Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 9:27 PM (in response to Rfkhalifa)
I agree. All I expect from Apple is to acknowledge there is a problem and potential timeline when they plan to fix it.
That is the least expectation from a multinational brand in terms of customer support and satisfaction.
I have not seen single official acknowledgement in this forum by Apple to indicate either an OS or hardware or Configuration problems for the battery drain issue with iPhone-5.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to tbkonwso)
Don't you guys realize this is Apple screwing around with their consumers. You mean to tell me they can't put a better battery in their device, let alone come out with an update that will address this issue?
Think about it, they change the dock connector and give you a garbage battery which means what? You need to buy additional chargers at $50!!
it is all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 9:35 PM (in response to tbkonwso)
I'm shocked. First day of good battery life http://imgur.com/RKpSO
Two hours were connected to Wi Fi but the rest was all LTE and 3G.
I'm pretty confused. It's like the phone has its periods lol. One days its happy the next it's not.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to tbkonwso)
I've had the same problem. I notice when you put the phone speaker up to your ear the one on the bottom of the phone you tend to hear a hissing sound, sometimes it goes away sometimes it don't. If you close all the apps that you have open It seems to stop.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 2:03 AM (in response to tbkonwso)
My i phone 5 battery has no problems whatsoever.. i got on ebay and bought a 12000mah external battery and leave i constantly tethered via the umbilical cord...problem solved... it actually lasts a full day now... in discussion with apple now to see if one day i might be able to uncouple it..not hopeful though
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to tbkonwso)
My battery life has been TERRIBLE. I'll be good to get 4-5 hours use. I fully charged it last night, took it off the charger and let it sit in standby. I woke up this morning and my battery had dropped from 100% to 85%. 15% drop in battery WITH NO USE. I have tried everything from diming my screen, closing apps, turning off notifications, turning off location services, still does no justice and takes the point out of having an iPhone. Does Apple even read these? Do they know? Judging from all the comments & disscussions here, this is a immediate issue. I don't think its the phones, its the software running them. There is a bug in iOS 6.0.2 that is a battery eater.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 9:24 PM (in response to tbkonwso)
I don't think the problem is with the icloud set up. I am not using any of the icloud features and still my phone is draining the battery like crazy. 15 minutes of use is almost equal to 10% of battery drain. I'm not happy with this problem. I wonder if I really need to replace this phone for another one ( another iphone 5 ).
How many people is having the same problem with the battery drain issue?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 9:43 PM (in response to Wadergillon8)
If your battery is draining rapidly it us likely you have a corrupted OS installed.
Thus is nothing intentional it is something that can occur on all types of computers. It is very easy to check for this type of corruption. Go to Settings>General>Usage. Scroll down a bit. You will see Standby and Usage times. Standby us the amount of time the device has been off the charger since the device was fully charged. Usage is the amount if time the device had been in use. If these times are identical or close then it is very likely that your device has OS problems. It needs to be restored. Now you can read Ht1414 on how to restore the device. But the key thing is to SET UP AS NEW. If you restore from a back up it will likely put the issue back on the device.
Now if your standby and usage are not similar you probably have auto lock set to never or 5 minutes and your brightness set too high.
ALSO if you live in a rural area that does not have nearby towers. Your device will expend more battery power trying to increase signal.
Apple.com/batteries may also help
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 2:48 AM (in response to Big Barlow)
I restored and set up as new three times, made sure not to download any backups, brought it in to Apple, had them restore as new...nothing worked. Had to get a new phone and have been avoiding downloading 6.0.2 on this one, it works fine.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to Jones Johnson12)
I am a bit confused about this forum hosted by apple, is this forum to track problems and update community about solution,action or is just a discussion board ?
Reason been the battery drain problem is plaguing numerous people across the world and yet not a single acknowledgement or guidance from apple team on this issue, are we all just wasting our time putting our concerns , issues here ?