1. ajl's Avatar
    Forgot to mention, in my experience on 5s iOS 7.1.2 the official Facebook (EVEN with backgrounding disabled) and Whatsapp apps negatively impact battery life which is why I removed them. Both Facebook version 8.0 as well as the latest 3 versions exhibit this behavior. Facebook Paper is a good alternative which really anyone can download even outside US.. google it. To my knowledge Facebook does stuff in the background anyway even if you disable Background App Refresh for it, because they abuse the VOIP permissions (VOIP services have system permission to run in the background, without asking you). That's the only plausible explanation I have for FB affecting my phone's awake time GREATLY, even with background app refresh disabled, because iOS is otherwise very strict in this regard.

    If I pull my phone off the charger in the morning (100% battery) with FB installed, even if I BARELY touch my phone (realistically 15 mins of usage) it shows like 2.5+ hour awake time... and I can reproduce this consistently!

    I don't mind FB and Google data mining me AS LONG AS it doesn't impact my battery life greatly. Fortunately Google apps in my experience don't hammer the battery on iOS, unlike they do on Android 4.4.2 (I ran low level diagnostics on several Nexus devices and discovered Google Play Services hammering a service called NLPwakelockCollector (NLP = network location provider) polling my location 1100+ times per day. I've seen as high as 1350 ish. I happened to study advertising in college and I know first hand that location data is very valuable to ad agencies. If you pass by the same restaurant 40 times per month on your way to work (there and back, 20 work days x2) it's in their best interest to advertise to you etc...
    Just now saw this man. In short, I have also experienced similar affects on battery because of Facebook constantly pulling my location.

    I disagree with the GApps part. Something about the Google Search app significantly affected my battery life. I still don't know what causes it, and can't find many people with the same problem online. But it does exist, I'm not crazy!
    08-04-2014 05:29 AM
  2. acerace113's Avatar
    Just now saw this man. In short, I have also experienced similar affects on battery because of Facebook constantly pulling my location.

    I disagree with the GApps part. Something about the Google Search app significantly affected my battery life. I still don't know what causes it, and can't find many people with the same problem online. But it does exist, I'm not crazy!
    Location services & geofencing
    08-04-2014 11:09 PM
  3. Scorpion667's Avatar
    Yeah I mean, having location services enabled for Facebook is kind of useless, and extremely bad for battery life. That's an easy fix
    I honestly don't experience any abnormal battery drain using Facebook Paper. It's a great app.
    08-05-2014 01:20 PM
  4. wildphoenix24's Avatar
    My battery has taken a major hit since downloading the newest iOS update. I can't even make a 45 minutes train ride to work without a 20% drop off. I'm starting to wonder if I should make a visit to the apple store
    08-10-2014 12:40 AM
  5. ajl's Avatar
    My battery has taken a major hit since downloading the newest iOS update. I can't even make a 45 minutes train ride to work without a 20% drop off. I'm starting to wonder if I should make a visit to the apple store
    I would if I were you. Can't hurt
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    08-10-2014 01:49 AM
  6. wildphoenix24's Avatar
    I would if I were you. Can't hurt


    This was my battery stats yesterday three hours into an 8 hour ride. I let the battery die out completely and recharged it this morning.
    08-10-2014 11:01 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Usage screen shots don't mean much. There's too many variables that are not shown that determine battery usage. The screen shots tell me nothing, except how much one uses their device.
    08-10-2014 12:52 PM
  8. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I'm running iOS 8 beta 5 and wow ok amazed by battery life. It's improved dramatically. On iOS 7.1.2 I had drainage. Now I don't have those problems.
    08-11-2014 02:08 AM
  9. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I'm running iOS 8 beta 5 and wow ok amazed by battery life. It's improved dramatically. On iOS 7.1.2 I had drainage. Now I don't have those problems.
    Could you give some examples of your usage?


    _-TechnologyTwitt-_
    iPad Air / Space Gray / 16GB
    T-Mobile * 5GB Data
    08-11-2014 05:35 AM
  10. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Could you give some examples of your usage?


    _-TechnologyTwitt-_
    iPad Air / Space Gray / 16GB
    T-Mobile * 5GB Data
    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1407753011.295263.jpg
    I'm happy.
    08-11-2014 06:30 AM
  11. ajl's Avatar
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    I'm happy.
    That's looking pretty good..! You must use Tapatalk a lot
    08-11-2014 06:50 AM
  12. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    That's looking pretty good..! You must use Tapatalk a lot
    Yep. I do. Love it
    08-11-2014 06:54 AM
  13. IphoneEddie's Avatar
    I get about 12 hours if I religiously turn off BT and Wifi. If both are running like everyone else 5 to 6 hours.
    Not that great but Life with Iphone is better than life with Android (In my opinion) Just converted to Iphone.
    08-12-2014 12:18 PM
  14. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I get about 12 hours if I religiously turn off BT and Wifi. If both are running like everyone else 5 to 6 hours.
    Not that great but Life with Iphone is better than life with Android (In my opinion) Just converted to Iphone.
    Hi Eddie, welcome to iMore!
    08-12-2014 12:22 PM
  15. ajl's Avatar
    I get about 12 hours if I religiously turn off BT and Wifi. If both are running like everyone else 5 to 6 hours.
    Not that great but Life with Iphone is better than life with Android (In my opinion) Just converted to Iphone.
    Welcome to iMore Eddy! Good to hear your iPhones battery life is better than your previous Android.


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    08-12-2014 04:15 PM
  16. Theertha's Avatar
    I have seen my friend's iPhone 5s, the battery life is low suddenly.
    08-29-2014 10:15 AM
  17. S1nnl0s31's Avatar
    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1409335512.318456.jpg
    7 hours display time
    1 Day standby
    08-29-2014 02:05 PM
  18. Ariel Babalao's Avatar

    It's doing pretty good.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    09-08-2014 07:27 PM
  19. fabio984's Avatar
    Mine sucks!!!




    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    09-08-2014 07:41 PM
  20. AlexJ92's Avatar
    iPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1410255635.212799.jpg

    I find my battery is quite good, I put it on charge for 10 minutes this morning
    09-09-2014 05:41 AM
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