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iphone 5 battery life terrible

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smithrowe Calculating status...
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Oct 14, 2012 4:40 PM

I've only been using it for a couple days but I am amazed at how quickly it goes flat, with identical use on my previous iphone 4 I was getting approx 2-3 times better life without need for recharge?

 

It was a restore from iphone4 backup, and I updated all apps as required.

 

Thoughts?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to smithrowe)

    Something corrupt in the backup that you restored, possibly. Try restoring the phone again and set up as a new phone. If the battery is OK add back your email accounts and apps.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 5:00 PM (in response to smithrowe)

    Shouldn't have to let it go flat. Just restore to factory.

     

    Actually, you might try just letting it go flat, then charge for 4 hours with the wall charger. Sometimes this solves battery drain issues without requiring a full restore.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to smithrowe)

    If the battery goes down very little in the first 4 hours the problem is likely solved.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to smithrowe)

    Are you talking about your Apple ID or an email address in the Mail app?

  • enchantedloom Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to smithrowe)

    Try turning off cellular data and see if that helps. My i4 has been getting rapidly worse since I upgraded to iOs6 and yesterday I figured out it was because the phone was sending large amounts of data (I don't know where from, yet) through cellular, even though I'm connected to wi-fi. I turned off cellular data and now the battery is fine again, so the cause is a bug in iOS. Lots of people are having the problem - it's not a battery problem in itself.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to smithrowe)

    If you have purchased content using your Apple ID you should change the email address on it and set up new account info in iTunes. That way your content will still be playable. If you haven't you can just ignore the old one and create a new one.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to smithrowe)

    The usage data that Apple collects does not amount to much, but you can turn it off in Settings/Privacy/Location Services/System Services (all the way at the bottom).

     

    You can also turn it off in iTunes, but this does not use over-the-air data. To do that connect the phone, right click on it in iTunes, and choose "Reset Warnings". The next time you sync you will be asked again and you can say "no".

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