iPhone 5 charging time / battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jarson, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Jarson macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2011
    Those who have played with their iPhones, did you notice that charging time is slightly shorter than on a previous iPhones? Well, before I had an iP4 so this is actually the only one I can refer to, but anyways I'm curious if the battery will last at least for the whole day with a regular 3g usage.
  2. golfesv macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2012
    this is my first iphone(iphone 5) I did a full charge right after I got it and it took probably 2-3 hours then I did it a half charge which took 1.5 hours. I just let it drain and charged it so far its at 60% only after 1hr to 1.5hr not sure if that is a good thing.
  3. hooplehead macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    it takes me 5 hours to charge my iphone 5. not pleased.
  4. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2012
    Dubai, UAE
    i agree. the charging time for my i5 is shorter than my i4. takes me about 1.5-2 hrs from 0-100%. im happy with it. :)
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    2.5 hours from 10%..A HUGE improvement over my 4S, 4, Etc.
  6. Browns2212 macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2012
    Orchard Park, NY
    The iPhone 5 is my first iPhone, but I have an iPad 2 and iPad 4.

    That said, I'm pretty happy with my charge time. When just sitting on standby I am getting more than 1% per minute. I just this morning got to work and my phone was at 3% at 8:39 am when I plugged it in. When I turned on my TuneIn Radio app (which is a battery hog) at 9 am it was at 26%.

    So, 23% in 21 minutes. That puts it at about 1.5 hours to charge from 0 to 100%.

    After owning Android before, I think 1.5 hours is outstanding.

    I really don't understand how anyone would need 5 hours to fully charge. That seems like some kind of issue to me.
  7. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    How are people getting 5 hours?! Can't be using the stock charger that came with the phone... I drained my battery to 15% yesterday for the first time since I got my phone. Took a little more than an hour to bring it to 100% (fully charged with plug symbol not 100% with charge symbol).

    Now, if I use a USB port or my old Droid 1 charger (550mAh) then yeah, I could see it taking 3-4 hours.
  8. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    If you are using the supplied OEM charger and cable, either of them or your phone is defective.
  9. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    It's fastest if I use the iPad charger I have access to.
  10. kamalds macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2010
    It charges way faster than my galaxy note 2, but then latter has bigger battery too (3100 mAh vs 1440)
  11. Tery1978 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2013
    iphone 5 charging time / battery

    my iphone 5 charges at 1% per min which I think is ok. Basically i`ll need 100 mins to get a full charge.

    I delete off all apps which are not used in the "standby" section which i think helps with the charging speed.

    but mine has a loose battery ( it rattles ) & dodgy workmanship around the top curve section on both sides. I`m not pleased with the QC.
  12. teribithia macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2012
    4s Fully charged in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    But charging with the data cord in PC USB PORT is slower than adapter

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