1. TLD1's Avatar
    Ok...has anybody here had a new 5s long enough to see how much better (if any) the battery life is on the new phone with the pre-installed iOS7 than it is on the 5 with the iOS7 upgrade from yesterday?

    My 5's battery life has begun to blow hard after the upgrade...and the "restore to new phone" and reset via iTunes yesterday. I mean, I am going from 100% charge right off the charger in the morning before work, to 60% by lunch time!! Heck, I used to have 50% or better left at the end of a 12-hour workday with the same amount of use. Apple is touting improved battery life with the new 5s/5c. If it's true, I'll spend the money on an upgrade today...if there is no improvement, I won't.

    Thanks for the help!
    09-20-2013 01:32 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The battery life is going to be better there is no doubt about it. The batter in the 5c and 5s is bigger than the one that was in the iPhone 5. The 5 had a 1440 mAh compared to 1507 (5c) and 1570(5s). As you can see that is a very big difference. The OS learns your habits and so even testing on iPhone 5 the first couple of days my battery life would suck and then it would just be better. Just keep using it and charging it. If after a week or so if it still sucks take it in to an Apple store.

    As an IT admin I know the things that affect battery while other people just think that it's the hardware that has a problem. As an example it's hard to explain that having xx number of emails with push enabled will drain the battery because it is frequently checking for emails over the internet.
    09-20-2013 01:46 PM
  3. tigerinexile's Avatar
    My 5 got very good by the end on iOS 7, but was running betas all summer.

    5s has only just stopped restoring, so I guess I'll see over the weekend...
    09-20-2013 01:48 PM
  4. TLD1's Avatar
    My 5 got very good by the end on iOS 7, but was running betas all summer.

    5s has only just stopped restoring, so I guess I'll see over the weekend...
    Let us know, would you? Frankly, I'm pretty happy with my 5 but will upgrade if the 5s has less drain w/OS7.
    09-20-2013 02:09 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    The battery life is going to be better there is no doubt about it. The batter in the 5c and 5s is bigger than the one that was in the iPhone 5. The 5 had a 1440 mAh compared to 1507 (5c) and 1570(5s). As you can see that is a very big difference. The OS learns your habits and so even testing on iPhone 5 the first couple of days my battery life would suck and then it would just be better. Just keep using it and charging it. If after a week or so if it still sucks take it in to an Apple store.

    As an IT admin I know the things that affect battery while other people just think that it's the hardware that has a problem. As an example it's hard to explain that having xx number of emails with push enabled will drain the battery because it is frequently checking for emails over the internet.
    Not necessarily true. The 64 bit processor isnt as efficient as the one in the iphone 5 so many reviews are saying it is getting the same battery life as the iphone 5. Every year the same thing happens when people upgrade they use it more and are like my battery is dying quicker.
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    09-20-2013 10:46 PM
  6. iRy757's Avatar
    My battery life.... Was on the charger for maybe 20-30 minutes tops today. I'm very pleased. 🙏🙏🙏5s/5c with iOS7...battery life improvement?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1379731847.448648.jpg
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    09-20-2013 10:51 PM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Not necessarily true. The 64 bit processor isnt as efficient as the one in the iphone 5 so many reviews are saying it is getting the same battery life as the iphone 5. Every year the same thing happens when people upgrade they use it more and are like my battery is dying quicker.
    yeah put the post together so fast forgot to post that with the beefier processor and the M7 using some power the battery life should be about the same. Definitely not worst though.
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    09-24-2013 10:04 PM
  8. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I don't understand why my battery life is hideous. I have all the settings that I use turned on. Bluetooth off, wi off. Photo stream off. But still in not even reaching 7 hours usage. I get 6 max. With 1 day stand by.
    09-25-2013 12:10 PM
  9. finn5975's Avatar
    I don't understand why my battery life is hideous. I have all the settings that I use turned on. Bluetooth off, wi off. Photo stream off. But still in not even reaching 7 hours usage. I get 6 max. With 1 day stand by.
    With the size of the battery that is used in this phone, I think you are achieving what should be expected. Remember too that above all else, the level of brightness you keep your screen set at will have the most impact on the battery. Given the many threads regarding this same topic for the iphone 5, 6 hours usage seems right.

    Several tests have been done comparing the iphone 5 and iphone 5S side by side for battery life and they have determined that the iphone 5S achieves about 5 minutes better battery life lol. I keep a charger at my desk at work, in my car, and several at home so I have no complaints.
    09-25-2013 12:51 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    I don't understand why my battery life is hideous. I have all the settings that I use turned on. Bluetooth off, wi off. Photo stream off. But still in not even reaching 7 hours usage. I get 6 max. With 1 day stand by.
    turn off background data refresh seems to help many
    09-25-2013 04:30 PM
  11. Peter Cotton's Avatar
    I've had it since launch, and haven't noticed any difference between my old 5 and my new 5s. Likely this is because yes, the 5s has a bigger battery but it has more drain on it due to the new tech inside.
    09-25-2013 05:42 PM
  12. jackholl92's Avatar
    I don't know I think it's increased a bunch and then since I've had it the last couple of days it's gotten better


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    09-26-2013 09:20 AM
  13. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    My 5s seems to be a lot better than my 5 on iOS 7.
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    09-26-2013 09:31 AM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    Battery life is better on the 5s than it is on the 5. A 10% bigger battery doesn't hurt either.
    09-26-2013 01:29 PM
  15. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I had my 5 from beta 1 all the way through and I too noticed that the performance just got better over time.
    09-26-2013 02:08 PM
  16. hmandell48's Avatar
    I was worried about my battery life on my new 5s, but it's getting better with every charge.

    5s/5c with iOS7...battery life improvement?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1380228040.729334.jpg 5s/5c with iOS7...battery life improvement?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1380228067.196663.jpg 5s/5c with iOS7...battery life improvement?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1380228097.982333.jpg
    09-26-2013 04:42 PM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm doing pretty well. Just under 50% left and almost 5 hours of usage.
    09-26-2013 10:49 PM
  18. adamhildenbrand's Avatar
    Let us know, would you? Frankly, I'm pretty happy with my 5 but will upgrade if the 5s has less drain w/OS7.
    Mine will charge fast, but it dies so so quickly. I took my phone off the charger at 7 this morning and it was already on 60 percent by 9 AM with very little use.
    09-27-2013 12:14 AM
  19. iEd's Avatar
    I've only had my 5s since 9-24 and the Batt life seems great so far. I go all day like 8 hours with moderate use mostly on wifi. I keep location services off unless I need it and screen brightness at about 50%.
    09-27-2013 02:03 AM
  20. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I was worried about my battery life on my new 5s, but it's getting better with every charge.

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    My battery life is this . Not great
    09-27-2013 04:57 AM
  21. o4liberty's Avatar
    I am not getting the same battery life on the 5s as I did on the 5. I do notice the it drops very fast from a full charge but it still lasts all day as did the 5.
    09-27-2013 06:39 AM

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