Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 4:07 PM (in response to holdrege)
So I tried doing everything that was posted on here and nothing seemed to work.
I just got off of a 22 minute phone call and my battery went from 52% down to 29%. I have everything possible turned off and like I said I did all of the steps posted on here.
I'm in an area with no LTE and no Apple store as well so I can't just make an appointment to get my phone looked at.
If I browse any webpages I lose about 2% battery every 2-3 minutes. Forget even trying to play games as that just completly kills the battery. I'm at a loss as what to do.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 4:44 PM (in response to holdrege)
Well, my "disable and re-enable" iCloud worked for a day. Today, it's back to dying quickly. 100% at 6:30pm, 7% 5 hours later after very light use.
I'm going to try a DFU restore now and see if that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 4:54 PM (in response to holdrege)
Alright... So after days of doing all the random things that people have stated to do - Tonight... I was like wait a minute... I keep restoring my phone with the corrupt software that came on the phone!! So... I went into my files and deleted my restore ios6 file - and did a DFU restore and it downloaded the software from the servers - and restored it with fresh brand new software and then synched my apps from itunes.... I have not dropped a percentage yet and that was a while ago SO i'm gonna cross my fingers on this one. I don't know if anyone else had been doing what I was doing or if I am just one huge brain **** but.... I just wanted to share, just in case...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 6:33 PM (in response to AlwaysLookin4Answers)
So far not so good. Heavy drain on standby and far worse when in use continuing even after DFU restore. I hope the get ios6 fixed soon.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 7:01 PM (in response to Jeremy Roberts)
Thank you posting the solution for us. I had the same problem with the battery life. I had my iphone 4s running ios6 and when I got my iphone 5 I restored it from the backup. I can confirm that after trying this solution, it worked. Though it was a tedious way to solve the problem that Apple should have prevented when most of us would be restoring from our previous iphone, my battery life is drastically improved. Right now the usage time is 2 Hours 15 minutes and standby time is 22 hours 36 minutes with 60% battery life left which includes 20 mins phone calls, some webbrowsing mostly in LTE and little wifi, download a few apps, texting, the drop down notification center, reminders, calendar, find my friends and a few other apps. I believe that this is a pretty good number for the battery life. Before wiping the iphone5 to start from scratch, the battery life was unimaginably terrible - 12 Hours standby time and 1-2 Hours usage time. So this is a good improvement. I will post more if this becomes bad again.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to fortetfn)
I quit all background processes and turned off icloud safari bookmark syncing. I'm now at 4.5 hrs Usage and 14 hrs Standby before hitting the 20% battery remaining warning. This is much better than what I was getting previously and, in most cases, will get me through a day without charging. Still not what I would expect, but on the order of my previous iphone 4. Seems pretty clear from the many posts here that no single solution works in all cases. I hope apple is on this and quickly deploys an update.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 11:29 PM (in response to gmansc1)
im currently getting 5 hours useage with 12 hours of standby.
Far from 8 hours. I also hope apple is aware of this issue, and is looking to resolve it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 12:37 AM (in response to AlwaysLookin4Answers)
Can someone please explain if there's a difference between a DFU restore and the restore that is available through iTunes
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 1:56 AM (in response to danpatriley)
as far as i have noticed -by doing both:
a) normal restore reinstalls ios 6.
b) DFU restore redownloads ios6 and firmware from apple servers and reinstalls it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:34 AM (in response to holdrege)
I have done a DFU reinstall with a new os 6 download then i used old backup from itunes.
So far 3Hours 40 Min usage and 2 Days 3 hours standby abd still have 59% battery left.
Every thing is switched on exept Bluetooth and hotspot.
I forgot to say Auto dimm is also off
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:35 AM (in response to mrbr1ghtside)
My phone continues to be poor
This morning, half hour browsing, 1 hour listening to my own music and I'm at 63%.
I've not even made a phone call!!! as I am in the process of switching carriers have my number on my old phone
I'll try this DFU thing tonight. Otherwise I'll send it back.
The most ridiculous part of this whole thing is that we've all paid large sums of money for a piece of kit that isn't performing anywhere close to where it should be. All this talk of closing this down and that down, essentially stopping the phone from doing what it's supposed to do is just a nonsense. Not to mention the hours were all wasting trying this and that and everything else
Phone has lost 3% writing this post! Anyone got Samsung's number? ;)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:54 AM (in response to danpatriley)
i hope it works for you.
it seems to work for a lot of people.
unfortunately, i am not one of them. my stats are pretty similar to yours.
1.5hrs usage - 65%
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 3:11 AM (in response to mrbr1ghtside)
Is that after a DFU?
Are you in UK or US? I wonder if the phone's location could affect things as some people seem to be having some joy with the DFU
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