1. SweetSCBerry's Avatar
    Even better than before! I think my battery is becoming seasoned.

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    I don't know why there are such major differences other than the possibility that some people just got phones with not so great batteries. It could also be usage types - I use my iPad for more media rich things, for example, and use my phone for text based communications and music. I don't really use my phone as a phone much - I'm not a real chatty person. So that may explain why I have battery life like this and others may have different stories. I don't know.
    Hey michikade, i went under that battery life and i have Sprint as well



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    10-14-2012 03:06 AM
  2. lhunt316's Avatar
    My iPhone is doing well. Just struggling with only 1 charger. I'm so used to having one in the car, at work and at home that its a pain to have to remember to carry my charger with me if I'm not going to be at home for a couple of days.
    10-14-2012 03:30 AM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Yes, your right. Not everyone 'seems' to be affected by the issue. I just ran into 3 people that work IT at a local national company (fortune 500). 2 out of the 3 people had an iPhone 5 in their hand. I asked them "how do you like the battery life"....they respond "it's great!". I asked them how long it lasts. They both stated "just about a day", I asked how much do you use it during the day and they said not very much, as they sit at their computers for more than half the day. We then compared our usage stats, where I showed them my former 4s (on iOS 5) numbers and their jaw dropped. You see....they had NO idea what the "standard" actually IS for battery life, as both of them had droid phones....this was their first iPhone.

    My point is....You have to be informed/educated on what "normal" is before you can pass judgement on whether something is working "great"....as in this case, Ignorance is indeed bliss.

    No one is "jumping off a ledge", at least I hope not. I am unhappy with Apple this time, as after the iphone 4 antenna DISASTER, I thought they would have learned something valuable....they didn't.

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    You can't alter enough settings to produce battery life with such disparity short of turning airplane mode on.

    "there's enough people with decent battery life to keep one from falling on the sword over it" Huh? So I should happy with my defunct iphone 5 I just paid $650.00 for because somewhere, Bob Smith has a phone that works great? No logic brother, sorry.

    I was contacted by Apple and ran/sent battery profile log info to them this past week. I was contacted by 4 other people who stated they also did the same a few weeks ago. How long does it take to issue an update? This isn't isolated, and it began around Sept 22-ish.........https://discussions.apple.com/thread...23456#20010004.

    Can't keep a spare charging cable handy.....because......they don't have them available. Lightning to USB Cable - Apple Store (U.S.) and Lightning to 30-pin Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)

    Ok, I get it. Some people are having issues with battery life... but not everyone. I am using my iPhone 5 exactly the same way I used my iPhone 4S and am not seeing any negative battery life issues. I'm on wifi about 30-40% of my day. The rest is on LTE (before someone gets snippy and comments, yes, the 4S was on 3G/"4G"). I get about 18-20 hours of standby and 5-6 hours of actual usage - email, surfing, some music, some phone calls, texting, twitter, an occasional video or two... and no complaints.

    Regarding the statement about no setting short of airplane mode can make that much of a difference, again, I'd disagree. When testing my battery, in order to drain it completely, I set brightness level up to the max... when I was done testing, I forgot to reset the brightness setting... and it absolutely killed my battery... so there are some settings that can have huge impact... location settings and push notifications for everything, as well, will hurt battery longevity.

    Again, I get it, that you are having issues. You can continue to complain here, you can do some detective work and see what you can tweak to help, you can wait for Apple to release an updated version of iOS, or you can take your phone to an Apple store and have them look at it for you...

    Just trying to help.
    10-14-2012 12:15 PM
  4. Retconaddict's Avatar
    Ok, I get it. Some people are having issues with battery life... but not everyone. I am using my iPhone 5 exactly the same way I used my iPhone 4S and am not seeing any negative battery life issues. I'm on wifi about 30-40% of my day. The rest is on LTE (before someone gets snippy and comments, yes, the 4S was on 3G/"4G"). I get about 18-20 hours of standby and 5-6 hours of actual usage - email, surfing, some music, some phone calls, texting, twitter, an occasional video or two... and no complaints.

    Regarding the statement about no setting short of airplane mode can make that much of a difference, again, I'd disagree. When testing my battery, in order to drain it completely, I set brightness level up to the max... when I was done testing, I forgot to reset the brightness setting... and it absolutely killed my battery... so there are some settings that can have huge impact... location settings and push notifications for everything, as well, will hurt battery longevity.

    Again, I get it, that you are having issues. You can continue to complain here, you can do some detective work and see what you can tweak to help, you can wait for Apple to release an updated version of iOS, or you can take your phone to an Apple store and have them look at it for you...

