View Poll Results: How is the battery life on your iPhone 5 with iOS 7?

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  • Good

    27 21.43%
  • Bad

    69 54.76%
  • Still testing

    26 20.63%
  • other (let us know below)

    4 3.17%
  1. Marc Baier's Avatar
    left my iphone 5 unplugged from power last night at 98% and this morning it's totally drained showing me the red battery icon.
    06-13-2013 12:37 AM
  2. Abhinav Reddy3's Avatar
    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.
    06-13-2013 01:32 AM
  3. anon(2353369)'s Avatar
    How can i get the iOS 7 and I am on iOS 6.1
    06-13-2013 03:26 AM
  4. Agpe17's Avatar
    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!
    06-13-2013 08:15 AM
  5. Sisneh Sivan's Avatar
    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.
    06-13-2013 08:53 AM
  6. boldBud's Avatar
    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?
    06-13-2013 10:31 AM
  7. offdahglass's Avatar
    06-13-2013 10:43 AM
  8. kilcher's Avatar
    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.
    06-13-2013 12:51 PM
  9. iphone_5's Avatar
    Hows the battery and overheating now after turning off automatic downloads ?
    06-13-2013 01:34 PM
  10. Simon Powell's Avatar
    Shockingly bad - I get about 4 hours if I am lucky. And this is light use.
    06-13-2013 06:05 PM
  11. Haxley's Avatar
    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.
    06-13-2013 09:23 PM
  12. Rick5's Avatar
    Battery life sux!!!! 55% usage in 2 hrs. The phone also gets rather warm.
    06-13-2013 09:26 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    Battery life sux!!!! 55% usage in 2 hrs. The phone also gets rather warm.
    Im sitting on 53% battery left after:

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

    Not bad for a first beta...
    06-13-2013 10:24 PM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Im 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.
    06-13-2013 10:58 PM
  15. ddmacpp's Avatar
    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!
    06-13-2013 11:54 PM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    This thread makes me crack up.
    LCW likes this.
    06-14-2013 12:15 AM
  17. chedderbob78's Avatar
    I noticed my battery does fine but it shuts off when I still have about 20% and needs to be plugged in.
    06-14-2013 12:17 AM
  18. bjones37wwu's Avatar
    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.
    06-14-2013 04:33 PM
  19. gary.l.fletcher's Avatar
    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.
    06-14-2013 05:43 PM
  20. phinx404's Avatar
    Few days in now and have to say seems pretty decent. I'm 4.5hrs usage and 13hrs of charge and still 31%
    06-14-2013 07:44 PM
  21. boldBud's Avatar
    Had a bad experience the first day, but it's going pretty good now.

    4hrs 4mins usage
    13hrs 29mins standby
    43% remaining
    06-14-2013 10:45 PM
  22. 9ivan7's Avatar
    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
    06-14-2013 10:51 PM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    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.
    BLiNK likes this.
    06-14-2013 11:20 PM
  24. John Yester's Avatar
    I was not addressing the OP directly....
    06-14-2013 11:24 PM
  25. anthony81586's Avatar
    Ohhh good thread

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    06-15-2013 02:28 AM
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