iPhone 6(+) iPhone 6 Plus still at 94 percent battery????

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  1. sregreb macrumors newbie

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    I have a IPhone 6 Plus purchased right at launch (September 2014). I just had apple run its online diagnostics on the battery and she said it came back at 94 percent (PASS). So no $29 dollar replacement. I have used the phone heavily, it’s dog slow and the battery life drops like a rock. This must be an error or she read the results incorrectly, right? I downloaded some Battery Life app and it said 62 percent and needed replacement. I have a Genius Bar appt to do another test but wanted to see if anyone had any feedback on this. Thanks!
     
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    Even running 100% capacity, your 6+ will be laggy and slow on iOS 11. It was underpowered from the start. Seems a lot of people think a new battery will suddenly turn their 6+ into a 7+ performance wise. I literally saw no difference in performance when going from a 5S to the 6 and that was when it first came out. The problem is 1gb of ram not slow cpu speed
     
  4. m4v3r1ck, Dec 30, 2017
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    You are right. Apple nuked us big time!

    Cheers
     
  5. georgejr macrumors newbie

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    I don't agree with this. I bought a used iPhone 6 in August and it was not slow for the first few months I had it. At some point after an IOS upgrade or two it slowed down considerably.
     
  6. sregreb thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. BugeyeSTI macrumors 65816

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    You don’t have to agree with it. iPhone 6 was the worst phone I’ve ever owned. When I got my 6S the difference was night and day. 6S was the phone the 6 should of been.. Like I said, I kicked myself for upgrading to the 6 from my 5S. The 6 can’t handle the demands of iOS 11 like it or not. My iPad 3rd gen couldn’t handle 9.3.5 and it was a slow, stuttering, constantly refreshing mess
     
  8. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    iPhone 7 and even the newest iPad Pro have performance issues. Let’s hope iOS 12 is better.
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    iPhone 6 is barely faster than the 5S, has a higher resolution, and only 1gb of RAM. I don’t know why people expected more of it.
     
  9. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    CoconutBattery will show you the design-capacity and the current = delta is the degeneration of the battery.

    Just give this app a try, assuming you gave a Mac!

    Cheers
     
  10. mikzn macrumors 6502a

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    Well that is odd that you would still be only be at 94 percent? perhaps you have a very long lived battery?- maybe you don't use it much?
    Suggest (as m4v3r1ck mentioned) you use coconut battery to find the cycle count? this would be good to know ?

    Did you upgrade to iOS 11? - if not - suggest you hold off until you figure it out

    It might help during your apple store visit to be well armed with as much data as needed?
    iOS version ?
    Battery cycle count ?
    CPU - Single core - count - ? (Geekbench4)
    CPU - Multi Core - count - ? (Geekbench4)
    when the slowdown happened? date?
    iOS Update - dates?
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    The 6 wasn't that bad. However, the performance bump (particularly GPU) was pretty much just sufficient to match 5s performance given the resolution bump.

    It's the 6 Plus that was laggier than the 5s at times. Awesome battery life, though.
     
  12. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Exactly. It was just enough to make up for a higher resolution. It’s a larger 5S in terms of what it can do. It was screwed from day 1 in terms of longevity. And with iOS 11 being so bad, there was no way it’d run well.

    I doubt I’d want to be using a 5S on iOS 11 either.
     
  13. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    I have an iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB! I can confirm that its laggy, as for the battery I'm quite happy, but I'm still on iOS 10.3.3.

    The Mophie JuicePack is an accessory I always buy for my iPhones, best buy ever.

    Cheers
     
  14. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    If it is unbearably slow I'd take it in for that purpose, but don't start speculating regarding the cause. If it is like the 10 seconds some people have been quoting to just answer a phone call then that would not be fit for purpose and I'd argue a defect. But again don't engage in finding the reason why or even suggesting it. I think you'll have a much better chance to get it replaced or sorted.
     
  15. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    I bought my iPhone in 2014, so I'll exchange the battery for the new Apple - 'Wiedergutmachung' - $29 price-tag anyway.

    No offense intended!
     
  16. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    Does Apple agree with that? ;)
     
  17. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    I'll make Tim Cook an offer he can't refuse!

    Have a splendid 2018.

    Lechaim!
     
  18. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    You too :) 11 hours to go...
     
  19. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    The fact is that the 6 was one of the worst ipgone models ever as it had 1gb of ram way past it’s use by date and the performance improvements over the A7 were minimal.
     
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  21. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    Nothing wrong with my 6 Plus. Still a very good phone.
     
  22. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I actually do have a 5s on iOS 11 (wanted to switch to shared iCloud storage but didn't want to update my primary devices until they find and fix all the bugs). It's surprisingly tolerable. I'm sure my mom and dad would've both been content with the 5s on iOS 11. They think the iPad 3 performance is quite fine and the 5s+iOS 11 is a heck of a darned sight faster than the iPad 3 on any firmware. Alas, their 5s's had mechanical issues so I gave them an SE and 7 respectively.

    My mom accidentally updated her iPhone SE (A9) to iOS 11 and that one is working just as fast as it did on iOS 9 and 10. I think she's just at 8% battery wear, though.

    And really, web browsing on an OG iPhone, I don't know how I managed to tolerate the checkerboards while waiting for even simple webpages to render. I guess ten years ago, just being able to view normal webpages on a phone was a novelty.
     
  23. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    You may be happy with it, but that doesn't change the fact that the 6 was a terrible phone in terms of performance.
     
  24. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    ???? Not to me it was. My daughter never complained either. It performed all its functions totally smooth to me.
     
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    The 6 was fine. The 6 Plus could disappoint. No way at all the 6 "was a terrible phone in terms of performance."
     

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