Battery life iphone 6s vs 7 on ios10

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by ag29, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. ag29, Sep 24, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2016

    ag29 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2014
    Anyone notice battery life a lot worse on the 6s? Yes I know the 7 is newer and has a better battery but the 6s had good battery life on ios9 and it went bad since ios10. Meanwhile iphone 7 battery life is fantastic. Iphone 7 gets almost twice the battery of the 6s on ios10 and I know this isn't normal, because 6s had similar battery life to the iphone 7 while it was on ios9.

    Edit: Downgraded to 9.3.5 and the issue is fixed! I recommend you do the same while it's still being signed if you have a similar problem!
  2. Galacticos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2016
    Are you suggesting something fishy is going on? ;)
  3. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    Anything to get you to upgrade to new hardware is fair game.
  4. Galacticos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2016
    It's legal but it is decietful. Deciet is not good for any relationship
  5. vpasq, Sep 24, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2016

    vpasq macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2015
    Wow, and I thought it was just me. Ever since installing IOS 10, battery life on both my 6s and iPad Air 2 has gotten worse. I rechecked all my settings, and they were at minimum for battery drain, but I see a significant difference in battery life from IOS 9. I guess the trade off is I like many of the improvements with the upgrade, but sure hate to see the step backwards in battery life. For the record, I am not implying that any of this is Apple forcing me to upgrade, just making a point that I do see battery life decreased by the upgrade.
  6. MacBAir macrumors member


    Aug 5, 2016
    Maybe it is indexing new files? Maybe it is still buggy on older devices?

    Anyway, some comments on this forum are laughable, and all from the usual suspects. If someone has any suspicion that Apple is playing dirty games, and keep buying new Apple devices, you actually deserve it.

    Don't update on day one if issues like this are that important. No one is forcing anyone to anything.

    Some users here also have poor understanding of reality and mathematics. Just because someone on a specific forum has the same issues as you, it doesn't mean that it is actually remotely relevant to what is going on on the poll of 1 billion iOS devices.
  7. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    No difference here. My battery lasts the same as iOS 9.3.5.
  8. ag29 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2014
    I tried restoring from itunes and mutiple factory resets and nothing helped so then as a last resort I decided to downgrade to 9.3.5 while it was still being signed by Apple, and whoila my battery issues are fixed! Sure will be missing out on the message feature of ios10 but it's worth it for the tradeoff of normal battery life.
  9. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    On 10.0.2 there is no practical difference in battery life to 9.3.5 on 6s.
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I had zero battery difference between my 6s on 9.3.4 and iOS 10 beta 8, and 10.0.1. Beta 6/7 had battery battery life, but the final release was exactly the same as iOS 9.
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    "Fun" theory, just doesn't really quite seem to apply.
  12. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2014
    There is a whole 21 page thread about this...
  13. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    iOS 10 first release definitely hosed a lot of people's battery life. Not everyone though.

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