Rapid iPhone 6s Plus Battery Drain

rdunlap

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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!
 

Shirasaki

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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...
 

rdunlap

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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.
 
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rdunlap

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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 :-/
 

imorton

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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 :-/
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