Is this good battery life?

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  1. BlueMoonForever macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 5 here running iOS 6.0. Is the battery life ok so far? I'm wondering which iOS version has the best battery life for the iPhone 5?

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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    How long the battery lasts has more to do with demand and not the OS. While some gave a little more, getting an older OS installed is near impossible.

    Poor reception is a big killer but the number one power user is the screen backlighting. After that the CPU and cellular radio are also big users.

    It is also possible your battery is not as good as it was when new.
     
  3. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    You'll NEVER get better battery life on your iPhone 5 than you're getting with iOS6! Fact.
    Upgrade at your peril.
     
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I love when people on the internet say 'fact' yet they don't add any proof of said 'fact' :rolleyes:
     
  5. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you saying it would be worse on iOS 7 or 8?
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Well you can't install iOS 7 so that's irrelevant.

    Your only options are to stay on iOS 6.0 or update to 8.1.3. For your iPhone 5, you'll probably have better luck battery wise staying on iOS 6.0.
     
  7. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It's kinda obvious that the o/s that came with the phone will perform best, no?
    From personal experience owning the i5, battery life was much worse with iOS7, and I can't see iOS8 giving better battery life than iOS6.
     
  8. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know. That's BS isn't it? If I could, I'd install iOS 7.1.2. on it and call it a day.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Even with iOS 7.1.2 you could easily have worse battery life compared to what you are getting with iOS 6.
     
  10. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Perfect example of how future iOS updates ruin the phone in almost every single way. This is why any iPhone 5 user should not have upgraded past 6. OP, your one of the smart ones. Don't be foolish and upgrade.
     
  11. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess this isn't to bad. I wonder if this can compete with the iPhone 6 Plus? Hmmmm.

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  12. scjr macrumors 68000

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    Good battery life, but no. 6 Plus 10 hours on LTE. On Airplane mode, even more.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    On airplane mode practically any phone can do a whole lot more.
     
  14. scjr macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Apples to Apples, the 6 Plus would still get better battery life.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's has a much larger battery, so clearly that's the case. Certainly not apples to apples really.
     
  16. scjr macrumors 68000

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    Correct, but I was answering the OP who asked if his battery life rivaled the 6+.

    Hope that clears things up. :)
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Given various numbers people report in different threads for their 6 Plus phones, it certainly seems like it can rival some of them.
     
  18. scjr macrumors 68000

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    That's good news for the OP. Appreciate your thorough follow ups. :)
     
  19. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Obviously it depends on your usage, but 7 hours of use is pretty good for an i5 or a 5S. Some people get no more with their iPhone 6 (not the Plus). The Plus has a much bigger battery and is good for 10+ hours.
     

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