Need help with my i6 battery.

Leejaymes

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Oct 1, 2014
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Hey guys,

I have been using my 16GB iPhone 6 for almost 2 weeks now and I'm facing extremely terrible battery life.
Tried all the battery saving tips alr, such as turning off background app refresh, set up as new, etc.

Can anybody help?

 

ZEEN0j

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Sep 29, 2014
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Playing games usually drains the battery. Have you let your phone die and then charged it up to 100%?
 

Leejaymes

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Oct 1, 2014
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Playing games usually drains the battery. Have you let your phone die and then charged it up to 100%?
Yeap, I did! This is in fact my 2nd week with the phone alr!
I expected a drain, but not 22% in an hour. And throughout that hour, it wasn't all on gaming. It was maybe 30mins gaming and the other 30mins surfing the web/using whatsapp.

My battery offers me about 5 hours of usage at best.
 

Coupz

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Try a hard reset. So push and hold sleep and home button until you see the apple logo again.
 

Atomic Walrus

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It's the game. Many games use way, waaaaaay (aaaaaaay) more CPU and GPU power than normal operation. You'd see this same thing with a modern power-efficient laptop like the Haswell MBA which can get 12 hours of normal operation, but may only last ~70 minutes playing Minecraft.

While battery life estimates continue to increase there have been no advances in battery tech in a long time. This means that those battery life improvements are coming from optimization. When you use software that actually pushes the CPU/GPU constantly you run into the same limitation as in the past, which is that the battery contains relatively little energy.

Also don't let people convince you to put excess strain on your battery in the name of "calibration." Apple no longer recommends anything like that, and deep discharge isn't particularly good for batteries.
 
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Leejaymes

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Oct 1, 2014
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Thanks guys for the responses! They're much appreciated. Will try going a day without the game and see how it goes.

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It's the game. Many games use way, waaaaaay (aaaaaaay) more CPU and GPU power than normal operation. You'd see this same thing with a modern power-efficient laptop like the Haswell MBA which can get 12 hours of normal operation, but may only last ~70 minutes playing Minecraft.

While battery life estimates continue to increase there have been no advances in battery tech in a long time. This means that those battery life improvements are coming from optimization. When you use software that actually pushes the CPU/GPU constantly you run into the same limitation as in the past, which is that the battery contains relatively little energy.

Also don't let people convince you to put excess strain on your battery in the name of "calibration." Apple no longer recommends anything like that, and deep discharge isn't particularly good for batteries.

Hmm, how do you recommend we charge the batteries then?
 
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