IPhone 6 Battery Life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Confuzzeled23, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    Hey everyone,

    I tried a search of the forums for a topic similar but was unsuccessful. I am looking to see how people's iPhone 6 is doing in regards to battery life. My phone will be 3 years old this coming October. I had been getting pretty poor battery life so 6 months ago I got mine replaced cheaply with a non-apple battery.

    I am only get max 5 hours usage to 0% with simple Facebook, iMessage and web surfing over wifi. I am wondering if this is due to my aftermarket battery or if the iPhone no longer gets the expected battery life it advertised when it was released as each new version of iOS is released.

    Therefore, in short, I am wondering if I should be expecting longer battery life even with a brand new battery on an iPhone 6 running iOS 10? And whether I should try paying and getting apple to install a new battery?


    NOTE: I've done 2 fresh restore as new in the last 6 months as well.
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
  3. chriscl macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2008
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Uninstall the Facebook app and use their mobile website.

    The app is a notorious battery hog and will suck the life out of your battery, especially if you leave it in the background.

    I get around 6-7 hours out of my '6, it is 2 years, 4 months old and I'm very happy with the battery. This is with the latest iOS 10.3.1 too.
  4. niceandeasy macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2017
    I'd say it's more down to the cheap battery than subsequent iOS releases.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    My opinion, I would not have used a third party battery versus An OEM Battery. I personally would have Apple install an OEM battery. It might help With the battery life and you can narrow down any other battery drain issues.
  6. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Do a calibration (run the battery all the way and then charge it to full). Then use coconut battery on your mac to read the capacity of your battery. If it's bad, get a new battery. If the battery is good, then the problem is with your apps and not the phone.
  7. Confuzzeled23 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    Thanks for all the helpful replies. I think I may look into getting an OEM next time I am near an Apple Store (Closest is 4 hours away).

    However, any thoughts on the coconut battery info? It says cycles 1, yet this battery is months old and I have calibrated it a few times to complete dead and full charge.

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  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    It's hard to say how much screen time I get because it varies a lot based on usage, but I usually only have to charge mine every other day or so. I may not be what you'd call a heavy user, but if I start the day at 100%, on a normal day for me I still have around 50-60% by bed time.
  9. deano1972 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Perhaps it can't read the cycle info properly due to it not being an official apple battery.
    If it's reading the mAh properly though it looks healthy.
    Problem may not be battery related.
  10. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2015
    You can't expect a viable solution other than going to the Apple Store and getting a new official battery. Third party incompatibility can cause issues and it's not worth it for the overall expensiveness of an iPhone.
  11. DadBod630 Suspended

    Oct 13, 2015
    It's not that easy. Either Apple's own diagnostics are not reliable or they intentionally exaggerate your battery quality so they don't have to replace it. I had the same problem with my iPhone 6 when it got to around two years old, Coconut battery said my battery health was something atrocious like 40% and Apple said it was fine at 80% capacity so they wouldn't do anything about it. Others have had this experience as well.
  12. AZgal macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2017
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    I have had my IPhone 6 about 2 1/2 years and the battery has died consistently within 1-2 hours of a full charge. I always had to carry charger with me everywhere I went. I did the most recent update and it seems to have made it much better but I still had it tested and was told it needed to be replaced. I did replace it but now I wonder if I needed to since the newest update did make quite a difference. Since replacing the battery about 7 hours ago it is still charged to about 40% and I have used it a lot since then to test it out. I spent $86 including tax to replace it. I now wonder if I needed to buy one. It has a 3 month warranty. If it doesn't last then I will be buying a different phone other than Apple.
  13. mebehere macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    I have an app called Battery Life and it says there's 0% wear level, calling the battery's condition "Perfect." Not sure how accurate the app is, but the battery still seems to be very good.

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