Is this battery life normal?

Feltzem

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I've been getting about 10-11 hours of battery life from my iPhone 5, from average use. I'm not sure what's expected as this is my first iPhone. When I first charged it, I was planning on charging fully to 100%, but had to go somewhere for about 10 mins. After that I plugged in back in and charged it to 100%. Would that have made much difference?
 

antman2295

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Wow... You get great battery life. I usually can get a MAX of 6 hours of "usage" I'll get about 12-18 hours of standby.
 

Feltzem

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I think he came here to gloat. That is awesome battery life.
Really? I guess that's good then! Seriously didn't come here to brag, I just didn't know if I should be expecting more. I hadn't charged it since taking it off at 100%. On my ipad 3 I get about 12-16 hours. I guess that's good too?
 

vastoholic

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I know you weren't bragging. I'm just jealous. I'm getting around 7 to 8 with my typical usage. Might be able to pull out 9 if I'm real lucky and disable a lot of things. But I'm still not getting that kind of stand by time. I'm maybe getting 16 hours standby on a full charge. And considering the ipad is only advertised at 10 hours, I'd say that's pretty good. What is normal usage for you?
 

trlyka

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I was told that if you have LTE enabled, but don't have the service in your area, it can drain the battery faster :confused:
 

Feltzem

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I know you weren't bragging. I'm just jealous. I'm getting around 7 to 8 with my typical usage. Might be able to pull out 9 if I'm real lucky and disable a lot of things. But I'm still not getting that kind of stand by time. I'm maybe getting 16 hours standby on a full charge. And considering the ipad is only advertised at 10 hours, I'd say that's pretty good. What is normal usage for you?
On my iPhone, normal usage is a about an hour web browsing, couple hours reading in iBooks, maybe 15 minutes calling, an hour or so using turn by turn in Maps, and the rest is split up browsing between various apps like Flipboard, Reeder, Messages, Tweetbot, Alien Blue, Jasmine, etc.

On my iPad I spend a bit more time web browsing and reading both books and magazines.
 

vastoholic

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I was told that if you have LTE enabled, but don't have the service in your area, it can drain the battery faster :confused:
I don't know but I'm gonna try it. Neither of the two major towns I spend my time in has LTE yet. I just never bothered to turn it off.

Feltzem, your usage seems about on par with what I do typically. Very impressive to me at least.
 

sfchky03

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Sep 28, 2012
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If he plugs in the iphone anywhere during the battery duration, a phrase would say "iphone has been plugged in after use"
 

DaveOP

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Ummm, wrong. definitely not. It would say that the phone was plugged in during that period if it was. No deception here. Move along.
You sir are incorrect. Try plugging your phone in for 5 minutes and looking at the usage again. If it's not charged to full, it will not reset the usage. I just did that just to make sure I was not imagining things. Been using iOS since the first iPhone and that's always been the case. It will say that if you back out and come back to the screen, but not if it stays there. I was not witch hunting because I honestly don't care much about someone else's usage, but I could make my usage say 100 days if I really wanted to :p
Also, that screenshot is on WiFi. I am getting 7ish hours with LTE enabled, so if 3G is turned off, I could easily see someone getting 9.
 

iEs

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You sir are incorrect. Try plugging your phone in for 5 minutes and looking at the usage again. If it's not charged to full, it will not reset the usage. I just did that just to make sure I was not imagining things. Been using iOS since the first iPhone and that's always been the case. It will say that if you back out and come back to the screen, but not if it stays there. I was not witch hunting because I honestly don't care much about someone else's usage, but I could make my usage say 100 days if I really wanted to :p
And YOU sir ARE correct. I've noticed this too when I plugged in my iphone 5 to charge for a few 5 mins and took it off and that message did not pop up on usage. Tbh I don't believe this guys stats. Obviously no iPhones last that long! #WakeUp
 

Usehername

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OP's stats looks normal to me. I'm getting around the same, 9-11hrs usage with like 20-24hrs standby. I'm loving the 5's battery life compared to my crappy 3GS.
 

bandofbrothers

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I also get a full 8 hours or so with mine but i do get full bars as a norm and do not lave Lte as i reside in the Uk ,whose networks are in the infancy of implementing 4g/lte.

Also im at work through the day so im not using it all the time.

I perhaps send around 20 texts per day, make a few short phone calls and surf around 2-3 hours per day. Very little gaming and very little video you tube use too.

I consider myself a light to moderate user. ;)
 

Myiphone7

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I could pull 9 hours. Depends what I'm doing. If I'm looking at pictures in my camera roll, 9 hours is nothing.

Now blast pandora on Bluetooth while surfing the web on LTE, have a hundred apps pending download, all in 130 degree Fahrenheit weather and show me 9 hours.

Then I'll be impressed.
 

KeanBurke

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Nov 21, 2007
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I don't think these people getting 9 hours of battery life are really using their phone enough. I use my phone to do just about everything, Youtube( a lot of it), text(a lot), web browse(a lot), facebook, instagram, a few phone calls, instant message, tagged, download stuff and make a few calls and listen to music of course. I get 7.5 hours out of that
 

andrv1126

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Oct 17, 2012
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I'm getting really miserable battery life on mine - hardly better than my old 3GS on iOS 6. The battery, however, is on it's third charge/discharge cycle - is there an initial "break-in" period? Should I hope it improves or should I take it to Apple?

P.S. I'm in the UK, so no LTE and I usually have a pretty stable signal. I even set it up as a new phone - haven't restored anything from backup.
 
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Ctg44

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Sep 25, 2012
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Man since I got my phone I've been getting incredible battery life, like 11-12 hours. For some reason today I'm going to get about 4 hours tops. It's making me nervous.
 

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