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iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4

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  • Faheem12 Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to holdrege)

    Surely if Apple was as quick to respond to this problem as they are at deleting the posts here then by now we could have been enjoying our phones.

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to Faheem12)

    i'm sad to report that my "good" battery life yesterday was a fluke, i'm back to 1% every 2.5 minutes again today..

     

    i am still convinced this is not a signal strength issue.. i was still seeing the exact same drop while in a coverage area of -55 DBm which is almost as good of signal strength that is possible.

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to Faheem12)

    i bet this topic would have twice the number of posts if it wasn't censored by Apple.

    Faheem12 wrote:

     

    Surely if Apple was as quick to respond to this problem as they are at deleting the posts here then by now we could have been enjoying our phones.

     

     

    EDIT: WOW, I just noticed the deleted all my screenshots of my push settings and icloud settings from yesterday

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to spyd4r)

    Spyd4r: are you thinking its a complete software issue? I can't believe they deleted those. Shady.

  • Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    im quite sure its completely software related.

    i've always said it was,and i think that not even apple knows how to fix this !!

    which would be disastrous for apple...

    so guess who i would fire then..??

    the guy in charge of ios..

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    They've had 2 months with me. I'm about to sell this flop and get a Note II.

     

    Apple you've dropped the ball on this and you're losing your loyal fans.

     

    Step your game back up. You were once industry leaders. You've lost your innovation and expected quality.

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:12 AM (in response to Keja3600)

    Yeah I have alwys been pretty convinced its all software related. The minute I updated my ip4 right before the 5 was released the battery completely changed. I mean, that's Pretty clear that there's a software issue

     

    My friend just sent me a screen cap with the caption IS THIS NORMAL!? It was at 37% 2 hrs 38 mins usage and like 3 hrs standby. WHAT !?! Crazy.

     

    Also, I m furious because my service provider texted me that I was 1 GB AWAY from my limit for this billing cycle. UMMMMM. can't they see there's a huge problem somewhere when up until sept 21 when I got the iPhone 5, my monthly usage was like 1GB. And now... It's 5?!? I'm not using it on cellular that much. That can't possibly be because of my usage. Something IS WRONG!! When you're device is messing with my monthly phone bill.. THAT'S NOT GONNA FLY.

  • iPhone4Lyf Calculating status...

    What i find strange is that, my friend hits 10 hours literally everyday without having to conserve anything. Ive done multiple restores which should have given me a better chance in getting a non-corrupted iOS 6 but to no avail.

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to iPhone4Lyf)

    It's obviously extremely strange that some people (most?) have good battery life. If

    You go to twitter and search iPhone 5 battery it's a mixed reaction. Mostly people confused as to why they have bad battery life on their iPhone 5. Everyone that I know personally has HORRIBLE battery life but doesn't do anything about it. Needless to say I have them ALL calling apple and filing complaints, getting new phones etc until this is fixed because its not right. 7 hrs.. Okay I'd take that... But 3-4!? That's OUTRAGEOUS! Dropping 10 percent in standby while I sleep. WHAT? That has never happened with my iPhone 3G or 4. Something is happening in the background on our phones. THAT I am convinced of

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    exactly!

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    @appleusertoday: the process that opens up in the background when you open safari, opens no matter what. Something that you do will always trigger webbookmarksd to open in the background even when safari is restricted/disabled. So it doesn't matter if you use chrome and restrict safari. Switching networks will open that process. So it really doesn't matter. It's sneaky and it will pop up safari or not. So (in my case) that doesn't help..

  • Faheem12 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    but the question is why some people get the battery drain and others dont even with the factory settings after reset and restoration? Why this process runs on only some handsets and not on others? or actually nothing to do with process and a large number of faulty hardware out there. As soon as I turn 3g off the battery life gets double, ie.e 8+hr usage instead of 3-4.

  • Faheem12 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:51 AM (in response to Faheem12)

    and this behaviour is consistent on all the 4 iphone5's I have so far. shame on you Apple. solve it or go sell some fish n chips, you no more seem to understand in's and out's of your own products.

  • amyleemelinda Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to holdrege)

    I recently "upgraded" to an iPhone 5 from an iPhone 4.  When at home and in my office at work, I have considerably less network signal with the iPhone 5 than I do with the iPhone 4.  The battery on the new iPhone 5 depletes quite quickly - and yes, I have LTE disabled so my phone does not die in under half a day.  If I am out walking around, it's better, but still not as good as the iPhone 4. 

     

    I am on the Rogers network in Ottawa and I work DOWNTOWN.  There's no reason why I only have one signal bar in my office with the iPhone 5 but with the iPhone 4, I had full bars.  I'm in the same office, and both phones have vastly different signal strengths.

     

    Also, for work I have a BlackBerry. When it sits right beside my iPhone 5 on my desk, it has all 5 bars, and my iPhone 5 only has 1 (with LTE turned off).

     

    What's going on?

  • nessdunk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is it okay to have wifi on at all times?

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