iPhone 6 battery suddenly terrible after 1 year

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hedgepig, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Hedgepig macrumors newbie

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    I used to rave about how great my iPhone 6 battery was. Suddenly after a year it's useless. Not on a gentle slope to useless, but it's gone from having 50% left at night to needing charging at lunchtime. Anyone else having this issue? If I were cynical I'd note how all my iPhones had done this around the time the 'S' version appears. But that must be coincidental. Must be... Cheers.
     
  2. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    Assuming that all your settings are the same and your apps are the same, I would ask your carrier if there have been changes in their infrastructure. Especially since you said "suddenly."

    It's a thought.
     
  3. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    How many cycles have u been thru
     
  4. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I thought this over the last 2 days, but I noticed a setting on my fitness pal app that was a absolutely draining my battery.

    It was getting really hot for the past 2 days charging was awful and battery drained so quick.

    My fitness pal over 24 hours used 42% battery.

    Now I've checked the setting its gone right down to 15%, so I'm going to check and see how it gets on tonight.


    My suggestion is to check all recently updated apps.
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It's probably a dodgy app or setting. If you can't work out what the problem is try resetting all settings, then going back through them and setting it up how you like it.
     
  6. WarcraftWidow macrumors member

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    Get rid of Facebook!!! It definitely seems to be the number one battery hog app.

    Otherwise, have you noticed getting fewer bars of cellular reception? If so, your battery could be draining because your phone is working harder to maintain a signal.
     
  7. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    What version of iOS are you on? The battery life on my 6 Plus was awful on iOS 9. Since updating to iOS 9.0.2 I'm up to 11 hours of use and more than 2 and a half days of standby time.
     
  8. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    It's acknowledged by Facebook that their iOS app is draining battery and will have to be fixed
     
  9. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Everything is a conspiracy to some people. Try hard reset and check your battery usage.
     
  10. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    If u have AppleCare plus they'll replace your battery at least if it's lost 20% capacity
     
  11. MeganRae macrumors newbie

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    You have to check first your device if it has running unnecessary background apps that drains the battery fast. Go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage, there you'll find the list of apps and how much battery they’re consuming, if you find one that's not used but still running, you can either switch it off or delete it.
     
  12. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    same thing happened with my iphone 4, iphone 5s and now my iphone 6. suddenly after the next big ios version is released, my battery life "unapologetically" decreases by roughly 15-30% after a day of usage. this is before upgrading too. no idea how apple does it.
     

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