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how long does your iphone 5 battery last?

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Apple uy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 14, 2013 12:14 PM

I've Had my iPhone 5 for 1 month and I wanted To Know how much the battery last, so I did a test on it, so I started Sunday 12, 2013 fully charged the iPhone till 10:30 pm and lasted till today Tuesday 14, 2013 till 2:50 pm. My usage was 5 hours and 50 minutes. My standby was 1 day and 15 hours. It's that normal? I have a screen shot but I don't know how to post it here. I've had my brightness in auto, 4G, LTE OFF, location services on only for camera, Siri maps, and weather...

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,670 points)
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    May 14, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to Apple uy)

    Sunday to Tuesday is pretty good.  Of course it all depends on how much your phone communicates with the outside, and I don't just mean making calls or texting.  A lot of apps (Apple's and others) communicate with the web every day (e.g. icloud backups, if you have that turned on).  Battery life varies a lot depending on use and background activity.

  • LavArifi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 15, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to Apple uy)

    my iphone 5 battery yesterday:

     

    8h23min usage

    23h 5min stand by

     

    and still I had 21%

     

    if someone is interested I'll tell my steps

  • LavArifi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 16, 2013 1:01 AM (in response to Apple uy)

    here they are, hope this steps will help you:

    I downloaded SYSTEM UTL DASHBOARD(app store)

    look at the instructions at battery

    then I closed all apps and reboot

    then opened app SYSTEM UTL DASHBOARD, at battery settings turn ON ALARM WHEN FULL CHARGE

     

    turn on airplane mode until full charge( I used to charge my phone in this way at night when I go to sleep)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In my iphone I had differences with my battery life hope it will help u to,o)

     

    P.s sorry for my english.

  • BatteryFreak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 5, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to Apple uy)

    My first iPhone lasted 8-9 hours, but that was when I was on Edge. My iPhone now is on 4G and it only lasts about 6 hours with 20 hours of standby time. This is with light usage, such as texting, checking email, and Facebook and such. When I play games or stream videos on YouTube, the battery drops much quicker and I only get about 4-5 hours of usage on a full charge.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,535 points)
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    Jun 5, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to Apple uy)

    My battery usually lasts a day, unless I make heavy use of it. I charge it overnight, every night, so I know I will get through the next day. Just enjoy the phone and don't obsess about the battery life.

  • Shuey117 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 26, 2013 1:46 PM (in response to Apple uy)

    My iPhone 5 used to last the whole night and I would charge it every night. Lately, within the past two weeks or so, the battery life has decreased significantly down to about 4 hours with minimal use. Any reasons or suggestions for the sudden drop?

  • sean000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to Apple uy)

    My wife and I upgraded from the iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 a couple of months ago. So far my iPhone 5 seems to get significantly worse battery life than the 4 did, but my wife's phone does better. If we fully charge both phones and then unplug them, hers will still show 99% battery many hours later... while mine shows more like 77%. I do have more apps than she has, but they are all the same apps I had on the iPhone 4. I have disabled Siri as well as location services and notifications for many apps... but it just doesn't make much difference. I am going to start tracking the actual usage from full charge (without partially charging in between full charges as I often do). I'm pretty good about charging whenever I can, but there are many times when my iPhone 5 seems to go from 40% to completely dead in a matter of a few hours.

  • ac76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 2:12 AM (in response to LavArifi)

    Very useful!

    Many thanks!

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,180 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 2:57 AM (in response to Apple uy)

    I have managed to eke up to 4 days (~90 hours) away from the power bricklet.

     

    3G carrier link, WiFi for any Internet use - enable/disable as needed, Wireless Handsfree on BT for all calls, load only indispensable apps - Force Quit when done, no Push Notifications, Location Services off, 50% screen brightness, no music, 15 minutes of calls altogether.

     

    Boring, you'd say, but it was a readiness exercise in case of catastrophe where power weren't readily available. Could have done a bit more calls, as it still had 18% charge at the end. i5, 64GB.

  • iskandar15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to LavArifi)

    my result is NOT close to yours...

  • Appl3 fan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to Apple uy)

    Hi I've got an iPhone 5 too but my usage is 53 mins and 22% has gone my standby is 5 hours is this normal and is my battery broken someone please help

  • Vernatius Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 26, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to LavArifi)

    I am interested in your steps could you please tell me?

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