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Rainxwater Level 1 (0 points)

Am I the only one who seems to be experiencing this? My iphone 5S battery seem to drain much faster than usual, and charge longer. I heard that the new update is supposed to increase battery life, and read comparison threads regarding other iphones that are capable of a much better battery life than mine.


I've had my phone for 3 months, never have dropped it once or anything of the sort, if that matters. My battery drains to 50% within an hour or so after intense use on the lowest level of brightness, and I seem to lose about 5-7 percents when on standby for 5 hours or so. Is this normal? Is it perhaps due to the fact that I am mostly using 3g, and applications that require more processing such as tumblr (graphics and gifs) as well safari? I'm just worried that my battery may be draining to quick, despite the update which's supposed to make it much better according to many people.



iPhone 5s, iOS 7.1, Battery life
  • BlackandWhite23 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iphone 5s battery also drains fast after ios 7.1 update. Before the update I get 24hrs moderate to heavy use. But now I only get 12 hours! During the update I noticed that my battery is draining at an unusual pace. I thought that it could be due to the ongoing update. My battery was 100% full before the update. After the update (5 hrs) it went down to 50%. Then I just used my wifi for no less than 1 hour then it went down to 30%! It's insane! This is unusual for me because I would normally spend 2 hours using wifi causing my battery to go down 20%. I tried hard resetting my iphone but battery issue is still the same. Please take note that I've already disabled location, background refresh, autoupdate and other settings that may cause low battery performance.

  • jaimeand Level 1 (10 points)

    The same happened to my IP5s after the update. I'd turn off the 4g, the location services, the background app refresh, reduce the motion and tranparency options, the mail push up and the brightness to the lower level, but the battery still draining fast. Before the update i'd could fully charge my phone at night from 20h to 21h, then i'd could unplug it from the charger and put the phone in standy mode the whole night, in the morning at 6am the battery indicator was still in 100%, yesterday i did the same but today at 6am showed me only 94%!


    why why apple are you doing this to us your loyalty customers?

  • Mattyboyx Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPhone 5S has been draining like crazy since the iOS 7.1 Update. This morning I woke up at 8:30, my phone was at 100%. It's now 10:40 and my phone is at 85%. It should be around 94% because it doesn't drain that fast when I had the iOS 7.0.6. This really needs to be fixed because I'm on my phone basically all day & we don't want to have to charge all the time. Please fix the battery draining. Has anyone called apple or emailed them regarding that the battery drain issue needs to be fixed?

  • tzangPro Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you tried checking if you have background apps running that is affecting the battery life?


    One thing I have noticed with 7.1 is the fix for the location service issue for apps, if you use Reminders with location-based alerts or run apps such as Nike+ Move, these will now utilise the location service even if they are not running in the background but have been activated to use the location service, hence becoming a huge drain on battery life.

  • Joe_Fo Level 1 (30 points)

    Bluetooth turned on by default when I upgraded, and I only turn it on when I need it.


    Have you all checked Cellular usage to see what if any app or system services might be using data?


    Using cellular for iTunes or App Store with automatic downloads for anything?

  • rabhusha Level 1 (0 points)

    I am sure it is this location service that is killing the battery. My iphone 5s has been draining the battery like crazy.

    I just turned the location services off. Hope this will help.

  • Gonzo345 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm suffering the same problem. My battery barely endures for 1 day when before installing this update I was able to use my iPhone 5S during one day and a half without charging the battery...

  • rabhusha Level 1 (0 points)

    I switched off the location services but still it drians a lot.This is really creating problems. Can someone suggest anything else that we can try? 

  • Ben_YM Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem on iPhone 5 after iOS 7.1 update. I just charged the battery to 60% an hour ago but now the % is 36%. Check with my Battery app and saw the memory allocation is more than 90%!!


    Before update to 7.1, the max memory allocation is less than 70%


    I had always on my bluetooth, wifi and never gotten that bad.


    There is a bug again....

  • Nicolebybee Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine is doing this too. I've done all the battery saving tips but it's still draining much faster after the IOS7.1 update. I've had my phone about a month and a half. Never been dropped or gotten wet. I even wiped it and set it up as a new iPhone yesterday and it's still draining fast.

  • WDCDan Level 1 (0 points)

    Having the same issue as described above.  C'mon Apple.  We need a fix ASAP.

  • VeeFourteen Level 1 (5 points)

    Same exact problem here too. Currently have an iPhone 5s and the battery life is beyond ridiculous. Not sure if anyone else is experiencing this too, but mine will constantly restart througout the day. No rhyme or reason for the restart. Also, the camera app will hang about 50% of the time where the entire phone becomes unresponsive. Only way to regain functionality is to manually reset the phone and wait for it to come back on. This is completely terrible!

  • agreendc Level 1 (0 points)

    Me too.


    I went from plugging in to charge at the end of the night, around 11pm, to barely getting through a workday with very light use.  With less than 10 hrs of standby and maybe 30 minutes with the screen even on I am rocking 15% battery life.  I'm also connected to wifi whenever at home or in the office, which accounts for over 9 hours of the standby time.


    I know people are suggesting turn off features... but eff that, 5 days ago I'd get through an entire day without any issue, under much heavier useage.  I don't want to have to turn on bluetooth everytime I get in my car and back off when I get out, I just want it to work when I turn the car on... I don't want to manually check for emails, I want it to tell me when an email comes. 


  • Inkwisitiv Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi Folks,


    I had this problem too until I performed a hard reset of the iPhone. Hold down the home and power buttons together for about 10 seconds until the device restarts. If it shuts down and doesn't restart on its own, just start it normally.


    That worked for me.



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