From the start I noticed the battery was draining by the minute, but it kept getting worse from last week to this week. I never got more than 6 hours of usage from it, ever. This is how the typical day looked; [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] It sort of has bothered me every time I used my phone. My iPad mini with Retina is excellent with battery life, I can do that same thing on my iPad as on my iPhone, and the iPhone will drain almost twice as much at times. Today, it hit the last straw. Not even exaggerating or anything, it was seriously going down a percent a minute, just from texting a couple friends, one with iMessage, one with SMS. My brightness was only at 30%, and I had stripped down on all battery draining settings. The phone was *hot* to the touch, almost hurting if you put it to your cheek. I also tested a few days ago whether something was keeping the phone from sleeping properly, and I think that may be the case. I let the phone sit in sleep mode for 10 minutes, and I timed it. When the timer finished, I immediately checked the usage times, it went up 6 minutes and I never used the phone or got a notification. Push email was off, I am pretty sure. If not, I turned it off after and it was no help to my battery life. I am keeping my iPhone at pretty much factory settings, other than signing into iCloud for contacts/iMessage etc, and iTunes/App Store. Also changed my text tones, and some other preferences but that's beside the point. Just really eager to see whether this has helped my battery or not... Anybody have any tips for me? I have never had to get a replacement device from Apple before, as I never have had any issues. This time I am seriously convinced that my battery is defective. It is just absolutely ridiculous, especially seeing how others are getting 9+ hours of usage on their iPhone 6's in other threads on this forum. Anyway, my nearest Apple Store is 2 hours away as well.