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  • 1,785. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Phil Rogers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Come on guys!  With all due respect to everyone here...

     

    You've got to be kidding me!!  Is this a microsoft support site?

    Remember the jokes from a decade back?  "If Microsoft built a car it wouldn't run on gasoline...etc."

    Well look at us now.  We think it's fine to have an LTE phone where we turn off the LTE.  Great bluetooth service, but make sure you turn it off!  The brightest screen out there, but turn down the brightness.

     

    I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT.  This is just dumb.  And I can't believe so many people are saying, "I've turned this off, and I've turned that off....etc."  That's like sitting in your house in the dark.  Or keeping your car parked in the garage to get better gas mileage.

     

    I refer back to my previous post.  The new Apple toaster....revolutionary!  As long as you DON'T try to make toast!

     

    They need to fix it. 

  • 1,786. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I am with Phil 100%. I could care less what anyone says. The battery performance of this phone is the worst of any phones I've ever owned in my life. It's not something that I can look past. They sold me a product that is not functioning as advertised. I am not nitpicking because its an hour off of the advertised battery time... It's HOURS off. I am an optimistic person but the people that I've spoken with (apple) didn't make it sound so likely that there was a software fix for it coming our way... I'm not mad anymore.. I'm disappointed and just want it fixed.

     

    CALL APPLE

     

    I don't care if there are 10 of us or 1,000 of us. There is an issue that WE didn't create. So THEY need to fix it.

  • 1,787. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Drewtime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I totally agree with you guys, but after reading many of the posts here some people that call apple say one thing and some say they said another. So in the end we are back right where we started, which is not knowing what the problem is. Like many of us I would rather not get into the hoop jumping of making countless appointments with apple if in the end changing phones won't even fix the problem( which by reading many of these posts doesn't fix it).

     

    Its really starting to get on my nerves that a company that prides themselves on the "get what you pay for" form of marketing and setting their price point in the "premium" arena is starting to give us economy products for that top dollar price. In the end the best I can say trick me once shame on you, trick me twice shame on me.

     

    I honestly with that I never broke my iphone 4 because it was the best phone I have owned. But when it broke and apple offered to replace the phone for 150 I figured I would be an idiot not to spend the extra 50 bucks and get the 5. But apparently I am starting to think that wasn't the best decision.

  • 1,788. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Bellatone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Checking in again with yet another update, my fellow disappointed iPhone 5 brothers.

     

    Charger plugged in, 100% with plug icon.

     

    Unplugged charger, dropped to 99% immediately.

     

    iPhone went from 100% to 95% in 15 minutes just going through the settings menus.

     

    Powered down, powered back up, magically it's at 99%.  One minute later, 98%.  Two minutes later 97%.

     

    This is definitely a software issue that can be fixed IMO.  It better be.

     

    On another note, did you hear Apple is the laughing stock of Samsung in the UK?  Apple lost their appeal to the infringement suit because the judge said the Galaxy 10.1 is obviously not as "cool" as the iPad.  LMAO.  Subsequently, Apple now legally has to make a public British apology to Samsung by placing ads in British newspapers and on the Apple UK site for the next six months.

     

    Karma's a *****, ain't it Apple?  ***** to be you.

  • 1,789. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    AppleKnowItAll Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Yeah since I upgraded to IOS on my IPOD the battery is draining, but I have had my ipod for a year and a half

  • 1,790. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Bellatone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also again I forgot to reiterate the phone does not just dwindle with cellular data on.  WiFi alone does it too so I don't know why so many of you are saying it only applies to cellular.

     

    But since you are also having problems with cellular, listen up Apple:

     

    In your own App Store, go to #36 of the top paid apps.  It's called 360° Panorama.

    View their screen shots, mkay?  It's a very simple progression of time and battery loss posted on your own App Store for the world to see, you nimrods.

     

    10:44 am:  36%

    10:45 am:  35%

    10:48 am:  32%

    11:05 am:  23%

     

    Now are you bright-eyed tech reps seriously going to try to convince us that is normal activity?

    If so, you're a lot more naive than I thought.

