1. melbsteve's Avatar
    by way of update, the battery life has indeed improved significantly, it's been about 3 hours of active usage time during the first days, now it's at least 6.5 hours of usage and the phone easily makes it through the day. Thanks blueshapti/itsmemuffins, you spared me a walk to the store.
    itsmemuffins likes this.
    10-29-2013 08:42 PM
  2. kevinarguello's Avatar
    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1383101409.339615.jpg

    A week with the phone and seems that battery has stabilized after a few days... Just amazing! Love my iPhone 5s!

    Use:

    Unplugged at around 5.30-6am at 100%
    Location services and background apps are OFF
    Screen brightness at 30-40% most of day but as high as 70% for a few hours during afternoon
    LTE all day until 4pm then WiFi, then LTE for a few hours for errands and then WiFi around 7pm until now
    RTS game on and off all day as well as Facebook, check emails, forums and Instagram
    Music through speakers for a good hour or so
    Phone calls throughout the day as well as texts throughout the day
    Going to plug it right now at 32%

    Just awesome in my opinion
    nikkisharif and ltoruch like this.
    10-29-2013 10:59 PM
  3. pb1999's Avatar
    FYI - Just saw this come across:

    "Shortened Battery Life Found in Some New iPhones"

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/1...-iphones/?_r=0

    No info on how to figure out if yours is affected and how to get them to do something about it. But it appears they are aware.
    10-30-2013 12:16 AM
  4. meashishnd's Avatar
    yes this should be going on now 5s like take too long time to charge ..its obvious kill battery life
    sure apple will be care pls see below link
    iClarified - Apple News - Apple Acknowledges Manufacturing Issue Affecting Battery Life of Some iPhone 5s Devices
    10-30-2013 12:34 AM
  5. daveensannie's Avatar
    This is what I got I'm impressed !!!


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    10-30-2013 02:20 AM
  6. Fortheus's Avatar
    Do you guys with > 7 hours usage use icloud and exchange account?

    What icloud features are on?

    Do you use push? Or fetch? Or manual?

    4G on with 2-3bar?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-30-2013 06:53 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Do you guys with > 7 hours usage use icloud and exchange account?

    What icloud features are on?

    Do you use push? Or fetch? Or manual?

    4G on with 2-3bar?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I don't turn any features off and I have iCloud and exchange accounts. All iCloud features are on. Push mail excerpt for my gmail account. I'm about 69% wifi and the rest 3-4 bars LTE.
    10-30-2013 07:44 AM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    My battery life is still pretty good. This was from this morning, just before I plugged my phone in. The wifi at work is horrendous, so I'm on LTE all day




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    10-30-2013 04:36 PM
  9. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I wasn't getting the best battery life with my first 5S (got it around release) but after switching back to the i5 and getting a new 5S, I see it's significantly better.

    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1383376576.685014.jpg

    After social networking and a hour phone call.
    11-02-2013 03:17 AM
  10. anon6040766's Avatar
    I'm a heavy user. Get 5-7 hours talk time, 200 texts, 125 emails, lots of internet iMore and CrackBerry (sorry!). Then about 16 hours standby. All in all phone comes off charger around 5am and goes back on 10pm with 20% battery left.

    This was today and Fridays are a bit light.iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1383379411.374695.jpg


    Sent from my iPhone 5s on Verizon from Philly.
    11-02-2013 04:03 AM
  11. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I managed to whip out around 8 hours of usage time, and about 26 hours of standby whilst using a prepaid SIM card on my trip to Canada this past weekend.

