Iphone 5 lasts 5 hours on wifi

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

  1. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Screen on time 5 hours on wifi with normal brightness, i cant get higher out of it...

    Anything wrong?
    What are you guys life?
  2. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    Calibrate the battery, it can take up a week for the battery to reach full capacity/efficient discharge rates.

    How do you already have 5 hours of wifi time anyway?
  3. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2008
    Considering the timing, you haven't even had a chance to give it a full charge.

  4. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    Every year people go nuts about battery life even before they calibrate it a few times.

    Wait a few weeks... then watch it get better.
  5. juliebeannn macrumors member


    Dec 15, 2011
    i've had wifi on since i bought it (6 hours). still have 85%.
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Give it at least 3 days

    Drain it till it shuts off and charge it till it's 100%.
  7. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    I dont think it can make battery life double but i'l see...il give it some days.

    @julie......im talking about wifi browsing with screen on.
  8. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
  9. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    I won't say mines at 100% just yet with lasting. However mine came in at around high 70% and at 10:00am- used it to DL some apps- surf web(typed on these forums also now on comp) and tried facetime/ called someone and tried speed test and surf test on LTE.

    In about 5 hours I went from high 70% to about high 20% and that was with the auto brightness turning it to a decent amount.
  10. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    Yeah give it some time to calibrate!

    I'm REALLY interested to see what kind of battery life you guys get. I want to know how good it is compared to the 4S. I'm not getting a 5, I'm just curious to see how it fares with LTE/bigger display/A6 chip..

    But yea, definitely let it go through a few full charge/discharge cycles before determining battery.
  11. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    And thats what i only get with wifi...5 hours screen on....:(
  12. chakraj macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2008
    So Cal
    I dont understand, apple said it would work for 8hrs screen on time surfing the web with LTE on the whole time?? Whats going on here? you must be doing something wrong.
  13. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Maybe its because i always restore from backup? I never set up as new because then i lose my data:( i else have no explanations:( gps is off and bluetooth off as well.

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