performing better than when it was new out of the box. Can't say for certain if it's just the battery causing this, or iOS 7 though because ATT turned on LTE Where I live some from when I got the phone and when I first installed beta 1 last summer. Too many variables to make a valid conclusion.
 

Prof.

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My iPhone 5s drains super fast with 7.0.4. I'll start at 100%, then after 57 minutes of usage it'll drop to 90%. If it's not fixed with 7.1, I'm getting a new iPhone. :rolleyes:
 

paulie6978

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i just ordered one off of ebay for 13 bucks shipped. It is OEM and comes with all the same tools as the ifixit kit. The seller has 100% feedback adn has sold countless kits.
 

dcp10

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My iPhone 5s drains super fast with 7.0.4. I'll start at 100%, then after 57 minutes of usage it'll drop to 90%. If it's not fixed with 7.1, I'm getting a new iPhone. :rolleyes:

That's about what it should be. Apple claims roughly 10 hrs of use, so that's 10% per hour, which is what you're getting.
 

Prof.

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That's about what it should be. Apple claims roughly 10 hrs of use, so that's 10% per hour, which is what you're getting.
Yes. But after 3 hours it drops to 50% I'll get 6 hours of usage and 90% of the usage is texting.
 

paulie6978

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mine will drop sporadically and when it gets lower ( below 40%) it will drop in increments of 10-20


if it dies and i hoop it up to charge it will start anywhere between 10-20%
 

Prof.

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Yeah, that's not so great in total. Are you mostly using cellular data or wifi?
Well since I'm on break from school, mostly Wi-Fi. Except when I'm working but even then I'm not really on my phone. Here's hoping 7.1 fixes any and all battery issues. 7.0.0 was beautiful in regards to battery life. I'd easily get 8 or 9 hours on a single charge.
 

sunking101

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I get between 5 and 6 hours with my iPhone 5.
iOS 6 used to give me over 8 hours.
The first 10% drains ok but after that it drains quickly. The battery meter is not linear.
 

egobuster1

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Sep 1, 2011
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my phone is very similar to your guys here. i have a iPhone 5 and when i upgraded to IOS 7.0.4 my battery life went to hell. the first 20% drains really fast and then when it gets to about 30-40% it just dies all the sudden.

i took it to apple and they said my battery state of health was 90% and they were not sure if having them replace it would solve the problem I'm having or not.
 

DBZmusicboy01

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my phone is very similar to your guys here. i have a iPhone 5 and when i upgraded to IOS 7.0.4 my battery life went to hell. the first 20% drains really fast and then when it gets to about 30-40% it just dies all the sudden.

i took it to apple and they said my battery state of health was 90% and they were not sure if having them replace it would solve the problem I'm having or not.
My battery is terrible it only last until 95 percent or some random number after the update and it shuts off and I can charge it 100 percent but if I take it out. It will only work for 20 seconds when I try taking pictures with it. The battery went to hell AFTER the new update..the one before was bad as well but the newest destroyed it. BUT when I had iOS 7.0 the initial one it was perfect battery.
 

Armen

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My battery is terrible it only last until 95 percent or some random number after the update and it shuts off and I can charge it 100 percent but if I take it out. It will only work for 20 seconds when I try taking pictures with it. The battery went to hell AFTER the new update..the one before was bad as well but the newest destroyed it. BUT when I had iOS 7.0 the initial one it was perfect battery.
Have you tried restoring your phone as NEW and not restoring from backup to see how your battery life is?
 

egobuster1

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Sep 1, 2011
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I've tried this numerous times and still same issues. I may try it again just to make sure though