Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to kimajoseph)
That is exactly what I did. If my iPhone 4 on IO6 has no problems then I don't see why I should have a problem with the iPhone 5. I returned my 64GB iPhone 5 and will wait until they sort out the iPhone 5 problems before even considering buying one again. Lucky for me I still had my iPhone 4 to fall back on and my carrier even gave me a sim card adaptor so didn't have to swap sims. Have to admint I might now go for the white version now that I have seen it in the flesh, so maybe it was fate that I had the problmes.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to QuantumJump)
I know people are stating have low service can wreck havoc on your battery as the device is constantly searching for the towers..
I would bring yours to Apple, have them run the hardware battery test to see if its fine.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to whitewater2)
Should LTE with a continuous 2 bar signal consume twice as much battery power as 3G with 3 bars?
I ask because that is what seems to be happening to me. Seems a little drastic for a phone that is supposed to have the same usage times on both LTE and 3G.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
Just an update. I tried all of the battery sparing strategies to no avail. I took my phone in for a replacement, and this phone is getting 6-8 hours (sometimes more) on one charge with plenty of standby time.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to Kelly Siech)
Well im now down to 28% for the day! I just watch my phone not doing anything with it location off, push off, brightness about 50% auto lock off so the screen stays on it loses 2% every 10 minutes that defiantly doesn’t sound right at all!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to Daymouse)
what is your Usage time? I am wondering if there is an app or something "phoning" home.
My latest battery test yielding great results;
Usage: 7 hours 55 minutes, 19 seconds
Standby: 1 Day, 11 hours (35:35:33 to be exact)
- LTE Off
- Safari Sync Off
- WiFi On all the time
- BlueTooth Off
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:45 AM (in response to Daymouse)
Trying to see what else could be causing that much usage.
Are you in a low signal area? I am in a 2G only half the time because of work. (11 hours of the day).
Do you have iCloud back up on?
Any programs using extensive GPS tracking?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to whitewater2)
On three (UK) which only have 3g network and have between 4-5 bars
iCloud is on for contacts, calendars, reminders only
and nothing is using gps (no gps sign in the title bar at the top)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to whitewater2)
Whitewater, I have turned off LTE, Icloud, all push services are off and I've done every single thing I can think of. The phone still wants to drop my wifi and put me on 3g randomly which my 4 never did AND the battery life is not very much improved. I also have gps off. I was only getting 2 bars on LTE and when it was on my phone was hotter than ashphalt in the summer time and eating battery like crazy. I am in an area where the LTE never went over two bars and kept switching to 3g. So I guess keeping LTE off is going to be permanent. I do feel as that was one of the advertised featuers of this phone it's a bit of a rip off not to be able to ever use it. Along with the other issues which I do hope Apple attends to very soon. I can't justify spending this much on a new phone that comes out of the box with this many problems. I need my phone so will try to "fix" I'm running this battery down to zero to cycle back up for the third time.
There's a lot of speculation here for now as I've reset and then added everything back on through Itunes manually and that did not help I'm going to be very interested given all the suggestions here what the issue is. I have not ever launched Safari, just adding that as some seem to think Safari is part of the problem. I have not used imessage but, turned that service off anyway. :S
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to RAFREEB)
I understand your frustration. At this point, Apple store visit, have them do the hardware test to see if it passes.
I pretty much use the crap out of my phone and have good results. Just trying to share some of my insight and findings. As soon as LTE is available in my area, I will have it on. My buddy has LTE on in Colorado, got 2 days 2 hours standby, 5 hours + usage. He has everything on...
Safari- Whether you use it or not, the sync portion still syncs back to the server if its on..
Facebook Messenger people have reported as being a problem.
iMessage- seems to drain the battery a lot to me.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to whitewater2)
Well, the Apple Store is an hour and a half from where I live hence the frustration. There's a "Jump" store here and hopefully they are authorized to deal with helping me. Thanks for your input.