10 hour battery life iphone 6

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  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone gotten 10 hours battery life on their iphone 6 from one charge ? Apple's page on the iphone 6 posts 11 hours on wifi, 10 hours on LTE . Has anyone else gotten something close to this ? Most I've gotten was 7 hours..
     
  2. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    Most people seem to be getting good battery life. Mine seems to suck. It's probably my usage and settings. But I can't imagine my phone getting those kinds of numbers.
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    "UP TO..." being the key words on Apple's page.

    I wouldn't expect anything like the number they post unless you are being very conservative with you power settings (low brightness, wifi/bluetooth off, background app refresh off, good cell signal, etc).
     
  4. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    there's a lot of factors.

    biggest factor, for me, is signal strength. when i'm at work (work at the airport), i only get 5-6 hours usage. 1-2 bars if that..

    when i'm away from work 6-8 hours no problem.
     
  5. LostMyiPhone macrumors 6502

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  6. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    I get pretty dam close to 10 hours of wifi usage with about 50% brightness on my iPhone 6, like roughly 9 hours or so
     
  7. GB11 macrumors member

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    I get about 10-12 hrs so far a day and I use it pretty heavy
     
  8. anonymous4a thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can you post what settings you have it on ? I'm also on wifi usually and max I can get is 7 hours even below 50 % brightness ..
     
  9. Starfyre macrumors 68020

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    One key thing I noticed is you should disable cellular data when you have wifi enabled. For some reason if you have both "cellular data" and "wifi" available, it drains faster than if you just had wifi enabled. You would think the phone would be smart enough to know that you are on wifi, so don't waste battery on the cellular stuff, but it does not.
     
  10. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    -No push email on

    -Background app refresh off

    -Limit ad tracking

    -report diagnostics and usage off

    -vibrate on ring:OFF (because the vibration motor goes off all day, throughout the day) if you dont care for vibrate with Sound on

    -auto brightness helps alot

    -iCloud drive off

    -I have some iCloud sync features off, like Photos, Reminders, etc
     
  11. Starfyre macrumors 68020

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    If you are not using push email, how are you getting email updates in the background?
     
  12. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I unplug it around 5am just before I go to work and I am moderate to heavy user. I have to put it back on charge around 10 on the evening. About the same as with my Galaxy S5. With iPhone 5s same usage I did have do charge once around 3pm before leaving work.

    Question: Does the battery get damaged on any way being all night plugged on charge?
     
  13. Coupz macrumors regular

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    Your phone is smart enough to know when to stop loading your battery ;)

    You can get mails in the background with fetch.
     
  14. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    You can use Fetch, but I just use the Gmail app.
     
  15. Zxxv Suspended

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    Apple battery test is with standard settings so all those things on. It's on their website. Of course the more you add the worse the battery life. Not everything need to be pushed notification and running in the background.
     
  16. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    I'm getting mediocre at best. last time i tested, i got like 5-6 hrs of use, 14 or so standby. even when I'm at work, with airplane mode on, i see drain.
     
  17. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I am getting fantastic battery life. I am getting roughly 8-10 hours of moderate to heavy usage each day. Extremely impressed with my battery life over the course of the last few days since purchasing the device. I was expecting similar performance to my 5s but this blows that away.
     
  18. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    I rarely believe apple battery figures. Anandtech said they got 10 hours or so with LTE on the 6 and about 11 I believe with wifi, both tests were web browsing. I think backlight at 25 percent not sure on other settings.

    I haven't seen an iphone 6 get that. I know a few people who have one and they haven't.
     
  19. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    I don't see it on their website at all, can you link/quote where you see apple says they have everything turned on during the battery tests?
     
  20. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    I can easily go from around 8am - 10pm daily without needing to charge my 6 Plus back up. I just charge it overnight so it's ready to go the next day.
     
  21. Zxxv Suspended

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    sure :)

    Standard/default settings

    https://www.apple.com/iphone/battery.html
     
  22. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    welcome :)

    notice how on some tests they turn auto brightness off. crafty or just common sense? to me given the type of test it seems more common sense
     
  24. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Depending on what your "use" is, 7 hours is OK. 10 hours is under Aplle's ideal conditions and most will not see that.

    My 6 comes home and goes on the charger with way more power than my 5S did, even when the 5S was new.

    I am very happy with my battery life.
     
  25. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    Girlfriend's gettin' around 6/7 hours with her 6. Wifi on most of the time, some 3/4G and mostly just on Facebook/Wechat etc when she can sporadically at work.

    A work day in the UK is around 10 hours if you include commuting.
     

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