1. John Yester's Avatar
    Still suffering from battery issues using iOS7 on your device. You do have some options to try out. Most are simple settings that can be changed with in minutes.


    Disable App Refresh -

    Settings, General, Background App Refresh, and then turn off the switch.


    Disable App Updates -

    Settings, iTunes & App Store, and then switch off Updates under the Automatic Downloads section.


    Disable Wallpaper Parallax -

    Go to settings, General, Accessibility, and then switch on Reduce Motion which turns off the home screen’s parallax view.


    Searching for WiFi -

    Go to settings WiFi, at the bottom turn off Ask to Join Networks switch at the bottom.


    Notifications -

    Go to settings and then Notification Center and start turning off notifications on the lock screen and for other apps that you don’t need to be notified on.


    Locations Service -

    Settings, Privacy, and then Location Services to turn the whole thing off or just for the apps you don’t want to use the GPS receiver.




    For additional tips and information check the link below

    How to fix battery life issues with iOS 7, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c | iMore
    mumfoau, pr1nce, Just_Me_D and 8 others like this.
    11-12-2013 08:22 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Nice write-up, sir. ....
    11-12-2013 09:10 PM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    Nice job John, thank you.
    11-12-2013 09:35 PM
  4. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Tks John.
    Good Luck
    11-12-2013 09:49 PM
  5. taz323's Avatar
    Thank you, nice write up.
    11-13-2013 01:10 AM
  6. Blue Shift's Avatar
    My battery life exceeds my expectations, it's way better than even my Z10 was. And that's with every option that can be turned on active. I wonder what in particular is affecting others' devices?
    11-13-2013 06:27 AM
  7. acerace113's Avatar
    My battery life exceeds my expectations, it's way better than even my Z10 was. And that's with every option that can be turned on active. I wonder what in particular is affecting others' devices?
    They are using it more than before, happens with every iOS update.


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    11-13-2013 10:17 AM
  8. Blue Shift's Avatar
    They are using it more than before, happens with every iOS update.


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    Likewise, however, I'm lucky to be below 50% after 16-17 hours off of the charger.
    11-13-2013 10:34 AM
  9. acerace113's Avatar
    Likewise, however, I'm lucky to be below 50% after 16-17 hours off of the charger.
    I'm usually under 20% left after 16 hours of normal usage on my 4S.


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    11-13-2013 11:05 AM
  10. yzjustdatguy's Avatar
    I'm usually under 20% left after 16 hours of normal usage on my 4S.


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    Thats incredible. I max out at 4 hours of usage now on my 4S. Battery is only 10 months old
    11-13-2013 02:55 PM
  11. dictoresno's Avatar
    Thats incredible. I max out at 4 hours of usage now on my 4S. Battery is only 10 months old
    yup. i used to get 8-10 hours of use with 24-36 hours of standby. now i only get 4-6 hours of use and 16-20 standby. my battery/phone us useless now. they better fix this in 7.1. and the things listed in the write up done help whatsoever, and they never have. even DFU restores as new dont do anything.
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    11-14-2013 01:24 AM
  12. yaynative's Avatar
    I get 8-10 hours usage each day. I would try restoring as new and not putting any apps on it for 24 hours. If it still dies quickly, I would take it back to Apple and see what they say.
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    11-14-2013 07:54 AM
  13. acerace113's Avatar
    Thats incredible. I max out at 4 hours of usage now on my 4S. Battery is only 10 months old
    I should clarify, I get 16 hours of standby but my usage is around 5-7 hours.


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    11-14-2013 08:42 AM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    Thankfully I'm getting 10 to 11 hours of actual usage with 1 day of standby time.... This is a nice write up for those who are having battery issues, though. Most of my settings match what is posted here.
    11-14-2013 09:28 AM
  15. yaynative's Avatar
    Here are my battery settings:

    iOS 7 battery saving settings

    If you installed iOS 7 and restored from a backup, you should restore as new and resync all your apps manually. This is best done on your computer using iTunes. This helps ensure no problem files are brought over. It also helps get rid of the huge cache of old files you do not need. You will lose all data saved on the phone when you do this. Transfer pics and music to computer first. This is the best way to get a clean install, and worth the effort.

    Always turn off wi-fi and bluetooth if you are not using them. Turn auto brightness on for the screen and make sure the timeout is 1 minute.

    After using the settings below cycle your battery two times. That means let it die until it turns off on its own, and then charge to 100% without using it while it charges. This does NOT “train” the battery, but it calibrates the battery meter so you get a true measure of performance.

    Use these settings for maximum battery life:

    settings > notification > turn off notifications for all apps you do not truly need push alerts for.

    settings > general > spotlight search > make sure nothing is selected. this archives and scans your hard drive with every change so it can index your data. this uses a lot of processing power.

    settings > general > accessibility > reduce motion > on

    settings > general > accessibility > increase contrast > on (this turns of transparency which uses a lot of processor power)

    settings > general > siri > raise to speak > off

    settings > general > background refresh > on. the only apps that truly need it are maps, find my friends, etc.

    settings > general > auto lock > 1 minute

    setting > wallpaper & brightness > choose a still wallpaper

    setting > wallpaper & brightness > auto brightness > on

    settings > privacy > location services > on

    settings > privacy > location services > disable location services for any app that doesn't truly need it. Only maps and weather really need it.

    settings > privacy > location services > system services > turn all off except for compass calibration and traffic

    settings > privacy > location services > system services > frequent locations > off

    settings > privacy > advertising > limit ad tracking > on

    settings > cellular > turn off cellular data for any app that doesn’t truly need it

    settings > general > diagnostic & usage > don’t send

    I also recommend closing any Safari tabs when you are done browsing. Some sites automatically update, which uses data.
    11-14-2013 09:57 AM
  16. mumfoau's Avatar
    I typically get 4+ hours of usage depending on signal. On work days where a good portion of early usage is on spotty 3G/1x is when I'm closer to 3.75-4.25 hours. On weekends when I'm on good LTE or Wi-Fi is when my usage time ratchets up!
    11-14-2013 10:15 AM
  17. yzjustdatguy's Avatar
    Here are my battery settings:

    iOS 7 battery saving settings

    If you installed iOS 7 and restored from a backup, you should restore as new and resync all your apps manually. This is best done on your computer using iTunes. This helps ensure no problem files are brought over. It also helps get rid of the huge cache of old files you do not need. You will lose all data saved on the phone when you do this. Transfer pics and music to computer first. This is the best way to get a clean install, and worth the effort.

