iPhone 5 extremely short battery life.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by maxmaut, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. maxmaut macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2011
    I've started noticing that my 5's battery life is getting shorter and shorter. So I've decided to do a test and not connect my phone to any charging source at all, and when it went down to 6% I took a look at Usage statistics. Usage uptime was 3.5 hours, and standby was 10.

    I guess this is extremely short life for such a device. I guess that I've killed a battery by having my phone connected to USB all the time during the day (I design for iOS and check how the designs look live, so the phone is on and charging 8 hours/day all the time.

    So I've checked cycles using iBackupBot, it said that the battery has 469 cycles, and current capacity is 1145 mAh. This doesn't sound that bad, but I can't go away for a whole day and use the phone.

    I plan to go on a trip soon, and I'll need to use my device as a navigator for several hours/day, so I need to solve this issue.

    Should I replace the battery? Is there some trusted manufacturer who makes them?

    Locally I can only find chinese batteries, they go for around $25 including replacement. Is that an option to go along with?

  2. Haynzee macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2012

    I got my battery from the iFixit store, the battery was exactly the same as the one in my iPhone 5 and I've been really pleased with the usage I get. Checked the other day battery at 1% I have 8 hours 26 mins usage, 4 days 16 hours standby! Really impressed!

  3. maxmaut thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2011
    Jeez, that's a remarkable battery life. I'll look up if that brand is selling anywhere locally. Thanks!
  4. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2011
    New England
    If you have an Apple store around, they will replace the battery for I think around $69.

    Official parts too, and I think it comes with a warranty?
  5. maxmaut thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2011
    There are no official Apple stores in Ukraine =(

    Got it replaced today by some noname master with some new noname battery. iBaccupBot shows that battery already went through 90 cycles. But I got everything done for like $20, so we'll see how that goes.

    Thanks everyone for the replies and help.

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