Iphone6s battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tessbe, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Tessbe macrumors newbie

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    I have had my iphone6s for 4 months. I was amazed at first as to the battery life. But now it's already at 40% only 2.5 hours into the day. Of which I have probably used the phone for half the time and only e-mail and web. I don't think my use is different. I did leave it plugged in for 2 weeks while I was out of the country and it seems since then I have noticed the difference. Any advice on how I can check the battery condition or anything to do with my phone? Of course I have restarted it and closed apps.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    If you have a Mac, download Coconut battery. You can plug in your device and it tells you the health. But I wouldn't have let the phone sit plugged in unused for 2 weeks. If you health is still good. Maybe try a restore.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    It should not have hurt it but next time just turn your phone off when out of the country for weeks. All your texts and voice mails will be there when you turn it back on.

    I would use you phone a few more days before you decide for sure something is wrong.
     
  4. Tessbe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx for response! I didn't know leaving it plugged in would be a problem. Unfortunately I don't have a Mac. Is only other way to go to the store? I bought this phone with no contract, is there no warranty on it without applecare?
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    I have been using it for 3 weeks and noticing something wrong. Now Im at 29%
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    If you are willing to pay, there are some apps in the app store that show battery health. Battery Doc or CoConut Battery. Im sure there are free ones, but I don't know of them by name.

    Its not that its 'bad' to leave it plugged in for a couple of weeks, but its not 'good' either.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Like the other said I do not think it hurt your battery, just not good for it.

    Have you installed any new software before this started happening. Anything different with your phone? Have you rebooted it lately?
     
  7. Tessbe thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If it is draining that fats you need to have someone take a look at it. Do you live near an Apple Store?
     
  9. Tessbe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    20 min away. If it's bad they won't cover 4 month old phone right? buy new battery? $100 minimum Im guessing?
     
  10. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    If it's bad of course they will cover it. You have a 1 yr warranty.
     
  11. MephistoZap macrumors newbie

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    Google how to check iPhone battery cycle Windows. There are free programs to check it for you.
     
  12. Sjwhite26 macrumors newbie

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    I had something similar recently, great life to being absolutely awful.

    What fixed it for me was to use the phone until it switched off and then charge to 100%.

    I found it took me forever to do this and at even 2% could take 20 mins of 4K video trying to kill the thing.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Sounds like some sort of run away process that's sucking the life out of the phone. I agree, that having apple look at may be the best. They'll access the dianostic logs and they may see what's causing this.

    Other then that, maybe wipe the phone and set it up as a new phone again and see if that fixes it, then start restoring your apps one at a time to see if you can isolate the cause.
     
  14. ColdnFrosty macrumors newbie

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    Just out of curiosity, do you have Escort Radar's Escort Live app installed?

     
  15. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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  16. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    You do realize apple will replace any iPhone if the battery does not last at atleast 80% of what it is suppose to, right?
     

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