1. sj-performance's Avatar
    iPhone 5 since launch day. Not happy with battery life. I feel on my previous 4S it was much better. I believe my battery life is horrible and considering going to apple store. What you think? Thanx for your inputs.


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    10-31-2012 12:12 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    that is abnormal, IMHO. maybe try doing a Reset All Settings & charge cycle first
    10-31-2012 12:17 PM
  3. sj-performance's Avatar
    that is abnormal, IMHO. maybe try doing a Reset All Settings & charge cycle first
    Tried this already. With my 4S I never experienced such horrendous battery. Keep in mind my LTE is ON because some parts of Miami already has sprint LTE. I just feel this is totally abnormal. I feel every time I look at the phone it's losing power. You think I can get it swapped at the Genius Bar? Will they have new stock or should I expect a refurbished unit?


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    10-31-2012 12:29 PM
  4. trebor8806's Avatar
    Well if you have LTE on and it's spotty where you're at then that would be your problem. Your device is probably bouncing back and forth between towers.
    10-31-2012 03:51 PM
  5. sj-performance's Avatar
    Well if you have LTE on and it's spotty where you're at then that would be your problem. Your device is probably bouncing back and forth between towers.
    You make a great point. With LTE on and only certain parts of Miami having sprint LTE I've noticed I get that lil circle next to my 3G symbol a lot. Tomorrow I plan to have LTE off and see the results. I have scheduled an appt at the Genius Bar for Friday night. Lets see tomorrow how it goes. Thanx.


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    trebor8806 likes this.
    10-31-2012 03:58 PM
  6. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Did you restore from a backup? If so you might try restoring and setting up as a new iPhone. My iP5 battery life is definitely worse than my 4S was... albeit the iP4S was on 5.1.1, so I'm not going to do anything drastic until Apple releases 6.01 or 6.1 (whatever it is going to be) and the update description is:

    Battery life improvements
    Bug fixes
    10-31-2012 05:05 PM
  7. sj-performance's Avatar
    Did you restore from a backup? If so you might try restoring and setting up as a new iPhone. My iP5 battery life is definitely worse than my 4S was... albeit the iP4S was on 5.1.1, so I'm not going to do anything drastic until Apple releases 6.01 or 6.1 (whatever it is going to be) and the update description is:

    Battery life improvements
    Bug fixes
    Yeah back up from iCloud.


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    10-31-2012 05:27 PM
  8. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Definitely not normal.
    Attached Thumbnails Am I experiencing battery issues?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1351722997.131513.jpg  
    10-31-2012 05:36 PM
  9. boldBud's Avatar
    That's really, really bad. My worst battery life day was around 3 hours and 20 mins of usage with 32% remaining. Yours makes mine look pretty good. No matter what you're really doing that's pretty low. Just wondering, was this on Wifi, LTE or 3G? What all were you doing? What was your screen brightness at? Location services? Did you use iCloud to restore?
    10-31-2012 06:37 PM
  10. Guacho's Avatar
    Keep in mind you're only getting LTE on some areas in Miami, the phone constantly getting in and out of LTE might affect the battery a bit. Try disabling LTE for a day or two and see if you notice any difference.
    10-31-2012 06:46 PM
  11. sj-performance's Avatar
    Keep in mind you're only getting LTE on some areas in Miami, the phone constantly getting in and out of LTE might affect the battery a bit. Try disabling LTE for a day or two and see if you notice any difference.

