6S battery DRAINS SO FAST after updating to CURRENT IOS

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  1. Pritz23 macrumors member

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    What a pain in the ass. My phone can no longer last my whole day of work after updating to the current OS. I use it for texting and and some emails. I don't play any games or watch videos. As a manager i have to have a competent phone that can last all day. TEXT CALL thats all I'm asking for and with the latest iOS it saddens me to see a 100% and midis 65% and shift near to end at 24%
     
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    I"m scared stiff of updates and incredibly wary because I've never installed one that didn't give me worse battery life, slow my system down or donate a bug of some kind. That goes for Android too.
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Can you post a screenshot of your battery screen? And perhaps your practices and which apps you use? There may be a few here that can help you increase battery life. I average ~36 hours per charge on my iOS devices since around 2013.
     
  5. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it relates to the OS update? I am on a 6 Plus at the moment and the battery life is pretty much the same as before.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So it seems like it lasts all work day then?
     
  7. Pritz23 thread starter macrumors member

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    its doesn't because i still need it to survive until i get home 45-1 bart
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can also try a restore with itunes and setup as new.
    Sometimes OTA updates cause software issues that might have additional power drain.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried using Low Power Mode to see if that might help (at least at times)?
     
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  11. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    45-1 Bart?
     
  12. eyoungren, Dec 9, 2016
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    Not sure what the 45-1 is, but Bart is Bay Area Rapid Transit. So 45-1 is probably the line.

    EDIT: Not that anyone cares…but oh well! :D

    45_big.jpg
     
  13. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for sharing your take on this puzzle! :)
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im still unsure about what that 45-1 Bart means.
    Maybe a Simpsons episode mention?
     
  15. Kimmy59 macrumors newbie

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    I took that to mean an additional 45 minutes to an hour to get home before needing a charge?
     
  16. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Here is what a friend of mine does. As soon as he arrives at home he puts his iPhone on the charger. He then changes clothes, puts away work items, makes coffee, etc. By the time he is ready to relax, he unplugs the iPhone and it has charged enough to last through the evening.

    This may not work for everyone, but there is method to the madness; if you find the battery life of a device to be lacking, changing your habits is one of the best ways to resolve the issue.
     
  17. MLNYC macrumors newbie

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    Mine did that for the first couple of days after updating. It's fine now. I can only assume that it was busy optimizing itself.
     
  18. belvdr macrumors 603

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    You might try the latest 10.2 beta. I'm still at 97% after 5 hours and have a similar usage pattern as you.
     
  19. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    I think your friend uses the quick charging capabilities of his devices very well too!
     
  20. Rhambus macrumors newbie

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    It's not just the OS update. People don't take the time to thoroughly troubleshoot the issue and are quick to blame the most recent thing they do, when in reality people let these devices go for years without doing any kind of maintenance on them. There is a whole pool of things that all contribute to battery drain.

    Then you ask them have you reset your device? And they go "What's that? I've had this device for 2 years and I've never done that."
     
  21. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I know you said 6S not Plus but my new refurb 6S Plus is lasting me 3 days when my old Note 3 would not do even a full day. I have been extremely pleased and yes I did the latest update OTA. Best battery life I have ever experienced from a smartphone.
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I'm not mocking you or your friend, but this almost seems logical without even having to think about it. Like a natural or subconscious thought.
     
  23. gretschdrummer macrumors member

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    My 6S is going down ~4% every 5 minutes with standard use. And that is with low power mode on! My serial number is not eligible for the battery replacement and it wasn't like this before the latest OS update.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Any of you guys with battery drain have tried to restore using itunes and setup as new phone?
    Sounds like it might be software issues passed down from previous ios versions to the new ios 10.
     
  25. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    and have you checked under battery in settings to tell you what application is using the battery? You may find there is one application doing most of the damage.
     

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