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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Mine is active constantly- My email is sync'd with corporate, plus some other notification and chat tools, plus wi-fi etc... so it's humming quite a lot.
If I unplug it but don't touch it all day, it will still be dead by evening.


What's your brightness set at? Has it always been this way? Even early on when you first got the handset?

This sounds low to me. Much lower then the norm. Maybe your phone's battery is slightly defective or something. Considering the mass quantities of these phones that are cranked out, it's not unreasonable to believe some get bad parts. Maybe take it into the Apple store and explain your case. They can swap these batteries and might do it for free for you.
post #2837 of 4017
Yeah, mine isn't that bad, but it still not as good as I expected. I just went in and removed a bunch of apps from my notification center, and turned off location services for a few. We'll see how much of a difference it makes.

I still have push notifications turned on, and I have brightness set to auto.
post #2838 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

How much do you guys use your phone in a day that you run the battery down so much?

My usual business day starts about 5:30am and ends about 6-7pm. I use it pretty heavily for emails, calendar, texting and phone. I think using the BT feature while driving burns it up even faster.
post #2839 of 4017
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Yeah, mine isn't that bad, but it still not as good as I expected. I just went in and removed a bunch of apps from my notification center, and turned off location services for a few. We'll see how much of a difference it makes.

I still have push notifications turned on, and I have brightness set to auto.


Even with brightness set to auto, you want to change that slider to something between 40 and 60%. I keep mine at 60/65% because I enjoy my screen on the brighter side. The software is designed to work with your manually set brightness levels even when on "auto." This could make a difference.

I believe you can also set how long the screen turns on when you get a notification, but I don't usually micromanage my settings to that point.

Notification center is a great thing, but the constant flashing on and off of the screen has had a negative effect on overall battery life. A lot of speculation centers around the fact that it was why the iPhone 4's battery life got slightly worse when iOS 5 hit last year.
post #2840 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

My usual business day starts about 5:30am and ends about 6-7pm. I use it pretty heavily for emails, calendar, texting and phone. I think using the BT feature while driving burns it up even faster.


Speaking of BT and driving, I am having all sorts of issues with Ford SYNC in my new car. It's just not working as advertised. I can stream music over BT alright, but things like loading album information and searching for songs is broken. The "answer" button for calls doesn't always work either and I am having to tap the phone to do it. Been driving me nuts. Need to make an appointment soon to get it looked at. Maybe there is a firmware update or something that I am lacking. It's all very strange as I had heard nothing but wonderful things about SYNC before I got the 'stang.
post #2841 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

My usual business day starts about 5:30am and ends about 6-7pm. I use it pretty heavily for emails, calendar, texting and phone. I think using the BT feature while driving burns it up even faster.


Speaking of BT and driving, I am having all sorts of issues with Ford SYNC in my new car. It's just not working as advertised. I can stream music over BT alright, but things like loading album information and searching for songs is broken. The "answer" button for calls doesn't always work either and I am having to tap the phone to do it. Been driving me nuts. Need to make an appointment soon to get it looked at. Maybe there is a firmware update or something that I am lacking. It's all very strange as I had heard nothing but wonderful things about SYNC before I got the 'stang.

Appointment at the Genius Bar? wink.gif

I keep one of my iPods connected in my car. Siri works okay over the car's BT system which is cool.
post #2842 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Appointment at the Genius Bar? wink.gif

I keep one of my iPods connected in my car. Siri works okay over the car's BT system which is cool.


Ha! Nope, this one is with Ford. shog[1].gif

Can you activate Siri with the "answer" button on your car or do you have to do it via the phone? Last weekend I visited my family and helped my mom set her iPhone 5 up with her Nissan Murano. It all works fine except for the fact that the answer button won't activate Siri like I had hoped it would for her. She can use it to activiate voice dial just fine. Just no Siri unless she picks up the phone and holds the home button down like normal.
post #2843 of 4017
Yeah, I have to press the phone's button to get Siri. My Benz has a pretty sophisticated voice command system and the steering wheel button will only activate that.
post #2844 of 4017
I don't find that setting brightness to auto does much of anything.
post #2845 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Yeah, I have to press the phone's button to get Siri. My Benz has a pretty sophisticated voice command system and the steering wheel button will only activate that.


SYNC was designed by Microsoft and is fairly sophisticated too. Considered some of the best tech in the industry for these things. That's why I have been surprised it's giving me these issues.
post #2846 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Yeah, I have to press the phone's button to get Siri. My Benz has a pretty sophisticated voice command system and the steering wheel button will only activate that.

Wow, haven't tried this yet! It does not work well in the RR at all.
post #2847 of 4017
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Yeah, I have to press the phone's button to get Siri. My Benz has a pretty sophisticated voice command system and the steering wheel button will only activate that.

Wow, haven't tried this yet! It does not work well in the RR at all.

I am constantly surprised at Rover's technology. They have simply the greatest stuff in terms of 4x4 transmissions but the rest of the dashboard tech can be way behind the times.
post #2848 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I am constantly surprised at Rover's technology. They have simply the greatest stuff in terms of 4x4 transmissions but the rest of the dashboard tech can be way behind the times.


This is actually fairly common. A lot of higher end car brands fall behind when it comes to things like dashboard info-tech. Some recent Jags suffer from it, for example. It almost seems like they get worse, on the curve, the more expensive the vehicle gets. If you read reviews for cars like Bentleys and Rolls Royce it's a frequent complaint on some of the models.
post #2849 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I am constantly surprised at Rover's technology. They have simply the greatest stuff in terms of 4x4 transmissions but the rest of the dashboard tech can be way behind the times.


This is actually fairly common. A lot of higher end car brands fall behind when it comes to things like dashboard info-tech. Some recent Jags suffer from it, for example. It almost seems like they get worse, on the curve, the more expensive the vehicle gets. If you read reviews for cars like Bentleys and Rolls Royce it's a frequent complaint on some of the models.

If you notice, you've named all British brands here. I think there's your answer.
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