1. JM19's Avatar
    I have the iPhone 5C. I upgraded from the 3GS, you read that correctly, last year when the 5C was released. I've been very happy with it. Big improvement from the 3GS of course. One thing though, recently I've noticed that the battery is not lasting very long. For example, I leave my house to work with a 100% charged battery. In an eight hour shift I will run out of battery unless I have my charger on hand to recharge it. This is just from texting, browsing the web, a couple of tweets, and reading news articles on CNN app. Not much video or music streaming, if any at all.

    My one year warranty expires at the end of September. Should I just buy a new battery and replace it myself, or go to the apple store about this problem? Does the one year warranty even cover a battery replacement?

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    07-29-2014 11:46 PM
  2. Flow39's Avatar
    I have the iPhone 5C. I upgraded from the 3GS, you read that correctly, last year when the 5C was released. I've been very happy with it. Big improvement from the 3GS of course. One thing though, recently I've noticed that the battery is not lasting very long. For example, I leave my house to work with a 100% charged battery. In an eight hour shift I will run out of battery unless I have my charger on hand to recharge it. This is just from texting, browsing the web, a couple of tweets, and reading news articles on CNN app. Not much video or music streaming, if any at all.

    My one year warranty expires at the end of September. Should I just buy a new battery and replace it myself, or go to the apple store about this problem? Does the one year warranty even cover a battery replacement?

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    Have you tried any of the battery saving techniques? If you have and are seeing no improvement, I'd take in to the Apple Store. Another thing is to take some screenshots of your usage in Settings>General>Usage and show them that you aren't getting good battery life.
    07-29-2014 11:57 PM
  3. JM19's Avatar
    I've tried the battery saving tips: lowering screen brightness, using wifi when possible, fetching for emails every hour instead of having emails pushed to device, disabling location services for apps that I don't use, and closing apps completely that I'm not using.

    Besides these efforts I can't think of anything else.


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    07-30-2014 12:22 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    1. How is signal from your wireless carrier where you work? If is is struggling to maintain good signal, that can really drain your battery.
    2. How many of your apps is using "location services"?
    3. Is Bluetooth enabled when not connected to any devices?
    07-30-2014 09:10 AM
  5. lmd052300's Avatar
    How many email accounts do you login in your apple native email? Did you set it in push notification?
    07-30-2014 11:41 AM
  6. JM19's Avatar
    1. How is signal from your wireless carrier where you work? If is is struggling to maintain good signal, that can really drain your battery.
    2. How many of your apps is using "location services"?
    3. Is Bluetooth enabled when not connected to any devices?
    My signal is usually pretty good, 3-4 bars. Only a very few apps, 5 or so use location services. Bluetooth is always off.


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    07-30-2014 01:36 PM
  7. JM19's Avatar
    How many email accounts do you login in your apple native email? Did you set it in push notification?
    I have 4 email accounts. All are set to Fetch new emails every hour. None are set to Push.


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    07-30-2014 01:37 PM
  8. JM19's Avatar
    Battery not lasting very long-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1406741890.166776.jpg

    This is a screen capture of my Usage. Battery is at 100% percent charge. In a couple hours I'll post another pic with the Usage then.


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    07-30-2014 01:39 PM
  9. lmd052300's Avatar
    No surprise. You use lte and 4 fetch email accnts. Your usage is pretty normal to me. That setup consumes battery fast.


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    07-30-2014 03:54 PM
  10. JM19's Avatar
    No surprise. You use lte and 4 fetch email accnts. Your usage is pretty normal to me. That setup consumes battery fast.


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    Maybe I'm confused but I thought fetch was better than push when trying to conserve battery.


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    07-30-2014 04:19 PM
  11. lmd052300's Avatar
    Did u try set them manually?
    07-30-2014 04:51 PM
  12. JM19's Avatar
    I have not. I'll try it.

    Since my earlier post 3 hours ago, where I had 100% charge, I am now at 63%, and again, I have not used my iPhone much. A couple of texts, and browsing web.

    Does LTE really drain that much battery?


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    07-30-2014 04:58 PM
  13. lmd052300's Avatar
    Yes lte drains a lot. Try set that to 3g only


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    07-30-2014 05:04 PM
  14. zerog46's Avatar
    I don't think the 4G is that much of a battery drain. If you're really having an issue I would take it to apple and have them check it. If it's less than a year old they will cover it. In my case I use a mophie. I have everything on, on my phone and use it a lot. I need the extra battery. I don't want to compromise what I have working for battery usage.
    Last edited by zerog46; 07-30-2014 at 08:22 PM. Reason: Spelling
    07-30-2014 05:51 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Your battery is fine. It's all in what all you do and for how long. I get between 7 and 9 hours per charge, depending on my usage. Videos and games are big users. But to just test the battery to make sure it's working properly, take this test. It comes from a former Genius Bar worker.
    So here's the test: write down your usage and standby time, press the sleep/wake button (or lock button, as some call it) to put the device to sleep, and set the device down for five minutes. When you come back, take note of the change in time. If your device is sleeping properly, then the Standby time should have increased by five minutes and your Usage time by <1 minute . If your Usage time rises by more than one minute, you have a drain problem. Something is keeping your device from sleeping properly, significantly shortening the time it will last.
    07-30-2014 06:18 PM

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