iPhone 7(+) iPhone 7 Plus Battery Life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JerTheGeek, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Hello all.
    I got my iPhone 7 Plus on Friday. I love it, huge upgrade from my 6.
    Anyway, I was curious to see the battery life of other iPhone 7 Plus users. I know it's only been two full days, but looking to get some input on this. Currently I'm at 23% and have 5hr43min of usage with 11hr7min of standby. I've been doing a lot of different stuff with it, including shooting a minute or so of 4K video to test it out, and using it for a short period of time (couple minutes or so) at full brightness while taking pictures outdoors.
    On average, is this about normal for a Plus? This is my first Plus model so I'm just wondering. Coming from an iTunes backup of my 6 which did not do too well in battery, was always low by the end of day, would this affect battery at all? Or is it nothing to be concerned about? Appreciate any input, also post what your 7 Plus battery is like.
     
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    This was the only picture I took of my battery life, I believe this was on Saturday afternoon. Overall, I am quite happy with my 7 Plus battery life. Coming from the 6s Plus, I did not expect much better, but my battery health on my 6s Plus was apparently 82%, and my phone would only last for about 8 hours of usage time, 12-13 hours standby. So, with the 7 Plus I am seeing much better results. Also my phone was set up as new, I always set new iPhones up as new.
     

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  4. WindowsTraitor macrumors regular

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    So far less than my 6s plus. But I just got the phone todya and have been using it all day!
     
  5. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    I don't feel comfortable answering this question yet because I've been on my phone for the last three days since I got it.

    However coming from the 4.7" size battery life was one of the reasons I bought the Plus. Apparently I will never be able to go an entire day with an iPhone.
     
  6. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Seems like I got around 6.5-7 hours of usage when I reached 11%. I'm sure this can be better, will see tomorrow.
     
  7. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    Mine is absolutely terrible. Earlier today my usage was 2hrs 17min, 5hrs 2min standby and I was at 33%

    I contacted Apple support (no Genius Bar appointments near me until late Tuesday) they had me do some stuff. After a full charge I got. 55min usage. 3hrs standby at 67% battery.

    I'm definitely not happy. I just did an erase all content and settings and restored from a backup. If this doesn't work I'll make an appointment, or reset to factory settings and set up as new... who knows.
     
  8. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Its hard to gauge battery life the first few days of new phone ownership, get to the 2nd week then look at your battery.
     
  9. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Currently at 51% battery with 4hrs51min of usage, 10hr37min standby. Much better then yesterday for sure!
     
  10. urkel, Sep 19, 2016
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    urkel macrumors 68030

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    Don't worry, Its just Photos.app

    Photos.app automatically categorizes your entire photo library in the background to populate the Memories, Faces and searchable Keywords. And since Apple has a hard stance on privacy then this is all done individually on every device so even if you already did this on your iPad, its doing it again. So just wait a few days before worrying about battery drain.
     
  11. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    I had horrible first day battery life but yesterday though today it was amazing. 11 hours usage and 22 hours standby. I did reset network settings after the first day.
     
  12. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    Mine was worse today. 2hrs 20min usage, 9hrs 56min standby. 22% battery.

    I have all background update stuff off. Apple ran 2 diagnostic tests, yesterday and today, and they both said my iPhone is fine... hahaha.

    I have a Genius Bar appointment tomorrow. Hopefully they'll swap my phone out.
     
  13. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Do you think restoring from backups affects battery life at all?
     
  14. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    It never has for me before. Today Apple support had me set up as a new iPhone. That SUCKS! Haha they want me to watch it for 24 hours and see if anything changes. So I got my basic apps and that's all for now.
     
  15. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    It's a hard thing to quantify; one of the only ways you can really judge battery life is by comparing the real-world day-to-day usage of your new phone with your old one. Aside from screen brightness, another metric you'll want to keep an eye on when considering battery life is cell reception; that and the screen are two of the biggest and most common factors for depleting battery life.

    Bottom line: don't worry about your battery life, and don't try to judge it during the "burn in" phase.
     
  16. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It is a pain for sure. I like to avoid doing it and just restoring from an iTunes backup.
     
  17. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    So far it hasn't helped. I charged my battery to 33% and in only a few minutes it's down to 27%.
     
  18. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yikes, I guess if an iPhone is having battery issues, it's more related to the actual iPhone and not the backup I'd expect.
     
  19. scottlu13 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I'm having issues with my 7 Plus.
    It chews though battery while in standby, like 7-10% per hour.
    Restored from backup when i got the phone, then it died overnight
    Called apple - set up as new - same issue
    Went into apple - set up as new - currently on 17% after 2hr12min usage / 5hr 13min standby
     
  20. ninjaiphone macrumors newbie

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    My current battery life at 22%. Charged at 100 on Saturday I believe around 2p and I got the phone on Friday at 1pm at 77%
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  21. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, sounds like mine.

    I just did a restore iPhone from iTunes. Hopefully I just had a glitch in the firmware... haha. I doubt it will fix anything, but I'll try before my Genius Bar appointment tomorrow.
     
  22. karmamule macrumors 6502a

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    My 7+ battery life on the first day was surprisingly good. Even with typical restore/configure/install tasks and lots of heavy usage, after approx. 6.5 hours of usage time I still had about 24% battery left. On subsequent days when I was using it normally the battery has been lasting the entire day with lots of room to spare.

    I usually like to re-install from scratch, if for no other reason than I've accumulated lots of apps I no longer use and it's a good way to make sure only the apps I really care about and use on a frequent basis get installed. Also, less chance of some app in the background being a bit too aggressive on its usage of location services or other resources.
     
  23. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    Reset network settings!
     
  24. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    I did that Saturday. I kept getting no service on my phone. So I reset the settings and took out my SIM card. That fixed the no service problems. Got the phone Friday. Didn't help. : (
     
  25. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    Was just about to post the same thing. I'm using the black battery case with my matte black 7 and I love it. It's still pretty thin and the weight makes it feel premium. Like a luxurious brick lol.
     

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