How's your battery life looking so far?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Early days but this is the best battery life I've ever had on a phone. Loving my 6S plus so far [​IMG]
     
  2. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, my 6S+ seems to be a bit better than the 6+ too.
     
  3. briand05 macrumors 6502

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    image.png Regular 6s, not bad at all actually. Seems better than my G2 was even when it was new.
     
  4. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    My battery is clearly worse. going to go through a complete cycle before UGGHHH, doing a restore as new.. this would mark the first time I had to restore as a new phone in years.
     
  5. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

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    Mine is way worse than my 6 was. Need an update stat.
     
  6. supersalo macrumors 6502

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    Give it a couple of charge cycles. Usually by the end of the second day it starts to improve.
     
  7. troubleonline macrumors 6502a

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    Am impressed so far - as I hoped I would be upgrading from a 2 year old 5s!

    Husband told me to stop bragging about my battery :p
     
  8. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Mine seems to be better then my 6+ but too early to tell.
     
  9. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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  10. JXShine macrumors 6502

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  11. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    yup
     
  12. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    went from the 6 Plus to the regular size 6s and i reallllyyyy miss my big battery already.
     
  13. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    On a 128GB 6S here..battery life way way worse than my OnePlus One....Will give this a couple of days to settle down
     
  14. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    You cannot tell battery stats after 1 day. The battery needs a few charge cycles to settle in, especially when everything was indexing again in iOS9 on the new device.

    Also realize that your 6/6+ battery probably had a few hundred charge cycles on it vs. a new battery. Batteries lose capacity after 200-300 charge cycles. So it's not surprising a new battery is performing slightly better. Apple isn't claiming any longer battery life on the new devices so...
     
  15. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Meh, not so great on 6S.

    6S+ I've read is a different story.
     
  16. dakota747 macrumors member

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    Yeah my 6S has had pretty similar battery life to my 6 so far. And have you ever experienced the battery life of just the 6 Plus, its a completely different smartphone experience having your battery eaaasily last at least a long full day, so I'm guessing the 6S plus' battery life is probably similar to the battery life as the 6 plus.
     
  17. Cryates macrumors 6502a

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    Slight better battery life on 6s+ vs the 6+ I had before.
     
  18. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Seems like my 6S is draining faster than my year old 6
     
  19. rarebeauty macrumors 6502

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    The battery on my 6s Plus is not as good as it was on my 6 Plus. Maybe it just needs time to settle as someone mentioned. But with my 6 plus I could easily go about 2 days without having to charge it. With the 6S plus I'm barely making it 12 hours without having charge. Could be that I'm playing on my phone more too since I just got it.
     
  20. Benched08 macrumors regular

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    6S+ is about the same as my 6+ so far. This phone is basically the same phone with a little more zip and an underused touchscreen feature. Good thing it was a free upgrade.
     
  21. alanlau007 macrumors member

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    This is regular 6S. New phone taken out of box -> restore from 6 Plus back up -> charge to 100% -> start using.
     

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  22. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    that's pretty good really.
     
  23. Burgess07 macrumors regular

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    Regular 6s. Charged to 100% while restoring 6+ backup.

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  24. edlex macrumors 68000

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    After a year my 6+ was showing its age in the battery department. Then came iOS 9 and the battery got a lot better. So far after 1 day the 6s+ is slightly better than my year old 6+ on iOS 9 but I expect it to improve as it settles down. Considering the 6s+ has a smaller battery than the 6+ I'm impressed at how optimized this new phone is.
     
  25. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Switched from a 6+ to a 6s.

    6+ 144 minutes screen on time (SoT) 45% left
    Extrapolated out to a 0% run down is 262 minutes of SoT

    6S 131 minutes SoT with 16% left
    Extrapolated out to a 0% rundown is 156 minutes of SoT

    Granted this is the first battery cycle I'm doing since getting and charging to full, and I was downloading a couple more apps and stuff on it to finish setting it up. I would reasonably expect 3 hours of SoT with my normal usage after all is said and done. My 6+ would probably get me around the 5 hour mark. Both of those estimates are going completely to 0% in a normal day for me (about 16 hours unplugged).

    I use screen on time because it is a better metric, in my eyes, of actual usage of a phone since having the screen on is what I care most about.
     

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