6s battery wear after 7 months

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  1. MrJM macrumors 6502

    MrJM

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    Hello.

    I've had the 6s from launch and lately the battery has been terrible. I've used battery health and found this [​IMG]

    Is this wear normal after such a short time?

    I'm an average user really. My wife's 6 is 18 months old and showing at 95%.

    Is it worth going to the Genius Bar? Thanks
     
  2. blaugrana69 macrumors regular

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    What battery app is that, out of interest ?
     
  3. MrJM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's just called battery health. Icon is a blueish circle on a black square.
     
  4. blaugrana69 macrumors regular

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    My 6s is exactly 31 days old. This is what my battery app says. Seems you are good. [​IMG]
     
  6. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    Seems high compared to mine. (6s also from launch day)

    5% Wear
    171 Cycles
    1608 capacity
     
  7. Ugi macrumors regular

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    Apples warrants to have 80% full capacity after 400cycles. So you're on your way to have way less than 80%. You might geta replacement battery now or in a few months.
     
  8. MrJM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm near an apple store at the minute so might go in and have a word!

    Trouble is there are no genius appointments for weeks now. Can't even book for the future!
     
  9. Ugi macrumors regular

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    But don't show them your results with this app or any other app. Just tell them your battery doesn't last as long as it used to. They will check it with their own diagnostic software.
    The Apple hotline is also able to do the check over the Internet, so you could call them too.
    Or you just go to the Apple Store and try to see a genius. I'm sure you'll have to wait a long time there.
     
  10. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    How old is your phone? Health seems about right. I have an old 5S that has 290 cycles on it and the capacity is 84.77%.

    Apple may consider yours normal.

    I bought my 6S in December and it has 32 cycles with 98.8% capacity.
     
  11. MrJM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it launch day!
     
  12. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    That is a lot of usage. I also have a 6S+ that has 32 cycles and it has a capacity of 98.6%. I bought it in December as well.
     
  13. Ugi macrumors regular

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    You have a 6s plus. You don't charge as often as the 6s and getting one charge takes more time.
     
  14. MrJM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update for anyone who cares!

    Had an appointment with a genius, was a nice fella.

    Did some battery tests and they have my battery capacity at 94.9% and it passed. Also showed my usage and essentially I use my phone a lot more than I thought .

    He also offered to replace the screen and home button as I said I wasn't sure if the button felt different. He said it felt fine but would replace it anyway if I wanted, said I'd be ok with it as it was!

    Moral of the story, don't reply on battery apps!
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Battery apps are fine. The problem is they can vary by 20% in a given day. The battery capacity will change with temperature changing, while charging and while discharging. The Apple diagnostic is more hi-tech so it gives an exact number, while the apps typically give a range throughout the day.
     
  16. MrJM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much proves the point, they are almost pointless if they can vary by 20%. That's a pretty big margin to be out by!
     
  17. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Its not the app varying by 20%. Its the battery itself.
     
  18. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    i have the app it says 99 % genuis bar says 98% its off way to much
     

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