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Battery life on iPhone 5

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The-budster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 24, 2012 5:40 AM

The battery life on my iPhone 5 barely last 5 hours in fact I'm losing about a percent a minute. My iPhone 4 which I had from the very beginning of the release of the iPhone 4 With the original battery last much longer then my new iPhone 5 does.  This is very disappointing!  I hope that this is a software issue and that it can be fixed with a very soon to come software update.

iPhone 5, iOS 6, Battery life
  • stevensws Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to The-budster)

    I think, your problem is on the iOS 6. Because a lot of people have the same problem on their 4S and 4. And i read a review that iPhone 5 battery can last for 11 hours

  • Dazman63 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to stevensws)

    This is a bit odd because mine seeems to be fine.  I used it yesterday for surfing the net an checking email, say 20 min, then just let it sit all day.  12 hrs later I was at 85%.

     

    This morning I went on the internet for a few minutes, used find friends and after almost 3 hrs it's sitting at 93%.

  • frang0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to Dazman63)

    I would like to know if the people that aren't having issues with the battery life, restored their new iPhone 5 with a backup of a previous iphone or not.

    I have restored from a 3GS backup onto my new iphone and I am having the same poor battery life issues.

  • Dazman63 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to frang0)

    Restored mine from my 3GS backup.

  • Davincij15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to frang0)

    I have restored from IPhone 4 and I am seeing very low battery life as well compaired to my IPhone 4.  I can go 2 days without charging my IPhone 4, but my IPhone 5 will bairly survive the day.  I remember getting my IPhone 4 and loving how it lasted 3 days before a charge, the IPhone 5 is no where as good.  Lets hope it's just a software update that resolves the issue.

  • alldaygirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to frang0)

    I did mine as a new phone. I have an old as dirt 3G & itunes on my PC wouldn't install the new update. I just used icloud & set this one up new & then redownloaded all my apps from itunes on my phone & transfered contacts list from my hubby's 4s through the cloud.

     

     

    Mine is dropping battery like a brick! I did some research & the batteries came from 2 different manufacturers & a standards test showed that only around 30% passed quality inspections.

     

    I believe apple knows which batteries are subpar & to meet shipping deadlines shipped them anyway. I'll just about bet a toe that the 2nd round of phones shipped has top quality batteries because of no time crunch. By that time there will be only  a small % of us complaining about batteries that most will think we are crazy because most of them probably work just fine.

  • alldaygirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to The-budster)

    not sure if they will alow this link, but those of you w/ battery problems may be interested.

     

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  • Dazman63 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to alldaygirl)

    I got the linke before it was removed.

     

    The Chinese strick again, with poor quality!

  • alldaygirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to Dazman63)

    I'm glad that most phones aren't having trouble. I just ask for those who aren't having problems to believe those of us who are. I've seen several threads about poor battery life &amp; lots of responses that are a bit rude. We have every iphone every released at my house. A 3G 8GB, a 3Gs 16gb, 4 16gb, 4s 32 gb, &amp; now a 5 32Gb. I am not crazy. I have dealt w/ iOs issues, reception issues, &amp; battery issues before &amp; I KNOW what an iphone battery should be able to do. Especially right out of the stinkin' box!

    I worry that apple will not admit that some phones went out w/ batteries from a Chinese manufacturer after they realized their  Taiwanese factory wasn't going to meet its quota in time. I'm guessing around 15% of the first round have Chinese batteries.

    This post isn't directed at you-BTW. ;)

  • alldaygirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to alldaygirl)

    I lost 2% of battery posting that. Nice!

  • Redfire88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to The-budster)

    I have been having the same issues. So far turning off Passbook syncing in the iCloud settings has helped immensly. I also turned off LTE, as I am not in a LTE market. Previously the phone would drain away battery life without even being used. After turning off these options, I have only lost 1% in the last two hours. iPhone 5 16GB Black ATT.

  • Six1stFinest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to The-budster)

    I am in the same boat and as a first time iphone owner with the 5 I have to say I am extremely disappointed. I do not know if I should go and get my phone exchanged for another or simply wait to see if a software update will fix the problem. Any thoughts?

  • Mbrad Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to The-budster)

    I seem to be experiencing the exact same issues. On launch day when I got my new iPhone 5 (around 10:15 am CST) and got it all set up (from a previous backup), I charged it up to around 95%. By that evening (around 6 or 7pm) it COMPLETELY died. With my iPhone 4, it would last 2 to 3 days without needing a charge!! I hope a fix is comming soon. I have already disabled all "unnecessary" location services items AND disabled all iCloud syncing items, still no help. I loose approx 10-15% per hour! Maybe I will take it into an apple store to see if they have any ideas.

    - iPhone 5 32GB - ATT

  • MrSndmn777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to The-budster)

    One thing I have noticed is that if you shut the phone off then on...  it shows a different battery percentage than what it did prior to the power down. For example, my battery recently showed a 75% charge and I had to turn the phone off, because I was having a different issue. After I cut it right back on, it showed a 78% charge...


    Don't know if this is a software bug or a hardware issue but hopefully it gets sorted out soon.

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