10 hour usage iPhone 6+

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  1. mobutt macrumors 6502

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    Is 10 hour usage time normal for the plus? I was hoping for a bit more. I'm talking actual usage not standby.
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Give it a week or so of discharge cycles for the battery to calibrate.

    P.S. 10 hours of on screen usage is awesome battery life.
     
  3. michikade macrumors regular

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    10 hour usage iPhone 6+


    Specs:

    Talk time: Up to 24 hours on 3G

    Internet use: Up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on LTE, up to 12 hours on WiFi

    HD Video Playback: Up to 14 hours

    Audio playback: Up to 80 hours

    Standby time: Up to 16 days (384 hours)
     
  4. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

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    I get 10+ hours from my regular 6 so I would expect quite a bit more from the 6+, but also depends on what that usage is made up of.
     
  5. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

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    I was getting around 11-12 hours usage with 30 hours standby the first 2 cycles. The last cycle i only got 9 hour usage with 18 hours standby... i didnt change my setup or usage habits. It could be a faulty battery, genius appt on Tuesday.
     
  6. rockhopper353 macrumors member

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    I've found I've also had less usage time out of the battery after the last couple of charges, my best was after the first full charge.
     
  7. Toonbay macrumors 6502

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    same here i seemed to get best usage after first charge but not as good since, do you all have auto brightness on, I've had mine on full brightness as love bright screens but presume this will take massive hit on battery???
     
  8. mobutt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm only on my second cycle right now. Neither of the cycles were amazing as reviews made them out to be.
     
  9. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

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    The thing is i had auto brightness on and pretty much every default, out of box settings and i was getting pheonomenal usage. When i noticed less usage on one of the cycles i did turn off a few things afterwards to see if the usage increased (background app refresh OFF, most system services OFF, auto brightness OFF, and since TMobile offers WiFi Calling i decided to put my phone on Airplane Mode with WiFi ON to save that extra battery) and that amazing battery life i got on the first couple cycles is nowhere near good. Looking like how my fresh, new 5 battery used to get.
     
  10. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Some people are expecting significantly increased screen on time, which just isn't happening. It's got only about 15% more screen on time (wifi/lte browsing) than the iPhone 6, which is itself mostly on par with the 5S.

    Where you're going to see improvements is screen off/standby time. So you'll be a hotspot or music player much longer.
     
  11. mobutt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Definitely sub par compared to other people's usage.
     

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  12. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    What's your screen brightness?
     
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    10 hours doing what?

    At what screen brightness?

    Bluetooth? Wifi? What is your cell signal strength?

    You realize how making these comparisons is a bit on the pointless side without any controlled testing.
     
  14. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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  15. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    You're right. I find that cell signal strength has a humongous impact on battery life. A weak cell signal will just kill the battery.

    By the way, does anyone know what's actually running for the "Home and Lock screen"?
     
  16. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    10 hours is good. That's iPad-like battery life.
     
  17. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    I get about 1 hour for every 10% on my 5S, 6 and 6+. Doesn't seem like any come out ahead.
     
  18. michikade macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure it's just talking about the battery drain for having the screen turned on, either in the lock screen or the home screen but not in a particular app.
     
  19. cane811 macrumors member

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    UP TO 12 hours.

    UP TO.

    Not always 12. 10 hours of on screen time is exceptional. Lol at the guy who thinks he has a faulty battery because it didn't last as long one time.
     
  20. mobutt, Sep 27, 2014
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  21. deviant macrumors 65816

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    After 3 years I get 5 hours on my 4s. 10 hours is iPad territory. 10 hours is awesome. It's what we were waiting for. If 10 hours isn't enought you're ought to be put into some mental facility. A day is 24 hours. 7-8 you sleep. add some eating\showering etc. You use your iPhone for 70-80% of your day? Cmon man, you can't live inside your iPhone.
     
  22. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    I'm getting about 10 hours and can go two days without recharging.
    Also, if I use the bigger 12 Watt adapter to charge, it charges from dead to full in a tad over 2 hours!
    I'LL TAKE IT!:):):)
     
  23. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Not necessarily. My LTE iPad Air gets a little over 14 hours out of every charge.
     
  24. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    I'm only getting around 7-8 hrs at most from my 6+.. I think I really need to set it up as a new device. It's been a few years since I've set up as new.
     
  25. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I got 11 hours of use out of my iPhone 6's first charge. I agree that the Plus should be seeing a bit more.
     

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