How much does your 6+ battery drain over night?

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  1. Ritte macrumors regular

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    I read somewhere a member stating that his 6+ only drained 1% over night. My phone loses between 8-10% and i still manage to get 10 hours of usage.

    So what's your experience?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Mine lost about 1% last night. I usually don't look at how much battery I have, when I turn in, but for some reason i did last night. It was at 89%, and when I woke up, it was at 88%
     
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  4. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I am afraid that I will never know as I plug my 6+ in before I go to bed each night. I have forgot to plug it in and it still had enough power to get all the way through the next day. The 6+ has one awesome battery capacity.
     
  5. Sprintina macrumors member

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    99% of the time, I keep mine in a dock overnight but the couple times I kept it in my bedroom overnight, it only lost about 1 - 2%. Even during the day when travelling with it, I have been surprised at how long it stayed at 100% if I turn on the sccren to look at something on it after some time.

    I expect that if you are in a low coverage area for your provider, the act of it hunting for cell towers may up the usage and/or you may have some apps pushing/pulling data continually in the background. You could check in the settings for what apps are hogging things.
     
  6. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    I normally charge mine every night regardless but last night I decided to unplug it before I went to bed just to see. I just checked it and it's still at 100%. Unreal. :eek:
     
  7. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    I think the best way to actually test this would be to have your phone at something under 100% before you start. I know with all my iPhones I could go an disproportionate amount of time before it went from 100 to 99.

    But for my iPhone 3,4,5 and 5S I would typically loose 5-7% overnight. I did not shut anything down overnight, so wifi is on and bluetooth is on. With the 6 Plus I see about 3-4% overnight, which matches my battery life which is about double that of my previous phones.
     
  8. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I lose 0% overnight. This is because I plug my phone in when I'm sleeping and unplug it when I wake up.
     
  9. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Mine stays at 100% overnight. I set it to airplane mode before going to bed and use it as an alarm clock only.
     
  10. NewtonPippin macrumors regular

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    If you're losing 10% overnight, you have some app that is pegging the CPU. Time to start uninstalling stuff.
     
  11. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    How much does your 6+ battery drain over night?

    On my 6 (not Plus) I lose 0% to 1% over night. It's one of the things I do not miss about Android. iOS is awesome when it comes to keeping idle battery usage at bay. I went to bed at 100% last night, read a book in iBooks for 5 minutes or so, turned off, and woke up 8 hours later with 100%.
     
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  14. Viremia macrumors regular

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    Like several of the posters, mine loses between 0 and 1% overnight.

    The other day, I charged it in the evening and took it off around 10PM. The next morning it showed 100%. Last night I happened to check not long before bed and it read 78%. This morning it was at 77%.

    My cell signal is between 2-3 bars, good enough that it doesn't have to spend battery power looking for a signal.
     
  15. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    Mine runs the backup, which is only supposed to run when it's plugged in, although sometimes it seems to run through the battery faster for some reason.

    I seem to get cycles where it lasts a week, or more, and other cycles where it seems to last less than a week. It's odd, and I was thinking about that just yesterday.

    I do have the Logitech Harmony app, and it keeps the iPhone from sleeping, so it will smoke through the battery if I don't stop it and sleep my phone.

    It's also set to auto-update apps, and sometimes, judging by the iMac updates, seems to have sleepless nights where it's updating a lot of apps.

    I've had it loose 10% over a night, but I've also had it stay at 100% for two days.
     
  16. Ritte thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've pretty bad cellular coverage (2-3 dots) at home, I'll test to put it in airplane-mode tonight. I've turned off background-refresh for apps and other things that may drain the battery.
     
  17. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Lately around 10-15%. Initially, about 5%. I've got only about 3 dots of signal strength where I currently live. And I've got some recurring odd glitches so when I get around to it I'll need to scratch and start fresh on it. Though I don't actually have very many apps loaded on it so I'm not sure what went wonky.
     
  18. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Even my 6 only loses 0-1% a night, and it has a smaller batter than the 6+.
     
  19. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've never had an iPhone that loses more than 5% overnight while in standby. Honestly it's usually been loser to 1-2%, even considering my 3GS. I'll probably never know with my 6+ because I always plug it in to charge before I go to sleep.
     

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