iPhone 6(S)(+) iPhone 6s battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    We have an iPhone 6s that was replaced by Apple right before it was replaced with a newer model phone. The battery health indicator says it is at 95 percent. My son is using the phone for summer day camp as he doesn’t want to take his nicer phone. He says the battery life is terrible. I’m wondering if he is just used to higher capacity batteries...like 7 plus and X batteries. I’m happy to replace the battery but Apple said it won’t make a difference.
  2. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    He’s probably got bad signal and he’s on Snapchat all day. Completely normal. It’s down to his usage 99%.
  3. akash.nu macrumors 603


    May 26, 2016
    It’s probably both bad signal and that he’s used to higher capacity battery.
  4. aakshey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2016
    6s battery does suck on iOS 11 and iOS 12. And it's just okay on iOS 10. It is good on iOS 9 though.

    Even with a fresh battery.
  5. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    No social media for my kid. He is allowed to text friends...but only using messages app.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 12, 2018 ---
    His signal is good....it’s on Verizon and he’s been in areas with good reception. I’m thinking he just is used to the better battery life of bigger/newer phones.
  6. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
    yeah check signal strength and obv see what he does....Games and snapchat can drain batteries quick.

    Also, check for things like if background app refresh is on (turn it off), and go into privacy-location services and see what is on always that can be changed to when app is in use. On top of that turn off some of the system services too that aren't important (like ads).
  7. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    No social media, but he’s away at camp?
  8. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I find battery life on iOS 11.4.1 to be excellent. And also find there is a difference in battery life between lte and WiFi with WiFi winning.

    Why your sons 6s is getting “bad” battery life is hard to say, but maybe it’s all the screen on time at maximum brightness.
  9. iKevinT, Jul 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018

    iKevinT macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2017
  10. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    Day camp. And he doesn’t have control off his Apple ID. Believe me..he barely even wants to text. He isn’t in to social media.
  11. akash.nu macrumors 603


    May 26, 2016
    Like me!

    Erm... other than Instagram and Twitter.
  12. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    That could be it. He does like maximum brightness. He does put it in low power mode during the day.

    He is on 11.4.
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Updating to iOS 11.4.1 might be worth a try.
  14. FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
    What's the usage like? Because if he's getting 5 hours with max brightness and LTE, then it will not last more than that, even more so considering it's on iOS 11.
    I am getting 6.5 hours with my 6s on LTE with high brightness, but I am on iOS 9.
  15. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    6s with a battery replaced less than 2 months ago under the replacement plan.

    Upgraded to 11.4 and suddenly my battery was rapidly draining with very light use.

    Upgraded to 11.4.1 but I still don't get more than half a day, even with very light use.

    Hopefully 12 will fix this problem. Otherwise I'll need a new phone -- Apple or otherwise.
  16. akash.nu macrumors 603


    May 26, 2016
    You might wanna restore as new and see if that makes any difference.
  17. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    All of my iPhones on 11.4 had battery issues, so that might have been an issue. Never existed on 11.3.1

    And the all were solved with 11.4.1 or iOS 12 beta, depending on the device

    11.4 definitely contributed to some weird battery strain

Share This Page