1. i7guy's Avatar
    3500mAh battery VS 1560mAh battery

    I really really would hope the Maxx had better battery life than the iPhone... Considering its battery is roughly 125% larger...
    Right, I can do the same thing with my iPad. But then I have to carry around the iPad.

    I guess if I am turning off location services, turning off the phone at night, hardly use data devices or the screen and use an alternate device like a computer or iPad to save battery life and only using the phone features that don't consume a lot if battery, your phone statistics will look good.

    However, if turn by turn navigation is used for a least one hour a day, along with streaming video for at least one hour, web surfing an hour and a half plus phone calls, texts actually use the phone; battery life will not be in the stratosphere.
    Last edited by i7guy; 01-21-2014 at 09:22 AM.
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    01-21-2014 05:09 AM
  2. ame's Avatar
    Again whatever you say.
    What a wonderful contribution to the community you're making.
    01-21-2014 01:10 PM
  3. o4liberty's Avatar
    Just this week I am noticing a large drop in my battery. I haven't added or changed anything so seem like the battery is not lasting as long anymore. I might stop at an apple store and have it looked at.
    01-22-2014 04:52 AM
  4. zssa's Avatar
    My phone died so yeah... but I did check it just now when it was on 1%...
    Usage time: ~6 hours
    Standby time: ~9 hours

    No bluetooth, no siri, no 3g & LTE, no location services, almost minimum brightness, didn't call anyone and no gaming...
    technically all i did was read books on my iphone...

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by zssa; 01-22-2014 at 10:24 PM.
    01-22-2014 10:12 PM
  5. i7guy's Avatar
    My phone died so yeah... but I did check it just now when it was on 1%...
    Usage time: ~6 hours
    Standby time: ~9 hours

    No bluetooth, no siri, no 3g & LTE, no location services, almost minimum brightness, didn't call anyone and no gaming...
    technically all i did was read books on my iphone...

    Any ideas?
    6 hours sounds about right. I wouldnt worry about subpar battery life.
    01-22-2014 11:10 PM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    My phone died so yeah... but I did check it just now when it was on 1%...
    Usage time: ~6 hours
    Standby time: ~9 hours

    No bluetooth, no siri, no 3g & LTE, no location services, almost minimum brightness, didn't call anyone and no gaming...
    technically all i did was read books on my iphone...

    Any ideas?
    I usually get at least 6hrs use but my standby is almost a day and like I said before, I don't turn off anything. I also don't charge my battery prematurely. What carrier do you have? In my experience, LTE does not make your battery drain faster.
    01-23-2014 09:05 AM
  7. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Battery on my 5S has been great. I, too, have almost everything turned on and two things connected via Bluetooth at all times. I easily get 12-15 hours out of it and still have 20-45% remaining before I plug it in for bed. Usage is for emails, texts, news with moderate to sometimes heavy use. I don't play games.
    01-23-2014 09:21 AM
  8. i7guy's Avatar
    Battery on my 5S has been great. I, too, have almost everything turned on and two things connected via Bluetooth at all times. I easily get 12-15 hours out of it and still have 20-45% remaining before I plug it in for bed. Usage is for emails, texts, news with moderate to sometimes heavy use. I don't play games.
    15 hours with 45% left? Sorry I just don't believe it.
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    01-23-2014 11:15 AM
  9. anon8383645's Avatar
    I usually get at least 6hrs use but my standby is almost a day and like I said before, I don't turn off anything. I also don't charge my battery prematurely. What carrier do you have? In my experience, LTE does not make your battery drain faster.
    There is no such thing as "charging prematurely".


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    01-23-2014 12:32 PM
  10. eyecrispy's Avatar
    15 hours with 45% left? Sorry I just don't believe it.
    Why would I lie about it? What do I have to gain? You can choose to believe it or not but it's my personal experience. I rarely need to worry about batter on my 5S or my 5C. In fact, the other day, I even had GPS on for a 5 mile run and it still made it through the day.
    01-23-2014 01:09 PM
  11. acerace113's Avatar
    My 5S battery life varies each time I charge it.