  • 1,791. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Bellatone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For anyone who can't do math, the above is about 38-39% per hour (exactly 13% per 21 minutes).

    So basically, that person's phone will last about 2.5 hrs on 4G.  This is your so-called 8 hours on 4G?  You should be tried in American courts for committing fraud.  You have sold a lie.

  • 1,792. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    AppleKnowItAll Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hey hey hey calm down dude this may be due to your own fault turn your brigtness down.

    This could have been you damaging the battery tips below:

    Try to charge when dead and when charging charge it full, do not charge it halfway drain it then charge it halfway just charge the iphone fully.

    If the problem continuos take it in to somewhere and do not go in there with you big mouth shouting the odds be calm

    Bellatone wrote:

     

     

     

    In your own App Store, go to #36 of the top paid apps.  It's called 360° Panorama.

    View their screen shots, mkay?  It's a very simple progression of time and battery loss posted on your own App Store for the world to see, you nimrods.

     

    10:44 am:  36%

    10:45 am:  35%

    10:48 am:  32%

    11:05 am:  23%

     

    Now are you bright-eyed tech reps seriously going to try to convince us that is normal activity?

    If so, you're a lot more naive than I thought.

    Do not use abuse

  • 1,793. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    HSUEA001 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    mine seems fine... went down to 50% by the end of the day with moderate use...

    so what exactly are u doing from 10:44 to 11:05?  Perhaps there is something in yoru settings that is sucking your phone dry...

  • 1,794. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Tim Pentreath Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    iphone5rocks wrote:

     

    Good news for a change. My extreme battery drain problem on standby is probably over. After deactivating having skype operate in the background, making a skpe call to set the change and then logging out of skype just to be sure, battery drain seems more normal.

     

    Using, Skype almost caused me to make another appointment with the genius bar to figure out what was going on.

     

     

    Thank you Tim Pentreath. You saved me a lot of trouble.

    Good to hear it! Glad to be of service in some small way... :-)

  • 1,795. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Mcovee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Delete the PODCAST APP. I'm pretty sure this is what was killing my battery. I deleted it and noticed a huge difference. I went from four hours of usage to eight or nine hours. Downcast is a better podcast app and can be set to update once a day when I,m at home. iTunes is also a good way to update your podcasts. I try not to install any apps that are constantly scanning the net for updates, notifications  or new episodes of podcasts that I subscribe to .

        I had my phone checked at the apple store and they said it was fine. I was told it was a problem with iOS 6 and that the next update should fix the problem. I hope that's true because I waited a long time for this phone. When I do get up to 8 hours of usage its usually just a few text and a couple of hours of listening to podcast or music. I'm suppose to get 40 hours of audio playback and "up to " ten hours of web browsing . That's a joke I bet if I could kill my battery in couple of hours on the web. I love this phone but I hate that I need to take my charger with me everywhere I go if I plan on using some of its awesome features. Turning off your notifications, cellular data, wifi, Bluetooth, and locations services is not a reasonable solution. This phone was suppose to be ..... Better?

  • 1,796. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    bnsmith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just thought I'd share this here.  I had really great battery life the first two days I got my iPhone 5.  Then it just seemed to dwindle right before my eyes when I did anything on it at all.  I tried everything I could think of short of a restore.  Then I saw a post about someone's Safari sync accross iCloud was causing their problem and they turned it off and they had their battery life back again.  I tried it because I have about a bazillion tabs open on my computer and iPad so I could see how that might be causing a drain.  Yesterday I turned it off and I got 17hrs and 11min. out of it with normal usage!!  It was at about 3%!  I was so excited and I thought I'd share since maybe it could help someone else!

  • 1,797. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    vrs626 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's his fault that his battery is draining at an unreasonable rate because he didn't turn down the brightness? Do you honestly believe the nonsense that you're posting? Why have a phone with a great screen when you have to turn down the brightness just to get it to last more than a couple of hours?

  • 1,798. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    AppleKnowItAll Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Its his own fault because of that and because of the appliances he has open

    Why did you even buy an apple product in the first place, its seems your to stuipid for one

  • 1,799. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    vrs626 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Appliances? You were saying something about "stupid"?