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iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4

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  • DaniHan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 11, 2014 5:06 AM (in response to holdrege)

    So i'm just back from my 2nd Apple Store experience with the Iphone 5s battery drain Problem.


    After a little falling out with a very unprofessional not-so-genious at the desk i was having the pleasure of one to two people around me at all times.


    In my 1st visit I discussed with the Apple Store Specialist (*** (he was actually a good guy as were all of them until i met the lady with the nose ring today)) that my phone seems to be generating a lot of processor load. Being at over 50% at all time. What he didn't acknowledge was, that being a IT-Specialist I thought of that and turned everithing off prior to coming to the conclusion that I have a battery drain problem. And I mean EVERYTHING. Don't get me startet on how stupid these preferences are...

    So he let me leave with the promise to analyse the usage a next time while i promised to leave the phone reseted and virgin until next morning to later analyze the usage in that time.


    In between the two visits was a week and being very much dependent on the phone I later loaded my profile as agreed.


    So after all that i knew, that the problem with the drain persist even with a empty profile on the phone. Up time was about a tenth of a Iphone 5 which was lying just beside it all the time as a comparison. only that the Iphone 5 was in use at that time with flight mode off and wifi on.


    At my second visit i had said falling out with the woman after she "accused" me of not knowing how to use the thing without even looking at the data from last visit and she did that three times while i tried to explain my case very friendly.


    So I worked with the Manager from then on...

    The Iphone technician who was supposed to change the battery of the phone (i still don't know why this idea was suddenly exciting for them) came to me and said, that this was not going to solve the problem. I congratulated her on that assessment and told her that I thought so too because that was tested last time.


    She then funnily enough went on to explain me that the Battey percentage icon uses a lot of energy to calculate the percentage... (seriously! thats how easy they can ******** most of the people?)

    I wanted to tell her that I don't like to be the recipient of such bull... but I guess she saw it in my face so she stopped.


    In the end she really told me, that her boyfriend had the same problem as me and that probably the IOS Software has a bug. In the face of the manager beside her i could see, that she shouldn't have said that. I thanked her anyway for being the fist person to take me seriously enough to at least tell me the truth. And I am still thankful.

    She said to wait for IOS 7.1 although (obviously) she can't tell whether it's gonna solve the problem.



    Psychology 101:

    Telling People there is no problem results in them being very pleased when the "no-problem" ist finally suprisingly fixed.

    Telling People there is a Problem with their expensively purchased Product because of Apple leaves People angry at Apple. Fixing it only and only maybe releaves this anger.


    So Apple is better off to just tell everybody that there's no problem.


    thanx 4 readin


  • BillGatesFondue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2014 9:15 AM (in response to DaniHan)

    Well, you people should really understand few things.

    1. Genius's operated under the Apple hood, so they maintain Apple policy. Apple state that they should check battery/replace faulty battery/if not work - told that this is software issue.
    2. It is a really known problem with iPhone 5 battery under iOS 7–you can easy google that picture... iosbattery.png
    3. So the problem is iOS 7, it lags, it sh*ts it scare the F out of phones battery, but Apple never say you that.
    4. I go trough all of that by myself and I am really regret the iOS 7 upgrade, it ruins experience and forced me to stay the F away from they new products which are iOS 7 installed out of the box.
    5. Moreover your battery IS REALLY MAY BE faulty, so that makes your phone even worse. That is why they checking that.
  • w3dzignMX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2014 10:17 AM (in response to w3dzignMX)

    I change the settings for icloud and magic now the iphone just suddenly offs like a old tv and seconds later on but 2 times delete al my info

  • DaniHan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2014 5:29 AM (in response to holdrege)

    Did anything change concerning battery life with ios 7.1?

  • BillGatesFondue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2014 5:13 PM (in response to DaniHan)

    YYYea. According to the numerous messages on the boards and twitter it get worse.

    iOS gets "faster" and batteryes got "smaller"  in that update

  • annacast Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 14, 2014 11:40 AM (in response to godzilabob)

    even though you close your apps there are some that still run in the background

    check your settings for every game

    there should be something about allowing or not to, run and refresh in background

    also you can turn off data roaming

    the less signal you have the more your phone tries to connect which also uses more data because its trying to connect everything in your phone

  • w3dzignMX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 15, 2014 7:51 AM (in response to w3dzignMX)

    now my iphone 5 die at the age of 1.4 years so what apple wahts next? how can i fix it, i hate waste time at the tech service so just tell us what to do


    my iphone start like 2 months ago start to shut down with some strips now yesterday with 80% of battery simple shut down i try to push the reset buttons the on/off button and the t home button bellow screen for  a seconds and nothing i start charge directly in the wall and like an hour later starts the phone wake my at 8 am and like 20 min later  shut down again and i at my office rigth now and start charge directly in the wall and nothing so y pay 15,000 MXN for a piece of ***** ?

  • mocho99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 19, 2014 11:48 AM (in response to holdrege)

    Wow there sure is a lot of chatter about battery issues! Does anyone know how often the battery status icon updates?


    After just over one year and doing all the updates I'm having battery issues as well on my 5.

    I've tried all the tricks but nothing works, nor would I expect it too. I'm a bit of an expert when it comes li-on batteries as I use a lot of them in my model car racing hobby, severe service.


    I can handle a battery draining faster as it gets older as that's just the way the battery works. Any GOOD battery will slowly loose it's ability to attain full charge as it gets older, but will continue to die in a linear fashion.

    A poor quality battery on the other hand will be all over the map when charging. I see this in my hobby batteries as I can see the exact voltage and monitor the current required to bring it back to full voltage. In my hobby you pay for what you get. If I order cells from overseas it's usually a crap shoot as to how the battery will perform. If I buy an American built battery pack they normally last and die in a linear fashion, which allows me to finish my races. But you have to pay big $$ for those batteries, where each cell is tested before building the pack.


    Which brings me back to my issue. The battery life indicator is all over the map. After being charged via USB all night the indicator shows 100%. Unlock the phone and go to send a text and I'm at 92%. Obviously I didn't use 8% of the batteries capacity turning it on. But as the life indicator is measuring voltage, the iPhones circuitry see the voltage as being down 8%. So how is this possible? Same goes for all the times the remaining battery life drops 20% in seconds! or you show 20% remaining and go to make a call and your battery is dead. Either the battery circuit is pooched or the battery, just thAt simple.


    So does anyone know if there is a way to measure the battery voltage? I don't have an apple store anywhere near me so I'm on my own.


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