6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2013 5:25 PM by patnodemj
patnodemj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am only getting about 5 hours of usage time out of a full charge on my iPhone 5.  I have tried all of the battery saving attempts.  Shouldn't I be getting more usage than this?


iPhone 5, Phone is a week old
  • 1. Re: Battery life
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,920 points)

    It depends how you are using the phone. Battery life specs:

     

    • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
    • Standby time: Up to 225 hours
    • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
    • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
    • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

     

    Note the "up to". These values assume a strong cellular signal. If you have less than 5 bars the cellular usage will be much shorter.

  • 2. Re: Battery life
    patnodemj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Most of my usage is Internet, Facebook, and messaging.  Does this average seem right to you or should I take it in to the Verizon store, since it is less than 10 days old?

    Thank you for your reply.

  • 3. Re: Battery life
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,920 points)

    Depending on your settings Facebook can use a huge amount of data, and use it in background. This can run the battery down quite fast. If you are using it continuously for 5 hours and the battery runs down significantly this could be in the normal range.

  • 4. Re: Battery life
    patnodemj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am sorry to keep bugging you.  What could I look at changing in my Facebook settings?  I don't use it constantly for 5 hours, but I assume it is running in the background. 

  • 5. Re: Battery life
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,920 points)

    If you have it set to get all updates, including photos, that can consume a lot of data. As a test try killing the Facebook background app and don't open it for a few hours. When on the Home screen double press the HOME button. A ribbon will appear at the bottom of the screen. If Facebook is not visible scroll the ribbon with your finger until it is, then hold your finger on it for a couple of seconds until a "-" appears on it. Then tap the "-" to kill the app and its background process.

  • 6. Re: Battery life
    patnodemj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will try that!  Thank you!