6+ looses 1% every ~4 minutes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chrsanthny5, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Chrsanthny5 macrumors regular

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    .. Which is only about 7 hours of usage if my battery is at 100 percent.
    Is this average? It just seems pretty low to me.. I've customized my usage heavily and turned of all battery hogging features (except parallax). I close all apps besides the one that I am using. My screen brightness is turned down quite a bit as well.

    Anybody have any ideas? Could this just be something Apple has to issue an update for?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Carrier?
    Signal strength?
    Screen brightness?
    Any apps running in the background?
     
  3. JMC08 macrumors regular

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    Complain at the Apple Store and get a new one. Their software updates won't fix it.
     
  4. Chrsanthny5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Verizon
    2 bars (but this happens on wifi as well)
    Literally not past the airplane mode toggle
    Only 2 - Facebook and notes

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    A whole new phone? Wow....
     
  5. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    FB uses a lot of battery because it uses location services. Turn that sucker off.
     
  6. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    Restart the phone. See if it keeps doing it.

    I've been screwing around on mine for the past hour and a half (web browsing, email, Spotify, YouTube), and I'm only down to 96%.
     
  7. edlex macrumors 68000

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    This. As well usage ie: streaming audio and video, game play...?
     
  8. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Keep using it, the battery is brand new and needs to be cycled a few times.
     
  9. bunger macrumors 6502

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    What apps are using the most battery? Settings... General... Usage... Battery usage...
     
  10. bronzini macrumors member

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    Yep
     
  11. Chrsanthny5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Closed it! Not much different though
     
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  13. Chrsanthny5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've done a full cycle twice and done a soft reset. Strange...
    I'm so jealous! 96%??
     
  14. malevolant macrumors 6502

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    Strange. I used my iPhone 6+ heavily yesterday from 7am-2am including calls, texting, surfing the web, netflix, and candy crush and still had plenty of battery life left. Sorry you're having these problems. Maybe call Apple?
     
  15. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Weird, did Apple(care) say?
     
  16. Chrsanthny5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The highest usage right now is my screen, with 20%. Safari is 17, messages is 10.

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    Okay so I'm happy I'm not the only one finding this weird. I'll definitely give apple a call ASAP
     
  17. whirldy macrumors regular

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    Background App Refresh...culprit
     
  18. Chrsanthny5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I turned off background app refresh on the majority of my apps already
     
  19. maybeiloveyou macrumors member

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    Mine isn't that low but I also don't think I'm getting super high usage out of it either ... Maybe I need to cycle through a few times before I make a decisison.
     
  20. allmine1976 macrumors newbie

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    After 1 day and 6 hours on and over 10 hours of usage I still have 21% battery left .
     
  21. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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  22. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    Double click on the home button and run multitasking, delete/swipe up apps running in the background. One of the great feature of ios 8 is that it breaks down what percentage you've consumed your battery.
     
  23. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    Lol at people judijg battery life on the second day. You have to cycle a few times for battery use pattern to be accurate.
     
  24. Chrsanthny5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So there's nothing weird about the fact I lose 1% every 4 minutes while others go an hour and have 96%? Yeah, there may be some variation that will correct itself with continual battery cycles but 1% every four minutes with fairly minimal usage is a bit much still, right?.
     
  25. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I think I'm on the same boat. While my battery life is good, I can see the percentages drop more quickly than I thought.

    So out of the box it was at 70% and it's currently 25% more than 17 hours later, but most of the time it wasn't heavy usage (if at all). When I actually used the 6 Plus I saw the percentage drop.
    I haven't got it to 0% yet, so I'm going to wait and see how it runs on a fully charged battery before I call Apple.

    What do you guys think?
     

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