    Came back home and kept the usage roughly the same as I did there, and I can barely get 6 hours which, whilst still good, doesn't make sense. Maybe the Verizon network puts more of a strain on the battery than Koodo in Canada did?
    I'm beginning to think that battery usage does depend on which carrier you have. I was able to get more than an hour of usage on a wifi network before it hit 90%, but on me cellular network I barely manage six hours before I have to charge it. Thing gets hot to the touch while on 4G too.
    Last edited by SprSynJn; 11-03-2013 at 07:38 AM.
    11-03-2013 04:36 AM
  12. itsmemuffins's Avatar
    Anyone having battery percentage issues? I'll have the phone charged, shows 100% then the second I take it off the percentage will drop to anywhere from 96%-99% or the phone has been on charge overnight but it will be showing 96% in the morning.
    11-03-2013 05:14 AM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I'm beginning to think that battery usage does depend on which carrier you have. I was able to get more than an hour of usage on a wifi network before it hit 90%, but on me cellular network I barely manage six hours before I have to charge it. Thing gets hot to the touch while on 4G too.
    It definitely depends on the carrier but it also depends on your coverage area. I'm on Verizon and I use LTE all day and my battery lasts longer in Albuquerque (6-7hrs usage) versus being home in Cleveland (5-6hrs usage). And as much as I use my phone, I've never had a problem with it getting hot. You may want to have that checked out.

    Anyone having battery percentage issues? I'll have the phone charged, shows 100% then the second I take it off the percentage will drop to anywhere from 96%-99% or the phone has been on charge overnight but it will be showing 96% in the morning.
    I haven't had any battery issues at all. I took my phone off the charger almost an hour ago & it still shows 100%

    11-03-2013 04:49 PM
  14. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Here's my final stats for the nightAttachment 40076


    Sent from my 5s iPhone using iMore Forums mobile app
    Is this based on wi fi on the whole time? I'm getting similar stats with my new gold 5s
    11-04-2013 05:49 AM
  15. blueshapti's Avatar
    I was amazed this weekend. 26 hours standby, 5 hours use, 41% battery left. It was sitting home on wifi most of weekend unless i was out shopping.

    Used it less because of new iiPad Air I got Friday night. Still am impressed with phones battery life.
    11-04-2013 06:36 AM
  16. melbsteve's Avatar
    wowser, that is stupendous. even my long lasting 5 wouldn't be able to keep up with that.
    11-04-2013 06:48 AM
  17. blueshapti's Avatar
    Makes me wonder if the way I have been trying to charge it made any difference. Try to keep it between 30 to 90%.

    Then again some days it ate battery fast. Really depends so much on how good a signal you have. Radios really pump out if tower signal connection is low.

    I do have most of location and auto updates turned off. And only 5 hours of screen time over those two days. Set at about 25% brightness.
    11-04-2013 09:39 AM
  18. blueshapti's Avatar
    One other thing just occurred to me. The phone spent a lot of time sitting in one spot at home. Opposed to in pocket or holster moving around with me.

    Perhaps the M7 chip prevented some updating, realizing phone was not in constant motion?
    11-04-2013 09:48 AM
  19. Chris Cook5's Avatar
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    Last edited by Chris Cook5; 11-05-2013 at 12:15 AM.
    11-04-2013 11:23 PM
  20. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Is this based on wi fi on the whole time? I'm getting similar stats with my new gold 5s
    Mainly on wifi. I don't have wifi at work


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    11-05-2013 12:13 AM
  21. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Mainly on wifi. I don't have wifi at work


    Sent from my 5s iPhone using iMore Forums mobile app
    Mmmm okay. I got this today. 4g the whole day. What do you think?
    11-05-2013 12:14 AM
  22. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Mmmm okay. I got this today. 4g the whole day. What do you think?http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/05/eza8esy2.jpg
    That's good. Do you know about disabling LTE when you don't have a strong signal? Here's what I got right before bed iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1383629105.062270.jpg


    Sent from my 5s iPhone using iMore Forums mobile app
    11-05-2013 12:25 AM
  23. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    That's good. Do you know about disabling LTE when toy don't have a strong signal? Here's what I got right before bed Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes. Go to settings ,cellular then switch this off this switches off your LTE
    11-05-2013 12:27 AM
  24. peter_smith's Avatar
    Yes I have noticed and I am getting maximum of 6 hours only.
    11-05-2013 05:05 AM
  25. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Yes I have noticed and I am getting maximum of 6 hours only.
    I get that some days. Are you a heavy user ? Is everything switched on?
    11-05-2013 06:57 AM
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