1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What does Home and Lock screens usage mean? Is it how much notifications you get? Is it the widgets?
    It means you spend that much battery meandering around on your home screen rearranging apps or admiring your wallpaper. Or as Hank said, you're doing nothing.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    11-03-2014 07:12 PM
  2. Lesawags's Avatar
    My LTE reception looks great all the time.. 4 or 5 dots. I assumed leaving it on all the time would not really effect my battery. I work from home and I am on WIFI most of the time. I tested what my battery would look like if I turned off LTE while on WIFI at home. When I would go out Id turn on my LTE, and turn it off when home again. I went from like 35% At 900 pm with LTE always on and like 62% at 900 pm with me turning it on when I leave the house. You should try that and see if it changes your battery life. Just a thought.
    Speedygi and qbnkelt like this.
    11-03-2014 07:26 PM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    My LTE reception looks great all the time.. 4 or 5 dots. I assumed leaving it on all the time would not really effect my battery. I work from home and I am on WIFI most of the time. I tested what my battery would look like if I turned off LTE while on WIFI at home. When I would go out Id turn on my LTE, and turn it off when home again. I went from like 35% At 900 pm with LTE always on and like 62% at 900 pm with me turning it on when I leave the house. You should try that and see if it changes your battery life. Just a thought.
    Yup. LTE can drain the battery since it's still not available everywhere. I keep mine in and I know that my phone will last 12 to 16 hours of my normal use. If I go to my contractors' facility I take my cable because if I'm there the whole day the battery drain is extreme. That's because it's in a building in an area with no LTE. So I don't curtail my use, I just take my cable.

    Reception is a HUGE factor.
    katiejaneshore and avital like this.
    11-04-2014 08:06 AM
  4. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    I have a 5s and am happy with the battery life but, after looking at all the scene shots in this thread, I have a question; what is it about the "home and lock screen" that causes such a battery drain? Battery life hoax-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1415161166.927143.jpg
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    11-04-2014 11:19 PM
  5. precon22's Avatar
    I have a 5s and am happy with the battery life but, after looking at all the scene shots in this thread, I have a question; what is it about the "home and lock screen" that causes such a battery drain? Click image for larger version. 

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    That's pretty good but not to dawg on the iPhone 5s but it doesn't hold a candle to the 6 and no where near the 6+
    11-04-2014 11:27 PM
  6. jmr1015's Avatar
    I averaged anywhere from 5 to over 8 hours of usage per charge on my 5S on iOS 7. The faster I used the battery, the longer it lasted. (Meaning, if I use it heavily all in one day, I'll get over 7 to 8 hours of usage, or if I use it lightly, spread out for 2 to 3 days, I'll get 5 or 6 hours of usage)



    On iOS 8 I get around the same battery life. I haven't done any full drains down to 1 or 2% to take a screenshot in a while though. I'd imagine the iPhone 6 should easily do as well as this, or better,
    11-05-2014 03:16 AM
  7. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Someone mentioned it before, but it will also depend on your carrier. My carrier has full LTE is most places, but my battery will drain to nothing flat if I use it on anything other than wifi. I am lucky to manage six hours on network whereas I can get almost nine on wifi.
    11-05-2014 07:03 AM
  8. jmr1015's Avatar
    Finally got a chance to run down my 5S on iOS 8.1. I'm sure in that remaining 9% I could get another 20 or 30 minutes of usage... But I'm going to plug in and sync before bed.



    I think the Home & Lock Screen statistic gets built up when using Quick Reply. I use Quick Reply often for SMS, and my Messages app never shows up too high on the Battery stats.
    11-09-2014 05:23 AM
  9. Trees's Avatar
    Discussion here gives more insights about, and reinforce what Ledsteplin and jmr1015 stated above about the Home and Lock Screen battery usage statistics mean https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6542780
    cmrobbins42 likes this.
    11-09-2014 08:44 AM
  10. ame's Avatar
    I regularly get nearly 3 days on standby. I turn off background app updating on everything but Fantastical2 (which in restrictions I have forced to not allow anything else to turn it on), and the only app that is allowed access to my location is Find my iPhone (also forced that way in Restrictions). I rarely use Wifi, I almost never use Bluetooth (like, ever). If I am not using an app, it's off. I have several email accounts on fetch every 15 or push. I only have notifications on mail, messages, facetime, google voice, phone, and fantastical. I use my phone, I just don't let stuff run when I am not needing to. But I can get three days of standby just fine.
    11-10-2014 02:01 PM
  11. lmd052300's Avatar
    Just use your iphone if battery get red charge it. And turn off battery percentage, dont bother go to settings general usage too much. Just enjoy using phone.
    11-10-2014 07:47 PM
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