iPhone 6s battery life

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  1. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 6s seems to have bad battery life. When I look at the Battery section in the Settings app, it shows that I get about 3-3.5 hours of usage before it is almost dead. Is this normal for the 6s or am I getting worse than normal battery life?
     
  2. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    I have the very same problem, it charges very quick and drains just as quickly, the only way I can contain a good percentage is if I don't touch it at all
     
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    It's not normal at all...
    Mine vary from 6 up to 8 hrs of usage, mostly depending on network signal strength.
    A lot of factors are involved, the apps you are using, the network provider... But everything under 5 hrs is to consider as an anomaly.
     
  4. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I went to the Apple Store and they did a diagnostic and said the battery isn't defective and it must be a software problem. I restored and I still have the issue
     
  5. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    What is your cellular signal strength?
     
  6. AYNOM macrumors regular

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    Uninstalling facebook is the first step to battery greatness with the iPhone.
     
  7. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    At school, the brick walls cause there to be no signal or 1 bar and at home I get 2-4 bars
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    I don't have it installed on my iPhone
     
  8. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    The signal level at school is going to really hammer your battery. Turning on airplane mode will help there.
     
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    No signal to 2 bars .... Your network is basically killing your battery.
    The only suggestion I have is to either change provider or put the iPhone in aero plane mode every time you don't need it (or there is no signal)
     
  10. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone is on AT&T and I get good coverage at home unless I'm in my room or outside at the opposite end of the neighborhood, so that must mean that the bad signal at school causes my battery drain where I use it most. Do you guys have any other idea to help with the battery drain other than airplane mode?
     
  11. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Disable cellular will work also.
     
  12. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    Your battery life is almost normal use (if you play games at all). The time sitting in a no-signal area is largely relevant to the subnormal battery life, but other than that (potentially increasing it 20-30%) you have the normal bad battery life of an iPhone 6s.

    During the times where there is 0 bars/no signal, put your phone in airplane mode. If Wifi is available, you can still use that. Once you leave school, you can turn it back on. Shouldn't impede use, and if you have no signal at school anyway, then you might as well put airplane mode on.
     
  13. nceo macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know how much difference there is in battery life between 3,4 and 5 bars (signal strength)... Or is battery life significantly affected only when there is just 1 bar (or none/2)?
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Hard to say how much of a difference exsctly, but less bars in general means higher battery usage.
     
  15. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    Same with android phones when it comes to facebook. That app is a battery hog regardless of the os.
     
  16. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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  17. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, as others have stated: the low signal is destroying your battery life. My wife has a similar issue at her work. Granted she is using a 5s, but she gets 0-1 bars in the majority of her working area, and if she forgets to turn on airplane mode she regularly comes home with less than 20% battery left. If she does turn on airplane mode she usually comes back with around 60% or so. Makes a world of difference. These percentages also take into account her morning workout and usage of the phone during her lunch break, and calls during both commutes; in case it came across as non-usage of the phone during the day.
     
  18. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright, thanks for your input, I'll put it in airplane mode to see if it helps or not at school tomorrow.
     
  19. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    1/2 is significant, 3-5 is fine. 5 is relatively no drain, 3-4 light drain, 2 moderate, 0-1 significant.
     

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