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  • hmgonzo Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem, signal doesn't matter.


    The problem started almost immediately after the 7.03 ios upgrade.


    A new, very bad bug.


    I have heard good things about Android battery life...

  • 4mom Level 1 (0 points)

         I suggest you check your default "auto-lock" setting. After I upgraded to ios 7.03,  my iphone 5s was set to "never, which means it never went to stand-by or sleep mode. I changed it to "1 minute" and it's the only thing that made any difference in my battery. Making this change helped immensely.


          To make the change, go to Settings>General>Auto-Lock.


          In addition, I push the button on top so the screen darkens whenever I stop talking, texting, etc.

  • hmgonzo Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine was set to auto-lock at 5 minutes, it didn't change during the upgrade.


    I "kill" apps not used & lock the phone when talking or going about (no pocket calls!).


    Thanks for your suggestions.

  • Voltexglo Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here with iPhone 5. Since the update to iOS 7.0.3 my battery drains quickly!. Apple, we need a solution!.

  • Crlock Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, last night i upgraded to 7.0.3. Went to bed and left it chrging over night. Went to work at 8am and by 11 am the battery was at 30% all normal use, 1 hour of music, couple of txt messages and a facebook check... We need a solution now. Don't tell me i have to restore  to factory settings and loose all mu stuff... That is not a solution.

    This things didn't happened when steve was around >:(

  • SimmZ2008 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well... I had to go with all other people here, my 10 month old iPhone5 drain extremely fast but I'm not sure if it's since 7.0.3 or somewhere since iOS 7.0...


    Well, before iOS 7.0 I was getting at least two days in worst conditions with every services activated (notifications, push, Bluetooth, etc) and few calls and several SMS (iMessages).


    But now, I can't do more than 24 hours stand-by time with minimum use and I even saw some situations (nothing special that days) where I disconnected my iPhone5 from the charger when waking up (let's say 7:00 AM) and at the lunch break (noon) I've already lost 50% of battery! That's only a 5 hours stand-by time!


    I'm always shutthing down unused applications and reboot my iPhone often to clear potential hanging services. It help, but it's still a major problem!!


    This turning me crazy because I'm IT manager and this is my #1 tool for work!

  • Andrew Hill4 Level 1 (65 points)

    The thing I've noticed most is when the battery level gets down around 25-30%... that's when it starts getting weird for me. Today I looked at the phone and it was at 28%. A few (10-15?) minutes later (after just sleeping in my pocket) it was at 18%. Ten minutes later it was dead.

  • Thom_D Level 4 (1,120 points)

    I had a battery drain problem when I updated to iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2 and 7.0.3.  Each time I would do a Reset All Settings reset (Settings => General => Reset => Reset All Settings) and it seemed to fix the issue.  Yes you have to go back in and reset any settings you may have changed in Settings but my battery life is better then it was under iOS 6.1.3 (Or whatever the last update was in iOS 6).


    After resetting all settings, run the battery down to the point where you can't open your phone.  Then let it charge overnight.  A lot of what is going on with battery drain has to do with calibrating the battery meter.  (Yes there is a lot of battery drain caused by apps draining it in the background) If you have all apps shut down and you are still getting a lot of battery drain, the culprit is generally the meter being out of calibration.  Resetting everything and then draining the battery and recharging it to 100% seems to help this.


    I also turn down my screen and leave the auto sensor turned on, turn off Siri Lift To Talk, all my email accounts are set to manual/fetch rather than push, and I only use Location services on the apps that I need them for.  Facebook doesn't need to know where I am all the time.


    If none of this helps, you can go to the drastic route of restoring your phone as new and not restoring from a backup.  There may be something in your backup that is causing a problem.  I know this is a real pain in the neck because you have to manually reinstall all your apps, setup email and calendar and contacts again (This is why I use Google Contacts, because I can easily restore them if I have to), music, etc.  But you will have a really clean install which should help.


    If none of this helps you may have a hardward issue that you will have to take to the Apple store and have them look it ove.

  • Athelas loraiel Croatia Level 1 (30 points)

    I am using iOS6 latest version, and my iphone 5 was dropping from 30% to 12% and shutting down very fast (matter of 5 minutes) sometimes it would turn off if I used intense power applications simultaneously.


    today I contacted via web chat support apple care and they instantly diagnosed it as faulty battery and told me to go exchangeit for new battery...



    might help someone.

  • Shawroy Level 1 (0 points)

    I am also experiencing terrible battery drain.  I am traveling for work and practically need to be tethered to an outlet.  This is a real problem, and it needs to be fixed ASAP.

  • asetiyadi Level 1 (5 points)

    I updated my iPhone 5 to 7.0.3 about couple weeks ago.  First it drains like crazy, then I turned off iCloud Keychain and battery performance improve a lot similar if not better than 7.0.2.  But there is quirkiness, every time the battery runs low like 15% or less, at any given time the phone will shut itself down and won't turned on and saying that battery has run out.  At this point basically need to charge the phone and within 30 sec to a minute, I can turn it on again and the battery shows about 15%, so it doesnt make sense that battery has run out.


    Finally last night one of the posting suggested to do a reset (Settings => General => Reset => Reset All Settings).  I tried this, all you have to do after this is setting the preferences again, you will not lose any data or contacts or apps.  I do need to recreate my email account.  Before bed last night, the battery at 44%, in the morning it was about 36%, not bad for 6-7 hours stand by.  Then I let it run heavily on calls and browsing all the way to 5%.  This time It did not turn itself off anymore until < 5%, an improvement!!   I charged it back all the way to 100% to "recalibrate" the battery and will see how long it will stand but so far resetting the phone is promising.

  • Lifestyless Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello, i have the iPhone 4S and I have the same problem with the latest iOS update, i.e 7.0.3. The percentage can drop like 1% every 10 minutes in idle mode and like 1% every 2-3 minutes when I use it.


    Apple please fix it ASAP!

  • asetiyadi Level 1 (5 points)

    After 24 hours with normal use, I still have about 42% left on the battery, so for me resetting the phone it does work well.  Hopefully this helps.

  • Drzymek Level 1 (0 points)

    My battery drained yesterday from 25% to 15% within 1 hour. I wrote some messages, was listening to music and 3G was on. I haven't noticed this under 7.0.2, because listening to music does not drain battery this much, even with 3G. (same settings as under 7.0.2)  With 7.0.2 or less it would drain about 5%. And yes, I did a Reset to all settings before.


    What else can I say: Staying at home with Wifi turned on and almost no usage I easily made 45h of Standby (702). Yesterday I made 30h with 8h of usage. You may think - it's not that bad, but 8h was more like switching on the screen and reading a message, the rest of the day the phone was lying on the table. If I had used it normally, it would drain much more.

  • gmcmhownerp Level 1 (0 points)

    On the iphone 4 and 4S turn off the function tht sets the clock based on the local time is apparently checking for the current time zone far far to often. Make change by going to : Setting > Location Services > Systm services and turn off 'Setting Time Zone' It worked for me. Found this at ' to increase battery life of the iPhone 4S