1. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Yeah I agree. You gotta be realistic. With all these features packed in a small device surely something gotta give.
    While I agree with both of you, something just doesn't sit well with me when Apple says I should be getting more than double the time than what I'm actually getting. Today, for example my 5 went down 10% in 10 minutes. 10 minutes! That ain't cool.
    12-11-2013 08:30 AM
  2. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    While I agree with both of you, something just doesn't sit well with me when Apple says I should be getting more than double the time than what I'm actually getting. Today, for example my 5 went down 10% in 10 minutes. 10 minutes! That ain't cool.
    Lol 10 minutes for 10%? Wow. That's hectic. We're you just browsing the net?
    Did you have Bluetooth or personal hotspot on?
    12-11-2013 08:32 AM
  3. solitude1984's Avatar
    This was mine yesterday. Can't complain about having 54% of battery left at 8:30 p.m.

    Background app refresh is only on for two apps because I don't need it for any others. Location services on for apps. Wifi is always on. Never use Bluetooth. Auto-brightness on. BBM is the only app I don't close down when I'm not using it.

    I will never end up with a day or more of standby because I charge my phone every single night.




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    12-11-2013 06:56 PM
  4. jmr1015's Avatar
    4 Days of standby? How do you achieve that?
    I'm not sure. I have almost everything turned on. 4G LTE. Location services on any apps that ask for it. Background app refresh. Parallax/animations. Auto-brightness. Frequent locations. TouchID. Volume for all ringers and media at 50%. iMessage. Email set to push. Calendar and contacts set to sync with gmail across my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.

    I honestly don't use my phone much when I am at home. Mainly just phone calls and Instagram over Wifi. My iPad takes the brunt of my home usage. But when I'm away from home, I use the phone normally. Occasional GPS nav with Apple maps. Facebook and Instagram to pass the time. iMessage, SMS, and phone calls. Emails. Safari surfing. Snapping some pictures with the iSight camera.

    In perspective... 8 hours of usage spread over 3 or 4 days isn't much compared to many others. But it is about what I average. 7 to 10 hours of usage, over about 3 days.
    12-11-2013 08:53 PM
  5. jpxyz's Avatar
    Highlight for me today: 8 hours of usage...
    LTE was switched on 2 hours, wifi for the rest..
    Phone call last night 2 hours
    WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram for the rest, played Angry Birds Go for 15 minutes
    Location service switched on for the weather, background app refresh switched off for all..
    Rotation Lock off
    Brightness was set to 20% most of the time
    Did some app updates and downloads
    cleaned memory with 100% memory and xcleaner a few times..
    and voil:
    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-img_0996.png
    12-12-2013 09:52 AM
  6. LanceStoltz's Avatar
    My battery life improved a little bit today. Able to get 6 hours of usage out of medium to heavy usage.
    Playing games for an hour, music, texting and calls, usual reading and internet browsing all with 3G on always. Bad reception in my university though.
    I realised that it stays the longest at 100%, then from 99% downwards, it drops like about 1% every 3 - 4 minutes of usage.
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    12-12-2013 11:53 AM
  7. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Just got my phone yesterday and it's so smooth and the battery is nice
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    12-13-2013 12:59 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Just got my phone yesterday and it's so smooth and the battery is nice
    Congrats on the new GOLD....SMILE
    12-13-2013 02:15 PM
  9. chezm's Avatar
    Been aggressive on it lately, amazing...impressed still even compared to my old lumia 920.

    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1387084432.160031.jpg
    12-15-2013 12:13 AM
  10. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    is this good battery life on a 5s took it out the charger 5am this morning
    serglb likes this.
    12-16-2013 08:52 PM
  11. mziv95's Avatar
    First couple weeks my battery was fine. Good amount of use, would get 1 day of battery. Last week I noticed a huge decrease in battery life, I barely get a full day now.
    12-16-2013 10:56 PM
  12. serglb's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/17/4e3ybere.jpg is this good battery life on a 5s took it out the charger 5am this morning
    Yes. How do you have your settings?


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    12-17-2013 07:10 AM
  13. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Just hit 8 hrs, 1 day 15 hrs standby. I keep data on 24/7. This is all on screen time, using apps, texting and Safari, no music with screen off.

    Over the years of owning iPhones, I found that I had the worst battery life while using AT&T and Verizon. While at home, I could never get a reliable data signal so this affected my battery. Since moving to T-Mobile last February, my iPhones have been able to last 1.5-2 days.
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    12-17-2013 10:49 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Just hit 8 hrs, 1 day 15 hrs standby. I keep data on 24/7. This is all on screen time, using apps, texting and Safari, no music with screen off.

    Over the years of owning iPhones, I found that I had the worst battery life while using AT&T and Verizon. While at home, I could never get a reliable data signal so this affected my battery. Since moving to T-Mobile last February, my iPhones have been able to last 1.5-2 days.
    YES, CDMA does use more battery, but Verizon has a better signal in my area than T-Mo. When it come to battery life it's so hard to determine because everyone uses their smartphones differently
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    12-17-2013 11:07 AM
  15. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Yes. How do you have your settings?


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    Location services on but certain things not everything
    4g on
    Screen brightness 70%
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    12-17-2013 12:31 PM
  16. spotja's Avatar



    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    After all, it's just a [redacted] phone!
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 12-17-2013 at 01:47 PM. Reason: removed offensive profanity
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    12-17-2013 01:13 PM
  17. Spencerdl's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/18/apydy7u2.jpg


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    After all, it's just a [redacted] phone!
    EXCELLENT....Smile
    12-17-2013 02:41 PM
  18. NexusGirlX's Avatar


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    After all, it's just a [redacted] phone!
    True but it's still a huge part of many peoples lives these days. I get outside and my phone comes with me.
    12-17-2013 02:57 PM
  19. iwoodland's Avatar
    I have tried factory restore and not install any apps, only official apps left, and also enable airplane mode.
    I am testing power usage now after battery calibration (full discharge to 0% then charge to 100%).
    Is there any tools/apps can examine battery hardware issue?
    I would take the phone back to Apple for a repkacement
    12-18-2013 03:22 AM
  20. serglb's Avatar
    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1387553265.896584.jpgc this is my battery life from yesterday well last night to this morning. M


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    12-20-2013 10:29 AM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    Everyone's basing their usage stats from a full charge right? Otherwise the usage stats are pointless
    12-21-2013 09:00 PM
  22. serglb's Avatar
    Everyone's basing their usage stats from a full charge right? Otherwise the usage stats are pointless
    Yes


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    12-22-2013 10:38 AM
  23. doublebullout's Avatar
    I've been getting good battery life since I got my 5S at the end of October -- off the charger at 5am, back on at 10ish. But the past week or so something is running the battery down much faster than normal in the background. Only two things have changed -- a new update was released for Boxer, and I got a new case for Christmas that has very strong magnets in it. I suspect it's the Boxer update.

    UPDATE: deleted Boxer, tried a different case, but same battery run down. Another battery life thread suggests that restoring a backup from iCloud can negatively decrease battery life, so I'm trying a backup restore from iTunes.
    Last edited by doublebullout; 01-11-2014 at 07:10 AM.
    12-29-2013 04:51 PM
  24. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Is this decent?iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1388458324.679836.jpg


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    12-30-2013 09:52 PM
  25. rayz336's Avatar
    Is this decent?Click image for larger version. 

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    Looks pretty good to me
    12-30-2013 10:04 PM
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