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    Hey all, I know sometimes it takes awhile before things settle but how are you finding battery life? Have you found anything problematic that you'd like to share that could save us some potential headaches?


    For me, I have found a decrease in overall battery life but I want to give it a day before making any conclusions.


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    coming off running betas... I'm seeing battery consistent with what I got on iOS6...
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    Out of all the betas and now official version that I've run for iOS7, beta 6 and GM had the best battery life. Since updating yesterday, my iPhone seems to drain quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    Hey all, I know sometimes it takes awhile before things settle but how are you finding battery life? Have you found anything problematic that you'd like to share that could save us some potential headaches?

    For me, I have found a decrease in overall battery life but I want to give it a day before making any conclusions.

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    There is a marked decline it battery life with every new device and iOS... because we won’t stop playing with it!

    That could definitely be at least part of the issue... give it a couple of days to settle in and see what you get. I don’t personally see an issue, but I’ve been running iOS 7 since beta 1 in June, and the current (GM/GA) release since 09/10...

    UPDATE: 09/29... My battery is functioning very well now. Things have settled in, and I am now using my device as a communication tool and not a new toy. I routinely get through a 14-16 hour day with 30% or more battery remaining... I still use a Mophie Air, but have only needed it a few times in the past almost 3 weeks.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 Battery Consumption

    My battery life has been ok but I did notice that it doesn't tell you when your phone is completely done charging. The lightening bolt stays there even if is charges overnight. On iOS 6 the lightening bolt would change to a little plug to let you know it was done charging.


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    Battery life is indeed terrible.. Don't tell me that i'm using my phone too much because i'm not. I see the difference and i'm not happy about it. We'll see in the future, hopefuly they can do something to improve battery life in iOS 7.

    the update itself is great! I love the new notification center and control center!


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    I've been playing a lot with my phone today ;-)) From 100% , I am now at 39% .

    Standby = 9h & Usage = 4h

    I have no idea if this is good or not !!??

    Setting it now on DND for the night .
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    I'm seeing a slight decline in battery life today. I need to give it a couple of days for it to settle. I'm playing with the phone a lot today!
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    I'm seeing more drainage than normal. i'm on 5 hours of use, 9hours of standby and at 33%, I don't "feel" like I'm using it more than normal, giving it a few days to see. I don't want to have to shut off the app background updates as that kinda defeats the purpose. I'm gonna let the battery drain and start from zero and see what happens.
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    ios7 has just eaten my battery, iphone5
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivormac View Post
    ios7 has just eaten my battery, iphone5
    Your battery life will improve over time. You just got iOS 7 and are therefore not seeing the true times yet.


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    Agreed. Battery is draining about twice as fast. I took my iPhone5 off the charger this morning at 6:00 and was at 35% by 11:00. Normally I would have over 70% at that time.
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    Unplugged mine at 4:30 this morning. Still have 53% left and I have been putzing with it all day. So 15 hours of off and on email and internet use. Not bad I think.
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    It's hard to tell just yet, but I think the battery life on my iPhone 5 is actually better than it was before the update. Here is my usage after being off the charger for 12 hours.

    iOS 7 Battery Consumption-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1379634435.468157.jpg


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    Ive been playing with my I4 nonstop since the update and I have to say as of right now I think I better then with 6. We will see over time but no complaints here.
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    Was listening to a lot of music though


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    One thing I want to test is how much battery parallax uses. I already have auto app updating disabled as I don't want it doing stuff I don't want it to do. However, getting the same usage pattern is going to be difficult


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    Quote Originally Posted by li2327 View Post
    My battery life has been ok but I did notice that it doesn't tell you when your phone is completely done charging. The lightening bolt stays there even if is charges overnight. On iOS 6 the lightening bolt would change to a little plug to let you know it was done charging.


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    AHHH!!! thanks for this LiI thought I was losing my mind LOL

    I just had a chance today to install iOS7 and I've charged it all the way...but I was waiting for the lightning bolt to go away(still hasn't after an hour of being at "100"). I know that Apple took the "plug" icon away when it's done charging, so I figured with iOS7 when it was done charging, it would just show the battery full minus the charge bolt!!

    Ok, so I'm not crazy...I can unplug - she's topped up and ready to go

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    It's hard to tell just yet, but I think the battery life on my iPhone 5 is actually better than it was before the update. Here is my usage after being off the charger for 12 hours.

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    My 4S on iOS 7:

    iOS 7 Battery Consumption-imageuploadedbytapatalk1379638486.066257.jpg


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    I had some battery drainage but let it drain completely and charged it back up an now it's excellent.


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    I am pretty happy with my battery life.
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    Two thing that you have to consider about ios 7 and battery drainage is 1. The parallax, if you have it turned on it does use quite a bit of battery. But the killer is 2. Background App Refresh. This is the real killer in battery drainage. I've been using the betas and once I've turned it off I've seen my battery life improve to back to normal. It's located in Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deucedub View Post
    Two thing that you have to consider about ios 7 and battery drainage is 1. The parallax, if you have it turned on it does use quite a bit of battery. But the killer is 2. Background App Refresh. This is the real killer in battery drainage. I've been using the betas and once I've turned it off I've seen my battery life improve to back to normal. It's located in Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
    So with app refresh, are the apps listed there the only ones that are refreshing or are there others that just refresh on their own without making it onto 'the list'? I ask because i have it on still but the apps on 'the list' are switched off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by li2327 View Post
    My battery life has been ok but I did notice that it doesn't tell you when your phone is completely done charging. The lightening bolt stays there even if is charges overnight. On iOS 6 the lightening bolt would change to a little plug to let you know it was done charging.


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    In the early Betas the lightning bolt would flash when the phone was charging. It's a shame Apple decided to ditch that I quite liked it
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    Both iPad and iPhone 5 seem about the same. I'd guess there is a tendency to play with the new iOS a lot more in the first few days so users will run the battery down faster than under normal use.
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