Improved my 6S+ battery life dramatically by disabling a few system services.

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  1. ostrykolesz macrumors member

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    I purchased my 6S+ a few days ago with the intention to get better battery life - I got it. I still wanted more juice - I got it. I disabled these system services (as pictured below) and my battery indicator was hardly dropping.

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    Any other battery saving tips?
     
  2. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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  3. ostrykolesz thread starter macrumors member

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    I really didn't lose anything by disabling these services...
     
  4. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    well that is upto you. and its just a phone. use it as a phone by using almost all of its features. anyways i m happy with my 6s plus battery without turning off anything.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    May 6S+ battery last so long it is not worth turning anything off.
     
  6. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip!

    On a side note, you gotta love how confrontational pretty much everyone is on these forums.
     
  7. ostrykolesz thread starter macrumors member

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    To be fair, the Nokia 3310 was an awesome phone :)
     
  8. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I have every last one of those system location services toggled off and can still operate my phone in the manner I need to. Any apps that use GPS are set to 'whilst using the app' and I also have reduce motion on & background refresh off. I had this same set-up on my 6+ so I'm in a 'like for like' situation with my 6S+ and can gauge battery life between the two accordingly. I get around an extra hour from my 6S+, but doesn't iOS9 have some say in that? It's supposed to give 'up to an extra hour' of battery life and my 6+ was running iOS8...
     
  10. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    This is a good post. For some reason it made me go and turn everything on lol. Will see how this goes for a few days...
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I had that floor breaker! It was a tough phone for sure.
     
  12. HEK, Oct 13, 2015
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    Only ones I have on are find my phone and location sharing. You can turn the others off as they do little for you and serve to provide location info to others. Gps uses lots of battery. Their are several articles that go into detail as to what these setting do. I also have screen motion turned off. Are you using the ad and tracker blocking feature of iOS 9 for Safari. Speeds up downloads, reduces data usage, it makes this site for Instance, load almost instantly.
     
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  14. striders macrumors 6502

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    I use HomeKit, so I can't disable those. Same with Frequent Location: it show me how's the traffic near my commute time.
     
  15. Max(IT) Suspended

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    With frequent location switched off you actually lost something....
     
  16. iAstonish macrumors member

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    If my user user name is based off an extended battery, I wouldn't tell people how to use their phones.
     
  17. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Not if he never used it.
     
  18. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I still have mine somewhere in the loft.
     
  19. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    Makes sense if you never take advantage of those services. I do and like the added functionality. Battery life is as good as ever even then.
     
  20. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    Try to do a little research. My username is actually based on Motorsport not the battery. They came up with the battery name way after that.
     
  21. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Its Just a phone? Tired of reading that here. If its just a phone, how does it take pictures, internet, gaming, and more? My house phone that you pick up, call someone, then set it back on the receiver is just a phone.
     
  22. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Indeed. If it's just a phone then why are there whole forums dedicated to it, and why do they cost so much to buy?:rolleyes:
     
  23. iAstonish macrumors member

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    Yea cause that's the super obvious first thing people will think of on an iPhone forum
     
  24. tl01 macrumors 65832

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    They are the sort of people who are really fun at a party;).
     
  25. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    It costs so much because it's an expensive phone!
     

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