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seasterling Level 1 Level 1

ios7 on iphone 5. Battery is dropping RAPIDLY.

  • RhythmGuru Level 1 Level 1

    Same here.  Carrier?  I have Verizon.  Looks like it MAY be a bug. ly-reduced-by-ios-7

  • amarms Level 1 Level 1

    Same here.  But I have AT&T on iPhone5 (now with iOS7).


    I woke up at 7am today with a full charge and have been doing some very mundane tasks (iMessage, Facebook, etc.) and I'm now at 54% and it's only 10:50am.  Almost half of the battery life is gone in less than four hours of not doing too much.  Is that normal?  It seems like no matter what I'm doing on it, I can watch the battery percentage drop one percent every couple minutes. 


    For what it's worth, this started the day I downloaded iOS 6.1.4 and I've never been able to fix it.  At that time, Apple told me to reset the phone as new, which I did to no avail, so they replaced my iPhone5 and the new one had the exact same problem. 


    I had hoped that iOS7 would fix the problem, but it hasn't.  Maybe I'll dump this phone on Craigslist and pick up a 5s. 


    Could it have something to do with my backup or combination of apps I'm running?  Any ideas for how to fix this? 

  • RhythmGuru Level 1 Level 1

    I saw someone say it might be related to wifi.  I turned it off.  Will see if that fixes anything.

  • RhythmGuru Level 1 Level 1

    Anecdotally, after turning off wifi the drain on standby SEEMS to have slowed.  Anyone else able to confirm this?

  • Agent.HS Level 1 Level 1

    Emergency situation or Reliability accesory, which one prefer?


    I used iPhone 5, and i’m working in Real Estate Sector.

    First of all iPhone’s battery life inadequate for the real user (voice and data user)

    For that reason i bougt an externat batter case for the emergency situations. And i used it 2-3 times when my battery goes empty. Also, one day we lost our child and try to connect, that day if i haven’t that battery case i would be explain what was my situation…

    iOS 7 :  gives me “This Cable or accesory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone”

    To day nearly 16:00 my battery goes below %5 when i in the very very important convesation with my customer…  What happened?  Phone closed and my externak battery not work with iOS 7

    Thaks god, my friend have Sony Xperia (he charged it in 2 days ago) and i use that phone…

    Apple code writers are very smart…

    Which one of you prefer?  using ext battery in Emergency situation or Reliability?

    This battery unreliable when i used it in with  iOS 6.1.4 ?

    I think that is dilemma…


    A: Time to change iPhone 5 to Sony

    B: go back to iOS 6.1.4

  • RhythmGuru Level 1 Level 1

    Disregard, as soon as I started Texting it started draining again.  Who knows.  Maybe it's the messages app.  Seems like when I text it drops fast.

  • JohnandDianne Level 1 Level 1

    I have AT@T and a 4S when i went to sleep it was 89% with a few email sounds i heard in the middle of the night etc when i got up it was around 79% only lost 10% from 11:00 p.m. til approx 7:20 this morning mine is doing better

  • amarms Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, mine drops quickly too when I'm using iMessage. 

  • RhythmGuru Level 1 Level 1

    I closed the iMessage app.  Maybe that will help, if I keep it from running in the background.  At this point I'm just experimenting with anything.  If it's a bug, who knows how long until a fix is released.  If I can figure out a workaround, I'll be happy.

  • amarms Level 1 Level 1

    The problem with that is that I use iMessage probably more than any other app.  This all began for me with ios 6.1.4.  My phone has never been the same since then.

  • RhythmGuru Level 1 Level 1

    I was rock solid on 6.1.4.  Ran all of the IOS Betas.  Some were horrid, some not too bad.  The GM just seems worse than 6.1.4 and not even consistent.  Like I said, yesterday it seemed MUCH better.

  • Thom_D Level 4 Level 4

    Try turning off the background updates.  Everyone and their brother is updating their apps and I believe the default is for background updating to be turned on.  So when you are not using your phone, it is searching for updates.

  • RhythmGuru Level 1 Level 1

    I'm so confused.  The battery was dropping like a rock earlier today.  Tried all sorts of stuff.  Finally gave up and just plugged it in.  Charged it up to about 96%, and it's been there for 20 minutes...what the heck?  Anyway, seems to be intermittent.  I've turned off background refresh for all non-essential apps, maybe something is looping.

  • s.cpuneet Level 1 Level 1

    Ios7 draining battery rapidly.


    Apple has stained it image with iOS7 release.

    Customers have been betrayed with such OS

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