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iPhone 5 battery draining very fast

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  • iphone 5 de antonio jose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to mhabashy)

    mi iphone 5 1 gb se le va la bateria en 5 horas desde que lo actualice al ios 6.0.2... yo ya no se que hacer como restaurarlo al ios 6.0.1 en el que me iba de escandalo y la bateria duraba el 400% mas que ahora!!! una solucion por favor!!1 o que saquen el ios 6.0.3 o el 6.1 pero que arreglen esto yaaaaa

  • io3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hola... mira yo tuve ese mismo problema. Si tuviste un iphone 4s antes del iphone 5, te recomiendo que hagas un backup en tu computador y lluego restaures el telefono a configuracion de fabrica (esto lo puedes hacer tu mismo siempre y cuando hayas comprado el i5 desbloquiado, de lo contrario debes acercarte a tu proveedor de telefonia celular para que te ayude con este paso). este paso me funciono a mi.

    Lo otro es volver a instalar el 6.0.2., o esperar que la bateria llegue a carga 10% y cargarlo.

    La otra forma es apagar el bluethooth, y las notificaciones que no sean necesarias puesto que esto te consume bastante bateria.

    Cambiar el telefono no va a funcionar, ya que he leido que muchos han cambiado el telefono y lo mismo. Esto mismo le paso el 4s y con una buena actualización se resolvió el problema al 98%.

    saludos,

  • Gruntkiller30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 2:05 PM (in response to mhabashy)

    I'm experiencing the same problem, with no app in the switcher, almost all apps off the notifications, my battery goes down really fast.

     

    My phone was in my pocket all day, on standby, I've used it randomly to lookup the time, read 5 text messages an read an email.

     

    I've been using my phone since Oct. with no problem whatsoever, but since yesterday, my battery keeps going down really fast, I partially solved my problem today by switching off cellular, but even then, I should'nt have to right ?

     

    I've included a screenshot of my phone usage, seems like it was doing background jobs all day (but no app was in the switcher...).

     

    Thing is, I haven't changed my habits, so why do I suddenly get 75% less battery time ???

     

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  • KC7GNM Level 4 Level 4 (2,720 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to Gruntkiller30)

    Gruntkiller30 wrote:

     

    I'm experiencing the same problem, with no app in the switcher, almost all apps off the notifications, my battery goes down really fast.

     

    My phone was in my pocket all day, on standby, I've used it randomly to lookup the time, read 5 text messages an read an email.

     

    I've been using my phone since Oct. with no problem whatsoever, but since yesterday, my battery keeps going down really fast, I partially solved my problem today by switching off cellular, but even then, I should'nt have to right ?

     

    I've included a screenshot of my phone usage, seems like it was doing background jobs all day (but no app was in the switcher...).

     

    Thing is, I haven't changed my habits, so why do I suddenly get 75% less battery time ???

     

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    Looking at your signal strength is a good indication of why. Your signal is marginal and when that happens the phone has to turn the power up on the cellular radio to maintain connection to the cell network. That is not an iphone problem but a carrier problem.

  • Gruntkiller30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 2:14 PM (in response to KC7GNM)

    But still, I've had my phone for 3 months now, why do I have this issue now ? I used to have 2 days of battery now I can't even keep it all on for half a day.

  • innokentiy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to mhabashy)

    Here is one more event in my life. I plugged off my iPhone from charger at 6pm. At december 31. Came to work I was busy so I dinnot have any chance even to txt or call.so at morning 5 am. Next year I had ******* 7%. !!!

  • jamminthepark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 7:36 PM (in response to mhabashy)

    My phone (iPhone 5, two months old) was bleeding battery power about 12 to 20% per hour. I wasn't using iCloud and have tried everything on this post + more , one at a time in last two days, all to make only minimal changes in battery endurance:

     

    Reboot device.

    Reset the phone and settings.

    Delete all remaning space with iShredder.

    Reset the phone again.

    Turn off LTE.

    Tone down brightness.

    Drain power and recharge.

    Turn off Notifications.

    Turn off Bluetooth.

    Turn off Push Notifications.

     

    ...and finally this. THIS IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME:

    Set all email, contact, calendar to FETCH every 15 minutes, instead of PUSH. In general and in each account Advance settings.

     

    Since this change, battery power only went down 1% in 52 minutes.

     

    Maybe this will help a few.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Message was edited by: jamminthepark to include the new battery power drop rate.

  • 3greythounds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to innokentiy)

    I am having the same problem.  I got my iPhone5 in November and I was so pleased with the battery life that I was beginning to think some of the issues I had heard about were resolved with the newer phones.  Well, I guess I was wrong.  Just two days ago I started having severe battery life issues.  I had charged my phone before going to bed and when I woke up, it was drained to below 10%.  I changed some of the settings hoping that would improve things and tried it again last night. When I got up this morning, my battery life was at around 15%.  Now this is while I am sleeping, so I am not using the phone at all.  I also don't understand why you have to modify all of these settings on the phone to attempt to conserve the battery.  What is the value of having such a high-tech and high-priced phone, if you have to scale back on any of the tools?  I am extremely disappointed and a confused as to why this just started two days ago. 

