iphone 6+ better battery life?

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  1. Robxpark macrumors newbie

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    is this what i can expect for my battery life on the +?
    is there anything else i can do to get more juice?
    any suggestions? thanks!
     

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  2. myscrnnm macrumors 6502a

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    You're on track to get about 10 hours of usage with your device, which is to be expected with a 6 Plus. But if you want to extend it even further, stay off Wi-Fi when possible, disable parallax, set email to fetch, disable auto brightness, disable any notifications you don't need, and disable background app refresh for non-essential apps, or apps you don't use that often.
     
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  4. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    Auto brightness is supposed to save battery no? I have it one because it auto ramps up brightness outside and reduces it indoors.
     
  5. LucasEVille macrumors regular

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  6. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Auto brightness can save battery but in my experience it rams up the brightness unnecessarily. Just being in a room with lights on or a window open can make the brightness go to like 90% for me when I can see it okay at 30%. Pretty much makes things worse for me.

    I see you are on Verizon with 2 bars. Try disabling data when you are on wifi, and disable wifi when you are on data. It works quite well for me, as dumb as it sounds. Oh, and disabling data will affect nothing but make it so you can't receive pictures through MMS. iMessage and such still work fine so long as you are on WiFi.
     
  7. myscrnnm macrumors 6502a

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    It can go either way depending on environmental factors. If you're the type of person who likes to use your phone at max brightness, auto brightness will save battery life. But if you're in bright conditions all day with auto brightness, you may be using more battery power than you need. I personally use auto brightness for convenience, but results will vary with different users.
     
  8. janwerbinski macrumors newbie

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    I'd get 6-7 days on my 6+ when I was staying home without traveling and without much talking or playing with the phone. Wifi was on, LTE off, 3G on, mail fetch off, localisation for clock off, blutetooth off, visual effects on.
    Now I get about 48 hours because bluetooth is always on and conectet with Peeble Time. When traveling, walking batery is down from 100% to 40% during the day.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I charge up my 6+ daily but I can see it easily running without being regarded for 2 to 3 days. Turning off LTE, will add more time to that as well. That's one of the good things about the 6+ - fantastic battery life. Sadly as I've voiced my opinion in other threads, the larger size is not to my liking and I'll be moving down to a 6 (s model when it comes out).
     
  10. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    when there are days i don't use my phone that much i can go 3 days of use. right now i have 18% left, usage is 9hrs 19min. standby is 2days 1hr. but i always keep brightness pretty low. no bluetooth, no background app refresh. reduce motion is on, i use the gmail app for mail and only have primary sent to me, and i'm usually on wifi. and for the gps its only set for on while using. and only for a few apps.
     
  11. Zaft macrumors 68040

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  12. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    probably not. but i hate that zoom in and out animation. maybe it does since its not doing that animation every time.
     
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