I don't use 3D Touch. It doesn't make a difference, but it wastes battery though.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by freepomme, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. freepomme macrumors 6502a

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    For something that opens up menus that only take a tap or two to get to anyway, it must waste battery with all those vibrations and pressure processing.

    I'm almost mad I bought the iPhone 6s. The battery on this thing drains faster than a barefoot jackrabbit on a hot greasy grittle in the backyard of a sauna in 100° heat in the middle of August.
     
  2. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    You can turn off the 3D Touch very easily, you know...

    What's chewing up your battery? Have you looked at the biggest consumers?

    C
     
  3. freepomme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well yes. But I heard that the battery is smaller and I can tell
     
  4. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    The performance increase the 6S received from 2Gb of RAM and A9 processor has been worth it.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    As mentioned…very easy to eliminate this problem.

    Toggle the top switch to the left for…off!

    Settings>General>Accessibility>3D Touch

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  6. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    My battery on my 6s lasts me all day with normal usage. Much better than any other phone I've had. FB and its background updating is the biggest offender, but it hasn't affected me enough to uninstall it (it does it even if the background updates are turned off).

    C
     
  7. freepomme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually complaining now. I think I might want to return it. I did all that work charging it to 100% and it's at 80% in 30% minutes. And that's with the battery save on. I'm not even listening to music or playing games.

    There has never been an iPhone with a good battery. And this one is worse than before. I hate having to keep sitting by the outlet and now with this you have to do it even more frequently.

    I have to take my charger with me everywhere I go.

    Go to the bathroom? Take your charger.
    Going across the street? Take your charger.
    Sitting at the cafe? Take your charger.
    Sitting on the bus? Take your charger. Going to the movies? Take your charger. Taking an uber? Take your charger.

    And then they have the charger cases, which is just double the work! That's why I got rid of mine. I hate charging ALL DAY. You charge the watch, you charge the phone, you charge MacBook. But the phone is the worst.

    I didn't care at first but MAYBE A REMOVABLE BATTERY ISNT SUCH A BAD IDEA AFTER ALL.
     
  8. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Again... What's chewing up your battery? There's a very handy list in the battery tab. Losing 20% of your battery in 30 min isn't normal, in my experience.

    C
     
  9. wchigo macrumors 6502

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    Calm down man, don't blow a gasket.

    There has never been an iPhone with a good battery? The 6 Plus and 6s Plus would like to have a word with you. Also, ever consider that the phone dropping 20% in the course of 30 minutes isn't a normal occurrence and maybe you just got a defective unit?

    No? Right, I remember why not, cause all iPhones have crappy battery life.:rolleyes:
     
  10. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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  11. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Just get a Samsung phone and move on.
     
  12. Sumter macrumors regular

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    Yeah sounds like you either have a stuck app running in the background or you have a defective unit. Take it to Apple and they'll sort it out for you. Complaining on the forum about it isn't going to help. 20% drain in 30 minutes is never normal, you should know that.
     
  13. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Somethings not right there. If I use my 6s lightly it lasts for days without a charge.
     
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  15. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    Smaller battery to what, the 6?

    Yes, it has less capacity but the difference is negligible. Its barely a 5% difference in capacity and the more power efficient parts of the chips in the 6s offset that difference, and they should be about the same.

    I can tell you from my experience with my 6, running on iOS 8 and my 6s, running on iOS 9 that the 6s with iOS 9 and battery saver mode has a better battery life.

    I am not sure what your battery issues are, based on your description it is not normal battery behaviour, but I wouldn't be so quick to label them as a result of the smaller battery in the 6s. Its a negligible difference at the end of the day. Your issues seem to be due to a faulty battery. An iPhone 6s should give you a day's worth of battery life no problem.

    If you're not using 3D touch you're missing out on one of the best features in any smart phone to date. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, and you can turn it off, but man if you get used to it, its beautiful. Improves workflow a lot.

    Also, the 6s is a quantifiably better product than the 6 (which should be a given since its the next generation iPhone) - its got a stronger body, stronger glass, faster touch ID, 3D touch (which doesn't seem to be a selling feature for you but oh well, you're missing out), excellent camera especially for videos, a much more powerful chip in the A9 and the big one for multitasking is 2GB of Ram - among other improvements (some of which future proof the device, such as the new LTE and Wifi chips)

    All in all its a great device and if you feel like it wasn't worth the upgrade for your needs, then fine you have the right to feel that way (and you know your needs better than anyone else), but don't expect to create a thread complaining about something and not receive feedback that suggests otherwise.
     
  16. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, OT but I just gotta say your tweaks are so cool!

    Wish there was a JB for 9.2
     
  17. Russiaone macrumors 6502

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    LOL! This is hilarious.
     
  18. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Obvious trolling.
     
  19. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Looks like you are having too good of a time complaining instead of trying to find out what is really going on.

    Enjoy!
     
  20. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Lots of complaining without actually checking what is using his battery.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    How on earth could it drain battery? Just impossible

    Sounds like a faulty unit
     
  22. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I don't use 3D touch either yet my battery is awesome, sure I have the plus but still.
     
  23. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    This is so true. I got my work issued iPhone 6 on Monday and it went 28 hours with 10 hours of screen time on the first charge, even with all the initial set up.

    Because it's my work phone I don't put a thing on it like FB or Twitter or Instagram. Not even Tapatalk. I haven't loaded any apps except for Good for Enterprise, which is the MDM we're using.

    If I ever needed a real life test of how much social media eats up battery, this is it.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Thanks! The major one there is Eclipse 3 (the black theme).
     
  25. Edge1978 macrumors 6502

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    Something is definitely wrong with your device. I unplug my 6S at 4:30 every morning and don't need to plug it back in until at least 9:15pm and at that time I usually still have 15% battery left.
     

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