Iphone 5c battery drainage

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jessmist
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Hi,
I have just started using my son's old iphone 5c. He told me the battery didn't last long.
But i thought i would try it and see what it was like.
I can have the phone full charged when i go to bed and within nine hours it's down to 30% and i haven't used it.
I can't see why it's dropping so much over night.
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  • Silk
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    Could be a faulty battery .... you may be able to get it fixed under warranty if it was one of a batch of them with issues.
    Try putting the number of the phone in on the website and see if it's covered https://www.apple.com/uk/support/iphone5-battery/
    It's not just about the money
  • jessmist
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    It's not one of the effected batteries.
  • Silk
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    jessmist wrote: »
    It's not one of the effected batteries.
    Unlucky ....it's £59 for a new battery to be fitted
    It's not just about the money
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    What apps/ data are in use overnight ??
    Someone who knows the OS will be able to tell you how to find the details .
  • jessmist
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    Silk wrote: »
    Unlucky ....it's £59 for a new battery to be fitted
    Battery isn't cheap then.
  • jessmist
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    JJ_Egan wrote: »
    What apps/ data are in use overnight ??
    Someone who knows the OS will be able to tell you how to find the details .

    I leave my wifi on at night.
    But i don't know what apps are still running.
    My phone was fully charged this morning and have used it for a few emails and texts.
    It says usage 1 hr 23 minutes
    Standby 4 hrs 41 minutes
  • gjchester
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    jessmist wrote: »
    Battery isn't cheap then.


    The chemistry of a Lithium battery means if its really flattened it will be done for. No amount of recharging can recover it.

    That said The batteries are replaceable if you have patience, parts cost about £5 or so (search Ebay) and to replace my iphone 5's battery took me 20 minutes, may take you less, I was taking it slow and reading the guide a lot...... Be warned do it on a clean white surface, the screws are tiny and easily list, if one falls in a carpet you may never find it...

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5c+Battery+Replacement/21745
  • AndyPK
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    I assume you have "Do not distirb" set for the hours you are asleep not that that would explain such a massive battery usage.


    You could try putting it on charge at night, and switching it off.
  • jessmist
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    gjchester wrote: »
    The chemistry of a Lithium battery means if its really flattened it will be done for. No amount of recharging can recover it.

    That said The batteries are replaceable if you have patience, parts cost about £5 or so (search Ebay) and to replace my iphone 5's battery took me 20 minutes, may take you less, I was taking it slow and reading the guide a lot...... Be warned do it on a clean white surface, the screws are tiny and easily list, if one falls in a carpet you may never find it...

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5c+Battery+Replacement/21745
    That's a lot better than the £59.
    Would probably get my son to do it for me. He has a steadier hand,
  • jessmist
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    AndyPK wrote: »
    I assume you have "Do not distirb" set for the hours you are asleep not that that would explain such a massive battery usage.


    You could try putting it on charge at night, and switching it off.

    I haven't used the do not disturb setting. As i have a son living away and i always leave my phone in case he has to get in touch.
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