Increasing iPhone 5 Scores

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27 Sep, 2012 05:57 PM

When I run Geekbench on my iPhone 5, my score starts out low and then increases sequentially on each run until it maxes out around 1640. For instance, the first time I run it, I get 896. I run again and I get 1057 Eventually I reach approximately 1640 after running the benchmarks several times in a row. If I close the program and come back to it it starts over with the low score.

Does anyone else's iPhone 5 exhibit this behavior? Is there a reason for it?

  1. 1 Posted by drawbridge2u on 27 Sep, 2012 10:10 PM

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    try closing all your open programs by double tapping your home button, this opens up all your open apps, on the bottom of your screen, then hold down on one of the tiny apps. till it wiggles and gives you a -neg sign, then you tap on each app to close it. not only will this improve your memory capacity but will also improve the speed of your phone..

  2. 2 Posted by cletus_cassidy on 28 Sep, 2012 01:42 PM

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    I have done this each time I run it. The low to high score increase is still present. Just curious if anyone else has noticed this or if my A6 is dynamically clocking in an odd manner. I would have thought a benchmark would force the processor to run at max speed the entire time.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by John on 03 Oct, 2012 01:42 AM

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    Hi Cletus,

    Could you upload your results to the Geekbench Browser and post the links here? I'd like to dig into the results to see what's going on with Geekbench on your phone.


  4. 4 Posted by cletus_cassidy on 12 Oct, 2012 06:26 PM

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    Yes, I will do so this weekend. Thanks.

  5. 5 Posted by cletus_cassidy on 12 Oct, 2012 07:08 PM

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  6. 6 Posted by David on 18 Oct, 2012 12:42 AM

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    I am having the same issues. No background apps running and my ranges are 800-1649. Generally additionally runs result in the larger numbers. The app also incorrectly lists the processor speed from time to time. I would really like to know if this is an app issue or a phone issue.

  7. 7 Posted by David on 18 Oct, 2012 01:36 AM

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    I also see that the original question was asked five days ago with no answer still yet. I'm off to iTunes to leave a 1 star review for the app. Whether it functions or not the least you could do is provide support in a timely manner instead of leaving us wondering if there is something wrong with our devices. I must say I'm quite disappointed.

  8. 8 Posted by Oscar on 25 Oct, 2012 09:19 PM

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    Im having same issue with my iphone 5. I start off with like 1100 or so and every test i run it slowly gets faster and faster...about 5 test and im at 1640's.

    If ilet the phone idel for a few minuites or so, and i run bench test again it starts again at a low number and slowly goes up. Maybe thats the way the chip was designed to conserve mroe battery?

    How about this, if i play a game likie Contract killer for like 5 min, then i go run a bench test my score is in the 1640's yea. Tested geekbench with another friends iphone 5 and same thing, start off at slow speeds, works it way up at about the 5th test, its were it needs to be.

    No apps in backgroubnd, airplane mode to make sure is on.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by John on 29 Oct, 2012 05:29 PM

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    Oscar -

    We're still looking into the issue. I will post here once a solution has been found.


  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by John on 08 Nov, 2012 08:29 PM

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    Here is an update on the status of this issue.

    We're currently working with Apple to solve the problem of reduced iPhone 5 performance while on battery power. Until a solution is found we recommend that customers run Geekbench on their iPhone 5 while it is plugged into a power source.


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