iPhone 5 battery life on latest iOS 6

Tritons

macrumors 6502
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Jul 12, 2011
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Hi
I have iPhone for only three weeks. And Battery life seems quite bad. Right now I'm at 22% and I have used it just a bit less then 4 hours (attached screen shot of usage). In that time My wifi have been turned off, 3G on, and I have done some texting, emailing, browsing and about 20min of Tample Run gameplay. I just cant last full day with it. Is it somekind of damaged battery or is it normal?
And how much usage do you usually get out of your device.

p.s - lost 2% and I am at 20% right when I finished this.
 

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jer04

macrumors regular
Nov 17, 2012
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Townsville, Australia
Mostly web browsing, YouTube and played temple run 2 for about 30min. The battery life has been improved ever since I uninstalled Facebook and Facebook messenger.
 

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Interstella5555

macrumors 603
Jun 30, 2008
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Mostly web browsing, YouTube and played temple run 2 for about 30min. The battery life has been improved ever since I uninstalled Facebook and Facebook messenger.
If you're actively browsing, playing videos using a internet connection and an hour of a game like temple run I'm not that surprised on the battery usage.
 

hafr

macrumors 68030
Sep 21, 2011
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Kill the apps after you use them, some apps do drain the battery (those who say you never have to kill apps because they're not running in the background are simply wrong - it's a general rule, not always true). But five hours of on screen usage on 3G is perfectly normal.
 

cRuNcHiE

macrumors 6502a
Jan 2, 2007
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I had been having bad battery life (around 4-5 hours usage)

I then removed the GMAIL Exchange account and changed it over the native Mail app gmail setting (I.e. no push)

Now I'm at 6 hours with 22% left. Coincidence?
 

jer04

macrumors regular
Nov 17, 2012
234
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Townsville, Australia
If you're actively browsing, playing videos using a internet connection and an hour of a game like temple run I'm not that surprised on the battery usage.
Yea I'm pretty happy about the battery life. Before I uninstalled Facebook, the phone would die by 7pm (unplugged at 7am) without being used too much and on flight mode for 2-3 hours.
 

w00t951

macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2009
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Pittsburgh, PA
Facebook is a battery killer. I turned off all the notifications I don't need and I can go three days of moderate usage without charging.
 

Retired Cat

macrumors 65816
Jun 12, 2013
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I've had my iPhone 5 for about a month. It takes me about 11 hours to get to 50%, but I am not a heavy user.

I check email and Facebook maybe once an hour, and write short messages. I do read news, check weather, and play Bad Pigs. I have location services off and most notifications disabled. I hardly ever browse the web or YouTube.

I think notifications and GPS are power hogs.
 

APLUIS

macrumors newbie
Oct 26, 2010
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I had been having bad battery life (around 4-5 hours usage)

I then removed the GMAIL Exchange account and changed it over the native Mail app gmail setting (I.e. no push)

Now I'm at 6 hours with 22% left. Coincidence?
so its better to use the gmail app than the iphone mail app?
 

cRuNcHiE

macrumors 6502a
Jan 2, 2007
752
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so its better to use the gmail app than the iphone mail app?
I removed the gmail official app.

I also removed gmail (Exchange setup ,which supports push) from The Mail app. It was working but they are phasing out exchange so maybe it's buggy now!?

The exchange account also had my contacts/calendar.



What I have now is Gmail setup using the Gmail option in the Mail app. ( Doesn't support push)

Google calendar is setup using calDav option
Google contacts setup using CardDav option

I've gone from 4 hours to 8/9 for three days running now