1. lordeagle's Avatar
    I'm having terrible battery life. I unplugged my phone from the charger at 8:30am this morning, it's now 2:47pm and I have exactly 50% left.
    Usage: 2hrs 57mins, Standby: 5hrs 49mins

    To be fair, I've been setting up my iPhones (3G, 3GS, 4 then 5) by Restoring from Backup so there's probably some old crap being passed along. If I go ahead and Setup As New, is it possible to bring the Text messages over? That's the main reason I'm restoring from backups every time is that I do not want to lose my text messages. Everything else is in the cloud or my Mac and can be restored.

    Thanks!
    10-09-2012 02:49 PM
  2. CandyBean's Avatar
    all my iPhone battery life is really good, including the iPhone 5. I think compared to the 4, it's a bit less amazing, prolly due to LTE, but it's still better than any Droid phones I've used.
    10-09-2012 02:51 PM
  3. myexpert's Avatar
    mine becomes very hot when an using it and suddenly pops up
    10-10-2012 07:49 AM
  4. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Very good. No noticeable downgrade from 4s. Much better then Nexus.
    10-10-2012 02:15 PM
  5. vrs626's Avatar
    Battery life is pathetic. Anything that requires cellular data burns battery at 1 percent every 2 minutes. Really disappointed in my first iPhone.
    10-11-2012 11:05 AM
  6. taylorz_412's Avatar
    Battery life is pathetic. Anything that requires cellular data burns battery at 1 percent every 2 minutes. Really disappointed in my first iPhone.
    That's the magic of LTE
    10-11-2012 11:34 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    Not horrible, and getting better....

    How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-img_0776.png
    10-11-2012 11:50 AM
  8. br_alm's Avatar
    This is my first iPhone. Just switched from a Gnex. At first I was disappointed with battery life, but after a few tweaks I'm at 27% with over 7h of usage. I don't have LTE though, and I mainly use wifi (which I leave always on). The tweaks I made were pretty common sense:

    - Turned off location services for anything I don't actually use
    - Turned off the synching of pictures between iDevices (I have an iPad)
    - Turned off the use of GPS for system services that aren't really relevant and also the tracking for advertisement purposes
    - Airplane mode at overnight when not charging.
    10-11-2012 12:04 PM
  9. vrs626's Avatar
    That's the magic of LTE
    I get the exact same results if I turn off LTE and use 3G instead.

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    You're on wifi though, right? I haven't seen any complaints of battery life over wifi. What results are you getting on cellular data with wifi off?
    10-11-2012 02:19 PM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    You're on wifi though, right? I haven't seen any complaints of battery life over wifi. What results are you getting on cellular data with wifi off?
    I'm on wifi about 30-40% of the time... LTE the rest.
    10-11-2012 02:30 PM
  11. br_alm's Avatar
    With 1%:

    Usage: 9h15m (amazing)
    Idle: 1d7h
    10-11-2012 03:56 PM
  12. Mattmead23's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 is my first iPhone but I have had the iPad 2 and now the new iPad. I'm on my phone all day for work and pleasure and it will never last a day. It was fully charged at 4pm GMT and now at 21.50pm it's down to 12%. Thought it would be better than this but still love it!!!
    10-11-2012 04:52 PM
  13. SweetSCBerry's Avatar
    Here's a picture of my battery, How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349989776.913545.jpg, I used Safari, Facebook, Texting, Pandora, Email today which the battery life did last me all day over 8 hours of standby time.
    10-11-2012 05:11 PM
  14. Natemz's Avatar
    How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349999464.688366.jpgLove this battery life.
    10-11-2012 07:51 PM
  15. Jack Hard's Avatar
    Battery life is very very good. but that map is not good
    10-11-2012 10:36 PM
  16. iphonefizzle's Avatar
    In the words of the honorable Tony the Tiger (it's g-r-r-r-e-e-e-a-a-t) walks of the stage drops the mic.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    10-11-2012 11:25 PM
  17. sf_basilix's Avatar
    Horrendous.

    I'm not the only one and have been following a thread on the apple forums for a few weeks now. Thousands of users are reporting battery life problems, including myself. Many users have returned their phones only to have the same issues.

    Many (including myself) have tried EVERYTHING. I even went so far as to turn off LTE, WIFI, Bluetooth, location services, icloud, etc. (BTW, what's the point of the phone if all of this is turned off anyway?) but to my dismay, the phone drains battery life like nothing else I've seen. About 1% battery every 2-3 minutes, even just sitting there.

    Trust me - I tried EVERYTHING. For those who think there isn't a problem, you should start reading here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

    quite frankly, I'm ready to return it because my 30 days are just around the corner and I don't want to get stuck with this nonsense.
    10-11-2012 11:34 PM
  18. chippy19977's Avatar
    I'm getting great battery life. Loving it!
    Attached Thumbnails How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1350013122.492605.jpg  
    10-11-2012 11:39 PM
  19. sf_basilix's Avatar
    oh and by the way the usage times in the General Settings area is wrong. We've tested this extensively. Right after taking the phone off the charger, we calculated how much time passed but the Usage indicator specified far more time had passed than what actually did. In some cases 30% or more, which is wrong. You can find people talking about that on my original post as well.
    10-11-2012 11:52 PM
  20. SweetSCBerry's Avatar
    I love my battery life like this How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350015863.122456.jpg


    Sent from my iP5 using Tapatalk
    10-12-2012 12:24 AM
  21. vrs626's Avatar
    Horrendous.

    I'm not the only one and have been following a thread on the apple forums for a few weeks now. Thousands of users are reporting battery life problems, including myself. Many users have returned their phones only to have the same issues.

    Many (including myself) have tried EVERYTHING. I even went so far as to turn off LTE, WIFI, Bluetooth, location services, icloud, etc. (BTW, what's the point of the phone if all of this is turned off anyway?) but to my dismay, the phone drains battery life like nothing else I've seen. About 1% battery every 2-3 minutes, even just sitting there.

    Trust me - I tried EVERYTHING. For those who think there isn't a problem, you should start reading here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

    quite frankly, I'm ready to return it because my 30 days are just around the corner and I don't want to get stuck with this nonsense.
    I'm right there with you. I'm also thinking that a lot of people that think they're getting good battery life really aren't. Most of the pictures of useage times posted in this thread appear to be connected to wifi, but the battery problem appears to occur most when using cellular data. I get very good battery life over wifi, but as soon as I go on cellular the battery literally melts away.
    10-12-2012 12:25 AM
  22. rob888's Avatar
    i have had 3 new iphone 5's in 2.5 weeks- total time from fully charged to fully flat- 3.5hrs on all 3 phones.guys at apple turned everything off and still only 3.5hrs. I also noticed my phone -all 3 gets really hot. This iphone is a fizza- very disappointed.

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    i have had 3 new iphone 5's in 2.5 weeks- total time from fully charged to fully flat- 3.5hrs on all 3 phones.guys at apple turned everything off and still only 3.5hrs. I also noticed my phone -all 3 gets really hot. This iphone is a fizza- very disappointed.
    10-12-2012 06:41 AM
  23. vrs626's Avatar
    10-12-2012 01:10 PM
  24. SweetSCBerry's Avatar
    I'm going to check out the link vrs626


    Sent from my iP5 using Tapatalk
    10-12-2012 01:14 PM
  25. piranhadonna's Avatar
    I have awesome battery life compared to what I had on my 4s. I would have been below 20% at around 6 pm with my 4s.
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    10-12-2012 01:19 PM
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