iPhone 6s Plus bad battery life

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  1. Brad_solo macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I am posting here in hopes of figuring out my battery life issues with my iPhone 6s Plus. I have had the phone for about 3-4 weeks. It was set up as a new iPhone as I just switched from a nexus 5.

    I keep my brightness around 30-40%. Bluetooth is always off. Wifi is off as soon as I leave home. Nearly all of my apps have background data turned off.

    I have tried resetting the phone, and draining the battery completely and recharging.

    Yesterday I got 1hr 43min use and I was at 20%.
     
  2. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    Why not post a screenshot of the battery part of settings? That's what it's there for anyways..
     
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    To discharge that fast the phone would likely be quite warm.
     
  4. Brad_solo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here's a screenshot for you guys. The phone never really feels hot to me but I rarely take it out of the case
     

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  5. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Nothing stands out there. I'd take it back and see what they say, because that's appalling battery life.
     
  6. Brad_solo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I was excited to see the amazing battery life everyone raves about with the plus models but was disappointed when I found that the phone is about to die at the end of the day. My old nexus 5 would consistently get 4 hours of screen on time with background data enabled for most of my main apps.
     
  7. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    I get 10 hours of 'screen on time' with my 6S+ using it heavily.
     
  8. HEK macrumors 68040

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    Definately take it in to Apple and have them check it. Every once in awhile people get bad batteries. Should get about 9-11 hours. I do daily.
     
  9. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    Yeah defo take it back to Apple, this is mine currently with 21% remaining.
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  10. KiraYamato macrumors regular

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    What? Brightness settings? What do you mean by heavy use?

    On an off day with nothing to do and too lazy to open the laptop I got about 7 or max 8 hours real screen on time (total of around 10 hours of usage time and 18 hours standby) contineously browsing (24 tabs open in safari, a few open on chrome), half the time streaming videos from websites with anime etc (about two to three hours of it), half an hour of hearthstone and some camera use plus whatsapp. Brightness occasionally at 40 or 50 percent but by and large on 25 or so.

    Bluetooth and most app refresh off. Mostly wifi.

    Am I beneath average battery life wise?
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Is that a 6s Plus?
     
  12. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    Yeah sure is.
     
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  14. Brad_solo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just throwing it out there, mine has the Samsung chip.
     
  15. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Bad battery or an app or process that's running the cpu down in the background.
     
  16. duction macrumors 6502a

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    im on full brightness, usage: 4 hours 15 mins standby:10 hours 33 mins with 69% batt
     
  17. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty amazing - I rarely get above 7 hours screen time, ~60% brightness, very good wifi or 4G signal. Overall I'm slightly disappointed by battery life of the 6S+, seems a bit worse than 6+ when it was new
     
  18. HEK macrumors 68040

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    No one even respond to this
     
  19. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    I have brightness mainly around 30%, background app refresh off, no animated wallpapers, reduce motion on, location services off for everything (including all system services) except those apps which I want to have access, bluetooth off and WiFi on 100% of the time even if I'm out'n'about.
    Samsung chip.
     
  20. HEK, Nov 18, 2015
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    Here is best trial so far. Screen on entire time 20% max. Wi-Fi AirPort Extreme running 400Mbps with cable internet running 125 Mbps. When I slept a few hours kept movie running. Using AT&T Wi-Fi phone, so cellular shut off. This is about the absolute best I can see from 6s+. I found so much variation based on radios used and signal strength. Even same locations a day later can show wide variation depending on wall thickness, radio blind spots, etc. if your phone is cranked up, one day vs another day, to try and connect WI-Fi, cellular, GPS, then it's really hard to make comparisons with anyone else, let alone yourself. That's what I liked about recent consumer reports test. They had phones connected to in house cell and wifi towers so they could regulate radio strength and keep them the same. Also set screen to same brightness not by the slide dial alone, but with feedback from light detector so screens were putting out same amount of light.

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  21. HEK macrumors 68040

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    Here is my try to maximize standby this mode I still got close to 11 hrs, with 105 hours standby. Again Wi-Fi at home. Some 3 to 4 hours of this was downloading Apple Music.


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  22. KiraYamato macrumors regular

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    I'd hazard a guess that my phone would get max 12 hours under those circumstances, maybe 13 depending on what you actually did in those screen on times on safari and nbc app. Depends on the amount of actual browsing and consistency of activity.
     
  23. SimonNyg macrumors newbie

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    There is a lot of chargers app, in App Store that can help. :)
     
  24. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    I'm on 8 hours usage and 25 hours standby with 32% left

    Looking at your screenshot nothing is using your battery so it has to be a faulty unit
     
  25. convergent macrumors 68030

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    Clearly there is something wrong with your phone, so I'd take it in for repair/replace. I leave everything on.. WiFi, Bluetooth. Use it with an Apple Watch so Bluetooth is busy. I often use GPS for hours. I heavily use my 6S Plus and don't do anything to conserve battery... not even closing apps... and I almost always have 40-50% battery left when I plug it in at the end of a long day. About the lowest I've ever gone was 25% when I was traveling and using the GPS a lot more. Yours is clearly broken. I don't think you could make my battery go down that fast if you tried.
     

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