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  1. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

    Ultra AleM

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    Hello guys. What battery life can you get out of your iPhone 5? Obviously with iOS 8 and things like gps and 4g on. My phone is starting to die after just 8 hours of my normal usage (which is a bit intense, but non that much). Thanks.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Two months ago when my iPhone 5 was my daily phone I would have about 20-35 percent left when I went to bed at night. I get up around 6-7am and go to bed around midnight.

    Facebook, email, texting, calls, web browsing was usually my main uses.

    Full disclosure: the battery on my iPhone 5 is slightly less than a year old (the phone itself is too). I had the phone replaced last August when the old battery was swelling and pushing up on my screen.
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Did you completely wipe your phone via restore and then fresh install of iOS 8?

    Also if you had your phone since the 5 first came out I'd assume your battery capacity (after all those charging cycles) had been worn down to around 70-75% of what it used to be when you first got it.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It depends on what you do with it for those 8 hours of use. And what you consider "normal" use.
    You can also try a battery app to see how many cycles your battery has and how much charge it holds.
     
  5. Ultra AleM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hello. I made a DFU restore when iOS 8.1 was released, and I restored my settings one week ago.


    That's amazing! If you're running iOS 8, that's almost a miracle. Or, I have a huge problem. If I went out at 6-7 am, my phone would turn off at 5 pm (maximum) with a decent usage. What's your secret?
     
  6. Ultra AleM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have 280 cycles :)
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Other than the fact that the battery is only a year old, I don't normally do any music streaming or video watching. I'm not talking usually for anything beyond 10 mins and I don't do a lot of texting or Facebook. The heaviest use I do is email and that's usually just reading my email. At the time, that iPhone was on 7.1.2 until earlier this year when I went to 8.1.3. It's on 8.3 now but again, it's no longer my daily use phone.

    That said I had approximately the same amount of battery life with the previous phone, even when the battery was swelling. Back then I was on iOS 6.1.

    I have a 6+ now and I get even better battery life. It's not uncommon for me to go to bed (using the same use case and schedule) and have about 50% battery life left.

    Either I'm just lucky or I am accustomed to battery life that's only good for a day. It was a rude shock to come from a flip phone in 2009 to an HTC Touch Pro and find out that this type of battery life was normal for a smartphone.

    Lastly, my phones (my iPhone 5 when it was my daily use phone and now my 6+) are plugged in each night. I use it as my nightstand clock at night. So, I always have a full charge in the morning. Why some people do not plug their phones in at night while sleeping, I don't understand. :)
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    He's secret is not everyone uses their phone the same way or use the same apps for the same duration, same coverage area and many many other variables.
    Go to your settings/general/usage/battery usage and it will tell you what app used the most and more details.
     
  9. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Take it to the Apple store and have the do a battery test. It is free.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I'm not really a heavy user I'd say. Phone went off the charger this morning around 7:15am. It's 12:27pm and I have 92% charge. That's my iPhone 6+ of course, but my use profile has not changed since my Touch Pro in 2009. Oh. And I'm jailbroken with 50+ tweaks installed for anyone who thinks jailbreaking kills battery life just by the very act of doing it.

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  11. Ultra AleM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It should be fine, since it was replaced by Apple a few months ago,
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You are saying you are basically down to 0% with about 8 hours showing up as the usage time when you check that in settings? Or are you saying that's simply after 8 hours from the moment you unplug the phone (in which case what are the usage and standby times that appear in settings)?
     
  13. Ultra AleM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    10 am > 100%
    6 pm > 1%
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So basically what Apple refers to as "standby" time...yeah, that's on the lower side, unless you were doing a lot of gaming or something like that. So what is the usage time that appears in settings after those 8 hours?
     
  15. Ultra AleM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Usually not more than 4 hours.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, short of those 4 hours being mostly gaming or video streaming or something like that, and/or you consistently being in an area with a very poor signal, that's fairly low.

    iPhone 5 phones more than other models are kind of known to have worse battery life after some time, especially in iOS 7 and later. There's even a recall for quite a few of them in relation to the battery. I was going to mention perhaps looking into having the battery checked and replaced, but it seems that you had that done not long ago...although if it already has 280 cycles since then, that seems like quite a lot.
     
  17. Ultra AleM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My most used apps are:
    - Safari
    - Facebook
    - WhatsApp
    - Messenger
    - YouTube

    I have 4 email accounts (push and 60 minutes fetch) and refresh on.

    I tried to disable something but the improvements are minor.

    I don't really know what to do. Am I really forced to switch to a new phone?
     
  18. BlockEight88 macrumors regular

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    Getting this with iPhone 5. But I am still on 6.1.

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  19. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    When I had my 5 ( which I upgraded in February) it was 18 months old and the battery was beginning to get worse. It would be on 100% when I get up and 11 hours later it would be on 20%. But I work in a poor signal area for 8 of those hours. I'd mainly be using Facebook,Texting,Safari and Tapatalk.
    It was last running on 8.1.3.
     
  20. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    You've been making posts like these every few months. Perhaps it's time to consider a new phone if you're not happy with current battery life?

    For being over two years old, I consider the battery life of my iPhone 5 to be pretty good. Today's usage has been a little light, but I've gone 12 hours since unplugging and still have a decent amount left. The new Apple Music seems to take up more battery than the old app with local music, but that's the only thing that's changed for me recently.
     

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  21. davvid97 macrumors newbie

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    My iP5 usually about 4-5 hours, because I use a lot snapchat, Instagram, fb messenger but it's not a problem for me - I always have powerbank in my bag
     
  22. brendu macrumors 68020

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    I'd check anyway. If that's true the new battery is probably still covered.
     

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