iPhone 5 Poor Battery Life and Overheating STILL. Please help.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dick Whitman, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    Ever since I got my iPhone 5 last September, I've been experiencing very subpar battery life. I've tried everything. I swapped out phones twice, then just kind of gave up.

    Just recently, I did a full restore, set my phone up as a new device, and did not back up from either iCloud or iTunes. Then I did a full DFU restore, set my phone up as a new device, and did not back up from either iCloud or iTunes. I did not sign into iCloud either. Just doing basic Internet browsing in Safari and playing around in the settings menu causes my iPhone to become warm and drop about 1% of battery life every few minutes.

    I don't know what to do anymore. I'll probably wait it out because I plan on getting the 5s - I just really hope that between the slightly bigger battery, the new A7 chip, and iOS 7, we see much better and improved battery life.

    I remember the days on my iPhone 4 where I could heavily use my phone all throughout the day and still have around 20-30% left. Also, I'm in a pretty decent LTE area (3-4 bars) so I don't think that's the problem. I've tried turning off LTE in the past for an hour but it made little difference. :(
  2. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    I've also tried everything and nothing works. Bottom line...the battery life on the five sucks.
  3. stormchaser macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2010
    I agree I'm on my 3rd iPhone 5 and the batteries in them are useless. Having said that I'm stuck in a 2 year contract with EE and they are terrible and the coverage is abissmal so that's not helping my battery either.
  4. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    I really hope I don't have to deal with these issues with the 5s as well.
  5. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Personally, I've no problems with battery life on my iPhone5 - about 6 hours of normal use per charge is about average.

    As stated in the zdnet clip, the phone's setup can improve things and of course, the main contributor is how the phone is used i.e. calls, texting, videos, music etc. The speed if discharge is entirely dependent on these factors and are not a true indicator of the batteries capacity.

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