iPhone 6 battery

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AndyMoore, May 30, 2017.

  1. AndyMoore macrumors 6502

    AndyMoore

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    Having trouble with myiPhone 6 battery, it's not lasting very long under use. I realise that it's 3 years old now but I have 3 other iDevices that are older but still last a while.

    Anyway, I took it into a authorised reseller where they ran a test on it and told me that it had been "consumed" and could be replaced.

    I'd like to know what the test was as it was done out of sight, it took about 10 minutes. Is this something that I can run myself?
     
  2. Gav.Winters macrumors member

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    Jeez, cynical much? :eek: If you think it's dying and they say it's dying the chances are...

    But you can do tests to see what percentage of the original mAh remains I believe. Do a quick search for the software you should find something.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Lithium technology will deplete over time. They probably used Coconut Battery or something similar. You can try Battery Life from the App Store as that'll give a rough wear level, though it fluctates depending on current charge/temperature etc.

    Regardless, battery's dying. Get a new battery.
     
  4. decafjava macrumors 68000

    decafjava

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    Coconut battery for Mac, iBackupbot for Windows and Mac. Battery Life by Robert Tkotzyk and Lirum Device Info both give you wear level on ios but as Apple changed some things in ios 10 you no longer get access to battery cycles or exact MaH capacity on your device but have to hook it up to your computer with one of the apps I mentioned at the beginning.
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    Yes replace it. A caveat, check the battery afterward, a friend nearly got screwed over when he replaced his 5c's battery at a local shop.
     
  5. Susurs macrumors 6502

    Susurs

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    +1 for Coconut. Works from Mac, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  6. AndyMoore thread starter macrumors 6502

    AndyMoore

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    Thanks for the replies and yes, I'm getting very cynical in my older years ;)

    We were out when I posted above, my phone had around 76% battery left but it died 30 or so minutes afterwards, then managed to turn back on with 10% left then died again. So it was definitely time to replace it.

    The Apple certified store wanted £90 and 3 - 5 days which was no good to me as we weren't local. There was another phone shop nearby that did it in 30 minutes and charged £35 so I got it done there.
     
  7. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

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    If it took 10 minutes,i guess all the experts needed to test it was a screwdriver and a voltmeter.
    Anyone with knowledge about how a battery is supposed to work,and have the factory specs for the particular battery could do this.
     

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