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Old 04-12-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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Hey everyone, I just got the iphone5 and liking it except for battery life. Any suggestions on quick charging it? I heard the portable battery packs are good. Any suggestions ?
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Can you buy some extra batteries and keep them with you and swap one in when the current one is like 20%? I do this because by about 4PM my phone is out of gas. Three batteries and a charger is about $15.
I also keep it connected to the USB on my PC and also a USB charger in my car so it's charging whenever I'm not walking around with it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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This might help.......
3 Free Ways to Extend Your iPhone 5 Battery Life | The Griffin Technology Blog

Changing the battery is not that easy.........
Installing iPhone 5 Battery - iFixit

Or you could add a external battery........
mophie iPhone 5 Juice Pack External Battery Case Extender
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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Can you buy some extra batteries and keep them with you and swap one in when the current one is like 20%? I do this because by about 4PM my phone is out of gas. Three batteries and a charger is about $15.
You have an iPhone and you do this?
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You have an iPhone and you do this?
No, I have a Samsung (Android).
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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No, I have a Samsung (Android).
Yeah, can't do that with an iPhone.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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I was playing around on Reddit all day yesterday and still had about a 50% charge this morning. The iPhone 5 typically has stellar battery life. Maybe you should take it to the Apple store and ask them to diagnose any possible problems.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: NY
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I usually go 24-36 hours between charging my Iphone5. If you are usuing it constantly I can see battery life going down quicker.

First, check to see if you have anything running in the background which is a battery hog. Turn off unused apps running the background.

I used to have a backup batter "charger" for my prior phone (a droid 2). It would charge that phone back to about 50% within an hour. It was a convenient way to have backup power with me in case I would not be around a powerpoint.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The iphone 5 is my first iphone and I'm very impressed with the battery life. Even the charge is super fast. It's one thing that thy have a major advantage on compared to androids. My Evo went through battery life like water.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Detroit, MI
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Do you know how to close out apps not in use? double click the home button then press and hold on the app, then click the X's.

I do it a few times a day and my battery lasts for 24+ hours

Also, turn your brightness down. There's no reason it should need to be as bright as a homing beacon
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