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Iphone 5 Battery Drain ****FIX****!!!!!

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tbkonwso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 29, 2012 12:16 PM

Got my iphone on launch day with ATT , been battling this battery drain for awhile! my phone from a full charge wouldnt last till 4pm with basic email reading, some facebook only.

 

as i was reading through the other thread with 190 replies!! i tried all the following

 

Restarting from New instead backup - didn't help

Turn off notification lte , all the other goodies the phone come with (come on whats the point?) - didnt help

 

someone mentioned that they saw a signal on their router blinking constantly while every other device was turned off.

 

i looked into my network log and what do you know... my iphone 5 constantly is trying to upload  or sync to the icloud account NON STOP every 5 minute or so!!

 

THE FIX*

 

>General and turn off everything on your icloud account!!! i left my contacts on.

 

its been two days now and my battery is a day night diffierence!!

 

my current setting everything is on except bluetooth!

 

i hope this post will help some other to enjoy the iphone 5 at the best!

iPhone 5, iOS 6, fix!
  • ski4 Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to tbkonwso)

    it's worth a shot,  thanks

  • sdmcgowan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to tbkonwso)

    tbkonwso wrote:

     

     

    THE FIX*

     

    >General and turn off everything on your icloud account!!! i left my contacts on.

     

    its been two days now and my battery is a day night diffierence!!

     

    my current setting everything is on except bluetooth!

     

    i hope this post will help some other to enjoy the iphone 5 at the best!

     

    But is turning off a major feature of the phone really a fix???

  • deanhuff Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to sdmcgowan)

    I had the same problem....while turning off iCloud isn't a fix, it can lead you to the cuplrit of data use.  Once you know what's broken, you can fix it by wiping your iCloud feature that is having the problem and reloading it. 

  • nolejagbuc Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to tbkonwso)

    tbkonwso, thanks for the help. I know this is only temporary but I have been reading the threads and avoiding a full restore to new on my iPhone 5 since I originally restored it from my 3GS. I read your post and have already seen a difference in my battery since I changed my iCloud settings. I am sure the next iOS update will fix this. Thanks again.

  • Realmaverick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to tbkonwso)

    Have turned off all iCloud functions for now. Will see if this fixes my issues. If not, to the apple store I go.

     

    It's driving me mad. Battery is awful :(

  • Pappasbike Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to tbkonwso)

    I can only relate my experience, but so far my iPhone 5 has shown the best battery life of all the previous phones. The only thing I've done is to let it drain down to about 15%, shut everything down and then restart the phone with the charger and let it charge overnight. This may be old wive's tale/voodoo but it doesn't hurt anything so I always do it with a new phone. My wifi is always on but I don't use bluetooth. Anyway with the same usage as my other iPhones including a little more since it is a new phone to me my battery life has been great.

     

    I didn't get the phone on the first day it was released, it came a week later. In the meantime I was reading that very long thread about battery life and was concerned I might see a problem. So I was keeping an eye on this and have had no problems. There may be individual phones with such an issue but it doesn't seem to be significant, at least we haven't seen reports in the news the way we have about the Maps app!

  • Realmaverick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to tbkonwso)

    Still dropping like crazy :(

  • Realmaverick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:45 PM (in response to tbkonwso)

    Yup, this definitely didn't work for me.

     

    I am at a loss

  • ski4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:12 PM (in response to Realmaverick)

    yep i tried this fix with no results towards improvement on my phone

    there is something rogue drawing lots of juice.at this rate i have about 8 hours of standby time

    far cry from what it should be

  • Kurnbread Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to ski4)

    I tried this too. Didn't work. Just did a hard reset, which I didn't do before. Maybe that will help.

  • FLdoc2011 Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to Realmaverick)

    For those still having battery issues, check out this thread:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4333351?start=15&tstart=0

     

    There's an issues some of us are having dealing iCloud and bookmarks sync with a bookmarks process continuously crashing and cause battery drain and heavy data use.    Check your diagnostic logs on the phone if you see a BUNCH of errors from something called "webbookmarksd" then this may be your problem.  

     

    Once I edited and "fixed" my supposedly corrupt bookmark file my battery life has been terrific now. 

  • nolejagbuc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to nolejagbuc)

    Had a full charge last night and the fix was only temporary when I originally replied to this post. I have used the phone the same today and no improvement in the battery life. Apple...hurry up with an update because I think it is ridiculous that we have to turn off iOS6 features to save battery life. This is why I should have followed by instincts and waited awhile for the iPhone 5....they always have problems with the initial rollout.

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