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Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this

After reading on several forums about poor battery life on the iPhone 5, I thought I'd write these guide & tips which in most cases solves the issue. Its not exclusively an iPhone 5 issue, on reading older posts on other forums it goes right back to earlier generations too, it also happens on other phones.

 

Try the following tips:

 

Do 3 full charges and discharges (basically let the iPhone run down till it switches its self off). This calibrates the battery and in doing so makes the battery life better. Then once per month do 1 complete discharge (I usually set an on going reminder on my iPhone to remind me to do it).

 

Go into Settings/General/About, scroll down until you see Diagnostic & Usage, touch this and on the next screen choose DON'T SEND. This stops reports and diagnostic data been sent to Apple (which is not needed and in doing so uses less battery).

 

Go into Settings/ scroll down until you see Privacy (iOS 6), on the next screen touch Location Services, on the next screen scroll down to the bottom until you see System Services, touch this: Switch off Compass Calibration, Diagnostic & Usage, Genius For Apps, Location Based iAds, Mobile Network Search, Setting Time Zone, Traffic.

 

While still on this screen scroll down a little bit further and switch on Status Bar Icon (this option makes you aware of any app that is using location services, you are made aware of this by a little purple arrow to the right of the battery level). Locations services use the in built GPS that is in the iPhone. A lot of apps use GPS/location services (such as the camera app), but if you notice that the little purple arrow is constantly on (which would run the battery down a lot) then having the Switch On Status Bar Icon switched on, this setting would make you aware of the fact much earlier.

 

Perhaps this post could be made into a sticky so that it will be easier to find if people are looking for solutions/tips on battery issues.

 

Hope it helps. Smiley Happy

Anonymous
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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this

Love this - thanks so much for posting! Will definitely be using the moment my iPhone finally arrives!

Anonymous
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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this

Great guide I have only ever let the battery run dead on first few charges on iPhones. Never knew about some of the stuff in your guide, going to check a couple of things out in settings. Smiley Happy
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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this

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Great stuff, Fatboy. Really nice guide, well done mate!

 

I've stickied it Smiley Happy

Anonymous
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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this


@Anonymous wrote:

Great stuff, Fatboy. Really nice guide, well done mate!

 

I've stickied it Smiley Happy


Thanks a lot Leonard for that, appreciate it Smiley Happy

Anonymous
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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this

It will help a lot of people out with the tips in the guide. Smiley Happy
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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this

Very useful guide, well done! Smiley Happy

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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this

Another tip is to turn 3G off and only turning it on when really needed (e.g. when you don't have access to WiFi). When you are done then just turn it off again.

 

3G really does drain battery....

 

Just go to Settings > General > Cellular > Enable 3G - make sure you switch it to OFF

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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this

Thanks a lot for chipping in, Mo. Great addition, cheers!
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Re: Poor battery life on a new iPhone, then read this


@Anonymous wrote:

Another tip is to turn 3G off and only turning it on when really needed (e.g. when you don't have access to WiFi). When you are done then just turn it off again.

 

3G really does drain battery....

 

Just go to Settings > General > Cellular > Enable 3G - make sure you switch it to OFF


Yeah forgot about that one, thanks Smiley Happy