1. Fahadthelionheart's Avatar
    Hi, I wonder what happens when using the phone for two years, will the battery get drained faster than it should be?
    09-02-2015 11:33 AM
  2. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Most probably, especially since it has gone through so many recharge cycles.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    09-02-2015 11:34 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hi, I wonder what happens when using the phone for two years, will the battery get drained faster than it should be?
    Maybe, but it depends on how you used the device and how often you've charged the battery over that time period, in my opinion.
    09-02-2015 01:44 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm still using my 2 year old iPhone 5. I'm a fairly heavy user. The battery is on it's last leg. I charge at least 3 times a day or more. I go from 100% to 20% in 2 hours of constant use. It all depends on how much it has been used. Most get at least 2 years. Some get 4 or more. Just depends.
    09-03-2015 11:02 AM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    Same here but with an 18 month 5s I charge it at least twice a day even with  watch taking up the slack

    I use to be a heavy user but reduced to mod heavy lately
    09-03-2015 11:56 AM
  6. firedept10's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 5 that my wife uses. She is a light user and can go all day with it. The phone is 3 years old and has lost some battery life but it is minimal. It is even eligible for a battery replacement, but since it has not been an issue my wife declined to get it done.
    09-03-2015 12:03 PM
  7. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I've had iPhones that I handed down and were used for several years--iPads, too. Battery life was never an issue.
    09-04-2015 08:14 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I had my 5s for approx 20 months and while the battery wasn't as good as when it was brand new it was still accetable after that time period.
    09-04-2015 08:36 AM
  9. aballerdotcom's Avatar
    Had mine since it released and I have been a heavy user ever since. There is some drain to the battery that you can notice obviously, but it's not as bad as long as you know how to manage it. What kills my battery is anything that is constantly loading stuff from the internet. Such as Twitter. If I use Twitter for over an hour or two straight my battery will be really low.

    Going forward I would love to keep using my 5s until I have to buy another battery and see how it runs.
    09-10-2015 11:34 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'm a moderate to heavy user. I keep my devices for two years and never had a problem with battery or anything else. I've had my 5S for 16 months it's perfect.
    09-11-2015 12:12 AM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    Good to hear! Batteries can be a real problem if not performing up to par.
    09-17-2015 05:22 PM
  12. blwatson's Avatar
    I'e definitely seen a decline in my battery over the last 2 years. Of course I'm just using the "eye" test. Definitely stil useable.
    09-20-2015 07:41 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've been using my 5 for 25 months. It's been in an Otterbox Defender most of the time. I took it out 3 times to clean the screens of debris. It looks brand new. Works great. It just needs a new battery. It is waning now as I'm a fairly heavy user. She's got until Friday. Then she gets traded for another with better curves.
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-21-2015 12:18 AM
  14. Dafter's Avatar
    I have used my 5S for almost a year and the battery life is still like a new, not sure what it will be after 2 years.
    I use my iPhone for personal and business (lots of emails, notes, Twitter, FB, WA etc.). With Apple Watch the battery life has gone little better.
    09-30-2015 12:14 AM
  15. Pingerced's Avatar
    I bought my iPhone 5s in Dec. 2013, now the battery life still can last a whole day. The Low Power Mode that comes with iOS 9 will extend the battery life a lot.
    09-30-2015 05:33 AM
  16. SusanChildress's Avatar
    i change to iphone 6 after using iphone 5 for 2 years
    11-03-2015 01:57 PM
  17. david9962000's Avatar
    11-05-2015 11:21 PM
  18. Sleepy_ER_Dr's Avatar
    I have had my iPhone 5s for two years now and have had no problems with the battery at all. It lasts all day into the night. I am a moderate to heavy user. It is one of my favorite things about my iPhone.
    11-06-2015 06:47 PM
  19. chrisjsandlin's Avatar
    This is what I used and put it in my self real easy to do took like 10 - 15 min. Battery life is much better and does not phantom die randomly any more or go from 95% to 10% in five min time span.
    11-11-2015 06:59 AM
  20. OverseerMG's Avatar
    Have a battery that you can't gives the iPhone 5 a limited lifespan.
    12-05-2015 10:55 PM
  21. davechengapps's Avatar
    I've had my 5s for over 2 years and while the battery doesn't last as long as it used to, it still lasts me throughout the day so I only need to recharge it at night.
    12-10-2015 05:44 AM
  22. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    After two years, mine has 270 cycles, 87.68% battery capacity. Still lasts me 1-2 days depending upon usage. I do have the brightness set at below halfway.
    12-17-2015 09:38 AM
  23. TheRadBear's Avatar
    After two years, mine has 270 cycles, 87.68% battery capacity. Still lasts me 1-2 days depending upon usage. I do have the brightness set at below halfway.
    Hey,

    That means that you have been taking really good care of your 5s. Enjoy!

    Cheers.
    NexusGirlX likes this.
    12-17-2015 07:16 PM

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