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Poor Battery Life iPhone5

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  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to officialbferg)

    If you do the math, 2:49 at 64% will net you about 8 hours of usage!   What's the problem?

  • alesiphone Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to atomicluck1)

    my iphone looks like it has been earsed and i have nothing on the lock screen write only iphone and i cant  put in my sim because it says it is not avalaible ,what are your advices ?

  • alesiphone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to alesiphone)

    can i fix it>

  • officialbferg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to Jameson!)

    Well, I didn't spend a lot of that time actually browsing today. I spent a lot of it texting, and was connected to Wi-Fi almost the entire time. Again, not sure if this is good or not, but it seems like I could have a better battery then a lot of people here?

  • Arkanok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to officialbferg)

    Yeah if you ask me that sounds decent, to reiterate, my problem was that my phone was dying very fast while I wasn't even using it. I'd be very happy if I had the battery life that you have while using it, but not having it die on me while I'm not.

  • alittlegreymouse Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to Jameson!)

    I did a deep cycle charge, reset the phone and set it up fresh. (And turned off 4g) And my stand by went from 5% per hour to 1% per hour.

     

    My morning train trip dropped from 20% idle usage to 5% (my iPhone 4 was 10%).

     

    I thought that when I was using it, the percentage was dropping too fast, but if I use your logic of thinking, 8 hours of 3G is about 2% every 10 minutes, under ideal circumstances. And that feels about right. It's just I've been so p###ed about the battery, I was expecting more when it was working again. And I am impressed by he idle draw.

     

    It looks like my battery issues might be over. Pitty I can't use my old backup :-(

     

    Thanks

  • RMGry Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to Arkanok)

    The battery has improved, but my Mom got the iPhone 5 as well and seems to be having the same problem. It's looking more and more like a software problem.

  • RMGry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to Mini-Mac)

    The Genious at the Apple store also said theyve been finding that when you restore from a backup it causes the battery to drain much quicker, something to do with mashing everything together.

  • NimaB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to RMGry)

    Has anyone noticed that when the battery meter hits 1% it lasts for 30 minutes or so depending on usage. I always let my phone go to about 1% before charging. Then I do a full charge. There could potentially be something wrong with the battery calibration.

  • Arkanok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to NimaB)

    NimaB wrote:

     

    Has anyone noticed that when the battery meter hits 1% it lasts for 30 minutes or so depending on usage. I always let my phone go to about 1% before charging. Then I do a full charge. There could potentially be something wrong with the battery calibration.

    Yeah I noticed that too.

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to NimaB)

    So what?   Does that 30 min make so much of a difference?   People are sweating over nothing.   The 5 has better battery life then my 4s ever had.   It's not going to last for several days.   If you are a heavy user, Cary a car charger or USB cable with you.  

  • NimaB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 5:28 PM (in response to Jameson!)

    Jameson it is not about it making a difference in usage. It is a symptom of a bug or of something being wrong. A lot of the other users in this forum are having issues with their batteries being worse than their 4S and 4. In this case it is abnormal for a battery at 1% to last so long when my phone is discharging at 1% per 4 minutes of being on. There is an issue that Apple needs to diagnose and fix.

  • Texas001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to NimaB)

    You would think that a whole bunch of Apple programmers would have been testing this phone for several months before its release and found all these problems with the battery.  But then that is just me.  I was, before I retired, a system analyst for the United State Air Force and tested many a program before it was ever released for implementation. My *** would have been chewed severly and no telling what else would have happened to my career if I EVER let a program be released that had any errors or flaws in it.  But I guess that something for the Department of Defense is a whole lot more important than an iphone for civilians, well it was back when the Department of Defense was considered to be important part of the USA. Now ??????

  • RMGry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to Texas001)

    apples getting sloppy... and frankly it is getting really old. Had the samn **** problem when I got my MBPr

  • Arkanok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to RMGry)

    RMGry wrote:

     

    apples getting sloppy... and frankly it is getting really old. Had the samn **** problem when I got my MBPr

    I have to say that I agree. I think the overall design of Apple products is always amazing, but I think the problem could be from manufacturing due to high demand. Maybe the fact that they need huge numbers for these phones they rush the production causing these problems? Who knows, but either way, Apple needs to reduce these problems.

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