iPhone 6S Plus 128GB Battery Terrible

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wicked1, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ok, so went from a 64GB iPhone 6 to the 6S Plus and what a difference with the battery life? I am sure there are many threads on this but is there anything you can do? I am thinking of going to a 6S instead.
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    You have the phone with the longest battery life, by far. Switching phones will only make it worse. I get two or three days without a problem with light use. Rather than changing phones why not investigate what is using up the battery? What's running in the background? Facebook has always been an issue. Check you battery usage under Settings, Battery. Also Apple will check you battery for free if you want them to.
  3. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    Agree, this phone is widely claimed to have the best battery life of any smartphone so something is wrong that is causing the drain.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    There is something wrong as you will not find an iPhone with a better battery life
  5. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    Are you doing anything different between the two phones? I would take a close look at your apps, how much you use them as well as what they are doing in the background. If you are not using different apps between phone then perhaps their settings are different. Take a peek at battery usage and compare the same apps between phones.
  6. petecee macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2015
    Derry City, N.Ireland
    I can't fault the 6s Plus battery. Most of the time for me on a single charge it's around 48 hours standby with 12-13 hours use.
  7. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    I had the 6plus and the battery life was amazing.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    So...what difference are we talking about exactly? What exactly is "terrible"? Details would be helpful.
  9. 938092 Suspended

    Dec 11, 2014
    Out of interest, check what chip is in your iPhone. Google 'how to check if Samsung or tsmc chip' there are plenty of free apps that will tell you.

    I had a 6s with the Samsung and later returned it due to poor heat performance and battery life. My new one has the tsmc and the difference is night and day.
  10. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    This weekend, 6 hours of taking pics and using snapchat at Disney World took my 6s Plus from 100% to 8%. Even with "low power mode" on the whole time. I blame third party apps more than anything.
  11. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Your post is saverly limited in information. Almost non existent. Why don't you try and tell use the screen brightness setting, your daily usage, what apps do you still have open, have you closed anything. Give us a screen shot of your usage as well.

    You have over 3,200 posts so you should know how to post for help a whole lot better
  12. rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    Agree, my 6 Plus had better battery life than my 6S Plus. Although not by much. I am fairly consistent as a moderate user and easily get a day. I don't let it run down too far before charging. Probably could go 1.5 days on a charge. I do run the brightness around 80%. A big factor that most users don't mention.
  13. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    That means you were outside in the sun, meaning screen brightness at max. Taking pics means your screen was on, that uses the most power. Sounds like normal results.

    If you suspect it was 3rd party apps, were they at the top of the battery stats page in settings?
  14. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey

    It does not seem to hold a charge as long as my iPhone 6 did, I have been doing the same thing, texting, email, some light app usage and that is about it, also takes a lot longer to change it? I looked at app usage and the most battery consuming thing is the Lock Screen, none of my added apps take that much battery life. I can not get a full day of use out of it and I do not play any games.

    New problem that cropped up is if I hit the home button for Siri, she is silent and if I ask her to text my GF, she says Uh Anthony we have a problem can you try again, she is not reading my contacts to find the GF's number. I have a Genius bar appointment for this tonight...
  15. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    Good points, thought I thought low power mode tones down the usage of things like max brightness. Yes, snapchat used like 65%.
  16. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    Places like Disney world are always going to run down battery faster not just because of more use but because the density of people pinging the nearby cell towers causes the phone to work harder to maintain a decent signal, which will obviously drain the battery. No way around it beyond airplane mode. Same reason the battery seems to die faster at sporting events and concerts.
  17. cableguy84 macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2015
    No problems with my 6s plus 128

    Easily get a whole day from a full charge, sometimes 2 days depending on usage
  18. Ugi macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2016
    This was my usage time with my 6s plus with Samsung chip. I don't think it's a sensational runtime eh ?
    Auto brightness on- also listened to music with display turned off, played maybe a game for some minutes.

    Attached Files:

  19. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey

    Apple said it was a software issue, gave me a diagnostic report then went to AT&T adn they replaced with a new phone. I was not going to have Apple replace only having the phone for 2 days, the Serial Number would not match and I wanted AT&T to swap under their 14 Day policy as they did. Phone deleted some of my data by resetting itself then proceeded to wipe out my watch which the genius's said will happen since the watch is linked to the phone. Now that I have a new phone all setup, and watch restored, I am back in business, just stinks that I lost the stuff I did, but at least I am good to go now.
  20. Ugi macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2016
    Apple exchanged my iPhone 6s several times for display issues. Now I got the 6s plus and get these run times. Is it worse than yours ? Or other 6s plus run times ?
  21. larry39208 macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2012
    Pearl, MS
    I have the 6s Plus 128GB and my battery life is awesome!
  22. GrumpyMom, Mar 30, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016

    GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    My husband has commented in passing that his IPhone 6S Plus does not get as long of a run on a charge as his IPhone 6 Plus did. He actually preferred the performance of his iPhone 6 Plus but says he's had problems with the 6 S Plus. My experience on performance has been the opposite but I also do not get as long on a charge. Maybe an hour less per day. My husband and I both have the Samsung chips. I'm very happy with the stability of my 6S plus, though. It's the most stable iPhone I've had since iPhone 4.
  23. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2015
    My 6s+ doesn't last very long either..Did for the first few weeks (was lasting 2.5-3 days on a single charge). Now It barely makes it over half a day
  24. Cergman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2013
    my tesla
    FWIW, both my launch day 6s+ and my recent replacement (both are Samsung I believe) lasted all day, even getting as much as 8 hours of intensive usage at high brightness. I used to always have to charge my 6 twice a day, but I haven't had to do that with this phone even once. Seriously impressed with the battery life.

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