    For tomorrow I will leave LTE off. I have lowered my screen brightness as I had it set to max. Auto brightness is off now. I have turned off location on apps I don't need it for. I will monitor any changes tomorrow. In my office and home I'm always on wifi. If nothing changes I will be going to the genius bar on friday. Thanks everyone for their inputs will keep you all posted.
    10-31-2012 07:41 PM
  12. trebor8806's Avatar
    For tomorrow I will leave LTE off. I have lowered my screen brightness as I had it set to max. Auto brightness is off now. I have turned off location on apps I don't need it for. I will monitor any changes tomorrow. In my office and home I'm always on wifi. If nothing changes I will be going to the genius bar on friday. Thanks everyone for their inputs will keep you all posted.
    Cool. Hope it improves for you.
    10-31-2012 08:01 PM
  13. Guacho's Avatar
    For tomorrow I will leave LTE off. I have lowered my screen brightness as I had it set to max. Auto brightness is off now. I have turned off location on apps I don't need it for. I will monitor any changes tomorrow. In my office and home I'm always on wifi. If nothing changes I will be going to the genius bar on friday. Thanks everyone for their inputs will keep you all posted.
    Keep in mind the Apple store will usually ask you to do a restore before swapping the phone to make sure it's not a software issue.. Good luck
    10-31-2012 08:45 PM
  14. sj-performance's Avatar
    LTE off/auto brightness off/dimmer screen/location off for unused apps. I see an improvement.


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    11-01-2012 11:43 AM
  15. sj-performance's Avatar
    With new update iOS 6.0.1 I'm noticing better battery...


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    11-02-2012 12:22 PM
  16. trmoney24's Avatar
    Still seems a bit low to me. I can usually use the phone about 7-8 hours and be on standby for 24 hours and have about 20-25% left. I am on Verizon, great LTE signal and wifi all day.
    I'm glad it improved for you! I would still check it out at Apple if you have time.
    11-02-2012 04:47 PM
  17. sj-performance's Avatar



    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    11-02-2012 05:16 PM
  18. Guacho's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/03/a5ega4us.jpg


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    That seems like a good battery life... is it LTE off?
    11-02-2012 05:24 PM
  19. sj-performance's Avatar
    That seems like a good battery life... is it LTE off?
    LTE off running latest iOS 6 apple released yesterday. I'm satisfied actually. Off the charger at 6am and once I got home its when I posted the last screen shot. All this time it hasn't been charged. I'm the type that charges every night while I sleep so when I wake up my phone is fully charged. All I want is for my device to last me my entire workday and today it did. I will check how it goes with LTE on and new update. Then eventually when sprint LTE is fully developed here in Miami. BTW I didn't bother going to apple store. I cancelled the appointment. Satisfied for now and I'm sure battery life will improve.


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    11-02-2012 05:36 PM
  20. sj-performance's Avatar
    Off the charger since 6am. Used about 1 hr of LTE use. With new iOS 6 update I'm getting better battery life. I'm satisfied.


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    11-03-2012 04:45 PM
  21. itechyou's Avatar
    The bluetooth being on can also impact your battery, if it isn't needed, kill it. Just a thought
    11-03-2012 06:21 PM
  22. sj-performance's Avatar
    The bluetooth being on can also impact your battery, if it isn't needed, kill it. Just a thought
    Thing is in my car and wife's we both use Bluetooth. I like the benefit of getting inside my car and as soon as I turn on my ignition it's already connected. I use Bluetooth inside my car every single day.


    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    11-03-2012 06:27 PM
  23. _heatherly's Avatar
    I am loving my iPhone 5 battery! So much better than my 4S.

    Am I experiencing battery issues?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1351988682.951922.jpg


    Sent from my iPhone4S using Tapatalk
    11-03-2012 07:24 PM
  24. sj-performance's Avatar



    ...on iPhone5/iOS6 via Tapatalk...
    11-06-2012 06:06 AM
  25. zoeybob's Avatar
    Indeed.
    Is probably safe to consider.
    The battery life of the 4S shop is usually longer.
    11-06-2012 06:23 AM
29 12

Similar Threads

  1. If you're JBen & experiencing battery issues
    By Ipheuria in forum Jailbreaking, Unlocking, Hacks, Themes & Mods
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-07-2011, 05:29 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-16-2011, 07:51 AM
  3. Iphone 3GS (32GB?) battery issues?
    By lionheartednyhc in forum iPhone 3GS Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-15-2009, 07:49 AM
  4. anyone else still experiencing 3g issues?
    By snakes2003g in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-14-2008, 09:12 PM
  5. Another battery issue?
    By BB-fan in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-06-2008, 11:03 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD