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  • KTH3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I didn't say turn everything off that you use because that doesn't make sense turning stuff off that you actually use on a daily bases. I mean turn off stuff that you never use, e.g turn off notifications from games you don't need to know about or turn of the diagnostics off in locations which is unnecessary to leave on as diagnostics are done when you go to the Genius Bar!!! I hope I made myself clearer this time before people want to rant off before actually reading things properly.

  • John Mul Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @Todd, Apple have set it up on the battery meter that your standby "time" is the actual time from when it was last charged. This will include any usage figures ergo the usage time is not in addition to the stanby time. Thats what I was saying...

     

    Hope this helps..

     

    Best Regards

    John

  • iphone5rocks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    John Mul's battery recommendations have caused my battery to start acting like a cold fusion battery that has reached criticality. Ever since I started topping the battery of before it goes under about 80%, the phone stays at 100% for several hours before it starts a normal decline. Yesterday, I used the phone a little bit in dribs and drabs after charging it in the morning. It stayed at 100% until the afternoon. It happed again today.

     

    This is different than before. Before I could just look at the phone and the charge would drop under 100%. Now I have several hours at 100%. Maybe this has a cold fusion battery!

  • John Mul Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    LOL... ya gotta love excited electrons, they work harder for longer... lol..

     

    I'm glad its working out for you bud..

     

    Best Regards

    John

  • AppleKnowItAll Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Look many people have said that you do this and you do that and that you have to contact Apple.

    Well there is 126 pages of this confersation.

    With most forums I will just tell you the answer but you guys have had 100s of answers so why don't you all go out and get a girlfriend.

    AND SHUT UP ABOUT THIS DISCUSSION

  • AlwaysLookin4Answers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    .........

     

    Why are you such an angry person "AppleKnowItAll"?  If you don't wish to be apart of the discussion, then don't.  Why would you go out of your way to post that? 

     

    Anyway - My battery still ***** LOL! Really hoping for ios 6.0.1 to bring some fixes to this problem.

  • Phil Rogers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    How about this?

    On the way home this evening I fired up maps/GPS

    35 minutes

    Depleted battery by 17 %

     

    Right now I'm at 37% on the battery

    Usage 2 hours 54 minutes

    12 hours 16 minutes standby

     

    Just awful

  • Phil Rogers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Make that 36% after posting

  • fsuman110 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It seems very clear that using wifi is the way to go if you want to conserve battery, so here is my question. In order to get the battery-saving benefits of wifi, do I need to turn off Cellular Data completely, or is it ok to leave it on? What I mean is, if I am connected to a strong wifi signal, will my phone still be constantly searching for 3G/LTE signals in the background, thus depleting the battery more rapidly?

     

    I'm asking this because I thought I was fine just keeping Cellular Data off, but then I realized that I cannot receive SMS messages that are not sent by iMessage. This is kind of a problem as I use the Messages app a lot for work. At the end of the day when I went into town and turned Cellular Data back on, I was bombarded with all of the SMS texts I had missed throughout the day.

     

    But my battery life was outstanding yesterday. Cellular Data off, wifi on, and still at 60% after 5 hours of heavy use. Compare that to the other day with 3G on and LTE and wifi off and my battery was dead after 5.5 hours. Huuuuge differnce. Thank God I have access to wifi at home and at work.

  • Phil Rogers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Once again, why would you have a 3g/LTE phone and TURN IT OFF???????????

    You might as well take it back and get an iPod touch.  Same benefits, wifi only.

     

    Does anyone from Apple read these boards?  Do you see what kinds of things people are thinking about doing?  DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT'S OK?

     

    I'm going to repeat my post above:

     

    Right now I'm at 37% on the battery

    Usage 2 hours 54 minutes

    12 hours 16 minutes standby

     

    Is there a single person who has posted on these 126 pages, who thinks that is satisfactory?

  • fsuman110 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Phil Rogers wrote:

     

    Once again, why would you have a 3g/LTE phone and TURN IT OFF???????????

    You might as well take it back and get an iPod touch.  Same benefits, wifi only.

     

    Does anyone from Apple read these boards?  Do you see what kinds of things people are thinking about doing?  DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT'S OK?

     

    I'm going to repeat my post above:

     

    Right now I'm at 37% on the battery

    Usage 2 hours 54 minutes

    12 hours 16 minutes standby

     

    Is there a single person who has posted on these 126 pages, who thinks that is satisfactory?

    Those numbers seem pretty crap to me.

     

    And I definitely agree with you that turning Cellular Data off is ridiculous and not ideal at all, but I'd still like my question answered if anyone knows.

  • Phil Rogers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I don't know.  But I'm going to say something I never dreamed I would be saying.  I have been an apple person all the way.  I have never owned a Windows computer.  This is my fourth iPhone.  I have two iPads in my household and I'm writing this on my iMac.

     

    That said, I was with a friend today who had a Galaxy S3.  That is a great phone, and in my opinion, far superior to the iPhone 5. 

     

    I REALLY hope they get this battery thing fixed.

  • iphone5rocks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Phil Rogers,

     

    You were using GPS/MAPS. So it doesn't suprise me that it drained fast. We don't know how good the signal strength was in the area that you traveled in. If it was poor, then maybe your result is normal.I am not sure my phone would have done any better.

     

    Keep it on the charger as much as possible!!!

  • fsuman110 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A quick little update: I've been trying some of the charging tricks that John Mul suggested, and right now I'm sitting pretty at 97% after one hour of usage. Mostly using a wifi signal, but 3G is also on and I used the 3G network during my morning commute and lunch break. I've never had this kind of battery life with Cellular Data turned on before. Hopefully it continues. And thanks to John Mul for the advice!

  • Tim Pentreath Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Phil Rogers wrote:

     

    How about this?

    On the way home this evening I fired up maps/GPS

    35 minutes

    Depleted battery by 17 %

     

    17% in 35 mins = 100% in 3hrs 26mins with screen and GPS on. I think that's normal. It's never been a secret that using the GPS eats batteries (on any device).