    Just trying to help.
    I've actually turned off a lot of the settings, far more than on my 4S - Bluetooth is off, so is LGE, notifications and services are off on all apps but 4, Siri is turned off completely, in "system services" I have everything turned off but "cell network search", "diagnostics and usage" and "setting time zone" and I'm still getting around half of the battery life my 4S got. It makes me wonder as well, what's the point in having a smart phone if I have to turn almost all of the 'smart' features off?
    10-14-2012 07:18 PM
  5. Hackaveli's Avatar
    My iPhone 5 battery life is great
    How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350257304.845081.jpg



    I dont sleep, I might miss the opportunity to make a dream become a reality. 50 cent
    10-14-2012 07:29 PM
  6. boldBud's Avatar
    Getting really solid battery life today
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    10-14-2012 11:36 PM
  7. notoriousbeast's Avatar
    My battery life wifi 70% of the time. More than half of this usage time is playing games I'm not sure if it would be much better or slightly better if I didn't play games.
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    10-15-2012 02:08 AM
  8. michikade#AC's Avatar
    My battery life wifi 70% of the time. More than half of this usage time is playing games I'm not sure if it would be much better or slightly better if I didn't play games.
    I can attest that anything media rich like games are gonna impact your battery that way. However, 5 1/2 hours usage over well over a day with 17% left isn't anything to sneeze at. My absolute best when the phone finally died was at about 8 1/2 hours usage in almost 3 days, but I pretty much only read and listened to music during that timeframe, nothing really graphics intensive or anything, and no phone calls. I also don't have many things with push notifications either.

    When I play games and things, I get about 6 1/2 - 7 hours usage.


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    10-15-2012 03:13 AM
  9. SweetSCBerry's Avatar
    That's not possible we aren't talking about laptops this is an iPhone 5 Battery Forum, not laptop forum.


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    10-15-2012 03:44 AM
  10. Exxod's Avatar
    About an hour of just music use; 2 hours of Wifi usage; and the rest is LTE.
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    10-15-2012 12:11 PM
  11. vrs626's Avatar
    Even better than before! I think my battery is becoming seasoned.

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    I don't know why there are such major differences other than the possibility that some people just got phones with not so great batteries. It could also be usage types - I use my iPad for more media rich things, for example, and use my phone for text based communications and music. I don't really use my phone as a phone much - I'm not a real chatty person. So that may explain why I have battery life like this and others may have different stories. I don't know.
    How much of that useage is over wifi? I can get better than that over wifi, but on cellular data I've come nowhere near close to 7 hours. 4-5 hours tops over LTE or 3G.
    10-15-2012 02:43 PM
  12. notoriousbeast's Avatar
    I can attest that anything media rich like games are gonna impact your battery that way. However, 5 1/2 hours usage over well over a day with 17% left isn't anything to sneeze at. My absolute best when the phone finally died was at about 8 1/2 hours usage in almost 3 days, but I pretty much only read and listened to music during that timeframe, nothing really graphics intensive or anything, and no phone calls. I also don't have many things with push notifications either.

    When I play games and things, I get about 6 1/2 - 7 hours usage.


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    I didn't listen to music at all in that charge cycle but when I do listen to music it only uses 1 or 2 percent of my battery a hour(headphones) so I think I could get 8 to 9 hours if I did a lot of music too. Here is a screenshot of that same charge cycle at 9% with the rest of the usage being games to burn my battery before I charged it.
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    10-15-2012 03:31 PM
  13. michikade#AC's Avatar
    How much of that useage is over wifi? I can get better than that over wifi, but on cellular data I've come nowhere near close to 7 hours. 4-5 hours tops over LTE or 3G.
    It's about 70% wifi, 25% LTE, 5% 3G, but like I've said, I don't really do media rich things with my phone (like videos and games) - that's what I use my iPad for. So that is probably why I generally get such good battery life on my phone. My phone is music, text based communicating and reading articles and things, and some occasional GPS use.

    All of this said, I'm a convert from Android. While I really enjoyed my android based phones, I never got standby times like that. I could get maybe 12-15 hours tops on my android based phones no matter what I did, and no matter how little I used the phone. The iPhone, however, I charge about every other day to every third day, which is phenomenal.

    And also, using LTE or 3G and GPS means I can practically watch the battery drain before my eyes. If I was not in a situation where I am pretty much always in wifi range, I may not get this kind of result. Everyone's situation is different and everyone uses their phone in different ways.


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    10-15-2012 03:51 PM
  14. l.i bruce fan's Avatar
    This phone is like dr. Jekyll and Mr. iPhone 5...on wifi battery life's outstanding, much better than my 4s, on cell you can literally watch the battery life burn off, even with a 4 or 5 bar 4g or LTE signal.

    I hope this is a software glitch, cause as an earlier poster noted its only us AT&T users that seem to be having issues...
    10-15-2012 06:17 PM
  15. l.i bruce fan's Avatar
    My battery literally lost 2 points typing and posting that last reply...
    10-15-2012 06:19 PM
  16. notoriousbeast's Avatar
    im on at&t and wifi is also much better on the battery than cell reception is i hope they address this
    10-15-2012 07:42 PM
  17. aNz's Avatar
    Been getting good results so far

    I have been texting/whatsAppin using facebook, made a few phone calls, music player, emails, ebay, general browsing, and finally a few youtube videos.

