Is my SE battery worn out already?

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  1. ACG12 macrumors 6502

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    It dropped 11% in 25 minutes. I also ran the battery life app and its 5% worn.
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    I've had the phone for 2 months.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Battery life is highly dependent on usage.

    My suggestion? Turn the percentage indicator off and just enjoy using your phone. Plug it in when you can and run it off if the battery when you need to.
     
  3. Sunny1990 macrumors 68000

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    Turn off your battery percentage and enjoy using your phone instead putting yourself in unwanted trouble
     
  4. nikabobriht Suspended

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    You can go to the Apple Store and have your battery tested.
     
  5. Willo34 macrumors regular

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  6. ACG12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will try that next. I'm at 77% after an hour and twenty mins.

    I remember when this phone would get 1 hour per every 10% drained not too long ago.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    My SE is going strong, so something may be draining it.

    Do you have strong LTE coverage? I found when I'm not in LTE range, my battery will drain as the phone looks for a LTE tower.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Also what do you have on your SE? Some apps are known battery hogs. 77% after an hour and 20 minutes is excessive i think. Got to be something eating the battery of it may be defective
     
  9. Danoc macrumors 6502

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    Sometimes a bug is somewhere in the system and you can't do anything but restart.

    Yesterday my smart battery case was hot and wasn't charging while plugged. First time happening. I rebooted the iPhone (and the smart battery case on it) and it worked like day one. Go figure...
     
  10. ACG12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't, one bar and it's connected to ATT Wi-Fi calling
     
  11. gim macrumors 6502

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    One bar LTE reception can really stress the battery if you actually use the cellular data, it shouldn't be that bad when you are on wifi.

    Go to settings > battery and look what's draining your battery.
    If the bad signal is one of the reasons, it shows up as a separate entry there.
     
  12. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    Try to do a full cycle charge.It may help the battery life
     
  13. BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    What are you using to test the battery life %? I found most apps are fairly inaccurate. coconutBattery was the most accurate for me. Also, the % life always goes up for me when it hit 100% charge - so I only read battery life % when it's at 100% and not charging anymore.

    Usually, your Settings --> Battery can tell you what is eating your battery life. If it doesn't, hold the Home + Power to do a hard reset.
     
  14. ACG12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did a hard reset and it seems to be back to normal. 1 hour and 4 mins of usage and it's only down to 91%.
     
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    BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    Definitely recommend turning off battery % -- a battery OCD freak like myself, it really helps with enjoyment of the phone :)
     
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    Haven't had that since ios 8.
     
  18. CSpackler macrumors regular

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    Things that chew up battery the most is a weak signal and location services.

    Also these li-ion batteries are only rated for ~200 charges before they become noticeably poor. So after about half that (100) you'll start to notice reduction in capacity--generally about a year.
     
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    When worried about the rate that your battery is draining the first thing you should do is go to the battery in settings and see what is using the most power. No one can tell you if your battery is draining too fast without having some idea what your phone is actually doing.
     
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