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How I solved the iPhone 5 battery draining too fast

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Dec 30, 2012 11:19 AM

I posted how I stopped the battery usage drain on my recent iPhone 5 16GB purchase using iOS 6.0.2 on another thread here on Apple's support forum:



I have created a new thread since reading through 67 pages of complaints and partial solutions might consume too much time for some folks:



Dec 29, 2012 5:07 PM (in response to mhabashy)




Purchase history:

I just got my iPhone 5 this week (Dec 23, 2012) after deciding to use a customer appreciation email from the president of Rogers Wireless Network stating all fees would be waived (including upgrade) plus he would include a $100 Shopping Channel gift credit! I got to the store and discovered there was a further $50 rebate, which means I made $10.23.



I got the iPhone 5 16GB. I used iTunes to restore all my Apps and files. I noticed a battery drian that was way out of whack! (along with something else) I erased all content and settings then restored with iCloud. Same thing, no change. I did all sorts of stuff to figure out who was the culprit. I have narrowed it down to removing all Gmail accounts from Mail. My gmail accounts were the only emails that would fetch. All the others would have data pushed. My settings for notifications, brightness strength were set to normal and I used GPS to locate a coyote in town, along with 2+ hours constant internet use at doctors' office, etc, etc. The battery drain was similar to what my iPhone 4 would have used, possibly even less, even though it needs more energy to power the larger screen.


Exact Culprit:

Whether Gmail is the culprit or the fetch feature, I don't know, but the fetch and gmail on my iPhone4 with iOS 6.0.1 is not an issue.


Additional Issues:

Other issues that I am aware of with the iPhone 5 using iOS 6.0.2 is the fact that sometimes it will not charge when plugged into the computer USB port and even the 120V wall outlet. I would have to unplug and replug it in.




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PS:  WOW, is this LTE FAST!  I've clocked download speeds of 37Mbps, and upload at 29Mbps via


iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2





There are replies to my original post that you might want to read.



Slavko Miladinovic

iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2
  • Rfkhalifa Calculating status...



    Tried all suggestions, nothing works, improved lil bit, but compare to my old iphone 4, iphone 5 is very bad in term of battery life..



    Battery is usage on MY iphone5 ,, from 100 to 45%:

    Usage 2hrs

    Stand by:  14hours

    Where is the promise of 225 stand by hours APPL??



    On the other HAND:

    My Iphone 4 100- 70, two days back..

    Usage 2hours

    Stand by : 1 day 3 hours


    Any other suggestion??

  • Kaka Dongguan Calculating status...

    Hi Friends,


    I have found a solution for my iPhone battery life: recharge the battery until reach 80 to 90%. Make a full recharge just once a month (IOS 6 User's Guide). It takes few days to see the improvements.


    Now my battery life is over 15 hors with a single charge.


    Hope it will be helpful

  • Dartiesdad Calculating status...



    What happens when you turn off all the apps that you have running?  You knw that evertime you tap an app it stays open until you physically close it - just because it "disappears" doesn't mean it's not running.


    This is done by double-clicking your bottom button.  Then pushing on any icon until a red circle with a white bar appears, when you tap on each of these icons they will shut down.


    This will prevent them from using loaction services, running ads and so forth.


    It's my basic process on my iPhone 4.



  • catherine201 Calculating status...

    Hi, so funnily enough after 4 phone technicians at Apple (2 senior) said all your info is just gone I am sorry. I was so frustrated with them as he would not help me do really basic stuff that the guys in the Apple store had helped me with, I ended up saying forget it you are being so unhelpful and hung up.  I took it to the local franchise MullumMac store ( a small hippy town in Mullumbimby Australia) and the guy there was able to put it all back on my phone. Go figure. Not sure yet if the draining problem is till as bad as the house I'm in just for a couple of weeks has terrible reception and that can also drain the battery more.

  • mollyp1969 Calculating status...

    I'm going to try this as my iPhone 5 battery life is depressingly bad.

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