    Always turn off wi-fi and bluetooth if you are not using them. Turn auto brightness on for the screen and make sure the timeout is 1 minute.

    After using the settings below cycle your battery two times. That means let it die until it turns off on its own, and then charge to 100% without using it while it charges. This does NOT “train” the battery, but it calibrates the battery meter so you get a true measure of performance.

    Use these settings for maximum battery life:

    settings > notification > turn off notifications for all apps you do not truly need push alerts for.

    settings > general > spotlight search > make sure nothing is selected. this archives and scans your hard drive with every change so it can index your data. this uses a lot of processing power.

    settings > general > accessibility > reduce motion > on

    settings > general > accessibility > increase contrast > on (this turns of transparency which uses a lot of processor power)

    settings > general > siri > raise to speak > off

    settings > general > background refresh > on. the only apps that truly need it are maps, find my friends, etc.

    settings > general > auto lock > 1 minute

    setting > wallpaper & brightness > choose a still wallpaper

    setting > wallpaper & brightness > auto brightness > on

    settings > privacy > location services > on

    settings > privacy > location services > disable location services for any app that doesn't truly need it. Only maps and weather really need it.

    settings > privacy > location services > system services > turn all off except for compass calibration and traffic

    settings > privacy > location services > system services > frequent locations > off

    settings > privacy > advertising > limit ad tracking > on

    settings > cellular > turn off cellular data for any app that doesn’t truly need it

    settings > general > diagnostic & usage > don’t send

    I also recommend closing any Safari tabs when you are done browsing. Some sites automatically update, which uses data.
    I've done everything you have listed here and still nothing changes. I'm assuming its the OS its self. My 4S is still fairly new. Hopefully future updates will help the battery perform a a lot better
    11-14-2013 02:22 PM
  18. yaynative's Avatar
    iOS was updated today.
    11-14-2013 02:31 PM
  19. yzjustdatguy's Avatar
    iOS was updated today.
    Minor fixes though. This battery life issue is the only problem I have with iOS 7. Everything else is fine. Loved it ever since beta 1 but these battery draining issues have to go
    11-14-2013 02:53 PM
  20. Doc Z's Avatar
    I have all these settings off and my battery is still terrible
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    11-14-2013 03:49 PM
  21. acerace113's Avatar
    Here are my battery settings:

    iOS 7 battery saving settings

    If you installed iOS 7 and restored from a backup, you should restore as new and resync all your apps manually. This is best done on your computer using iTunes. This helps ensure no problem files are brought over. It also helps get rid of the huge cache of old files you do not need. You will lose all data saved on the phone when you do this. Transfer pics and music to computer first. This is the best way to get a clean install, and worth the effort.

    Always turn off wi-fi and bluetooth if you are not using them. Turn auto brightness on for the screen and make sure the timeout is 1 minute.

    After using the settings below cycle your battery two times. That means let it die until it turns off on its own, and then charge to 100% without using it while it charges. This does NOT train the battery, but it calibrates the battery meter so you get a true measure of performance.

    Use these settings for maximum battery life:

    settings > notification > turn off notifications for all apps you do not truly need push alerts for.

    settings > general > spotlight search > make sure nothing is selected. this archives and scans your hard drive with every change so it can index your data. this uses a lot of processing power.

    settings > general > accessibility > reduce motion > on

    settings > general > accessibility > increase contrast > on (this turns of transparency which uses a lot of processor power)

    settings > general > siri > raise to speak > off

    settings > general > background refresh > on. the only apps that truly need it are maps, find my friends, etc.

    settings > general > auto lock > 1 minute

    setting > wallpaper & brightness > choose a still wallpaper

    setting > wallpaper & brightness > auto brightness > on

    settings > privacy > location services > on

    settings > privacy > location services > disable location services for any app that doesn't truly need it. Only maps and weather really need it.

    settings > privacy > location services > system services > turn all off except for compass calibration and traffic

    settings > privacy > location services > system services > frequent locations > off

    settings > privacy > advertising > limit ad tracking > on

    settings > cellular > turn off cellular data for any app that doesnt truly need it

    settings > general > diagnostic & usage > dont send

    I also recommend closing any Safari tabs when you are done browsing. Some sites automatically update, which uses data.
    Mines similar expect I have location services completely off, Siri completely off, auto brightness off, auto lock set to never, background app refresh completely off, and increase contrast off. I also have stocks off and reminders off in today view in notification center. My brightness is always set to either the lowest setting or the lowest I can go in the sunlight.

    Edit: I also don't use iCloud or find my iPhone


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    11-14-2013 04:25 PM
  22. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I also have all of these settings adjusted and my battery life isn't as great as it could be. Sometimes I miss using LTE even (okay, actually miss seeing the logo); I have to stick with 4G so that I can get what I get. Maybe Apple will come up with something!
    11-14-2013 05:40 PM

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