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iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4

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  • A420TuRbO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to Jameson!)

    I've had the 5 since launch day and I've gone through more charge cycles than days I've owned the phone. Trust me I have "Set it and (tried to) FORGET it!" but that doesn't make the issue go away. I've exhausted every troubleshooting option name it and I've done it (and prob some others things users here haven't tried). I've even called apple care and made a genius bar appointment and they have only provided me with the same run around steps. I just wish apple would acknowledge that there was an issue or bug instead of hoping the issue will go away on its own. 

     

    What I don't understand is why would they set themselves up for something like this. They asked for all of this. Why claim 8 hrs of battery life (Id be happy to get 7!) when everyone else here (myself included) are getting half that! I love this phone otherwise as I have with all my other apple products (Macbook pro, ipad 3, ATV and even my old school ipod classic!) but I've never experienced buyers remorse with any of my other apple products other than this iphone 5.

     

    I purchased a nano sim card adapter online and I'm going to use it with my iphone 4 tomorrow... More time wasting troubleshooting yay! Please help us out here Apple I feel like the only other option I have left is to return the phone and stick with the 4 until these issues are sorted out.

  • Handsfull Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to spyd4r)

    EVERYONE:  READ MY POST ON PAGE 57....IF YOUR BATTERY DOESN'T MEET THE SAME STANDARD OF THOSE NUMBERS (+- 15% VARIANCE)....YOUR PHONE IS NOT PEFORMING ADEQUATELY....YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH YOUR PHONE.  Please don't think because your phone reaches 10 hours of standby/usage time that it's acceptable.....it simply isn't.

     

     

     

    @mrbrightside

     

     

    If you brought the phone home and did the "ace" method....you possibly already corrupted it.  WHEN YOU GET A NEW PHONE....DO NOT RESTORE IT. PERIOD. Setup as a new phone and do not sync it.

     

    @jameson

     

    Does anyone read the past 60 pages of posts?  The problem is either present, or is it not.  If you having battery drain issues, "time" will not cure it....I assure you.   Replace it. 

     

    @andy

     

    Replace your phone.  When you get new one, do not sync it.   Do not restore it. Read the past 3-4 pages of this thread carefully.  Use the 8 days of nonsense I've gone thru to find the only resolution available, this will save hours/days of frustration on your behalf.

     

    @spyd4r

     

    Or a hardware issue.  I'm on phone #2.  I did the EXACT SAME METHOD to each phone and phone #2 works, phone #1 DID NOT WORK.  My money is on a hardware issue, read the past 5-6 pages of this thread. Pay attention to "alwayslooking4answers".....his info as of late is VERY telltale of what is happening.

     

    @Alwayslookn

     

    Another nail in the coffin for a hardware issue IMO.  Let us know when the new one arrives....remember, don't pug it in at first. Let it run for a few days to be certain it's good.  Then slowly add features (including syncing to a computer.

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:47 AM (in response to Handsfull)

    i agree there is some sort of hardware issue (could be software i guess, if the OS isnt using the cell chip properly) as well,

     

    wherever I am, I generally get one bar less of coverage then my wife's iPhone 4. unless we both have full strength obviously.. but if she has 3 or 4 bars, i'll have 2 or 3... it seems consistant too..

     

    i wonder if there is an issue with their new antenna.

  • Andy Goundry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:48 AM (in response to Handsfull)

    @handsfull - clearly my stats aren't good? I thought they were OK.

     

    To save me reading so much right now, can you repost the usage you're now getting?

     

    Thanks

     

    Andy

  • Andy Goundry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to Handsfull)

    @handsfull - also, just for my info, how does restoring break the hardware? thanks

  • Handsfull Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @ andy

     

     

    Seriously?  You can't navigate to page 57?  The lord helps those who help themselves.....c'mon brother, show an effort.

     

    Restoring doesn't "break" anything. It possibly introduces something into the phone that it makes it fail.....OR....as I am beginning to suspect, there is a hardware issue right out of the box.

     

    Replace your phone.  Don't restore.  Don't even plug it in to a computer to sync (at first) ....wait a few days.

  • Andy Goundry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:52 AM (in response to Handsfull)

    OK then...

     

    #sigh

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to Handsfull)

    As I suggested above, I knew many would not like my advice.   My only point is that it has worked for me one TWO phones, received on release day.   (1 black and 1 white - both 64gb)

    Handsfull wrote:

     

     

     

    @jameson

     

    Does anyone read the past 60 pages of posts?  The problem is either present, or is it not.  If you having battery drain issues, "time" will not cure it....I assure you.   Replace it. 

     

     

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    mine was charged to about 60% out of the box... i still have crappy battery life as well.

  • Andy Goundry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:59 AM (in response to Handsfull)

    Regardng this:

     

         Restoring doesn't "break" anything. It possibly introduces something into the phone that it makes it        fail.....OR....as I am beginning to suspect, there is a hardware issue right out of the box.


    Any software introduced bug would surely be resolved by restoring. The only bug that could persist past a restore is surely one that gets pushed to a ROM, which i don't believe could happen. Not sure, but it just doesn't sound right (i'll read the posts though, why not; my business work can wait, again).

     

    Also, if it's a hardware issue, surely all this messing around won't help. If the hardware is bad, it's bad. If it's good, it's good.

     

    I might try as you recommend, let's see. I'll check out your stats on page 57 (thanks for being so courteous btw).

  • S.Tan Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to holdrege)

    So here's alittle update, charged it to 100% last night took it out of the charger and let it be on standy.

     

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    So far so good, now to start the day.

  • Andy Goundry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @handsfull, i've seen your numbers and they are amazing. it's funny, because they seem too good - better than apple propose. have they remained that good?

     

    I've been running an s3 alongside the iPhone and the battery performance hasn't been all that better than the iPhone, so i certainly assumed 5-7 hours was the norm. 11 hours is extremely good

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to S.Tan)

    now watch how fast it drops the next 5%

  • Handsfull Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Jameson:

     

    We don't like your advice because its wrong. Simple.

     

    Andy:

     

    Restoring software that CONTAINS the bug, will indeed reintroduce the bug if the right set of circumstances are met along with restoring. I/e My OS is flawed, but as long as I DO NOT restore my phone to a backup, it will function as intended.  Your delving into a deep topic that I don't wish to type long essays on.

  • Handsfull Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 7:05 AM (in response to S.Tan)

    @tan

     

     

    Your posting is pure proof.  Enough said everyone.  Go get a new phone.

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