Battery Life on iPhone 6 is Great

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Thrifty1, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Thrifty1 macrumors regular

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    I know most only like to share what is not working, but I'm very happy with the battery life on my iPhone 6.

    I keep my expectations realistic and the iPhone 6 is doing a little better than my iPhone 5. I've had the phone unplugged for about 10.5 hours so far today and used it actively for a little over 2 hours. Battery life is at 78% which meets my expectations.

    Here is the screen shot of my current battery usage.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxzsb213dhl3xsr/IMG_0038.PNG?dl=0
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  3. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    I'm so happy with the iPhone 6 battery life. It's much better than that of the 5s. My 5s id actually have to charge once a day. The 6 I haven't had to charge throughout the day since I've had it. That's all I wanted was a phone I didn't have to put on a charger
     
  4. zuckuss00 macrumors member

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    Same here.

    Getting almost 2 days on a single full charge with a decent amount of usage.

    Not watching movies or streaming anything.

    But it's great for my day to day usage.
     
  5. Ayeyotone macrumors 6502

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    Did u setup as new or did a fresh restore?
     
  6. munkydust macrumors member

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    My 4s would usually be dead or very close to it by the time I got home from work. Today my 6 had 50% left when I got home (with the same approximate usage).
     
  7. ericschmerick macrumors regular

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    My wife's Verizon 6+ was at 70%+ at the end of the evening. My ATT 6+ was at 27%.

    I used my phone more during the day yesterday, but it sure does seem like mine is draining the battery faster than hers.

    In general with my 5 (not 5S) I would be at 10-15% by the end of a day. So far it doesn't feel like my 6+ battery life is any better than by 5 battery life. I was expecting a bit better.

    Right now it's 2:40PM PDT, and I'm at 66%, and haven't used the phone too much at all. Again probably about the same as it was with the iPhone 5.
     
  8. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    unplugged today for 9 hours, 4.5 of usage and still at 61%. love new phones and their battery life :D
     
  9. Thrifty1, Sep 22, 2014
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    Thrifty1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had always done a restore in the past but decided it was time to "clean house" this year so I set it up as new.

    I also do the following to maximize battery life:

    - Background App Refresh: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 4 apps with this on.

    - Location Services: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 12 apps as "Always" or "While Using".

    - Notifications: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 16 apps with notifications. I turn off all diagnostics (Product Improvement) in the System Services.

    - I close apps when not using.

    - Display brightness when I am inside is set at about 30% -- more than bright enough for me to see the screen.

    - Personal Hotspot off until I need it.

    - Mail set to fetch hourly (manual even better, but hourly works well for me).

    Other settings:
    - WiFi is always on.

    - Bluetooth is aways on as I am in / out of my car during the day.

    Hope those details help.
     
  10. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm loving my 6 as well. Battery is way better than my 5s. I had a Mophie case on my 5s and would either have to charge the phone or turn on the battery by early afternoon. I'm at 10 hours of standby and 4 hours usage and at 55% which is fantastic for me.
     
  11. ericschmerick macrumors regular

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    This is great information. I didn't know any of this stuff, and I'm going to go try these optimizations now. Thanks for posting these tips!
     
  12. Ayeyotone macrumors 6502

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    I'm only getting 6hrs usage with mostly everything off I setup as new I'll try new restore in a couple of days if it don't improve thanks
     
  13. barondebxl macrumors 6502

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    I have noticed that watching youtube on the iphone 6 drains the battery quickly. I wish apple would have a native youtube app like they did in the early iphone days that way they can optimize it properly. But its a licensing thing with youtube i believe.

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    Wow thats not good at all. how is your signal?
     
  14. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Great battery on the 6. I set up as new.
     
  15. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

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    Right now the 6 battery is solid. I use my phone quite heavily. So having a good battery is important to me.
     

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  16. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    Yup. Restored from back up. Screen about 45% with auto, wifi and bluetooth on. This was my first full drain.

    [​IMG]

    .. and yeah, I spent almost an hour on Tinder. So what? :D (three matches, all hookers :()
     
  17. barondebxl macrumors 6502

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    Thats about right.
     
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  20. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Even with heavy use, it's lasting longer than my 4S did. I'd say I'm getting 10-17% percent more juice for my usage.
     
  21. ericschmerick macrumors regular

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    I think that's a big part of the issue. My signal is almost always 2 bars, and in a few parts of the building there is virtually no signal (1 bar, and if you try to make a call it usually drops).
     
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  23. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I agree, the battery life on my 6 is great as well. After the second charge it has almost 5 hours of use with a day and a half of standby time and still has 76% left. At this point I don't think it will ever run out, lol.
     
  24. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 6 and also have surprising battery life so far. 8hrs standby, 90min usage, 94%

    Upgraded from the 5s - which I considered good, but not this good. I restored my 6 from a backup of the 5s - but I updated the 5s to iOS 8 before I backed it up.
     
  25. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    So starting as new iPhone has better battery than restoring from backup?
     

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