Should I upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KIERONOO, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. KIERONOO macrumors newbie

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    I have a iPhone 5, had it since launch so about 2 years. It is fine but the only problem is the battery. Ever since I upgraded it to iOS 8 the phone is just eating the battery up. I've even tried lowering the brightness but the same is happening. I use my phone all the time so I would of liked my phone to keep a charge for at least a full day or so (Even standby after 2 days or so it needs recharging) Should I upgrade to a 6 or is there anything else I can do to improve?

    The iPhone 6 Plus looks awesome but I like to upgrade my phones every 3-4 years. I had a 3G before a 5 so that was about 4 years
     
  2. jordanb505 macrumors newbie

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    I would say go for it if you can afford to. I upgraded to the 6 Plus from the iPhone 5 and am very happy with it (love the bigger screen and battery in particular). I had my iPhone 5 since its launch day and just upgraded 2 weeks ago.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If it helps you to make a decision any, my iPhone 5 is brand new. It was a replacement about a month ago.

    Even so, there's no way I'd ever get 2 days on standby and I still charge my phone every night. About one day of use is all I expect and that's with a brand new phone.

    My previous i5 had it's battery bulging, which is why it was replaced. I get better battery life now then I did then and even then, despite the bulging, the batter was IMO still good (charge-wise).

    My point is that your battery life doesn't seem abnormal to me. But my previous phone was on iOS 6.1 and the replacement is on 7.1.2. So, I can't really say how much charge I'd get on iOS 8.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Also remember that all batteries start to degrade after two years. If you're otherwise happy with your phone you may want to look into the 3rd party battery replacement services.

    I did that with my iPhone 3G before its 2nd birthday and the difference was like night and day. You get used to it and forget just how much worse it gets over time.
     

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