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iPhone 5 short battery life?

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  • Joelloh56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to Only XM)

    So the thingy is,  doing a clear restore- update all outdated apps- and charge overnight? Are you on 6.1?

  • Joelloh56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to Only XM)

    Please stat that particular system status app ur referring so the others might as well figure out the culprit of all this battery consuming.!

  • Only XM Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 7:39 AM (in response to Joelloh56)

    I am on 6.1, the problem started under 6.02 a few weeks ago.  I first tried the restore and used a prior backup. Did not work.

     

    The app is called System Status.  There is a free (lite) version.  I got the $1.99 version.  Here's the link:

     

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/system-status-activity-monitor/id401457165?mt=8

     

    Again, under iPhone 5, the app showed no unusual CPU usage, but it did when I had a battery problem with the iPhone 4.

  • Joelloh56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to Only XM)

    So if restoring isn't helping, u mean by updating all outdated apps helps you to get all the amazing battery life?

     

    Please keep update of ur status

  • Only XM Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 8:09 AM (in response to Joelloh56)

    Sort of.  I always update my apps.  It was not until the last two I mentioned above that the phone seems to be running as it should.  My guess -- and it's only a guess -- is that some app was affecting the battery life.  I expected to see it in the CPU usage of the System Status app, but did not.  Can an app cause a conflict and adversely affect the battery?  Maybe.  But I can tell you up until the last two apps were updated, it was running very warm to hot, and draining incredibly fast.  It's been less than two days, but it seems OK.  The last app I updated was the Apple REMOTE app.  If you have that app, try updating or deleting it to see if it helps (you can always add it again).  I cannot say for sure if that app was the cause, or perhaps until it was updated it conflicted with another....

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    Jan 31, 2013 8:31 AM (in response to Kelly Siech)

    I have ALL apps up to date since i got my iPhone 5, the CPU is showing a normal usage when i launch System Status...I dont have a problem while my phone is sitting on stand by mode. The problem is when i start using it...

     

    So far today 3:30 hours Usage and 7 hours stand by and battery is down to 46%..very poor battery performance.

  • ttayaa Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2013 1:18 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)

    I've been experiencing short battery life on iphone 5 too and its really bothering me. I always charged it overnight and it was 100% in the morning,  and its 4pm now and i only have 12% left. The battery wont even last me the whole day! I didnt do anything special on my phone and i constantly close all the apps after using it. The LTE is off and i updated my phone to iso 6.1, my sister has the 4s with iso 6.1 too and at the end of the day, she will have about 30% left while i have none. Is this a common software problem or should i go in the apple store to exchange it?

  • Joelloh56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 9:07 PM (in response to Only XM)

    I just updated all my apps and this is how it goes.

     

    Time since last full charge

    Usage    4 hours 13 minutes

    Standby 6 hours. 3 minutes

    I'm now at 64%

  • romanp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 9:41 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)

    Here is what have solved my battery drain issue. I have turned off bluetooth, tuned off push to all my emails and switched to manual. Now I can go for 2 days on one charge, before I could do only about 5 hours. Sad but what can you do...  They don't have Steve Jobs anymore to kick their behind and come up with a great product. This is my last Iphone period

  • Ancinek Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to Kelly Siech)

    OK. Wow.

    Yesterday after 15h standby and 7h of use I had like 30% in the end of the day.

    Today- after 7standby and 4of use - 20% now.

    Where is the problem?!?!

    I just noticed that if I use clash of clans game too many times my battery drains much faster! But I actually only play like 5 min and then close the game- yeah: close. And after some time(1-2h) I play another 5 min.

    SO I was playing the game today for ~30-40 min MAX.

  • vanagsg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to Kelly Siech)

    2 days after update to iOS 6.1 battery for my iPhone 5 is empty after 5 hours without any use. From 20% drops to 0% in half hour.

    Now I switched off automatic carrier search - it helps at moment. Now phone will not stay very hot without using it.

  • JohnSpasm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to vanagsg)

    Can you point where is that setting to switch automatic carrier off? Please

  • vanagsg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to JohnSpasm)

    Settings -> Carrier

    5th from top, Selected Automatic off and selected my operator from list.

  • JohnSpasm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)

    I figured it, thanks...LETS TRY EVERYTHING!!! this is so ridiculous!

  • vanagsg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:46 PM (in response to JohnSpasm)

    Problems with my iphone 5 stared after 6.1 update ONLY. Before was +/- ok.

    Tomorrow I will test situation after full charge, to see is the same or not as before. And after switch on Authomatic Carrier setting.

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