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Ios7 battery drain

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Marx26 Calculating status...
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Sep 25, 2013 1:36 PM

After updating from ios 6 to ios 7, i already experience a horrible battery i the only one? I already tried the ones i read in the web such as turn off the parallax etc. but still my ip5's battery still *****.can u please sight your comments many hours pf usage and standby your iphone can have now that it is ios7 vs ios6?


Before i can have 8 hrs usage and 12 hrs standby..


Now, ican only have 3 to 4 hrs usage with 4hrs staandby

iPhone 5, iOS 7
  • jozefizso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 25, 2013 2:07 PM (in response to Marx26)

    I can get up to 5:30h of usage time and 12h stand by time on mine iPhone 5, but iPad 2 with iOS 7 is draining battery like crazy.

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,185 points)
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    Sep 25, 2013 2:10 PM (in response to Marx26)

    Let your phone completely die out of battery where your phone powers off.


    Then charge your phone fully without using it.

  • MarkRKY17 Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2013 5:52 AM (in response to Marx26)

    I finally figured out that the upgrade had turned off the auto lock feature on my iPad. When I closed the cover, the iPad wasn't going to sleep. Changing that setting helped (along with all the suggestions like turning off location services for certain apps, disabling background app uploading and Bluetooth--also turned on by the upgrade--etc.).

  • sunking101 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to Marx26)

    None of the 'tips' or 'tricks' work for me. Four clean installs later and either iOS7 somehow broke my battery, or the software is a battery hog. One or the other because my battery life is woeful and it's only going to get worse with charging my battery three times a day. How long will it last with that abuse??

  • mr martin Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to Marx26)

    Me too.  I upgraded to iOS7 and my battery drains much quicker even after changing all the settings recommended by Apple to improve battery life.


    Many people around the world are unhappy with iOS7. 


    Submit your feedback to Apple's iPhone product team at:


    Spread the word, more people need to tell Apple they are unhappy with iOS7 and hopefully Apple will either fix the problems or let us downgrade to iOS6.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 6:41 AM (in response to Marx26)

    There are some articles what to do in the settings to optimise the battery usage:

    • Disable the parallax effect that gives the home screen that 3D look by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion.
    • Turn off the background app refresh for at least some of your apps by going to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
    • Turn off AirDrop by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and selecting the toggle in the Control Center.
    • Go to Settings > Notification Center and toggle off any apps that you don’t want to include.

  • sunking101 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 6:43 AM (in response to LexSchellings)

    Have you read the responses in this thread??

    I did ALL the tricks and followed ALL the tips days ago. They only slightly helped. My phone has a massive problem on iOS7.

  • mr martin Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to LexSchellings)

    Check this article as well for a range of settings that you can disable to help improve battery life:


  • RCP3_FSO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 7:16 AM (in response to Marx26)

    Seems to have crapped out my battery - not drainign quickly, but the battery meter was for crap.  After upgrade to 7, it would show 100% battery all day, for about three or four days.  Then woke up Tue or Wed and it showed 2% after being plugged in all night.  Wouldn't go above 2% though the phone stayed on an worked fine all day long.  Yesterday while traveling found an article / post from someone that 7.0.2 seemed to have corrected their battery problem.  When I arrived home on my wf-fi network I started the update, and mid-update it just crapped out, as though because the battery meter marker is showing wrong it somehow doesn't want to complete the install, wants me to plug in if I unplug it, but never will re-start.  Tried connecting to iTunes on my computer but because it won't shut one, iTunes won't recognize it.  SOMETHING IS WRONG with the OS, some incompatibility with whatever hardward plugs into or recognizes battery levels, etc.  The battery had decent life, and I carried a back-up for it.  IT never ever just stopped charging. 

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to sunking101)

    Yes I have read this thread, I answered to Marx not you.

    You probably have the iPhone4 although you cry but give no details. If you tried "everything" then you did not read other posts here, I repeat what I have said there: during the beta testing of iOS/ there has been published on sevral mac sites, that the iPhone4 and 4s will be slowed down considerably, and that you better wait for several updates of iOS7 to upgrade.

    And btw we are users here, not Apple. You can write a feedback to Apple, they will not answer but they will read all feedbacks.

    No shouting here, calm down.

  • sunking101 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 9:02 AM (in response to LexSchellings)

    I actually have a 3-month old iPhone 5 and yes, I have indeed tried everything. I am sick of being made out to be some kind of moron who can't adjust a few settings like others have done to 'cure' the problem. I have adjusted ALL the settings and what's more, I have done FOUR clean installs without using a backup. There is positively nothing else that I can try in order to stop my severe battery drain. Period.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to sunking101)

    The only thing anybody can see is how you behave here and wat you post here.

    The original poster is Marx. And you hang clamped on the outside of the bus.

    Your problem now: if the iPhone you have is 3 months old you have warranty,  bring it back and have it replaced.

  • Deadcowboy Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to Marx26)

        I am having the same problem with my iPhone5, just updated to iOS7, but I have been disappointed with the battery life with my iPhone since I got it, however I do use the crap out of it, on the upside it does charge fast.

        I read an article suggesting setting the iPhone up as a new device and then restore form a back up. I have not tried this yet, but I am skeptical whether is will work or not, like you nothing I have tried improved battery life, but my felling about it, is why have all these features just to shut them off?

    If you are close to an Apple Store the Genius Bar can run a battery test to see if you have a faulty battery.

    I did that a few month after I got my iPhone5, but they said it was working fine?

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