iPhone 5c plagued by same battery defects as iPhone 5?

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  1. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    As much as I absolutely hate battery life threads, unfortunately I am posting one.
    I got my iPhone 5c in March last year. The first few weeks were great battery life (7 hours, 8 hours usage on a great day) but recently my battery has been pretty bad.
    I've just thought that it's because I use my phone a lot and it's getting to be an older phone at this point.
    I have background app refresh off, location services off, no mail accounts, contacts and calendars set to fetch data manually. I have auto brightness on, Bluetooth off 90% of the time, wifi on when I'm using it and I turn wifi off when I'm not connected to a wifi network if I remember. And I have service 99% of the time.
    And I'm getting maximum 3 hours battery life. 3 hours is a good day.
    I'm wondering if my battery is plagued by the same issues that the iphone 5 was having?
    I don't get how home and lock screen uses such a big portion... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1426951117.107734.jpg
    This is really annoying me. This battery life is worse than I was getting on my iphone 4. I shouldn't be getting this battery life when im just out of the warranty period. I'm pretty sure if I took my phone to the Apple Store they would just tell me it's normal.
     
  2. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Are you sure one one of the apps is not draining it? that battery life is not good, something is wrong. Have you tried restoring it?
     
  3. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have not tried restoring it. I don't really want to because It's set up perfectly for me now. I have a lot of stuff I don't want to lose...
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Its probably hangouts. Hangouts is a battery whore.
     
  5. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Does the phone get warm?

    Also check your notifications and only turn on the ones you need

    I would also close any apps you are not using.

    Try that.
     
  6. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't usually get warm unless I'm on FaceTime for a few hours.
     
  7. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    Full restore with iCloud backup fixed my battery drain
     
  8. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    It's possible, but not even every iPhone 5 has the battery issues. I got mine in January 2013, and my battery life is fine.
     
  9. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This is my current battery usage. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1426968616.917003.jpg
    On a side note, that 2 meter lightning to USB cable is amazing. :)
     
  10. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Do a backup and then restore - it's a little time consuming, but you won't lose anything and I find that sometimes it can help issues like this.

    Do you ever find the phone shuts off at ~15%? That's what my defective iPhone 5 used to do.
     
  11. gmintz09, Mar 21, 2015
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    I would certainly look into it! I suppose it's possible. That's exactly the kind of behavior my iPhone 5 had before the battery went kaput. I used to get probably 5-6 hours of usage normally but then I could barely get 2-3 after about a year. And like the poster above me, I also experienced premature shutdowns at random intervals, usually anywhere from 10%-40%. I checked my serial number and it was in fact part of the defective units. However, by the time they issued that program, I'd already invested in a Mophie case to counteract the issue and was getting a 6+ a few months later, so I never sent it in to get the battery replaced.
     
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  13. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Didn't find anything related to a program but then again I'm not near wifi can't can't perform an extended test. Interesting!
     
  14. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Phone shuts off at around 2-3% normal percentage.
     
  15. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Weird... was there actually a link to "Quick Test" or "Extended Test"?
     
  16. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I hit quick test and it said it sent info to Apple then gave me a link about sending the device into Apple.
    Will a genius still look at it even if it's out of warranty?
     
  17. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Did it say that it recommended a battery replacement? If so, you can definitely get it looked at and fixed, I think a battery replacement is $79.
     
  18. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it did. I'm not willing to pay $79 dollars though. It's not worth it to put any money into a 5c now. A new phone would be a better option for me.
    I guess I can only hope there's a defect and eventually there's a recall on them.
     
  19. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You can check battery capacity in iBackupBot. The Hangouts app does cause a lot of issues for battery life though.
     
  20. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    If you have a Mac you can try plugging it in and running the new version of Coconut Battery. My iPhone 5 battery still has something like 85% of its original capacity. I've also attached a screenshot of my usage from today. Since your 5c is newer you should be getting better battery life than I do unless your apps are far more resource heavy than mine.
     

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  21. Traxinv macrumors newbie

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    Its hangouts. That app is constantly polling gps position and other nonsense. Uninstall it and see...
     
  22. natandste macrumors newbie

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    Have u gone into notifications and turned each one off? That killed my battery on all my devices
     
  23. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    This. So many problems are fixed by doing this. I can't tell you how many times I've helped people fix problems by doing this.
     
  24. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well the problem is that we are having a hard time figuring out what to use as an alternative....

    And I'll try coconut battery.
     
  25. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Scratch the iBackupBot advice I gave earlier, using coconutBattery is a much easier, simpler, and more detailed way to find the health.
     

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