Is it me or does the iPhone 5 battery life deplete fast?

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  1. felixroqu3 macrumors regular

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  3. olibraves macrumors newbie

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    Mine wasn't quite that bad but I woke up this morning to a battery that had gone down a lot without any use over night. I have most of the known "battery hogs" turned off or disabled. Its the same settings as my old iPhone 4 but something seems to be draining it when its getting no use.
     
  4. bobdigi macrumors regular

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    Well, you are probably playing with it a lot more than you normally would, hence the faster drop.
     
  5. 96whitels macrumors member

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    Mine is much better than my 4S thus far.

    Also,
    Both were locked last night. 5 drained 3% (network and wifi on)

    My 4S drained 6% (no network) wifi on.
     
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Definitely dropping much quicker than my iPhone 4, I'd say like twice the rate.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    New batteries need to be broken in before they will work their best. Add to that its a new device with new settings. Just wait and see.
     
  8. tudorjd macrumors newbie

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    my iPhone 5 was 100% when I went to bed at midnight. At 8am is was down to 50%. A few standard issue apps we open in the background, but nothing big. I did a restore from a iPhone 4 iOS6 iCloud backup when setting up the iPhone 5. I think something is up...
     
  9. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, my 5 is significantly better than my 4S. Before I went to bed, I wanted to get the iPhone to turn off so I could charge it up overnight; I streamed a netflix movie over WiFi with the sound at full volume through the speaker, screen around 50% and auto-brightness on. It started at 6% and didn't die until 52 minutes into the movie. I don't know if that had something to do with calibration, but I'd be very impressed if that ended up being in line with the true battery.
     
  10. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    I feel like its slightly (very slightly) less than my 4s was. Then again, I haven't gone thru a full drain till cycle yet.
     
  11. mateo124 macrumors regular

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    Its probably because you did a restore from your old phone. What I did is set up as new and the battery life is amazing so far.
     
  12. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Battery is pretty darn good for me! I was telling one of my friends about it. Maybe it was a good idea that Apple didn't come out with LTE last year. The battery life would probably been horrendous. Also, I set up as a new phone and not from a backup. New phone = New Start
     
  13. CiFi macrumors newbie

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    I'm pissed everyone is saying they have awesome battery. I came from an iPhone 4 and my battery would last from 7AM till 11PM easily, doing Facebook/twitter/texting throughout the day.

    I get this iPhone 5, fully charged at 7AM, its now 10:30AM and its at 65%. Wtf gives.
     
  14. tkwlee macrumors member

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    Are u using 3G or LTE? Which carrier?
     
  15. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Same here, man.
     
  16. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    First of all you need to calibrate your battery.
    Second of all, you need to check your notification settings. If you push all your apps then you're going to see a significant loss in battery life.
     
  17. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    I dropped about 20% last night. 3G and wifi on.
     
  18. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    Never do a restore from an old device. Restores keep old settings etc.
    My iPhone 5 finally died off with 20+ hours of standby and 7-8.5 hours of usage time. That was part of my calibration
     
  19. fortierj macrumors newbie

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    Bad battery on 5 compared to 4

    Yeah, same here. I had a 4 on AT&T and now my 5 is on Verizon. The battery is draining much faster than it ever did on my 4. I unplugged it around 8am this morning. It's now 1030 and battery is at 81%. Basically means my phone will be dead by 8:30. I'm not using it more than my old one.
     
  20. CiFi macrumors newbie

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    I'm using LTE on AT&T.
    Usage: 1 Hour, 46 Min
    Standby: 4 Hours, 16 min

    65%....

    I had iCloud, push, everything on my iPhone 4 that was 2 years old and I would last all day plus some.
     
  21. SoonerFan303 macrumors member

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    Run your battery down until it turns off. Then charge it for 4-8 hours. That will help.
     
  22. divisionbuyzero macrumors member

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    It's just you. After lifting my battery is normally ~60% and it was 90% with ip5.
     
  23. CiFi macrumors newbie

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    I set this up as a new phone. Also I calibrated by fully charging out of the box and letting it deplete by itself yesterday. (That took about 4 whopping hours). I had to charge it 3 times on launch day.
     
  24. felixroqu3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea i restored it from my iPhone 4. Should i restore it and set it as new? I restored it because i wanted my old messages.
     

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