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  • 3,465. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    PT1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can't ******* believe this look at this that also came out on the same day a the update "great battery life without great big battery" that's rubbish

  • 3,466. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    ijim1954 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I never paid any attention to my battery life.  Bought the iphone 5 in Sept.  Did the 6.1.3 a couple of days ago and, WHAM,  my battery life went to half of what it was previously.......no doubt, no bull, no question!!!!

    Jobs is gone!

  • 3,467. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Shahd Elfatih Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi guys,

     

    Here's a COPY from a post in another forum. A lot of fellows in that forum reported positively to the solution suggested by Markbob917.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    COPY START,

     

    Timurjonchik

    Mar 21, 2013 9:04 PM

    Last night I updated my iPhone 4S to a iOS 6.1.3 and now it drains my battery in extremely fast manner. As I started signing in to write this question from my iPhone I already lost 13% of my battery. I never had a problem with a battery and ive been using iphones since the first one. i miss my morning class because of it because my alarm clock didn't because my phone was dead. Please fix it or have no choice but buy Samsung GS4

    iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3

    This solved my question by Markbob917  on Mar 23, 2013 12:32 PM

     

    I can confirm mine is now fine.

    Go to settings

    Mail, contacts, calendars

    Go into iCloud and turn all switches to OFF one by one make sure you save all to iPhone though not just delete

    Then go to each other mail account and repeat this procedure again making sure you select keep on iPhone not the delete option

    Once they're all turned to off check your calendar to see if everything is missing off it and then you need to do a hard reset by holding the home button and the on/off button until the phone turns itself off.

    Once it's come back on go back into settings and mail and turn each switch (or each you want) back to ON.

    Then make sure all your apps are closed lock the phone and leave it for 30 mins and then check the battery hopefully if like mine it shouldn't of dropped at all

     

    This worked for me hopefully it will work for others out there

    See the answer in context

    I have this question too (25) Categories: Basics  Tags: ios, update, battery, drainage, died, 6.1.3

     

    COPY END.

  • 3,468. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    interesting... and pathetic apple can't figure this out.. if it is an account issue.

  • 3,469. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Dom1958 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In all fairness to Apple, I upgraded to 6.1.3 and my battery is perfectly fine. I can do 1.5 days of regular use (not using games like Angry Birds - I love it) from a full charge. Tha isgood enogh for me.

    Dom

  • 3,470. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    ijim1954 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well that settles it.  Dom is happy so we can all forget the problem now!!!!

  • 3,471. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    rfry09 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I came across this thread:  https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4907710?start=0&tstart=0

     

    The "fix" described in that thread is not terribly invasive or difficult (although many of my email accounts would not turn off and stay off, requiring several reboots).  I can't swear yet that this method works, but I've been off the charger for nearly a full day and still have 67% battery left, and the usage meter says 3 hours and 34 minutes (mostly wifi, but some 4G/LTE).

     

    Post replies to this thread if you try this method...

  • 3,472. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    ijim1954 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This will sound crazy......I realized I had downloaded a new app the same day I had upgraded to 6.1.3.

    Being suspiciuos of that app,  I removed it this morning and 10 hours later it is still at a charge of 68%.

    The app was a scanning app called REDLASER.  Could be a coincidence but thought I'd pass it on.

  • 3,473. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Ezsasa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Had the same problem of battery drain with my new iphone 5 , updated to 6.1.3. Could see the battery dropping fast every 5 mins.This is on day 1 of the purchase.

    Have been going thru the fixes mentioned in MANY of the posts available.

     

    My 2 cents on the subject :

    1) Reset the network settings

    2) Fully discharged the battery and did a full recharge to 100%

     

    Got thru the day without having to recharge.

    Got 14Hr 30 Mins from a full charge along with 1 Hr 45 Mins of Google Maps usage which used up 40% of battery.

     

    This is without using 3G, I'm sure it will drain the battery faster.

  • 3,474. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Daryl Ng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been using my iPhone 5 (6.1.3) with Wi-Fi excessively for 30 mins with only half-brightness, the battery only decrease by 3%!

  • 3,475. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    PT1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's good but my iPhone losses more than that just on standby and to top things off the sounds broken now and I've tried everything that's meant to sort  it out and it hasn't so I'm going to have to get it replaced however I'm at my holiday home and the nearest apple store is 3hrs

  • 3,476. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Dom1958 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all

     

    Re Iphone 5 battery issue - My latest experience

     

    I tried many things posted all over th net to resolve my battery problem. I thaught I had resolved it but last week I was in London and by 2 pm my battery was down to 25%. I walked into the covent garden Apple store. I waited one hour to see one of their experts. He tested the phone and said there is a fault with the battery. He gave me a new one on the spot and since then it has been perfect, I get 2 days of heavy use.

     

    My conclusion is that , simply, they have an issue with the Iphone 5 battery

     

    DOM

  • 3,477. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Daryl Ng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So that means all iPhone 5s' battery have fault in it?

  • 3,478. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Dom1958 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not necessarily, all I am stating is my experience. I can see that many have the same problem and I suspect that they ciould have had a batch of batterries from a dodgy supplier.

     

    A battery drain resulting in the phone not lasting 1.5 to 2 days is abnormal. The suggestions I have seen to tun this and that off are silly. Yes if you turn the phone off it will last a long time.

     

    Based on my experience I would recommend all that have a problem to go to an Apple Store if they can or get the phone exchanged under warranty until they get one with a battery that works.

     

    Dom

  • 3,479. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    tvam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is indeed the last apple product I will buy. I love the iphone 5. But what is the point without a battery. I'm seriously thinking a out relegating the 5 for home wifi use and go purchase a galaxy or android for out and about. I'm tired of monitoring the battery, tired of walking with extra batteries and just win disappointed. May Steve Jobs rest in peace. All his hard work is being undone by incompetence.