Rapid iPhone 6s Plus Battery Drain

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rdunlap, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. rdunlap macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2013
    So I just got a iPhone 6s Plus the other day upgrading from a 6 Plus. I'm hoping I didn't make the wrong decision. The battery life is horrendous on this phone. I can actually see the battery percentage dropping rapidly as I'm using it. Apple did some tests through the chat and didn't find anything wrong with the battery but I know something is wrong. Was wondering if anyone else is experiencing rapid battery drain on the 6s Plus? After a little reading I guess this is a pretty common issue with this phone. Can't seem to really find the issue that's causing it though.

    I have AppleCare+ on it so I'm going to bring it in tonight and see what they have to say. I actually took screen shots of the battery percentage dropping and the time being the same on the phone with 4% less battery. Hoping I can get this resolved!
  2. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
  3. rdunlap thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2013
    The phone is used and it's on 10.0.2
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I had a new unit when buying 6s Plus. That unit would go hot even browsing the web. I immediately asked Apple Store staff to replace a new one and now I am pretty happy with it.
    Perhaps you can try but you say yours is used...
  5. rdunlap thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2013
    I ended up going to the Apple Store tonight and they ended up replacing the unit. I'm going to do a restore from backup now and see how that goes.
  6. rdunlap thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2013
    Just restored this one last night and the battery is still draining down a lot quicker than it should. I think I may have to restore and start from scratch :-/
  7. imorton macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2010
    I may be wrong, but when you restore, doesn't spotlight have to do a whole bunch of indexing of the phone itself which may take a few hours to a day or so.

    All of that spotlight indexing would definitely be a big battery drain

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