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iOS 7 battery life iPhone 5

goodevening

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When you are using your internet are you on cellular or wifi?

I have noticed on mine that certain games I play use more of my battery than others. Especially the ones that connect to the internet.
 

Bro-row

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When you are using your internet are you on cellular or wifi?

I have noticed on mine that certain games I play use more of my battery than others. Especially the ones that connect to the internet.

Mostly wi-if, and a little bit of cellular.
 

warcraftWidow

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I am consistently getting less than 5 hours of usage time. This isn't the 6-8 hours advertised. I have also tweaked many of my options to save battery life. Could I have a bad battery?

The quoted times are for web browsing as this is a standard battery life test even used for laptops. If you are playing games and using other apps, you may not get the same battery life.

Regardless try turning off location services for apps that really don't need it. Turn off background app refresh for apps that you don't need it for.
 

rlacrossjr

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I am consistently getting less than 5 hours of usage time. This isn't the 6-8 hours advertised. I have also tweaked many of my options to save battery life. Could I have a bad battery?

Can bring in and check. Before battery change. Phone was powering itself off at 20% 10% 5%. Would say if it staying on at those points it's ok. Mine now will go right to 1% before it turns itself off.


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sting7k

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Haven't really been watching my usage stats. But after some good time now with iOS 7 I feel like my battery life is at least the same or maybe slightly better. No complaints. It easily makes it through the day and until bed time.

I have location services on (including Google Now), wifi on 24/7, 3 email accounts that push, and at least a dozen apps sending push notifications.
 

Laughinghyena

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Here's mine
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bunjy

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Mine has gotten better as well. I completed a few power cycles, turned off parallax, and limited the apps that background refresh or use location services. I keep screen brightness at around 50%.

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neurodave

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Has anyone noticed that using the messaging application the battery drains quite drastically? My battery is not bad if I use it normally, but on those random moments I sit down and use the messaging application consistently, for 10-20 minutes at a time, the battery percentage drops like a stone.
 

mumfoau

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Haven't yet gotten the 20% notification but powering down for the night...

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tekjunkie28

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Messaging app? Maybe ur brightness is high. Or bad dta connection.

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neurodave

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Messaging app? Maybe ur brightness is high. Or bad dta connection.

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Brightness at minimal (below 30%) and I have full bars @ -69 signal strength. I crossed that possibility out ages ago. It's odd...
 

SprSynJn

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This is mine today with mostly network usage. To be fair, it's going to last me the rest of the day I'm sure. Still, it's lower than what is like.

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tekjunkie28

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This was after I charged it up and put it on airplane mode and fell bac to sleep woke up at 7 and saw that it was at 92%. I thought that was strange for the phone to drop that much in that time with airplane mode. Now I turn that off and start my day... It's 9:02 now and I'm still
At 92%...
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