iPhone 5 battery question

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  1. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

    creativedogmedia

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    I just turned the battery percentage on for the first time since I've owned it. I'm getting my car detailed right now and have been here for 24 mins. My battery has gone from 32% to 23%. The only thing I've done is email for this whole time. I restored as new a week ago and only have traffic and setting time zone on under LBS. what in the world is doing this? It just ticked to 22% while typing.
     
  2. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nothing but this post since my last message. 12%.
     
  3. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    calibrate it.
     
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  5. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In process of running battery down to 0% now. Don't think there is any location service running in background but I have it turned on for all social media apps.
     
  6. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Are u in a bad signal area? Are u close to a wifi network that u belong to? I noticed CRAZY battery drain once in a while on my 4S at work and it turned out to be the wifi at work was weak in my area and my phone would sometimes keep connecting and disconnecting. Searching for a signal is one if the biggest battery drainers there is.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    There are numerous threads discussing iPhone 5 battery issues.

    Common remedies include:

    • Calibrating the battery
    • Starting from a new phone (if restored as previous iPhone on setup)
    • Ensuring bluetooth, LTE, etc. are disabled when not in use
    • Turning mail accounts to fetch hourly instead of push
    • Turning brightness down a bit
    Areas with poor reception also cause more battery drain as the antennae are searching for signal and using battery
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    On 3G? Battery does go alot quicker when on 3G so if you are going through emails it can go down quick.
     
  9. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In fantastic LTE area and only connect to wifi when I am at home (also a fantastic connection). I guess I could turn off LTE but that seems like not using all of the cylinders in a Ferrari (although a Ferrari would suck fuel like my iPhone 5 is sucking battery, huh?)
     
  10. SwisströM macrumors newbie

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    does 3g drain more than LTE? :confused:
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I've thought the same thing before. Some have (apparently) had success recently with disabling auto-time & date. Time will tell! *har*har*har*
     
  12. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I'm glad we have our 9th battery thread.

    Wouldn't make sense to post in one of the other ones. Much more fun to make a BRAND NEW thread.

    Thanks!


    /s
     
  13. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    It's so awesome when the wanna be thread police show up. They are so cool!

    /s
     
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  15. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just pulled off of full charge after running to zero. I started as a new device. Still consider a reset?

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    Btw, thanks for letting us know which Apple products you own.
     
  16. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    At 75% this morning after moderate usage...heading out away from wifi today and going to let it get down to 1%. I'll post usage data then.
     
  17. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    BTW, when you have the exact same issue has others why WOULDN'T you just join their threads? :eek:

    BTW, you can disable viewing people's sigs if you don't care to see them. :cool:
     
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