Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
Yes!!! So infuriating. I left the house at 10am, by 1:30pm my iPhone 5 was at 16%. I did use the maps and got on the Internet, but jeez! Wayyyy worse battery life than my iPhone. Not mention there's no public transportation map directions.... In New York City it's vital.
I'm returning it. Done buying into apples hype for good this time.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 1:31 PM (in response to dnbdouglas)
It was the same with iOS 5, and probably every other iOS release, bugs exist and are ironed out with software updates. Apple usually don't take a great length of time to get updates sorted out.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
Same story on my block, I hope Apple comes up with solution quick.
In the mean time here is a link that may assist u with Saving some battery life.
Anyone else have any better ideas on how to save some juice???
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to tal1971)
Sure but.... I wish Apple would acknowledge there's a massive problem with what appears to be at least 35% of users. Unfortunately, I'm one of those only getting 3-4 hours of use on wifi only. iP5 32GB Black
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to rls305)
Sooooooo many threads about the battery. Come on Apple, say something. Anyways, someone posted something interesting that fixed his battery issue:
"The only thing I did, and it worked perfectly for me, was to turn off iCloud for Passbook. That's it. So, before getting into really drastic measures, you may want to try this simple one. Good luck!"
I'm trying it now and will post if it worked, still re-charging my iP5 for the third time today.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 2:32 PM (in response to mabad1)
mabad1, Apple has made six iPhones now. This is my sixth iPhone. I got each one at launch. There is no setting that would cause this phone to drain 1% every 3 to 4 minutes. Your post is unhelpful and you are a pest.
My iPhone 5 has the exact same settings as my 4s did. There is a problem battery life. Turning off location services entirely has absolutely no effect. Do you understand that? Can you read?
If you have an iPhone 5 (which I sincerely doubt) and it's working fine, great for you! Go away.
I have a Genius Bar appointment and one half hour and report back what I learn. If this is a software issue we'll simply have to wait for a fix, if it's a hardware issue I'll be swapping mine out. By the way, my phone's battery drained 2% in time that I typed this.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
I am having the same issues as described above. I turned off Bluetooth, most location services, push email, etc., and I am still losing at least ten percent an hour on standby. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to pulp47)
I think you're right! Turned off iCloud sync for Passbook and my battery hung in at only 1% for a long time. As soon as I turned on Passbook Sync it went dead immediately. Will recharge, leave off Passbook Sync and see what happens. I think that "might" be it. Good call!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
It's something with the network. When I have my iPhone on airplane mode the battery life it last so long. So I don't know what to do, but I'll return my phone if they don't fix it... Who wants to have a phone they have to charge every 5 hours?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 3:14 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
Not sure if I'm prechin to the choir but try SYS Activity manager. It helps, i get almost a full day out of my iP5. Point to note is, there's still a lot of active memory being used, seems as though I have 300mb of system memory used at all times, this will chew the battery fast.
Has anyone messaged or called Apple regarding this issue? I plan to chat with them tomorrow. If we all give them a call they will most likely get on this matter, if they aren't already.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to Kelly Siech)
Having similar battery life issues with my iPhone 5. I made sure to charge to the full 100% after full drain and in less than 7 hours of normal usage, two phone calls an maybe an hour of browsing using LTE my battery went dead.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to Braincurds)
I had the iPhone 5 Battery drain problems and the only things I did were delete my Exchange account then re-add it, AND discharge the battery and use the Battery Doctor app to let me know when it was fully charged including trickle. I completed this at 10AM EST this morning and my battery has performed great all day! Right now at 65% and that was after 2 hours of streaming radio while working in the garage!