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holdrege Level 1 (0 points)

I just got an iphone 5 and I restored a backup from my iPhone 4 so I have the same settings. But the iphone 5 drains way faster than my two year old very well used iPhone 4 which is running 5.1.1. Is it because of IOS 6? Just leaving it sitting overnight lost about half the battery. My iPhone 4 hardly uses any battery while it sits overnight.


Or do I have a bad battery on my new phone?

  • oli84 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have this same problem, I thought that my iPhone 5 battery drained quickly yesterday but I figured it was just because I was using it so much. Well I plugged it in when I went to sleep last night, I woke up in the middle of the night and unplugged it. When I woke up this morning my battery had already drained quite a bit. I looked at the usage stats and it said it was in standby for 2:45 minutes and usage was 1:45. I am not sure how its being used for almost two hours over night. It has the same setting as I restored from backup. Also, my wife has a 4S that has 6.0 and she had very little usage time, seems at least in my case to be confined to the iPhone 5. Very annoying though.

  • holdrege Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Oli for letting me know it's not only me and identifying the usage issue. I just checked and it says over 5 hours which is a good bit more than I have used the phone. Can I ask if you are in Europe? I am in France and I wonder if this is related to a batch that was delivered to Europe. People in the US are saying their battery life is great, but I wonder if it is too soon to say for them.

  • oli84 Level 1 (5 points)

    I've been reading around and it seems there are a fair amount of people having issues. Hopefully a fix comes quickly. I'm in the US, so at least in my case the issue is present over here as well, yeah I've only had the phone for about 20 hours so we still fairly new to this, I think today we will see more of these issues come up.

  • Alive_84 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue too. It claims to last 8hours of constant use but it ends up only lasting half that time. This is really a big issue and definately a complete lie too!

  • djleviathan Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. Dropped 4% from unplugging my phone and browsing this forum for about 20 minutes. Thought a full charge cycle would help but no dice. Just as bad today.

  • djleviathan Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, 8% after posting that hah.

  • Chowdah Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here.  Full charged this morning, down to 91% with very little use in.  I manually turned off all of my apps and that seems to have slowed the drain some. 

    I let it down to 10% last night before charging, I also thought a full cycle would help.

  • Ricky7780 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. My iPhone 5 battery drains a lot faster than my iPhone 4. With 30 min of consecutive use I've dropped 40%. With my iPhone 4 after 1 hr of continuos use I'd drop 30%

  • iPhoNettie Level 2 (290 points)

    This is only a suggestion.  When the iPhone 4S came out people were having the same issue.  One possible reason could be the "diagnostics and usage" section under "general settings>about".   If its set to automatically send, it could very well be the culprit.   With the iPhone 4S I think it defaulted to automatically send.   I haven't had any battery issues with my ip5, but my diag and usage is set to "don't send".   This may not be the issue, but at least check into it to rule it out. 



  • djleviathan Level 1 (0 points)

    Was set to not send by default in my case so no difference there

  • dankron Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, my iPhone 4 at the end of the day used to have at least 25% battery left now I can nearly make it all day... Finish the day today with 4%... That *****! Same use as normal!

  • ebrown711 Level 1 (0 points)

    33 minutes of usage just dropped my battery from 100 to 85 percent.

  • Chowdah Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine was set to "don't send" as well.

  • ebrown711 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well 83 percent after that post. I think this LTE is the culprit.

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