1. Peterpetram's Avatar
    Got my new iPhone 5 today with ios 7, it can barely stay for 2 hours from 100%-0%.

    I have few apps like whattsap, facebook, twitter, instagram, bbc news, cnn news, cnn oney, bbc sports, imore forums, goal.com, tapatalk, shazam, messenger, tr news, chrome, dictionary, livescore, supersport, imdb, telegram, pinterest, ebay, amazon, bible, wikipedia and youtuebe.

    I have 3G running with data roaming.

    Please help out guys.
    10-17-2014 02:23 AM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Data roaming is a huge battery killer.

    Sent from my HTC M8
    10-17-2014 02:27 AM
  3. Peterpetram's Avatar
    Data roaming is a huge battery killer.

    Sent from my HTC M8
    Thanks man, lemme try and see.
    10-17-2014 02:56 AM
  4. gordol's Avatar
    Also cellular data uses more power than WiFi data. If you don't have any BT items connected, turn off BT. Background app refreshing. GPS is a big battery killer, turn off location services for any application that does not actually need it especially ones that track your location in the background.
    10-18-2014 12:42 PM
  5. housebee's Avatar
    If your carrier reception is low iPhone tries to find better signal - this is also a huge battery killer.
    10-30-2014 07:17 AM
  6. ihelp77's Avatar
    Roaming will drain your battery in a relatively short period of time. I shut my cell data off if I know I'm going someplace where the phone will be constantly roaming but I want to preserve battery life.
    11-14-2014 02:00 AM
  7. Peterpetram's Avatar
    Also cellular data uses more power than WiFi data. If you don't have any BT items connected, turn off BT. Background app refreshing. GPS is a big battery killer, turn off location services for any application that does not actually need it especially ones that track your location in the background.
    I only access WIFI in the ofice only most of times i use 2G
    11-25-2014 12:30 AM
  8. Trees's Avatar
    If you're on iOS 8, the Battery Usage will help show which apps are using battery.
    11-25-2014 07:49 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Keep your screen brightness turned down as low as you can stand it. Turn auto video play off for Facebook. Settings >Facebook>Settings >Scroll down to "Auto Play > choose either WiFi only or OFF. If you got an iPhone 5, the battery may be worn out. If 2 hours is all you're getting per charge, then you will soon need a new battery. They're about $80. You can get a new 16 gb iPhone 5s for $99.99 on contract with Verizon. How many gb of storage capacity does your 5 have? I still use the 5. It's still a good phone. But you will need either a new battery or a new phone soon.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    11-25-2014 08:27 AM
  10. Peterpetram's Avatar
    Still the battery life is getting worse
    12-24-2014 11:48 PM
  11. Peterpetram's Avatar
    Keep your screen brightness turned down as low as you can stand it. Turn auto video play off for Facebook. Settings >Facebook>Settings >Scroll down to "Auto Play > choose either WiFi only or OFF. If you got an iPhone 5, the battery may be worn out. If 2 hours is all you're getting per charge, then you will soon need a new battery. They're about $80. You can get a new 16 gb iPhone 5s for $99.99 on contract with Verizon. How many gb of storage capacity does your 5 have? I still use the 5. It's still a good phone. But you will need either a new battery or a new phone soon.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    I'm in Tanzania not US, we don't have contract services here. We buy cash, i bought mine from amazon and it has 16 GB storage.
    We don't have even apple store or genius bar so replacing the battery will be a challenge.
    I have been using it out of data so that it may survive all day with charge or if i use it with 3G, the battery draines in 2 hours.
    As a solution i think to upgrade to iphone 5S.
    12-24-2014 11:53 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm in Tanzania not US, we don't have contract services here. We buy cash, i bought mine from amazon and it has 16 GB storage.
    We don't have even apple store or genius bar so replacing the battery will be a challenge.
    I have been using it out of data so that it may survive all day with charge or if i use it with 3G, the battery draines in 2 hours.
    As a solution i think to upgrade to iphone 5S.
    A new phone would help with the battery problem. I had a friend from Tanzania. Her name was long and ended with bay. So we called her Bay. If you can get the 5s, that will help. It's a great phone.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-25-2014 12:10 AM
  13. Peterpetram's Avatar
    A new phone would help with the battery problem. I had a friend from Tanzania. Her name was long and ended with bay. So we called her Bay. If you can get the 5s, that will help. It's a great phone.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    Do you speak some swahili??
    12-25-2014 12:11 AM
  14. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    I had to recently send my old iphone 5 in to get the battery replaced and they asked what the serial number was to check if it was free since my AppleCare+ had ran out. I am guessing they might have had a bad batch get out and was replacing for free. My wife has been using my old iPhone 5 and she was not even getting though the day.
    12-28-2014 09:57 PM

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