iOS 8.02 draining iPhone 5s battery fast

mwhals

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Since upgrading to iOS 8.02, my battery on the iPhone 5s has been draining fast. I close all apps by swiping up after using them. Anyone else having this issue?
 

SandboxGeneral

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My 5s is doing well. Usually after an update I turn the phone off completely and then turn it on again and then put it on the charger until it's fully charged. Then it runs just fine.
 

bkends35

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Closing apps can actually hurt battery life (iOS is very smart about suspending apps and closing when they need to be). Go into settings>general>usage>battery usage and see what's killing it. Most likely you'll need to reset your network settings and/or all settings.

My 5s has been getting around 6h 45m of usage time on iOS 8 and 8.0.1 and 8.0.2 consistently. It's down slightly from 7.1.2 but its only maybe an extra 30m on usage.
 

Woochifer

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Haven't noticed this at all. In fact, the battery drain on standby has really gone down. I suspect that it's because I use wi-fi calling and my phone doesn't need to lock onto the weak voice signal in my neighborhood. But, I haven't confirmed this yet.
 

mwhals

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I think it was poor data networks, because it is back to normal at home on wifi.
 
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