Who else's iPhone 5 battery is really, really bad?

pogoyoyo

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Original poster
Jun 17, 2010
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Toronto, Canada
So since I woke up this morning and unplugged my iPhone 5 it's been 40 minutes and I'm down to 75%...
I mean sure I turned on tunein radio but this is still pretty excessive.. It's usually dead by 3pm with just a text here and there and browsing Facebook from time to time.
I really hope the iPhone 6 battery lasts at least double.. Because this is getting silly :(
 

jimi78

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Jun 15, 2010
216
39
Carlsbad, CA
I know what you mean. I just returned a 5 the other day due to sapphire glass imperfections and the battery was dogging on me. I would be down 30% in a few hours w/ hardly any use. I know the JB has something to do w/ it, but it kept getting worse and worse. Only 5 months to go mate. Stay strong.
 

kieran9810

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Dec 23, 2013
67
1
Mine is also! Yesterday, even though i was using it heavily i still expect to get longer than 3 hours usage of my phone!
 

Southern Dad

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May 23, 2010
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Shady Dale, Georgia
One solution is a Mophie battery pack. I brutally abuse my iPhone's battery. I'm on the iPhone constantly… text, email, voice and even quick information lookup. I bought a Mophie for my iPhone shortly after getting it for a trip to Walt Disney World… I was planning to take a lot of photos and didn't want to run out of juice in the parks.

I really can't recommend them enough.
 

magilla

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Aug 3, 2013
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Do any of you people have battery apps installed? Quite a few people have reported REALLY lousy battery performance after having installed battery maintenance/display apps - even through the App Store. Deleted battery apps & phone & battery back to functioning normally.
 

I7guy

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Nov 30, 2013
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One solution is a Mophie battery pack. I brutally abuse my iPhone's battery. I'm on the iPhone constantly… text, email, voice and even quick information lookup. I bought a Mophie for my iPhone shortly after getting it for a trip to Walt Disney World… I was planning to take a lot of photos and didn't want to run out of juice in the parks.

I really can't recommend them enough.
I use a mophie juice pack air also. It helps when you are brutal with your phones battery life and nowhere to charge.
 

PsykX

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Sep 16, 2006
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Here. After the replacement program 2 months ago, I was glad it came back to normal. But it didn't even take a month until things started to go bad again. I have to charge it almost twice a day, and more often than not, it's on Airplane mode.

The lack of a co-processor is really killing me when using localization features and whatnot.
 

Playgear

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Apr 10, 2010
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Here. After the replacement program 2 months ago, I was glad it came back to normal. But it didn't even take a month until things started to go bad again. I have to charge it almost twice a day, and more often than not, it's on Airplane mode.

The lack of a co-processor is really killing me when using localization features and whatnot.
The M7/M8 motion coprocessors do not assist in any way with location-wary features and apps. They are useful where you may have a fitness app that tracks your steps where on a device without it, the main chip would have to be on to track the movement data. But if you are trying for something like geo-tracking a run, the coprocessor will make no difference. The main chip still has to be working to process the GPS data.
 

PsykX

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Sep 16, 2006
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The M7/M8 motion coprocessors do not assist in any way with location-wary features and apps. They are useful where you may have a fitness app that tracks your steps where on a device without it, the main chip would have to be on to track the movement data. But if you are trying for something like geo-tracking a run, the coprocessor will make no difference. The main chip still has to be working to process the GPS data.
You seem to be right on this one. I do not completely get however how the co-processor helps in motion detection with walking, running, running a bike, etc. but does not work in any way with the GPS. :confused:
 

nightlong

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Jun 16, 2012
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Australia
Seems to get worse with every OS update. I don't use background app refresh, location only for a few essential things, and I check email manually, but still it is using far more battery when idle than ever.

The phone was replaced by apple when I'd had it a year, so presumably the replacement had a new battery, and that is only a year old and isn't in the free replacement zone.

so, I'm sure it is an OS issue rather than the battery. I wish Apple would focus on fixing fundamentals like this in updates.
 
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