iPhone 7 plus battery is pitiful.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elimagic3, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. elimagic3 Suspended

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    Seriously. I get MAYBE 5 hours of use out of it before it's dead. Anyone else with this issue? My phone also gets pretty warm.
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    If the phone gets pretty warm, then that suggests that there is a lot of work being done in the background. Do you have background app refresh enabled for many apps? I have kept background app refresh and location services off for third-party apps and I have been getting great battery life from my iPhones for years.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Five Hours? No issues here and I use my iPhone moderately. Check your battery statistics and see what is contributing to the issue.
     
  4. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone 7 plus battery isn't pitiful. Your iPhone 7 plus battery is pitiful. The title was misleading. I thought there was a know issue about this and confirmed by Apple with a thread title like that.
     
  5. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe provide some more details. What is eating that much battery from the battery setting. Did you restore from backup or new?

    And there is already a few of these threads.
     
  6. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    The other day I got 8 hours usage and 31 hours standby with 4% left so I think it depends on what you're using it for. That was with some reddit, facebook, Tweetbot, etc.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Battery life is highly dependent on usage. 5 hours is completely normal in some scenarios. Without knowing what is going on in the background, nobody can help you.
     
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I'm happy with mine so far. And this is on my first charge. Usually gets much better as time goes on.

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  9. AhemThisGuy macrumors member

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    Maybe you need to check what apps are running in the background and set permissions.
     
  10. 8692574 Suspended

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    I think part of the problem is iOS 10....apparently it uses more battery than iOS 9
     
  11. Mre15 macrumors newbie

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    If its 5 hours of Pokemon Go it sounds about right. :)
     
  12. ajones92 macrumors member

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    Dude I get a solid 2 days easy of moderate usage. Sounds like you got a bum unit or you have something in the background eating up your battery.
     
  13. Stella Martin macrumors member

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    My friend has an iPhone 7 plus here and maybe she's lucky enough that she has not experience any issues with her phone so far including the battery. I suggest that you have it checked at the Apple store soon.
     
  14. fabytmHD macrumors regular

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    While it may not be a universal problem, it's definitely a widespread one!

    Here's my battery life, after restoring this phone and set up as new, disabling most of the things that can be disabled without making this a dumbphone(Background app refresh, Push mail, Hey Siri), used it sparingly throughout the day to send texts, stream some Soundcloud over WiFi and browse the web and I could not get more than this out of my 7+ battery!

    This is nowhere near the at least 10 hours of usage I was expecting when I spent 900 Euros(~1000$) on this phone. My 2 year old 6 Plus lasted longer, which is a shame!
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  15. GalaDaliGirl macrumors regular

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  16. fabytmHD macrumors regular

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    So you're saying I should remove the lightning port as well? :eek:
     
  17. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    One source of a little extra drain this year is playing audio out of the dual speakers.
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you have a faulty unit as my phone lasts me from 6am till 11pm at night when working through the day. I imagine it will last me a lot longer when I don’t use it as much at home where I will more often than not use my ipad pro.
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    I havn’t found this issue. In the gym I don’t use many % at all. Better than my 6s plus for some reason.
     
  19. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Try using the speakers for over an hour and look at your usage statistics. It will be a larger proportion than the 6s plus not than likely. And I'm not talking about using the speakers at less than 100% volume.
     

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