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iPhone 6 Plus Users: How's your battery?!?!?

strausd

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Jul 11, 2008
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Texas
I am just wanting to get a general feel as to what your battery life is. Type it in here, post screenshots, share tips/tricks to improve battery life, etc.!
 
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steponeman

macrumors member
Jun 13, 2015
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Generally most of the smartphones still have problems as far as the battery is concerned, that's i think the only bad thing with smartphones especially iphones.
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
8,104
2,099
Oregon
The battery in my 6+ lasts all day long for me, except for the days where I have the heaviest usage.
 

twilite2000

macrumors newbie
Jan 16, 2015
5
2
USA
I do some heavy texting, calling as well as email, web surfing and listening to music. Occasionally a short video. I can usually get a day and a half.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
50,509
18,830
Generally most of the smartphones still have problems as far as the battery is concerned, that's i think the only bad thing with smartphones especially iphones.
Seems like a rather generic post to dig up a thread that is about 9 months old and didn't really have much in it to begin with.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
9,216
1,606
Battery life is great. I've not turned anything off! The only thing I don't do in comparison to your average person is social media crap!

I do have an apple watch paired and I do listen to iTunes Match for 6 hours a day
 

h9826790

macrumors G5
Apr 3, 2014
14,505
7,034
Hong Kong
It's good for one day, and around 10 hours of real use. Same battery life on my wife's 6+ as well.

P.S. Both 6+ are on 8.4 latest beta.

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VSMacOne

macrumors 601
Oct 18, 2008
4,845
1,514
I was getting anywhere between 10-15 hours per charge on iOS 8.4 beta (I've since installed iOS 9 beta and bye-bye battery life). But I was so impressed with the 6Plus battery! It really is a huge leap over the 6.
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
22,757
15,227
Jacksonville, Florida
The battery on the 6+ is a non-issue for me and I would assume most others. Even with a heavy day I never come back home with less than 40%. I do not play games or watch movies, way too busy for that.
 

ATS

macrumors regular
May 7, 2015
144
64
North Carolina
My iPhone 6 Plus battery life is amazing. I can use my phone all day and not have to worry charging it. This has not been my experience with former iPhones, especially the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5 had better battery life, but it doesn't even come close to the iPhone 6 Plus.
 

deep1

macrumors 6502
Mar 29, 2011
290
128
Great battery life, with heavy usage last full day and still have over 30% left.
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Sumter

macrumors 6502
May 21, 2014
336
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If I stay indoors the majority of the time, I can squeeze something like 12-14 hours of browsing, texting, calling, and watching videos. I have auto brightness(indoors it makes screen around 30-50% bright), location services, and background app refresh on. Bluetooth is off. Outdoors, maybe something like 8 hours because I keep brightness at 100% or around that.

I usually just charge the phone before I sleep, unless the battery is over 90%, so I don't really care how long it lasts. I did care for a few weeks when I first got the phone (as it is customary for me with new phones) but after getting a sense of the battery life, I let it go.
 

slippery-pete

macrumors 68000
Jun 23, 2007
1,706
605
Battery life has slowly gone down the tubes for me. Had 3 hours of usage earlier today, 39% left. Back to charging during the day. When I just got my 6 plus I went a full day without charging. Those days are long gone
 

CEmajr

macrumors 601
Dec 18, 2012
4,380
1,143
Charlotte, NC
The battery is absolutely amazing. I never saw "1 day" standby times along with high usage times on an iPhone before the 6 Plus.
 

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EdisEdward

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Feb 4, 2013
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Define your 5-6 hours on heavy usage. Playing games or even just keeping the screen activated for 5-6 hours at a time will hurt even the 6+.

By heavy usage, I mean basic tasks but with brightness up to 90-100%...so some safari browsing, YouTube videos etc. I don't play games on my phone. Even with these basic tasks I only get about 5 hours of usage. Ibackupbot says I have 3000mah so I guess battery is not defective
 

Newtons Apple

Suspended
Mar 12, 2014
22,757
15,227
Jacksonville, Florida
By heavy usage, I mean basic tasks but with brightness up to 90-100%...so some safari browsing, YouTube videos etc. I don't play games on my phone. Even with these basic tasks I only get about 5 hours of usage. Ibackupbot says I have 3000mah so I guess battery is not defective

5-6 hours at 90-100% brightness is not normal use and you should expect less than what Apple advertises.
 
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