10/09/2012 11:45 am ET Updated Oct 09, 2012

iPhone 5 Battery Life: 11 Tips To Get More Juice Out Of Your iPhone

Are you or a loved one suffering from lackluster iPhone 5 battery life?

Well, great news: You're not alone, and plenty of help for you and your phone is available.

Yes, there are several tweaks and changes you can make to get better battery life out of your iPhone 5. Though by most accounts the iPhone 5 gets superb battery life -- in one test, it was bested among smartphones only by the still-undefeated champion of battery life, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx -- owners of Apple's latest are still susceptible to quick battery drainage. In particular, iLounge found that using the iPhone in an area with a weak signal can really gobble up that battery.

For all of the power-conscious iPhone 5 owners out there (or owners of any other iPhone!): Commit these battery life tips to memory. The next time that little battery icon on your iPhone changes from white to red, you'll be able to spring into action.

Here's our guide for saving battery life on the iPhone, updated from this article posted during the iPhone 4S launch. Your overworked power cord will thank you later:

iPhone 5 Battery Life Tips