Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to tori77)
I did the Trot Nixon wonder reset and that seems to be working WELL! I would love to be able to return mine to a store, but alas ... no Apple Store in my little dirt-water town! PLEASE call and make this issue known!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
You are not alone.
I have noticed SIGNIFICANT battery performance decrease moving from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5.
Few things you mignt want to consider, ensure to minimize everything that uses location based services that you dont need. Try to reduce the brightness of you screen. at 50% you can certainly use it almost everywhere. If you go outside, then put it up to 100%
Again, with all this, I still get less autonomy than what I'm used to with my old iPhone 4. Bigger screen means more power.Maybe LTE requires a lot more power (we saw that when 3G came along a few years back) or is it just bad software?
I don't know, but it surely ***** (pun intended)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
I JUST CALLED APPLE AND TOLD THEM ABOUT OUR PROBLEM AND THE GIRL I SPOKE TO KNEW NOTHING ABOUT OUR BATTERY DRAINAGE ISSUES.
SO CALL IN AND COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS SO WE CAN MAKE THEM GET A SOFTWARE FIX FOR THIS SOONER RATHER THAN LATER!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to MACchairman)
I just sucked it up and did the Trot Nixon recovery and so far MAJOR improvement. While it totally blows that this is an issue and the solution is wasting time I am NOT willing to compromise in turning off features I am using for business just to preserve power.....Try the recovery "Frost Nixon" it does work
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to mikgab)
Reset as in Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings?
That completely fixed the problem for me and at least a few others, and it's less time and work than the Trot Nixon solution, so it's worth trying first.
(The usual hard reset of power button + home button doesn't help.)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to mikgab)
It's my wife's phone, so I don't have detailed measurements. (I have a 4S.) What I know is that on Saturday morning, the phone was draining at an ungodly rate (like 33% in an hour or two), and it was hot, and she was thinking of sending it back and going back to the 3GS (which had a dying battery). After the Reset All Settings, the phone cooled off almost immediately, and she says it's now behaving fine.
My guess is that if it's a ridiculously short battery life, that it's probably a settings glitch or a hardware problem. If it's "I thought it would last a bit longer than this," then maybe it's a question of turning off location service or iCloud or something like that.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to Trot Nixon)
I did the 'trot nixon' restore also.
it's definately restoring from old backups thats the issue in my opinion.
i know it's not ideal but it worked.
It solved all my issues and now i can enjoy my new phone without having to worry.
The battery it lasting a very long time now. I just finished a 20 min call and still on 100%.
Before that it would have drained about 20% of the battery.
If you can guys, try it.
i'm quite glad something has forced me to start a fresh.
i also found a way of restoring sms if anyone would find that useful.
thanks for everyones help and contribution.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to mrdanjones)
Same here. Since the restore I have had 63 minutes of talk time and have dropped 2%, that is a WAST improvement from before....Having said that I am still ****** that we are left ot fend for ourselves with thei problem. My restore too about 1.5 hours in adding settinge etc....
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:42 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
Apple is calling me in 25 minutes, I'm going to let them know about the issue. I have 2 iphone 5's having battery problem. Our batter drains from 100% to completely dead in 12 hours with MAYBE 4 hours of use. Not quite as bad as some others here but this is still HORRIBLE in my book!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:42 PM (in response to Canucks)
WOW thats great, i'm happy you got your sorted out.
My battery life is still pretty bad after the full restore and set up as a new phone. Does anyone run an activity manager??? Mine is running saying:
114MB Wired, 156MB Active, Inactive 68MB and 499MB Free. Thats after killing all apps running.
Under processes there is still 58 processes running to include mail, phone, camera and app store.
My stand by time is ok, but as soon as i start using apps the battery goes down pretty fast. Made a 35 min call today and lost 10 percent battery.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 3:51 PM (in response to mikgab)
thanks, yeah all seems fine now.
i was running an activity manager and it was saying similar.
i'm amazed at how well it's doing. still on 100% and been using it for the past hour.
i'm not sure why it's not helping your situation.
did you do the plug in, hold home and power then release power as the phone turns off?
i followed trots instructions exactly and installed everything again from the itunes app purchased list.
nothing at all from icloud or computer backup.
hope you get it sorted.