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  1. #51  
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    left my iphone 5 unplugged from power last night at 98% and this morning it's totally drained showing me the red battery icon.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    DREADFUL when using it even lightly. Could be a combination of, first, it being beta, and then the abundance of white (brighter) throughout the iOS. Standby is fine.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    How can i get the iOS 7 and I am on iOS 6.1
    If I helped you - Please hit that little +REP button
    It looks like an old-school scale next to the report button

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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Just downloaded iOS 7 this morning. Two hours in, I'm at 88%. With good usage. I teach during the day, so we'll see how it is idle...

    I also have a Mophie so I'm all set! Haha

    Running great though -- no true bugs for me. YET!
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    I am using 4s, and it drained off completely in about 4 hours.
    *the apps are still updating. (wifi and mobile data was on). (updation was automatic)
    *few call i made(29 minutes).
    *only app used was phone and settings
    heating problem while browsing and using app.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    My usage rates are crazy.

    I used the phone for three minutes and the rest has been in idle. It says I've used it 44mins of usage out of 47 since it was unplugged.

    Any ideas what's running in the background?
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Dreadful.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainRex View Post
    Is the battery life issue enough for me not to upgrade to iOS 7? Because I really enjoy the new interface and colors but I wouldn't want my battery draining ridiculously. If it does drain faster, how much faster compared to normal on the iPhone 5? Thanks
    Depends on how badly you need to test the app that you're developing.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Hows the battery and overheating now after turning off automatic downloads ?
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Shockingly bad - I get about 4 hours if I am lucky. And this is light use.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    I leave for work at 7:00 AM with a full battery. I use a company landline to communicate with our customers so I'm not on my iPhone that often. Only on smoke breaks and texting other employees regarding business manners. I only work part time and am home usually by 12am-1pm. When I get home my battery life is 5%-20%. If I take a nap and charge it while doing so, I can usually last the rest of the day (not evening) without another charge. If I don't charge my phone during my hour nap, I'm charging on and off, whenever I can, for the rest of the day. I have an iPhone 5 and I'm really quite surprised how much of a far cry the battery life is compared to iOS 6, as well as charging speed. Mind you it's only beta, I feel like this is way below average mobile phone battery efficiency.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Battery life sux!!!! 55% usage in 2 hrs. The phone also gets rather warm.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick5 View Post
    Battery life sux!!!! 55% usage in 2 hrs. The phone also gets rather warm.
    I’m sitting on 53% battery left after:

    Usage: 4 hours, 33 minutes
    Standby: 13 hours, 8 minutes

    Not bad for a first beta...
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    I’m sitting on 53% battery left after:

    Usage: 4 hours, 33 minutes
    Standby: 13 hours, 8 minutes

    Not bad for a first beta...
    I haven't really noticed a difference since I installed the beta.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    With light use got about 4 hrs with the iphine 5 ios 6.1.4 but 6.5 hrs with ios 7. Some some hope as this is early beta that 7 could end up being quite a bit better on battery use. Hopefully Apple will realize the battery drain issue has become an important one. Ios 7 may have some new methods of managing battery life too. We will see!
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    This thread makes me crack up.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    I noticed my battery does fine but it shuts off when I still have about 20% and needs to be plugged in.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by LSE View Post
    after upgrade to IOS 7 my iphone 5 just went from 100% battery to 12% in 2 hours !!
    My first install had similar battery drain issues. I'm not super great at diagnostics, but what I found was there was something wrong with the multitasking ability when I restored from a previous backup. Check to see if this happens on yours: kill all of your apps and then hard reboot, when I reopened the multitasker, all of the apps I just killed were still running. Probably why my phone was getting so dang hot as well, the processor was putting in some overtime.

    Soooo- I tried a fresh install, but this time I chose "set up as new iphone" and now battery life is great and it doesn't feel like my phone is going to burn a hole in my pocket. Give it a try to see if that helps, it did for me.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    I've been running my iphone 5 on iOS 7 since last night. Unplugged at 0600, have not plugged back in to charge and have not used my mophie battery pack. Right now (1741) or almost 12 hours later I have 18% left. Granted, I've played some games here and there, used iMessage and safari and waze but it was also a busy day at work and I didn't use it as much as I would normally.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Few days in now and have to say seems pretty decent. I'm 4.5hrs usage and 13hrs of charge and still 31%
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Had a bad experience the first day, but it's going pretty good now.

    4hrs 4mins usage
    13hrs 29mins standby
    43% remaining
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Battery life as of yet is pretty poor, had to reinstall iOS 7 as battery drained within a matter of 2 hours on very light use. After reinstall slightly better with 15% loss in 1 hour however still not the greatest! Obviously being a beta there a lot of kinks to work out especially with the numerous glitches I have found like when double clicking on the lock screen to bring up the music controls the time does not disappear instead the music controls appear over it making for a very confusing layout thankfully it disappears after a few seconds. Hopefully beta 2 brings some serious improvements because there are a lot more flaws than usual in my experience especially when in relation to general interface, given it is such a great update though maybe this is to be expected in anyway it is the best iOS update apple has ever released
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    1. It's beta
    2. Apps are not coded to work with iOS 7 at this time, so yes some may not work at all, or some may crash endlessly.
    3. It's beta
    4 It's beta
    5. Guess what... It's the first Beta of iOS 7, Let dev's do their work and Apple work out their kinks... because in the long run.... Right now it's BETA
    The OP wasn't expecting anything perfect( from their comments) and they know it is a beta. I am not sure why you always have to be so negative, all the OP was asking was how battery is. At least this thread wasn't whining like some of the others about the betas. No need to jump down their throats.
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    I was not addressing the OP directly....
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    Default Re: Poll - How is the battery life of iOS 7 on your iPhone 5?

    Ohhh good thread

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