1. John Yester's Avatar
    New install cleans things up a bit as well. so take that into consideration..
    05-09-2013 03:10 PM
  2. jackholl92's Avatar
    Good point didnt think about that
    05-09-2013 11:13 PM
  3. theonnl's Avatar
    My battery from the very beginning was much weaker than the 4S. Without Wi-Fi using an application withstands 9 - 11 hours, and also iPhone is overheating.
    Maybe someone has an idea why?
    05-10-2013 05:29 AM
  4. theonnl's Avatar
    My battery from the very beginning was much weaker than the 4S. Without Wi-Fi using an application withstands 9 - 11 hours, and also iPhone is overheating.
    Maybe someone has an idea why?
    05-10-2013 05:31 AM
  5. l.i bruce fan's Avatar
    Before iOS 6.1.2 I would get 7-9 hours of use on mainly wi-fi around 4 hours if mainly cellular (4G/LTE). After updating to 6.1.2. and especifally after 6.1.3 I would get no more than 6 hours even if 99% on wifi and usually between 4.5 - 5.5 hours (these are usage numbers, I try to charge only once per day, usually overnigh, if possible).

    6.1.4 has not improved things.

    To top things off, its totally unpredicatble, as in it can lose 5% of battery in 5 minutes, and on the other hand sometimes stays at 100% for a half hour of use (and I periodically drain the phone to the point of it shutting down).

    Last point, I have 2 push emai accounts, iCloud set to fetch, brightness set to below 50% but on auto and otherwise keep notifications and location services to a relative minimum.

    Is it software or the hardware? Even though I bought Apple Care+, I prefer not to swap hardware unless its really necessary (you just never know what you're going to receive).

    This is really frustrating...
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    05-10-2013 09:34 AM
  6. iPhone4iPad's Avatar
    Well, I'm running Jailbroken on 6.1 and WITH a jailbreak and all my tweaks I easily get a full day of my iPhone 5.
    I Instagram, Call A LOT, Whatsapp, Text, Take pictures and a little music and browsing. I don't play that much on my phone considering I have my ipad, but if I play I still get a full day. Before going to bed my phone is at about 20% which is at 12:00-12:30. I'm pretty happy! Oh and I use 3G all day, no wi-fi or anything.

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    05-10-2013 12:26 PM
  7. Matt Hickman's Avatar
    I don't think the phone was ever designed to last longer than one day. who's phone Lasts longer than a day? only blackberry or feature phones can go longer than a day. yes a few others as well but if you sleep why wouldn't you charge you're phone it only takes a hour?
    05-10-2013 04:31 PM
  8. nj1266's Avatar
    This is my latest battery life screen shot. This is with my brand new Lenmar 2300 mah battery case. W/O the case I usually get 8-9 hours of usage time and about 24-28 hours between charges.

    With the case I got 56 hours between charges and almost 19 hours of usage time. That is more than double what I usually get.

    This was the first time I used the case and the phone from a full charge until empty. I used the phone battery 1st and then charged the phone from the case.

    I think it will get even better after the case battery is calibrated. How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1368239820.324243.jpg
    05-10-2013 10:37 PM
  9. John Yester's Avatar
    05-12-2013 08:02 PM
  10. redbeard's Avatar
    Finally getting good battery life, and proving once again that the notion that widgets will "kill" battery life, is nothing but an unsubstantiated myth...
    Attached Thumbnails How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-img_2080.png  
    05-13-2013 06:30 AM
  11. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I've only had my iPhone 5 for a few days now but I can tell you I've been pretty impressed with battery life. I have noticed that my last iPhone (which was an iPhone 4) lasted about an hour longer, but I also attribute the bigger screen and my heavy usage of LTE (my area is blanketed with LTE coverage from Verizon) is partially to blame there.

