Using verizon iPhone 5 on AT&T, significant battery life drop

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bugeyeblue, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    Gave my brother my old iPhone 5 on verizon, he put in his AT&T sim. Works fine, other than the battery suddenly dropping about twice as fast. I checked his battery usage in settings, just shows the apps he's been using. It's dying at a rate of about 1% per minute without using it. Wasn't doing this before I gave it to him. Would using the phone on a different carrier than originally set up for matter?
     
  2. tritron macrumors regular

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    Well it depends on signal quality, if att has worst signal quality than Verizon phone will spend more time searching for signal. I guess tmobile has best signal and best battery life.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The Verizon iPhone 5 can't do LTE on AT&T so be sure that LTE is disabled in cellular settings.
     

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