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  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Jameson - everything is working hard, and then it settles is what youre saying right?

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Exactly.   That's my BELIEF.   He bought a new phone and activated it.   For SOME reason, the phone spends many hours syncing, or backing up, or SOMETHING that I cannot explain further.   All I know is that it APPEARS to be the case.

     

    The secret to a real answer here is for one of you guys to have the self discipline to leave your phone settings alone for several days.   Just use it and charge it as necessary, period.   I have no hard evidence that I'm right, but I am not the only one who has experienced this phenomenon..........

    AlwaysLookin4Answers wrote:

     

    Jameson - everything is working hard, and then it settles is what youre saying right?

  • leefromsheffield Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My usage relates to me holding the phone with the screen ON while listening to music

  • ramone12781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I've been experiencing a weird change of battery life. Since I've had my phone i've been doing what @Handsfull would call a very bad thing to do and thats depleting the batteries life till it dies to condition the battery. So taking his advice I've recently stopped doing that. When I was doing it I would fully charge until I see the battery has the little plug icon inside the battery charging icon and would get at least 45mins to an hour of use before the battery would drop from 100% to 99%. Now since Ive been putting the phone on the charger without letting the phone drain to where it shuts itself off for example lets say I throw it on the charger with 20-30% battery life left, let it charge fully untill seeing the plug icon in my battery symbol, my phone has been draining rapidly faster to where i can see the percentage drop while in use even on wifi. I know this is a big no no from Handsfull but give it a try and you tell me. Drain your battery till it shuts off by itself then charge untill you dont see lightning bolt in the battery ico but a little two pronged plug icon showing your phone is fully charged and watch how much usage you get untill your phone drops to 99% should last significantly longer. Just what I have been experiencing as of late.

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Sorry, but draining your battery has nothing to do with your issue.   Pure coincidence......    It is bad to drain a LiON battery fully on a regular basis, whether you believe it or not.

     

    I charge my battery overnight, regardless of what percentage is left when I go to bed.  

  • iFinest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh wow.. From 4 hours at 50% to 2 hours at 50% ...sigh

  • ramone12781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Jameson

     

    Knowing I was going to get flack for this, I strongly believe it's not a fluke. Like I said I have been doing this from day one on both my iphone 5's and now that I have been charging it without letting it drain completely this is in fact is what I am experiencing and untill someone else trys it to debunk what I am comin up with, I'm ridin with it. I understand you guys are saying its not good for the battery but maybe this will show yet again another fault in the battery itself and or software.

  • ramone12781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Jameson

     

    You say you charge your battery every night reguardless percentage. I would guess your battery is **** as well?

     

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  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Enjoy.   Don't let facts get in your way........  

    ramone12781 wrote:

     

    @Jameson

     

    Knowing I was going to get flack for this, I strongly believe it's not a fluke. Like I said I have been doing this from day one on both my iphone 5's and now that I have been charging it without letting it drain completely this is in fact is what I am experiencing and untill someone else trys it to debunk what I am comin up with, I'm ridin with it. I understand you guys are saying its not good for the battery but maybe this will show yet again another fault in the battery itself and or software.

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    You need to read up on how to treat a LiON battery.   Frequent charges from shallow discharge is much better for it than less frequent charges from deep discharge.   My battery is fine and my i5 performs as well as any I have seen............

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    @Jameson

     

    You say you charge your battery every night reguardless percentage. I would guess your battery is poop as well?

     

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  • ramone12781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @jameson

     

    I understand what you are saying and I'm not saying the way I was charging it was correct but what I am saying is that this in no way is coeincidence. I stopped charging it that way do to you and Handsfull telling us it was incorrect. Since stopping that I have gone from a full 100% charge to 99% within minutes of a little usage on wifi (email, web surfing) which I never experienced prior to when I was draining the battery fully and re-charging. In no way am I saying this is a good alternative but if someone would try it to see if they in fact notice what I have then again this may help in some way some how to figure out what is going on here. It can't be that bad on the battery for someone to try this once.

  • ramone12781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Handsfull

     

    Lol i know im takin a long shot askin you of all people this question but you and I were seeing eye to eye on somethings in previous convos in this thread so please hear me out on this one:

     

    You have two phones now will you try with the new phone against your existing phone on my charging theory here? You have no reason not to and I'd greatly appreciate you taking the time to do so. If I'm wrong on this I will no longer post in this thread. Let your new one drain completely till dead re-charge fully and charge your old one fully and see which one drops to 99% first just leaving the screen on and active. Man I hope you give it a shot! Thanks Budd!

  • mhiero0608 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That usage is fine.  Ignore handsfull.  He's some butthurt neckbeard who thinks his battery give 20 hours of usage time streaming facetime over LTE

     

    He's probably a troll more than anything.  Go look up some battery tests on the web done by tech sites, that's well in line with what theyre actually getting.

  • Handsfull Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @McZero

     

    'He's probably a troll more than anything'

     

    Yeah, you nailed it. That's me....I've been found out.  LOL

     

    How about I feed the troll (you): Which tech sites are you talking about, and what are their numbers?  I've looked at many claiming its Better than the 4s....which is completely false.

     

    Let us know what you find out whistlenuts.....we'd love your input.

  • yk8702 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    wifi 2.PNG

     

    I have been using my iphone 5 for almost 3 weeks, and  I feel it's getting better.

    This pic was taken just few minutes ago although I used wifi only. I used it pretty heavily, but  I guess I could've managed to go with 9~10 hours usage.

    All features were ON except BT, siri, push emails, iCloud.

     

     

    Below is the pic taken yesterday using LTE only. LTE does drain batter faster than 3G, but other smartphones out there are the same, I know someone uses Galaxy S III, and it dies as fast as iphone 5 if it uses LTE only.

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    Iphone 5 is not good as much as Apple advertised, but it's not that much terrible neither.... Based on previous iphone series, its performance will be better as future IOS upgrade.