    I will tell you this though, I'm coming from a Motorola Droid Razr HD (Not the MAXX version) and despite the 5 having a smaller capacity battery, it's still outlasting my Razr. Overall, it's the best LTE device I've used in terms of battery life thus far.
    05-14-2013 07:39 AM
  12. young8888's Avatar
    iPhone 5 battery sucks.
    05-14-2013 07:55 AM
  13. Zafla's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 5 but just until recently the battery life was really bad. I downloaded a program on my Mac that cleared up a lot of space on my iPhone and I used the Reset All Settings option. My battery was great for a week or two, only going from 100-90 after being used for 3-4 hours but now it is back to going from 100-75 in about 2 hours.
    05-14-2013 09:31 AM
  14. carrickfergus's Avatar
    iPhone 5 battery sucks.
    Welcome to the forum! Very cogent first post. You'll be an asset here, I can tell.
    l.i bruce fan, mab4285 and swarlos like this.
    05-14-2013 10:50 AM
  15. l.i bruce fan's Avatar
    100-75 in two hours (or usage) isn't bad, that's eight hours of use overall, I'd gladly take that...its my 4.5-5 hours of use that's giving me aggravation...

    I have an iPhone 5 but just until recently the battery life was really bad. I downloaded a program on my Mac that cleared up a lot of space on my iPhone and I used the Reset All Settings option. My battery was great for a week or two, only going from 100-90 after being used for 3-4 hours but now it is back to going from 100-75 in about 2 hours.
    05-14-2013 03:32 PM
  16. cornettbr's Avatar
    My battery must be terrible How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1368560456.104822.jpgHow is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1368560465.031064.jpg
    05-14-2013 03:41 PM
  17. cornettbr's Avatar
    For the record I have everything manually update.
    05-14-2013 03:41 PM
  18. CDG's Avatar
    All of a sudden my battery life seems to have increased. The only changes I made were to get rid of one gmail that was fetching every 30 mins and the other gmail, Exchange push forwarded to my MS Exchange email.

    This is what I got with my average usage.

    How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1368563645.545986.jpg,

    PS: that was just before it shut off.



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    05-14-2013 04:34 PM
  19. Zafla's Avatar
    How is your e-mail set up? I found that turning push off and fetching manually helps my battery last longer.
    05-15-2013 06:57 AM
  20. l.i bruce fan's Avatar
    First, that's absolutely crazy usage time, I can only assume alot of it is listening to music with the screen off, otherwise you have some experimental iPhone with the battery we all should have gotten (LOL).

    Second, what do you mean by "gmail, Exchange push forwarded to my MS Exchange email"?

    All of a sudden my battery life seems to have increased. The only changes I made were to get rid of one gmail that was fetching every 30 mins and the other gmail, Exchange push forwarded to my MS Exchange email.

    This is what I got with my average usage.

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    PS: that was just before it shut off.



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    05-15-2013 09:36 AM
  21. CDG's Avatar
    First, that's absolutely crazy usage time, I can only assume alot of it is listening to music with the screen off, otherwise you have some experimental iPhone with the battery we all should have gotten (LOL).

    Second, what do you mean by "gmail, Exchange push forwarded to my MS Exchange email"?
    lol, just a standard iPhone and I don't listen to music much on it.

    My GMail is setup as Exchange and so is my Outlook EMail, so instead of emails from both sources, I am forwarding all emails that come to my gmail to my Outlook email. Makes sense?

    I was taken by surprise as well.






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    05-15-2013 09:50 AM
  22. John Yester's Avatar
    Plus being on WiFi is good for usage time.
    05-15-2013 10:33 AM
  23. CDG's Avatar
    Plus being on WiFi is good for usage time.
    Absolutely agreed. Although that was from home and I am typically on wifi mostly. I am just hoping it will stay that way and wasn't just a fluke.


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    05-15-2013 10:51 AM
  24. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Since I upgraded to 6.1.4 the battery has approved less apps and emails you download the better but You would want to have as much apps as you please when you pay for phone


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    05-18-2013 08:53 PM
  25. c2tarun's Avatar
    Coming from Samsung Galaxy ace battery life isn't that great. But that is the only field in which ace beats iphone Otherwise phone is aweeessommme and I am satisfied with the battery life.

    How is your iPhone 5 battery life?-photo.png
    05-21-2013 10:55 AM
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