1. blueshapti's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. I checked out Battery Univ. Great info, bears out what I have learned from other sources.
    10-03-2013 06:56 AM
  2. blueshapti's Avatar
    Yup, that is cold. I was amazed when I first came across that myself. Cell phones are actually bad enviroments for lithium ion batteries. Tight enclosure, no cooling fan, and they sit right next to an electric heater, the processing chip. Which get quite hot when it crunches numbers like taking burst mode pictures at 10 frames a second.
    10-03-2013 07:37 AM
  3. Nolander07's Avatar
    Not bad
    10-03-2013 09:25 AM
  4. apple_power_user's Avatar
    Not unhappyiPhone 5s Battery Life?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1380807508.988887.jpg


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    10-03-2013 09:38 AM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    After the third full charge, I have found that my Verizon unlocked iPhone 5S has the best battery life of any iPhone that I've owned thus far. I'm now getting between 10 to 12.5 hours of usage out of a charge.




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    10-03-2013 09:39 AM
  6. blueshapti's Avatar
    Man! You all are brutal on those batteries. Those people taking the phone down to below 20% Is that a regular daily thing you do? Or just a test to see total time?

    If you have chance to top to about 80% sometime during the day you all could add some longevity to your phone's battery. If you traveling i can understand it. but at work pop charger on for 30 min.
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    10-03-2013 10:02 AM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Man! You all are brutal on those batteries. Those people taking the phone down to below 20% Is that a regular daily thing you do? Or just a test to see total time?

    If you have chance to top to about 80% sometime during the day you all could add some longevity to your phone's battery. If you traveling i can understand it. but at work pop charger on for 30 min.
    I always charge mine between 5% or 50%, depending on whether I need a full charge for the next day or not. I have never had an issue charging this way with any of my iPhones and their battery life was great until the day they were sold.


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    10-03-2013 11:23 AM
  8. Chrisy's Avatar
    Thanks! I'll get it whenever it becomes available again. I see online the shipping is delayed.
    10-05-2013 06:09 PM
  9. Nashstruck's Avatar
    haha blackberries are so ancient. u'd be delighted with the switch

    Does battery life get better after it has drained/recharged a few times and/or it "settles" in. That seems to be how BlackBerry batteries are.

    I'm looking forward to moving from BlackBerry to iPhone!
    10-06-2013 08:39 AM
  10. Nashstruck's Avatar
    You're mistaken. Lithium-ion batteries dont need conditioning/calibrating.
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    10-06-2013 10:33 AM
  11. Chrisy's Avatar
    I still like my BlackBerry 9930. I'll miss certain things like the LED and mass storage mode, as well as a physcial keyboard.

    But I don't want to carry both the BlackBerry and iPod anymore, and there's some apps that I like having.

    Can the iPhone be used overseas? I'm in the US with VZW.
    10-06-2013 12:54 PM
  12. M.Rizk's Avatar
    I still like my BlackBerry 9930. I'll miss certain things like the LED and mass storage mode, as well as a physcial keyboard.

    But I don't want to carry both the BlackBerry and iPod anymore, and there's some apps that I like having.

    Can the iPhone be used overseas? I'm in the US with VZW.
    All VZW iPhone 5S are unlocked and can be used on any GSM operator worldwide.
    Personally I will carry a BlackBerry Z30 along with an iPhone 5S White/Silver 32 GB. The Z30 Battery is a BEAST! 18 hours talk time over 3G lol.


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    10-06-2013 02:06 PM
  13. jmr1015's Avatar
    Mine has been stellar. Over 2 full 24hr days between charges, unless I'm on the phone nonstop.

    10-06-2013 02:13 PM
  14. solitude1984's Avatar
    Apple needs to step up I'm sorry they got androids lasting two days with heavy usage I hope the iPhone.6 is changes this
    LoL my husband has a Samsung Galaxy S3 and his battery life is NOT any better than that reported in this thread! It drives him crazy.
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    10-06-2013 02:43 PM
  15. Bosox20's Avatar
    I agree! Android batteries are not good!! The battery in my 5s lasts so much longer than my co-workers Androids.
    10-06-2013 02:48 PM
  16. rodzn's Avatar
    Does anybody know the correct chargin procedure for a newly arrived iphone 5S? Some people say I should leave it charging before I use it, others say to drain battery then use it.

    Just want to be able to charge it correctly the first time around.
    10-06-2013 03:20 PM
  17. kch50428's Avatar
    Does anybody know the correct chargin procedure for a newly arrived iphone 5S? Some people say I should leave it charging before I use it, others say to drain battery then use it.

    Just want to be able to charge it correctly the first time around.
    Use it til it dies... then give it a full charge...
    10-06-2013 03:26 PM
  18. rodzn's Avatar
    How did you charge it to get such good battery life?
    10-06-2013 03:52 PM
  19. Trees's Avatar
    Is there an app that shows battery usage for apps, and iOS services? I know there are apps that show approximate battery available/remaining for activities like Music, or Talk.

    If there is such an app then it might help figure out from where drainage is originating.
    Last edited by Dog5000; 10-06-2013 at 04:16 PM.
    10-06-2013 03:59 PM
  20. jmr1015's Avatar
    Apple needs to step up I'm sorry they got androids lasting two days with heavy usage I hope the iPhone.6 is changes this
    First off, what Android devices last 2 full days of heavy usage, as delivered from the manufacturer? No custom ROM or Kernel... No extended battery... Completely stock.

    The Droid MAXX is the only Android device I've seen claim 2 days of life with standard use, but I would hope it can last 2 days. It has a 3500mAh battery. Much larger than the battery in most every Android device, and over twice the size of the battery in the iPhone.
    10-06-2013 04:11 PM
  21. gdruin74's Avatar
    First off, what Android devices last 2 full days of heavy usage, as delivered from the manufacturer? No custom ROM or Kernel... No extended battery... Completely stock.

    The Droid MAXX is the only Android device I've seen claim 2 days of life with standard use, but I would hope it can last 2 days. It has a 3500mAh battery. Much larger than the battery in most every Android device, and over twice the size of the battery in the iPhone.
    Was forces to use S4 for a week. Was lucky if battery made it to lunch.
    10-06-2013 04:26 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    How did you charge it to get such good battery life?
    The answer given in post #92, applies here as well. Some will say that you don't need to do this or that, and what works for some may not work for others. Just try a few things and determine for yourself which method works best for you. I'd start with running the battery down to it turns off or at least down to 5%, and then charge it uninterrupted to capacity.
    10-06-2013 04:45 PM
  23. WhiteRa's Avatar
    I thought heavy discharges are bad; so shouldn't one just use the phone for maybe 10-20% and charge then repeat?
    10-06-2013 05:46 PM
  24. Eileen89's Avatar
    Can the iPhone be used overseas? I'm in the US with VZW.
    Yes it can. The Verizon 5S can also be used on any GSM carrier here in the US as well. I'm using the Verizon iPhone 5S on AT&T now and it works great.
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    10-06-2013 05:54 PM
  25. WhiteRa's Avatar
    Yes it can. The Verizon 5S can also be used on any GSM carrier here in the US as well. I'm using the Verizon iPhone 5S on AT&T now and it works great.
    Verizon uses CDMA, so how can it use an AT&T sim?
    10-06-2013 05:56 PM
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