Battery Usage/Life Screenshots iPhone 6

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  1. tubbymac, Sep 20, 2014
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    tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Here's an actual battery usage screenshot from my iPhone 6. It also lists how much battery each app uses. Don't believe the stuff you hear without some evidence. I found even "professional" reviews to be highly subjective, all over the ballpark, and completely devoid of evidence on this when I was trying to decide whether to buy this. Suffice to say I'm getting about 3 more hours of use out of the iPhone 6 over my previous iPhone 5s. Roughly 10 hours continuous use on a full charge versus 7 (can easily last a whole day with hours of standby in between). That's quite an improvement considering my app usage pattern has not changed.

    Love this new phone. If anybody else has their own screenshots, feel free to post so we can get a better idea of real battery use.

    EDIT: Added a second screenshot which is my iPhone 5s battery usage for comparison. First screenshot is the iPhone 6.
     

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  2. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    Cool. Here's one of my LG G2 this morning. You're at 49% I'm at 51%, so roughly the same.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. nin7474 macrumors 6502

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    Battery Usage/Life Screenshots iPhone 6


    Nice!
     
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    Sooooo happy the 6 has better battery life. It's been my #1 complaint with iPhones since day 1.




    :apple:
     
  6. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    The battery life on the 6 is awesome. It's almost 7pm. Off charger since 6 am. Still 45% battery left without charging. Love it!
     
  7. tubbymac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does that usage include standby? 11 hours of screen on time is amazing if that's without standby.
     
  8. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Everything I could turn off - I did. Bluetooth, iCloud, Cell data for much of the day.

    This was at 50% battery post a full charge.
     

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  9. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Turned off LTE again. I had no cell service where I was for much of my day. Wifi was off entirely.

    Went from 50% to 17% in 2 hours. I couldn't get through even a portion of my day. Yes I did a clean install.
     

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  10. tubbymac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Very similar to my battery life. From your screenshot you'd be on track to get about 9.5 hours of usage on a full charge.

    Hmm I wonder why yours is so much worse than ours. You can see from my screenshot my cell reception is even less bars than yours. I don't get the low signal thing on my apps though for some reason so maybe my reception is passable while yours gets really bad throughout the day.

    I have both Bluetooth and Background Fetch turned off. Have you tried turning off background fetch? It's also weird how the settings app is your number one battery drainer. Wonder what happened there.
     
  11. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Damn you guys are getting good battery life. Mine is on track for 7-8 of usage with a single charge. Mainly web browsing, social media, and YouTube though. Playing lots of audio with the screen locked can skew the usage.

    What's your guys brightness at?
     
  12. tubbymac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I use the default auto brightness. I probably listen to at least 1 hour of audio podcasts so without it I'd probably get somewhere closer to 8-9 hours of use. The videos you watch probably account for the difference in our battery life. From the reviews I've read the videos seem to drain battery due to more pixels than the iPhone 5/5s.
     
  13. Mindbender14 macrumors regular

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    My battery life looked exactly like yours but with more standby time. I listened to a couple hours of music and was still at 20% when I headed to bed. Had close to 8 hours usage and 15 hours standby. Decided to charge it up. Today will be my run down to 0% day.

    Im pleased with the battery life so far. :D
     
  14. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I haven't charged my phone yet (got it Friday, it was nearly fully charged in the box), it is now at 25% battery life. The thing that tends to drain it the most is the crappy cellular reception at home. Saturdays are one of my heaviest use days so I figured that it was going to be drained this morning but it wasn't.
     
  15. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Mine's a 6 Plus but I'll just post it for my usage. So far I think it's great.
     

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  16. meagain macrumors 68030

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    I was at an event in the basement of the building and had sporadic service. Turned off wifi, turned off Cellular data for some of the day. I played with settings to make sure 'everything' except for necessary was turned off. Bluetooth, fetch, refresh, iCloud, everything. Something's just not right with mine I'm convinced.

    It drained to dead in short order (before my eyes) and it's now charged up again overnight. I'm going to be at this event again today and hope I don't have to sit in my car charging after basically no use. Really want to know how the Pluses are faring with this cuz I may swap to it?
     
  17. macbook-dan macrumors newbie

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    So far the battery performance has blown me away. I took the phone off the charger Saturday at 8:15am and write this Sunday at 8am, 24 hours later. The iPhone 6 still has 19% left.

    I have used it pretty extensively too - recording several videos, taking photos, browsing, apps, calls, watching videos etc..

    This is a HUGE improvement for vs the Nexus5 which I upgraded from. I am completely stoked!
     
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I just posted my 6 Plus screenshot above. I think it's okay. It's still on the first charge. I charged it on Friday night, unplugged it at 10 PM and still great. But of course, it's still too early to tell.
     
  19. dryice589 macrumors member

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    iPhone 6+ used it quite a bit yesterday. Location services running on all apps. Did nothing to optimize battery usage.
     

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  20. cwazytech macrumors 6502

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    What should my expectations be?

    i guess I don't know what my expectations should be. I do upgrade iPhones frequently and the battery updates are just modest. Going from a 5s to a 6 I wonder if mine is okay even though I feel it drains a bit fast. I can't seem to upload a screen shot but here are my current stats for my iPhone 6.

    Battery: 24%
    Usage: 7 hours, 30 minutes
    Standby: 1 day, 12 hours
    Safari: 32%
    Used safari quite a bit. Then just the music, video, and facebook app here and there.

    Is this good?
     
  21. tubbymac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow! That's on track for 16 hours of battery life on a full drain. Your battery life is insanely good. I'm envious of your Plus model. What's more impressive is that a lot of your apps are games. Games would drain my previous iPhone 5s pretty fast. I do my gaming on my iPad Mini Retina - and I think your iPhone 6 Plus would probably last longer. That's crazy impressive!

    For the money you paid I would not keep that phone if such terrible battery life persists. Sounds like you already tried all the battery saving tricks and even a clean install and nothing fixed it. My suggestion is to definitely return it within your return window as it seems defective. That would reset your trial period and then you could either buy a new iPhone 6 without the problem, or buy the Plus as it has even more battery life.

    If the Nexus 5 is anything like the Nexus 4 I have, battery life was pretty terrible.

    That's pretty good. You could squeeze probably an hour or two more by turning off things like background fetch.

    That is really good. You're similar to mine and are on pace for about 9.5-10 hours of battery life on a full drain. I couldn't upload a screenshot on my iPhone 6 either. For some reason Macrumors attachment wouldn't work with my phone. I had to email it to myself and then use my Macbook to upload it.
     
  22. Mindbender14 macrumors regular

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    Like I posted above today was my full drain day. I had to work really hard to drain the sucker. More music than I will ever listen to usually, screen at full brightness and I used it for my web browsing instead of my ipad. Finally had to charge at 8pm. 12 hour day.

    Tomorrow I'll check the standby and usage times. I did buy a car charger for this but don't think I'll need it for short trips if this keeps up. :)

    Happy so far.
     
  23. Tezzdev macrumors newbie

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    Wow. I was at 40% with about 3 hours of usage? All I did was text, snapchat, and use reddit a bit. Always on wifi and brightness is at about half. Pretty weird.
     
  24. im-MAC-ulate macrumors member

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    Speaking of screenshots. How do u take a screenshot on the 6?! I tried pressing power+home and it doesn't work for me lol
     
  25. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    Here's mine. Pretty awesome compared to what I was getting out of my iPhone 5, but I rarely if ever let anything get this low. I did let the phone die maybe twenty minutes after this screenshot and then charged it up.
     

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