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iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: goosegunner
Date: October 28, 2015 11:42AM
I just replaced my daughters iPhone 5 battery with a new one monday from OWC. It does not hold a charge much better than her 2.5 year old original.

Today in 4.5 hours it dropped to 17% from a full charge. Barely being used as she was in school.


OWC is sending me a different one. Is there anything else I should do or check?

gg
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Re: iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 28, 2015 12:03PM
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Re: iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 28, 2015 12:10PM
iOS 9? enable low power mode temporarily, see if that helps. It should last about 2 days.
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Re: iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 28, 2015 12:23PM
Sounds to me like something is running in the background eating the battery. Usually something that's tracking location. Check to see if the location services icon is displayed perpetually. Things such has reminders/alerts with a geo-fence attached can eat the battery. It will perpetually check your location to see if you left/arrived at the indicated location. If you leave a map app open in the background that will also eat the battery for breakfast.



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Re: iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: October 28, 2015 01:12PM
Heard a tidbit over the weekend, folks on the radio show had found the Facebook app was chewing battery. Apparently Facebook is always testing out new versions of the app, some drained battery others not so much.

Might be worth looking at...

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Re: iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: goosegunner
Date: October 28, 2015 02:09PM
Thanks I will check things tonight. Kind of bummed the battery did basically nothing. Good thing I made a nice holder to keep the upper half at a 85 degree angle while working in the iPhone.

gg
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Re: iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: October 28, 2015 02:27PM
Battery tips from the mothership:

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Re: iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 28, 2015 10:27PM
iOS9 is terrible with battery management. I've had to deal with apps that never were a problem before.

Use the battery control panel as guidance.

I ended up deleting Breeze since the background use took over 30% of my battery.
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Re: iphone 5 new battery dies fast?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 29, 2015 05:49AM
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sekker
iOS9 is terrible with battery management. I've had to deal with apps that never were a problem before.

Use the battery control panel as guidance.

I ended up deleting Breeze since the background use took over 30% of my battery.

quite the opposite here, I keep the phone in low power mode, it works just as well as in normal mode (for my needs) and I get 2 days battery life. But I don't have Breeze (never heard of it) and also I hear that facebook sucks battery, again an app I don't have.
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