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  • Davincij15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 2 IPhone 5s and the battery life lasts me less then a day.  I've tried the advice of reset the phone and all I got was better stand by time but the second I use the phone the battery drain is far greater than my IPhone 4. 

     

    So I have a genus appointment on tuesday, my wife and I are ready to go back to our IPhone 4 with working maps on IOS 5.1. 

     

    I had huge expectation of greatness, when I moved from IPhone 3 to my IPhone 4 I was so happy with my product, the screen, camra and battery life where leaps and bounds compaired to IPhone 3.  Thus I had the same expectation for my new IPhone 5, but the camara does not seem much better, maps and youtube are effectivly gone, easy to scratch or dent, and bad battery.

     

    With that the pluses are Siri, LTE, headphones and larger screen but that's not enough my phone must survive a day without a charge and I'm not getting that.

  • Dynamic Webb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The biggest issue here is that when apple uses new chips (I.e. Better Networking Chip, Improved PM Chip & 30nm instead of 45nm CPU/GPU) and reduces the size of components (in this case, dock connector & SIM Card), they opt for a thinner & lighter phone rather than using that spare space for a desperately needed battery improvement!

     

    I'm sorry but saying the iPhone 5 battery is an improvement is misleading since all that's happened is that a more efficient Networking chip has been added. If they had gone with a 8.5 - 9mm design, then a bigger could have been added and therefore show off the bennifits if 30nm chips.

     

    In short, a bigger battery could have offered 12 hrs video playback which would translate to true all day usage (except gaming of course). Fingers crossed that apple takes note that bigger batteries are just as useful as more efficient chips.

  • Davincij15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I asked for a refund because they said they know about the battery problem and it's normal.

     

    I found out that buying it on contract does not allow me to refund the phone and they said don't buy the new phones when they come out because they fix it later.

     

    I think it was good advice Apple wants to push out a product and not think about quality until after because it doesn't matter at this point most people will want to be the first to get one even if it's a mistake.

     

    Well when I make a mistake I do not make it again.  But that's just me.

     

    It's clear to me they set us up, if you purchased a phone on contract you could not return it and if you got an unlocked phone you could not get it repaired or replaced at the apple store.

     

    1 BTC (Bitcoin) says they will start selling unlocked phones in the stores once they fix the phones.  I wonder how they got all of the media in their pockets to remain silent on the battery issue?  Did they ensure that the media got the good phones?  Well whatever they did it worked out well because the media is silent even after the manager at the apple store said everyone has the same problem and there is no announcement online anywhere confirming his statement.

     

    What bugs me about that is I would not be in the apple store if the issue was acknowledged officially, so I feel I got the brush off by the Apple store manager.

     

    Finally I would like to know can anyone play music 40 hours?  I can barely do 8 hours before I need a charge and  according to the Apple store employees that's for now until a software update.

  • kimajoseph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just returned my two I phone 5'S .  We have been struggling for three days with the battery issue.  We have watched tons of forums and discussion.

    We  have spent hours in the apple store changing settings and running diagnostics. We have restored the phone twice and brought back no apps just contact calendar and email.  Still no change in battery life.  It goes runs dosn about 1% every 2 minutes.  It is sooooo not worth my time.  I am back to my 4S.  We are soo sad that some folks have no battery issues?  The apple tech guy at genius bar state " There is nothing wrong with your battery "  . Humm then why after 2 hours does my phone battery say 1% and then turn off.  RETURN YOUR IPHONE 5 UNTIL THEY FIX THIS ?? GOOD LUCK ALL...

  • topdog417 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Had ape replace phone. New phone battery now last more than a day. Other phone battery died after 8 hours of basically no use

  • topdog417 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ape = Apple

  • Noicc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm on my second iPhone 5 on AT&T in Minneapolis.

     

    Done all trouble shooting. Turn off LTE, restored as new,  did a few better drains and recharges, limit notifications and blah blah blah. Nothing is working. I'm getting about half the battery as my iPhone 4.  I checked it. I'm getting about 4 1/2 hrs on a full charge. I think/hope this will be resolved in iOS 6.01.

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  • Aviramyosef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same here. also my iPhone 5 the battery drain every couple of minutes. I don't know what to do. I hope that Apple will release a solution for this

  • Dynamic Webb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Looking at your iPhone Status bar, my advice would be to disable Bluetooth & 4G when your not using it. It will probably only be a small improve but it's worth a shot. Based on tips from last year, changing Screen Brightness & Location Service Settings may also offer improvement.

  • Aviramyosef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i did all those things and still nothing happend everything is the same.

  • Noicc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    4G is AT&T 3G. It's not 4G LTE.  (I never been on LTE and get 4 1/2 hrs) Just standard data.  I'll try turning off blue tooth but I recalled it had little/no effect.

  • Dynamic Webb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not really anything to suggest other than wait for Apples no annual bug patch.

  • Aviramyosef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, i hope that will be fast

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