I went from 6s plus to 8 and the only thing I hate

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ryanhdd, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Ryanhdd macrumors regular

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    is the battery doesn’t last a day!! It’s driving me crazy. I mean it lasts a good long while. But it does need a charge in the middle of the day. Other than that it’s great. I’m glad I went to the smaller phone. I have noticed a few bugs with iOS11 one is the phone has locked up when I try to text a picture. You select the picture and click to text it and it just hangs. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
     
  2. xxray macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 7 and the short battery has really been bugging me too. Wish I would've went for the 7+ when I was buying last year.
     
  3. Ryanhdd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I might get one of those battery cases for it. But the reason I wanted the 8 was it was smaller then the plus. With working out and all that it’s just great to not have a large tablet phone. I am still on the fence regarding the watch 3. I have the first one and it’s always been slow. But I read and hear that the three is not. So who knows what I will do.
     
  4. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    Shoulda got the Plus?

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    17 hour workday... 13+ hours of streaming video. Apple claims 14 hours in the specs and I'd have to agree... I'd have gotten there with that last 7%.

    Also upgraded from the 6s Plus and I can't help but wonder is the battery in the 8 really that much worse than the 8 Plus or is it something you're doing?
     

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  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Also, make sure you monitor your battery statistics to see what can contribute to any battery drain as well. And of course settings or something that you can tune also to help manage your battery life.
     
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Should have gotten the Plus.

    Once you go Plus...
     
  7. Ryanhdd thread starter macrumors regular

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    but i do not want a large phone. i had the plus.
     
  8. RhysoTDI macrumors member

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    Really???

    I can easily get a day and a half out of my 8; even stretched into the third day :)

    I don't play games mind but I use it for calls, texts, emails, web surfing and recently Apple Music via my in-car system and still easily surpass a day
     
  9. Ryanhdd thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes really. i do not play games either. just calls texts and web surfing. got rid of apple music for mix cloud.

    been up since 5:40am and its at 88% already and I have hardly used it.
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    aslo don't have fb on the phone. i got of the hateful site 2 months ago and life is so much better.
     
  10. RhysoTDI macrumors member

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    Then I would be checking what's switched on under your location settings

    I have App Refresh disabled too; don't have the Facebook app but I do have Messenger and the business Pages app installed and still cruise through a day
     
  11. oplix Suspended

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    13 hours of streaming on one charge is crazy battery life
     
  12. Ryanhdd thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have looked into that already. its all set to only when using the app. and i am relentless with shutting apps off after use.
     
  13. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Doesn't closing apps result in more battery usage?
     
  14. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah it can actually make your battery life worse since you are forcing the OS to constantly completely reload apps from scratch. You should only close apps from the multitasking screen if they are actively misbehaving (or if they are named Facebook).
    Daring Fireball: Public Service Announcement: You Should Not Force Quit Apps on iOS
     
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  16. Harthag macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Mophie juice pack air battery case for my 7. I briefly used an 8+ and returned it due to the (now fixed) earpiece issue. The 8+ with a slim Spigen case is almost identical in size to the 7 with the bulky Mophie battery case. If you plan on getting a Mophie battery case, I strongly suggest just returning the 8 and getting the 8+ and reap the benefits of the larger screen and bigger battery.
     
  17. RicoRich196 macrumors regular

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    Not closing all my apps anymore has dramatically increased my battery life. I've stopped closing them after Gruber posted that article after doing it for years since the 4S, I'm kicking myself for even doing it. Hard habit to break but once you stop closing them you see the difference.
     
  18. clivo360 macrumors newbie

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    Didn't see this mentioned, but my SE gets much better battery than my old iPhone 7 or iPhone 6.

    I had to charge the 7/6 at some point during the day, but the SE lasts me a full day with 10-20% to spare. Still not amazing battery life, but it gets me through the day.
     
  19. iSayBoourns Suspended

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    If you’re only using an app not all that often, then the battery savings don’t apply. Once an app has been kicked from the RAM, it needs to fully reload anyways. How quickly an app gets kicked out depends on how many other apps are used in between each usage of the initial app. Can be a quick as 10 minutes or as long as nearly a full day, depending on other app usage.
     

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