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    Default iPhone 5's awful battery life

    I'm so thankful I've gotten amazing battery life... Better than my 4S and 4. Just with tweaking some settings such as push and making sure the diagnostics and some location settings that apple uses are turned off I get a whole day of battery and when I get home I still have 30%. I browse a lot and always have about 75% brightness and I talk a lot to clients and conference calls and I get amazing battery life.
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    I agree with everyone here. My battery life has been remarkable. I am always on my phone. I can get through a day ending on 70% or so. Make sure you hard close apps too. This is a huge deal.

    My wife's friend was saying that her iPhone 5 battery goes down a lot. She asked her if she hard closed her apps and when she showed her, she had almost every app open. The wife closed them and she says she has seen her battery life improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ipheuria View Post
    If you're constantly closing out apps I would say that might be one reason your battery life is suffering. It might not be the direct cause and a lot of people will tell you that you should close them out if you want. However if you're trying to diagnose an issue you've got to try changing your regular routine and see if it has any affect. I've had battery issues because I'm running the beta iOS 6.1 so here is what I would tell you to try and see if your battery life gets better.

    Backup your iPhone through iCloud
    Hook up to iTunes and then go through each tab (music, podcast, tones, photos, etc.) except apps don't touch the apps
    Each tab uncheck Sync.... (this will remove all the media from the device) once you've unchecked them all apply and do a sync
    Then right click your device and choose transfer purchases
    Reboot the device
    Hook up to iTunes and click restore this will reload the OS
    When it finishes and asks to "setup as new or restore from backup" in iTunes unplug the phone(if you did an iCloud backup)
    On the phone go thorugh all the settings and login to your Apple ID and choose to restore from iCloud backup choose the last backup
    Let the restore complete then reboot the device
    All the media will now be back on the phone because it was restored through the iCloud backup
    If you want to sync the media using iTunes then follow these steps if not then skip the following
    Hook up to iTunes and again uncheck all the sync options for media except apps,do a sync
    Reboot the device then hook up to iTunes and check the sync options to put the media back onto the device

    Use your phone all day and when it gets low or when you're going to sleep close all the applications and plug it in. After it's plugged in power it off and let it charge until you wake up or whatever. Then use it and see if the batter life is any better.

    I used to religously close out my apps until I found that my battery life sucked. Then I started to just let the OS manage the apps and the battery life got a lot better. So now what I do is if there is an app I wont use after I'm done like a FollowFriday Generator, photo app I'll kill it. If an app is misbehaving I'll close it out or if it's a huge memory hog like Mobile Safari or Facebook I'll kill it. Otherwise I leave the apps and let the OS manage them.
    So I did this yesterday and so far it is making a huge difference in my battery life. I'm at 96% after being on the phone for about 30 minutes, normally I would be at about 85%. Thanks for the insight.
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