iPhone 5 battery draining suddenly.

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  1. techergy, Dec 14, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014

    techergy macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2013
    I know there are several other threads with people asking about battery issues. Though, I'm not sure if any of those fit the issue I'm seeing. Sorry for this being so long.

    So, it started yesterday morning I would say. Yesterday morning, I work up and for some reason checked the battery usage; when I did, I saw that the standby and usage times were the same like the phone didn't sleep properly even though I barely use it. I turned it off for about half an hour and that seemed to make it better, as the next time I looked the usage and standby times were different. My thought is that there was some rogue process. Then, last night I put it on charger about 11, at about 5:30 this morning I noticed that it was finished charging and took it off. Then I woke up again at 8:30 and saw that it was already down to about 50-some percent with the battery info showing that it had been in standby for 3 and half hours and the usage time was about an hour and 15 minutes. I have almost everything that could drain battery turned off (i.e. parallax, background usage for every app except weather, etc.).

    I don't believe this is normal for my phone as usually, I can take it off at the charger even earlier and it still be at 100%.

    If anyone can give me a little insight on what's happening and what I can do to fix it, I will be greatly appreciative.

    Thank you.

    PS. I've only had the phone for about a year and a half.

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  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Do a hard reset (press and hold down both the home button/power at the same time)

    Or do a full factory reset

    If all else fails, check to see if your phone qualifies for the iPhone 5 Battery Replacement program https://www.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/

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