  • Gruntkiller30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:38 AM (in response to 3greythounds)

    I partially fixed the issue by turning off cellular data.

     

    Im heading the Apple store to tomorrow to get a new phone.

  • lacope Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to 3greythounds)

    My iPhone 5 is dropping. From 100 percent to less than 10 percent overnight. I have done all the power saving suggestions but it doesn't help. When I first received the iPhone 5 I was extremely happy with the battery life being almost 5 days without a charge. I was using it regularly tx/rx texts, web searches, phone calls. But over the last week the iPhone now battery is requiring charging twice a day. I agree that this should not be happening with a device this advanced. How can we get Apple to solve this problem and to resolve this before going to the competition?

  • 3greythounds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 1:19 PM (in response to lacope)

    You hit the nail on the head.  I was trying to determine which phone to buy - this one or the Galaxy SIII.  I hope I didn't make a wrong decision.  I thought since I had commited to Apple with my laptop, iPod, and iPad that this would be a logical purchase.  There is just no  explanation as to why it goes from functioning very well to completely unacceptable in a matter of days.  Apple should try to figure this out otherwise, some of the hot technology that is out there will be a serious consideration for former Apple fans.  I have read in many other posts that the operating system upgrade could be causing this - well I hope a patch is on the way soon. 

  • Islam Khan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:51 AM (in response to mhabashy)

    My Battery lasts only 5 to 6 hours max .. I don't want to keep two phones is there a way out .. I'm using 6.0.2 on iPhone 5 ..64gb.: Please help ..restore n other tricks don't work..i have tried them all

  • 3greythounds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to Islam Khan)

    Update - Yesterday, before bed, I turned everything off that updates automatically, pushes info and even turned off all of my apps.  So, this morning I woke up to 51% battery life.  That is still unacceptable because all I have at this point is a phone that can make and receive calls.  Everything else will require me to turn on the app or change the settings for any updates, alerts, etc to come in automatically.  Smart phone?  I don't know about that.  I can't imagine that there are any other fixes other than going back to the old operating system and deleting everything I currently have on my phone to see if that will work.  How can I lose half of the battery life in my 2 month old phone while I am sleeping?  I know I keep asking the same question, but it just seems so unreal to me. 

  • 3greythounds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to Gruntkiller30)

    Well, I am curious about your new phone.  Did you pick it up yesterday?  Did the store personnel give you any indication why this is happening or did they give you a new phone? 

  • cvea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 5:57 AM (in response to cvea)

    Update for everyone's benefit (not good news, but keep reading since misery likes company).

     

    I went to the Apple store armed with screenshots proving that the battery was losing 30% every hour.  Got a brand new iPhone (16G).  Full restore from iTunes.

     

    Day 1

     

    I fully charged the battery using Battery Doctor to monitor that not only I had achieved 100% as shown by the phone, but I had actually achieved the real 100% via trickle charge.

     

    Was very excited when I saw the following

    - Usage: 5h, 22m (!!); Standby 23h, 43m -- Battery 25%

     

    Alas, joy is fleeting.  I had spent most of my day at home on wifi.  As soon as I walked out of the house and started using LTE, the batter life started dropping precipitously:

    - Usage: 5h, 33m; Standby 1d, 0h -- Battery 20%

    - Usage: 5h, 51m; Standby 1d, 0h -- Battery 13%

    - Usage: 6h, 0m; Standby 1d, 0h -- Battery 10%

    - Usage: 6h, 36m; Standby 1d, 1h -- Battery 1%


    Basically, as soon as I stepped out of the house and moved from wifi to LTE, the phone lost 5% of battery in 11 minutes and in the end 25% in 1h.  Not cool.  Maybe wifi was good and LTE was bad? As I had yet to do a full charge / discharge I kept my fingers crossed.

     

    Day 4

     

    After a couple of full charge / discharge, still no good news - 80% discharge in 4h (or 20% per hour); better than my old 30% per hour, but still abismal.

     

    Day 6

     

    No new apps, nothing different in the phone, all of a sudden wifi battery life ***** too:

     

    On wifi:

    - Usage: 6m -- Battery 99%

    - Usage: 10m -- Battery 97%

    - Usage: 19m -- Battery 95%

    - Usage: 24m -- Battery 94%

    On LTE:

    - Usage 4h, 28m -- Battery 8%.  Again, 90% in 4 1/2h

     

    Conclusion:

    New phone on wifi seemed to last long, bad on LTE.  But then all of a suddden for no rhyme or reason, battery life on wifi is also bad (6% in 24m) and LTE continues to drain 90% in 4 1/2 h.

     

    I hope Apple is reading this.

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