    Been on 3G between 7am - 4pm and then WiFi onwards.
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    10-15-2012 07:54 PM
  18. boldBud's Avatar
    Still getting solid results on the same charge. My usage has been texting and web browsing. I didn't make any calls or play any games. I did stream some YouTube for about 15 minutes.

    However, a couple things have to be noted. Most of this was over Wi-Fi, not 3G/LTE. Maybe an hour of that usage was done on 3G and none on LTE. The screen brightness was always at it's dimmest except for a couple of times. The times it wasnt was when I was using the 3G network once and with the screen a quarter - half way up and on 3G the battery did drain pretty quick.

    My email is manual, location services are off except for some basic stuff, and I wasn't on LTE at all (chose not to go on for now).

    Hoping that a software update fixes how fast the battery drains on the cellular network.
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    10-15-2012 09:07 PM
  19. vrs626's Avatar
    This phone is like dr. Jekyll and Mr. iPhone 5...on wifi battery life's outstanding, much better than my 4s, on cell you can literally watch the battery life burn off, even with a 4 or 5 bar 4g or LTE signal.

    I hope this is a software glitch, cause as an earlier poster noted its only us AT&T users that seem to be having issues...
    I'm on Verizon and I'm experiencing the exact same thing. Doing anything over LTE or 3G literally melts battery life. Hopefully it's software related and not a hardware issue.
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    10-15-2012 09:48 PM
  20. l.i bruce fan's Avatar
    Does anyone who has exchanged their iPhone 5 think that the battery performance is much better with their new units? Other than those who clearly had something wrong (I.e. not getting more than 2-3 hours of use or standby, unit running hot, etc.).

    The reason I ask is the my iPhone 5 is otherwise great, no screen, case or other issues and it seems like the vast difference between cell usage life and wifi usage life that I'm experiencing is what many of you are seeing and I don't want too go through the hassle of an exchange and get no where (or be worse off).
    10-16-2012 08:08 AM
  21. Peligro911's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and I'm experiencing the exact same thing. Doing anything over LTE or 3G literally melts battery life. Hopefully it's software related and not a hardware issue.
    I have noticed while I was streaming football on Sunday at the park it did use more battery but not horribly ... My phone is solid an got it on release day
    10-16-2012 01:03 PM
  22. shadowboxer8's Avatar
    This phone is like dr. Jekyll and Mr. iPhone 5...on wifi battery life's outstanding, much better than my 4s, on cell you can literally watch the battery life burn off, even with a 4 or 5 bar 4g or LTE signal.

    I hope this is a software glitch, cause as an earlier poster noted its only us AT&T users that seem to be having issues...
    I agree, it's mostly us AT&T users who are having battery life issues. Like you said my phone does well on Wi Fi but on 4G I can watch the battery drain tick by tick lol. On average I can get about 5 maybe 6 hours of usage and 5-7 hours on standby. I think it's a glitch with IOS 6 and/ or AT&T network or SIM card or something.
    10-16-2012 01:33 PM
  23. l.i bruce fan's Avatar
    I have noticed while I was streaming football on Sunday at the park it did use more battery but not horribly ... My phone is solid an got it on release day http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/17/a2age2ap.jpg
    Pelligro, can you share your usage patterns and settings with us (e.g. Push email, %wifi vs 4g/LTE, brightness, etc). I got 9.25 hours of usage the other day, but that was 90%+ on wifi, yesterday 90%+ on 4g/lte my usage was about 5 hours.

    Althought this seems in line with the test results obtained by ilounge.com you and others suggest that you get 9+ even with substantial 4g/lte usage, hence my confusion and concern that I have a defective or sub-standard iPhone...
    10-16-2012 07:51 PM
  24. anon4783121's Avatar
    Mine has been good. In Memphis, Tn with AT&T's LTE here only time it gets bad is when I have low coverage and when it runs on 4G in a few spotty areas. Battery tends to drain waaaaay too fast then.
    10-16-2012 08:00 PM
  25. Peligro911's Avatar
    Pelligro, can you share your usage patterns and settings with us (e.g. Push email, %wifi vs 4g/LTE, brightness, etc). I got 9.25 hours of usage the other day, but that was 90%+ on wifi, yesterday 90%+ on 4g/lte my usage was about 5 hours.

    Althought this seems in line with the test results obtained by ilounge.com you and others suggest that you get 9+ even with substantial 4g/lte usage, hence my confusion and concern that I have a defective or sub-standard iPhone...
    On that day it was about 90 percent wifi .. On days where I'm am about 50/50 my usage is around 9 hours

    Brightness is at half / auto

    I have a exchange and my iCloud set to push

    All location settings and push notifications are on

    I have send data to apple off

    Since having my phone I have never gotten less than 7.50 usage under any situation

    What I find funny is I restored from a backup also vs setting up as new
    l.i bruce fan likes this.
    10-16-2012 08:00 PM
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