How's your battery life looking so far?

The Game 161

macrumors Core
Original poster
Dec 15, 2010
Early days but this is the best battery life I've ever had on a phone. Loving my 6S plus so far


macrumors 6502
Jan 23, 2005
Regular 6s, not bad at all actually. Seems better than my G2 was even when it was new.


macrumors 68040
May 15, 2005
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.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 12, 2009
On a 128GB 6S here..battery life way way worse than my OnePlus One....Will give this a couple of days to settle down


Jan 25, 2012
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...


macrumors member
Sep 24, 2013
Meh, not so great on 6S.

6S+ I've read is a different story.
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.


macrumors 6502
Sep 22, 2014
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.


macrumors regular
Oct 24, 2014
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.


macrumors 68000
Apr 14, 2010
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.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 13, 2013
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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