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iPhone 5 battery draining very fast

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  • jaazwaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 5:34 AM (in response to inblues4u)

    I was getting almost 8 usage and standby was almost 1 day

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,600 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 7:13 AM (in response to jaazwaz)

    jaazwaz wrote:

     

    Okay, when should I charge my phone? At what percentage?

    It doesn't matter. Charge it when convenient. I have always charged my iPhones overnight, every night. I start the day with 100%, and, unless I use the phone a lot, I have useable charge left at bed time. Sometimes, if I am at my desk, I will charge the phone for a while just to be safe. This has worked for 7 years.

  • INNRCHLD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 7:48 AM (in response to inblues4u)

    My battery life was as poor on 6.1.4 as it was on 6.1.3. Around midnight I put on 7.0 and will be observing. If you look up my user name I began a new thread specifically on this topic regarding iphone 5 data spike, battery drain 6.0 bug? .. although it seems other I0'S are afflicted. I began this thread as it's for people who have tried / done it all and are still suffering / baffled and why I feel it should be addressed to those we've paid to administer to it. I love my phone and prefer my carrier but I never had any issues with these problems until 6.0. I had to put in yet another call to AT&T yesterday and they completely agreed my problems obviously began at 6.0, I was hardly alone and yes, Apple needs to address this until it's fixed to everyone's satisfaction. It's beyond our troubleshooting capacity.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,600 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to INNRCHLD)

    If the problem "obviously" began with iOS 6, how do you explain this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2450738, with the first post on June 5, 2010, when the current version was 3.1.3? I think the technical term for what AT&T told you was a "brush-off". AT&T has been failing to deal with this problem for over 3 years. Coincidentally, I am sure, with AT&T dropping their unlimited data plan for new phones, which also went into effect in June, 2010.

  • INNRCHLD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to jaazwaz)

    I don't think every phone is stricken but looking at all the posts I feel the majority have been. I'm watching my new ios 7 and hope I'll fall in that minority.

    inblues4u, I'm very sorry to read you are still stuck. ugh!

  • Naveed A.K Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 26, 2013 12:20 AM (in response to mhabashy)

    Successfuly updated to iOS 7 on my iphone 4G 16GB works perfectly (maybe more smooder then the iOS6).

     

    Haven't found no battery issues getting the same timings (around 7 hours of active usage and 23-24 hrs of standby), also maybe my battery timing got better around 10%...

     

    The new iOS is kind of cartoonish but still something new after a long time

     

    The new control center is great as we can directly control wifi, bluetooth, screen turning effect, do not disturb mode and flight mode, so we do not have to go all the way into settings.

     

     

    The people who are complaining about battery usage problem have a hardware issue for sure as i did not encounter these issues..

     

    After updating i did not have to reset my phone, no keyboard typing issues, no itunes issues,,, in fact no issue's my phone just works the same way as it did on iOS 6... so dont understand why people have issues after updating and have ro reset the phone or etc 

     

     

    anyway love it and recommend to update to everyone <3

  • Doug Lerner2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,030 points)
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    Sep 28, 2013 5:57 PM (in response to mhabashy)

    Even with all "battery optimizations" in place, the battery time is definitely much worse in iOS 7.02 than in iOS 6 on my iPhone 5.

     

    I'm only getting about 6.6. hours of useage time now, compared to 8-9 hours before.

     

    doug

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,600 points)
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:11 PM (in response to Doug Lerner2)

    I get better battery life with iOS 7.x. You need to find and kill the background process that is stuck.

  • Doug Lerner2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,030 points)
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:19 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    That's not the issue in my case. Even with processes killed and even with a full iPhone restart my battery life is definitely 25 to 30 percent less under iOS 7 then it was under iOS 6.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,600 points)
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:26 PM (in response to Doug Lerner2)

    It is the issue in your case. You just haven't found the offending function yet. Killing processes does not stop built in apps from running in background. It never has. There is a new capability in iOS 7 to block background processes of applications. Have you used that feature? Do you have an MS Exchange account? If so, have you turned it off, rebooted, and turned it back on? Have you tried turning off Bluetooth, rebooting, and turning it back on? Likewise WiFi? I've also seen reports about Safari bookmark sync using power if there are corrupt bookmarks. You can try turning bookmark sync off. there are probably a bunch more things to check (it's a really complicated device), but these are the ones most often reported. There are also additional System Services that can use power. Have you reviewed them?

  • Doug Lerner2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,030 points)
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:34 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    Yes, I have blocked background processes of applications - except for MyFitnessPal, which requires it or it can't track your progress. But I make sure the application is quit when I'm not running it. All the other apps have background app refresh turned off.

     

    I do not have an MS Exchange account.

     

    I have turned off Bluetooth. Bluetooth is something which iOS 7 and the iOS 7.02 upgrade turn on by default, whether you had it turned off or not. I have no Bluetooth devices.

     

    I have rebooted.

     

    I used wi-fi mostly, becaue I am usually at home.

     

    I don't have Safari bookmark sync turned on.

     

    I really did go through all the recommendations in all articles to elimination the new power drainers.

     

    I'm telling you, iOS 7 simply uses more battery than iOS 6 does.

     

    I've been able to consistently measure this every day.

     

    doug

  • muon25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 4:34 AM (in response to mhabashy)

    Since installing iOS7, the battery on my iPhone 5 has been draining very fast while using it on 3G in the order of 1% every 1-2 minutes. Standby and WiFi usage seem to be fine.

  • samwillhelp Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 4:38 AM (in response to mhabashy)

    Here are some tips to improve the battery life: http://helpios7.com/ios-7-battery-issues/

  • sunking101 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to Doug Lerner2)

    I'm with Doug on this.

    iPhone 5 user here who experienced absolutely zero problems with iOS6. Now, after four clean installs and with EVERY battery saving 'trick' enabled, I still struggle to get 6 hours of usage time. iOS7 did this to my phone and regardless of some other people experiencing no problems, the fact remains that I *have* got problems and I have no settings engaged that I shouldn't have.

  • CJB14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to jaazwaz)

    I did not have a problem with 7.0; 7.02 has killed my baterry life.  no chagnes since the upgrade were made to my set-up.  The problem is right after the move to 7.02.

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