Hey siri and battery life

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    metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Apple and some other people say Hey siri doesnt drain since the M7 is part of the SOC wonder what people's experiences are.

    It cant truly have no effect as apple lists it as something it turns off in Low Power mode. On 6S+ it seems to shave 5-7 % for me but cant tell as my usage on and off differed
     
  2. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I was thinking about this. It HAS to have some sort of battery drainage as is always listening to that prompt. I think I'm gonna turn it off for a day and see what happens.
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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    My experience? I have the iPhone 6S. It's a really great iPhone. In fact, it's the best iPhone I've ever owned, and I've owned them all except for the 5C, which I didn't get because I lost my iPhone 5 the month before the 5S was released and I needed to replace it with a new 5.

    Having said that, of course it takes some power to work, but its affect on battery life is insignificant. There are actually a lot of functions that are powered when the phone is asleep.
     
  4. moneymike0284 macrumors member

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    My 6s plus lasts all day with everything turned on. I don't need it to last any longer than that. I'd rather be able to use it as intended than for it to last days without being charged.
     
  5. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I love having Siri on demand. For me it was one of the things that inspired upgrading from my 6+. I really don't care what impact it has on battery life, I'll never disable it.
     
  6. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I haven't tested it on my 6s but on my 6 it uses about 25% more battery in standby.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 68040

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    The 6 doesn't have this feature. Lol.
     
  8. MacKai macrumors regular

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    How can it use more battery on your 6 if it has to be plugged into power to work?
     
  9. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I'd be more concerned about data usage eating up than battery life, I'm addicted to Hey Siri. :)
     
  10. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    I've had it on since day one and don't notice an abnormal drain on my battery. My only issue now is that it doesn't always respond when it's off.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I keep Siri on. I get the same battery life I did with my 6 plus nightjar says anything. I don't suspect it drains much at all.
     
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    I get he same battery life on my 6S+ as I did on my 6+ using always on Hey Siri. I love it and use it all the time.
     
  13. coney718 macrumors regular

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    There is a jailbreak tweak that lets you use hey siri without being plugged in just like the 6s. I'm assuming thats what he means.
     
  14. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha love the JB. Its like in coming to america- " Everytime someone gotta bring up rocky Marciano, rocky Marciano" hes the JB of these forum discussions
     
  15. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I just assumed you would know it was a jailbreak tweak.

    I suppose not everyone knows about jailbreaking.
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  16. MacKai macrumors regular

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    Ah, I did not know it was a jailbreak tweek. I have not jailbroken an iPhone since the 5.
     
  17. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I think that if you jailbreak, all bets are off.
     
  18. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Have 6s Plus and have Siri on all times including when screen off. Works great, only responds to my voice and I don't notice any battery drain issues. Here is last screen shot befor I charged. Am very happy with battery life. I do a lot of Apple Music listening, from iCloud.


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    Don't believe has anything to do with Google. Hate Google for spying on my every move and selling info to others. I'd rather give up a bit of search ability rather than give up my privacy. Why I now religiously use blockers in Safari for ads and tracking.
     
  21. d123 macrumors 68000

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    But your jailbroken hack to make it work has got nothing to do with the new Hey Siri feature. I'm not surprised you see a much higher battery usage as the iPhone 6 wasn't designed to have Siri continually listening.
     
  22. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    You can't compare what you see on the 6 (JB) to the 6s, since the 6s has specific hardware to help. IMHO...

    C
     
  23. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Around 25% is not what I would call much higher. I also have is set to only switch to always on when the phone is connected to the Bluetooth in my car. As soon as the Bluetooth connection disconnects is switches back to normal. The test I did was leaving it over night with it on and then the next night off. Over a 10 hour night the battery dropped by 6% as opposed to just under 5% with it on. Each of them was from just after the battery % dropped to 80% after a full charge.

    I only use it in the car to play a certain song or artist if I want it as everything else I can control from the cars voice control.
     
  24. deep1 macrumors regular

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    Use it all the time and prob 1 of the reason upgraded from 6+, and find out using it a lot now to send text, setting alarm etc. On 6+ it would be lucky if i used in a week.

    Along with that have all proactive feature and location enabled etc , current battery status 15 hrs off charge, usage 5 hrs and half of this on cellular.
     
  25. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    The "Hey, Siri" feature is actually the main reason I bought the 6S. Everything else I could have done without. But, I love being able to control my iPhone with just voice commands. I use it all day and I don't really see any battery issues. It's amazing what Siri can control on your phone now, I just wish it could open apps that aren't Apple native.

    However, again overall I see no battery change. Or, not one that's noticeable and I use my iPhone all day as a property manager.
     

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