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revDAVE Level 2 (260 points)

Hi all,


I curious to find about how the battery life is on the iPhone 5 ...

  • revDAVE Level 2 (260 points)

    Still curious to hear some real use comments

  • CoasterFanFL Level 1 (70 points)

    There are a few threads on the subject.  My experience has been good. 


    Following are my current Usage Stats


    Time since last full charge:


    Usage              2 Hours, 13 Minutes


    Standby         11 Hours, 39 Minutes

    I'm still at 75% Battery


    Many other have reported much worse stats

  • sasquatchbreath Level 1 (5 points)

    Seems to be all over the place.  This is my worst, it is the only time I've run it from 100% to 0%. 


    Usage 4 hours 38 minutes

    Standby 14 hours 44 minutes

    1% battery left (died right after....started at ivernight charge to 100%)


    Light use (phone calls, email, minimal browsing etc.)

  • revDAVE Level 2 (260 points)

    Thanks folks,


    Those are quite different.... I'd love to hear some more reports!

  • Kalon Level 1 (0 points)

    Uasge: 9hrs, 24 mins

    Standby: 1 day 2 hrs

    Battery left: 24%


    Normal to heavy usage, LTE always on, some wifi use. Only keep apps open when in use. Screen brightness varies.


    Games, internet, texts, voice recording, and phonecalls.


    I only charge my phone when it gets to less than 5%.

  • emil3m Level 1 (0 points)



    was it like that out of the box? if not, what did you do?

    how is your settings set up? lastly, do you get full 5 bars reception?


    these are impressive numbers! would love to try and get near that.

  • Kalon Level 1 (0 points)

    Here are my last 2 usage cycles:





  • Kalon Level 1 (0 points)

    It was like that out of the box. I have always used my phone depending on what im doing. If i'm going to sleep, my alarm is set. there's no reason to have max brightness, BT, wifi, LTE, and a million apps open when im sleeping. I turn off cell data when im sleep.


    During the day, i close apps im not using. i never use full brightness unless i am taking a picture or outside for a while.


    i charged the phone to full upon taking it out of the box.


    On a normal day, I use Twitter/FB, music, text, internet, voice memo, and occasional gaming. On the last one i posted i actually turned my screen on full brightness and turned screen lock off so that it could drain so i could charge overnight from less than 5%, or i would have gotten 11 hrs usage.


    my screen lock is set at 1 min. My reception depends on my location. At home/work/out its 4 to 5 bars. at school, its 1-2 bars if on LTE, sometimes it drops to 3G or no service. its trash service at school lol. i've owned OG iphone, 3GS, 4S, and now 5 so I have lots of experience.

  • revDAVE Level 2 (260 points)

    Thanks for all the good info!


    Q: Does anyone have any Battery usage data when using the iPhone as a hotspot and tethering to a computer?

  • emil3m Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you!

  • Kalon Level 1 (0 points)


  • Handsfull Level 1 (10 points)

    Terrible.   This was after several restores, finally restoring as a new phone losing all my saved app data.....



  • russellfromdunstable Level 1 (0 points)

    My iphone 5 64g


    is crap battery life 4 to 5 hours all location service turned off


    Just recieved new handset still same problem


    Why cant apple release a product that works


    Its iso6 problem they need to own up to their issues

  • A420TuRbO Level 1 (0 points)

    Not so good if you ask me but I'm hoping its a software or network issue that is being looked into. I May have to return if its not resolved before the 30 day return window.


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