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    01-23-2014 01:31 PM
  12. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    My 5S battery life varies each time I charge it.



    is this normal? I've noticed this on mine as well


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    01-23-2014 01:34 PM
  13. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I charged my phone 100% yesterday before I went to work at 4:30. I watch an NBA game or listen to it on the watch ESPN app. just looked on my usage status & I got thisiPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1390502774.468375.jpg


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    01-23-2014 01:46 PM
  14. i7guy's Avatar
    Why would I lie about it? What do I have to gain? You can choose to believe it or not but it's my personal experience. I rarely need to worry about batter on my 5S or my 5C. In fact, the other day, I even had GPS on for a 5 mile run and it still made it through the day.
    I asked myself the same question. However I do not believe the phone is counting correctly. 15 hours to 45 would give a usage of almost 30 hours to zero. Not possible.
    01-23-2014 02:01 PM
  15. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I asked myself the same question. However I do not believe the phone is counting correctly. 15 hours to 45 would give a usage of almost 30 hours to zero. Not possible.
    Believe what you want. I can tell you that I was off the charger at 9am this morning. It is now 3:30pm (so 6.5 hours later) and I'm at 78%. If you do the math, that gives me about 29.5 hours until empty at this rate. Now, my usage will go up in the evening but I will have plenty of juice come bedtime.
    01-23-2014 04:37 PM
  16. i7guy's Avatar
    Believe what you want. I can tell you that I was off the charger at 9am this morning. It is now 3:30pm (so 6.5 hours later) and I'm at 78%. If you do the math, that gives me about 29.5 hours until empty at this rate. Now, my usage will go up in the evening but I will have plenty of juice come bedtime.
    If I don't use the phone I lose about 2% every 8 hours. And if all I do is check an occasional email I get phenomenal battery life. Heavy usage, turn by turn, streaming radio, consistent browsing, depletes the battery very fast. I donot think the iPhone 5s is capable of 15 hour usage. And that's what I believe.
    01-23-2014 05:17 PM
  17. eyecrispy's Avatar
    If I don't use the phone I lose about 2% every 8 hours. And if all I do is check an occasional email I get phenomenal battery life. Heavy usage, turn by turn, streaming radio, consistent browsing, depletes the battery very fast. I donot think the iPhone 5s is capable of 15 hour usage. And that's what I believe.
    I mentioned that my usage is moderate to heavy. I don't stream radio or use turn by turn much. I do use the gps when I run and i am still able to get a whole day of use.
    01-23-2014 05:52 PM
  18. i7guy's Avatar
    I mentioned that my usage is moderate to heavy. I don't stream radio or use turn by turn much. I do use the gps when I run and i am still able to get a whole day of use.
    Are you measuring wall time or the usage time as displayed by the iphone? If I measure wall time, I can always get a full days usage out of my phone; meaning from 8am to 10pm. By 10pm however, the battery will be depleted. But a depleted battery doesn't serve me, so I keep the phone charged as I can.
    01-23-2014 08:02 PM
  19. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Are you measuring wall time or the usage time as displayed by the iphone? If I measure wall time, I can always get a full days usage out of my phone; meaning from 8am to 10pm. By 10pm however, the battery will be depleted. But a depleted battery doesn't serve me, so I keep the phone charged as I can.
    I don't understand what you mean by wall time?
    01-23-2014 08:28 PM
  20. i7guy's Avatar
    I don't understand what you mean by wall time?
    Wall time: 8am to 10pm is 14 hours. However, my usage meter on the iphone will not show 14 hours. It may show anywhere from 5 to 8 hours.
    01-23-2014 09:06 PM
  21. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Wall time: 8am to 10pm is 14 hours. However, my usage meter on the iphone will not show 14 hours. It may show anywhere from 5 to 8 hours.
    Yea. I'm just under 5 hours of usage time right now and almost 12 hours since pulled off charger. 35%.
    01-23-2014 09:50 PM
  22. i7guy's Avatar
    Yea. I'm just under 5 hours of usage time right now and almost 12 hours since pulled off charger. 35%.
    Got it. Thank you for clarifying.


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    01-23-2014 10:56 PM
  23. chezm's Avatar
    Latest usage awesome, very pleased.
    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1390783540.720034.jpg


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    01-26-2014 07:45 PM
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    01-28-2014 09:10 PM
  25. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Might be the best I've got yet since OctoberiPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1390972673.327545.jpg


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    01-29-2014 12:17 AM
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