iPhone 5 battery usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kdesign7, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi fellow Macrumor buddies,

    As the title describes, I have some inquiring questions and comments.

    I just recently purchased the iPhone 5, and it's a nice upgrade from my iPhone 4, from 2.5 years ago (roughly).

    It's been only a few days, and I'm having some concerns that I would like to engage with you folks.

    I left my house today at around 12:30, and it is currently 5pm local time. My iPhone was charged at 95%, and it is currently at 58%. I have the wifi off, I turned location services off, Bluetooth is off. Within this time frame I have used my phone anywhere between 15-20 times to check email and reply to text messages. My screen brightness is also down to about 30% or so.

    Now I do have the LTE/4G on, where my phone uses 4G in my area, as LTE is not here yet.

    Is this normal battery usage for the little bit time I have spent using t during those hours?

    Any comments, suggestions?
     
  2. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    turn LTE off.. you'll still get atts "4g"
    if lte is on..and there is no LTE..its searching for LTE.
     
  3. lazard macrumors 65816

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    that's some crappy battery life you got there.
     
  4. lumpsuckers macrumors newbie

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    I'd do a restore make sure all those things are off and if it happens again return it.
     
  5. kdesign7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    With speedtest.net app

    LTE on

    First test 67ms
    1187.5 down and 308 up

    Second test 61ms
    988.2 down and 319 up

    Third test 58ms
    987.8 down and 279.2 up

    LTE off

    First test 93 ms
    576.1 down and 151.2 up

    Second test 119ms
    296.1 down and 213.2 up

    Third test 92 ms
    268.8 down and 241.6 up

    Now... I am aware that we do not have bell LTE in Fredericton new Brunswick Canada, it is my understanding that we get 4g connection. Whenever I have LTE switched in or off, in the top left corner it's always saying 3G... This is normal?!
     
  6. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    whoa.. not sure for your carrier APN.

    thats really lame they have LTE/hspa+ on the same toggle.
     
  7. auero macrumors 65816

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    Turing off "Set Automatically" in Date & Time helped me a LOT. Try that.
     
  8. kdesign7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am curious...

    I was told by a friend not to charge the iPhone through USB from a computer and that to charge it from the wall unit as I will get a longer charge? Does that make sense to anyone?

    Also... Would it matter if I used the wall charger for my iPad? Or should I just use the small cube that came with my phone? I've been using my iPad charger...
     
  9. kdesign7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    After being charged to 100% with the original wall charger,

    My iPhone is now at 65% and in the settings, general, usage, it says 2 hrs 18 minutes in usage... Hmmm
     
  10. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    No, a charge is a charge.
     

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