IOS 7 is a battery-drainer for iPhone 5!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ms341547, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. ms341547 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2013
    Upgraded yesterday to IOS 7, but since then my iPhone's battery has gone low much faster, than it did with IOS 6. Even with Wifi turned off and all apps closed...

    Others that have the same problem?
  2. StefanWolves macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2012
    Have had iOS 7 throughout the betas and think completely the opposite
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Not me, I'm seeing either the same or slightly better battery life. Updated OTA and reset my phone to start fresh.
  4. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    No problems whatsoever. Battery life is the same for me. 24 hours after switching to ios 7, I'm still at 67% battery. Turn off background App refresh in Settings, General if you haven't already. I started with 100% battery and updated through itunes.
  5. iceman027 macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2011
  6. ms341547 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2013
    Damn, seems it's only my iPhone, but glad you guys don't have the problem however. Hope it will get better!
  7. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    Maybe it's the facebook app, I've heard that it might be draining battery for some users.
  8. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Had it on mine since GM appeared, been fine on mine.
  9. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Nope. My battery seems about the same.

    Are you sure you are not just using it alot more with the new OS?
  10. Blackforge macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    Kill some of your apps that use location services if they're in the background (includes FB). May also want to go through your "Background Refresh" apps and disable some of them.

    Battery life has been better for me than 6.1.3.
  11. Jon1323 macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Louisville, Ky
  12. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    Seems to have affected my ipad mini. Went to bed thought I had 65% work up with 43%.

    Will check carefully tonight.
  13. SSonnentag macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Yuma, Arizona, USA
    Mine is no worse than 6, and perhaps even a bit better with 7.


    If you turn auto-update on for the apps, you may see a bit of battery drain you haven't previously experienced, especially at this point in time when everyone is updating their apps.
  14. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    Within 12 hrs up updating my 5 the battery was totally gone. however today after a full overnight charge it seems to be using the normal pre-update amount of battery.
  15. blhoward2 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    Not saying this is the case here...but there is a known phenomenon in the industry where essentially you play with your newly updated (or brand new) phone much more than you normally do so it causes the false impression that the battery is draining faster.
  16. mallom macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    My battery was good when iOS7 GM was released. A week later it has become a pain… Not sure why. I noticed that location service is constantly On. I have only a few of them On.

    It usually drops 3 to 5% in 15 minutes without usage. Thats not normal.
  17. blhoward2 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    Has anyone else noticed location services hits on every single wake of the phone? Anyone have an idea why?

    You may want to look at the Google app. Their new thing caused a lot of drain when I first updated to it before ios 7.
  18. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    My 5 seems a little better quite frankly. I was expecting it to worse because I've experienced that with other new iOS's.
  19. SouthsideJohnny macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2011
    Anyone who complains about battery life being lower should feel obligated to provide a complete list of the apps they use and the jailbreak status of their phone.

    Or not complain.

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