6 plus battery usage

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  1. allen.stark.5 macrumors newbie

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    Not to impressed with all the hype I heard on how great it's suppose to be. I got almost the same with my iPhone 6 I've been using. [​IMG]
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    agreed those are very identical to my 6 with similar % per app to my usage
     
  3. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I'm trying hard to understand how someone can end up with 14hrs battery life. So far it's only been 2 hour improvement over 5s, usually 6-9 on average.
     
  4. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

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    same here, my first couple cycles were fantastic but the last few cycles have been decent to say the least and my usage habits nor settings have changed. I also always put my phone on airplane mode when i'm home since i connect to T Mobile WiFi and still the battery usage isnt that impressing compared to my brand new iPhone 5 back in the day. I have also noticed how memory hungry the Plus is compared to the 6. Always running in the low 100 MBs even double digits which causes my phone to crash. 6 Plus has 976 MB of RAM actually compared to the 5/5s/6 which all have 1015 of RAM. Weird.
     
  5. CBSubliminal macrumors 6502

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    Im getting around 9 1/2 hours- 11 of true usuage on my 6 plus. No manuplating at all. I have noticed the battery drains faster on 8.1.
     
  6. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Isn't it true that when they test the battery life expectancy they turn off all features that usually consume the most battery, and aren't those reported usage times always exaggerated? Just saying, pretty sure people ALWAYS get lower battery life than what's promised by the manufacturers, in real world use.
     
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Prior to 8.1 I used to have good battery life. But after installing 8.1 I've been noticing some battery drains on 8.1. I've also noticed more jetsam event errors on the diagnostic and usage page.
     
  8. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

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    I second those jetsam event logs. Piling up a lot of those
     
  9. igetit macrumors member

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    hmmmm... So maybe I don't need to wait 30 days for a 6+ and just get a 6 in 5 days ;)
     
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  11. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Conservative use ~ 11hrs

    Regular/heavy ~ 9ish

    If most of your use is screen-on usage, you won't be "blown away"
     
  12. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Same here. I noticed today that my battery usage is saying its in full use even when in standby mode.
     

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  13. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Rogue app running or exchange server syncing...
     
  14. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Doubt it's an exchange server since I don't have one and all services have been disabled. I've tried to fix it already.
     
  15. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Try resetting network settings
     
  16. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Already tried it. I'm seeing a ton of jetsam error logs to
     
  17. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    yea I'm seeing a ton of the jetsam error. I never got those on 8.0 (I know it existed on 8.0 as I saw them on the Apple store demo phone, but not on my device). So this is clearly an 8.1 issue. AFAIK, jetsam has to do with low memory (RAM) error.
     
  18. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Well crap that's making me sad to think that a jb on 8.1 might've been wasted, since it needs a fix
     
  19. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

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    yeah 975 MB of RAM is just not sufficient enough for such a beast of a phone... i run SysStats Lite app and my Plus is constantly running in the low 100 MBs even hitting the double digits for the most part. It leads to crashes which leads to more battery consumption
     
  20. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Makes sense but damn that is sad to hear :cry:
     
  21. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

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    i Know its pretty lame but this was just Apples attempt to see if their consumers are truly ready for a phablet which is why i think they threw in the same exact specs as the regular 6. Why beef up a phablet that hasnt been introduced to Apple fans and could have been dead on arrival? I bet you anything the 6S+ wont have the same specs as the 6S now that they have realized consumers are ready for an Apple phablet. This was just the test model.
     
  22. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    God I am sad that that makes so much sense. Hope they toss out a quick patch for this
     
  23. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I'm running 8.1 on my new 6 Plus and so far the battery life has been fantastic. This is what I got after the first full charge out of the box.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I normally don't try to drain the battery but I will only run as low as 10% this time and charge it up. So far I think it's okay, but yes the jetsam event log is annoying.
     

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  25. blwade macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how people have 4-5 games as their top battery draining applications and get 11 hours usage time and 2+ days standby...

    Here is a collection of screen shots of my usage on a 6 plus with
    about 1/3 brightness most of the time (using auto)
    no background app refresh
    no handoff
    no bluetooth
    2-3 bars of LTE pretty consistently
    Location Services only on all the time for weather and on use for some apps.

    I am fairly new to my iPhone and am still testing/finding apps... these aren't optimized for good numbers... just real life usage over the last month.
     

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