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Al Rukh

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Thought of starting a thread that shows battery life of older iPhones running the latest iOS. I’m sure there are a few of us who do not upgrade yearly but would like to know how our battery is holding up compared to the rest.

Would appreciate if posters could include their iPhone model, battery capacity, iOS version, brief usage and charging habits on top of a screenshot of the battery usage. I will start the ball rolling!

iPhone 11 Pro Max
iOS 15.0.2
Battery capacity at 90%
Charge to 100% daily from 10pm to 12am before bed

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Battery life on the 11 PM hasn’t been stellar for a long time but it seems acceptable so far. YouTube on this occasion was running for 1.5 hours with internal speakers.
 

MJigolf

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Not a heavy user, but I find the battery capacity good enough for me. Seems that I can get more than 6hrs SOT.
iPhone SE 2020
Battery capacity 92%
iOS 14.8
 

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Tmacc47

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My iPhone 6s battery is trash, even though it's 93% battery capacity. My iPod Touch 6th generation and iPhone 5c do better than the 6s.
 

Al Rukh

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My iPhone 6s battery is trash, even though it's 93% battery capacity. My iPod Touch 6th generation and iPhone 5c do better than the 6s.

Wow the 5C? Amazing. Is it a regular 6S or 6S Plus?
 
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eyoungren

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iPhone 6s+, iOS 14.7 - Launch weekend iPhone, used from September 2015 to May 2019 as a primary phone, still in use as a secondary phone. Original battery.

This phone has survived two summers in Phoenix heat, riding in a car with no A/C and windows that cannot be rolled down. I do believe heat is a factor in battery life. Temperatures in Phoenix during the summer can reach over 120º.

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Next: iPhone 11 Pro Max, iOS 15.0.

This phone was bought in February 2021 and is my primary phone. It BETTER have a good battery.

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Silverariel

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I can confidently say that nobody on this forum will beat my numbers.

  • iPhone 6 Plus. iOS 9.3.5
  • 6 years old on original battery
  • Never charged to 100% (maybe 20 times in 6 years)
  • Never deeply discharged
  • Used every day, all day long for 6 years
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This is incredible. Did they used to make better quality batteries before, or are all iPhone batteries of a higher quality?

My last phone was a 4000 mha android phone that I have also almost never charged to 100% and never let it go to 0. After five years it can now do half of what it used to.

Now I have an iPhone 11 Pro iOS 14.7.1 and it is on 97% battery health.

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Al Rukh

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Hi guys, thanks for sharing the Battery Health of your older iPhones. But I guess most of us would appreciate if you guys could share the battery usage graphs as it’s more useful for interpretation.
 
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reppans

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August ‘19 XR, 14.8, 96% health.

Average 7-8hrs/day as my mobile smartphone and ‘home computer’ - or a 99% ‘only device’. Apollo, Safari, Tapatalk, News are my top apps.

I cycle ~75-25 using a custom optimization (shortcut automation & smartplug), 5W charger, and no noticeable batt degradation. 3 previous iOS devices averaged ~6yrs service life on original batts.

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Al Rukh

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August ‘19 XR, 14.8, 96% health.

Average 7-8hrs/day as my mobile smartphone and ‘home computer’ - or a 99% ‘only device’. Apollo, Safari, Tapatalk, News are my top apps.

I cycle ~75-25 using a custom optimization (shortcut automation & smartplug), 5W charger, and no noticeable batt degradation. 3 previous iOS devices averaged ~6yrs service life on original batts.

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Brilliant numbers! Looks like the battery drain has been consistent for the last two years.
 
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XS Max on iOS 14.4 (Unknown Battery Health), streaming YouTube in Landscape the entire time with video cropped in full screen. Better than my Pixel 3 XL which only got about 8hrs of Youtube streaming, however not as good as my Honor 20 which can stream 7hrs of Youtube and only drop to 50%
 
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tedley

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I have an 8plus.
iOS 14.8
Purchased September 2018
Battery health 80%
920 cycles as of last month
We browsing
Emails
Photo and video. Lots of this.
 

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zorinlynx

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This phone has survived two summers in Phoenix heat, riding in a car with no A/C and windows that cannot be rolled down. I do believe heat is a factor in battery life. Temperatures in Phoenix during the summer can reach over 120º.
Never mind the phone, how the heck do YOU survive that? 120F in a car with rolled up windows and no A/C doesn't sound survivable to me.
 

zorinlynx

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I can confidently say that nobody on this forum will beat my numbers.

  • iPhone 6 Plus. iOS 9.3.5
  • 6 years old on original battery
  • Never charged to 100% (maybe 20 times in 6 years)
  • Never deeply discharged
  • Used every day, all day long for 6 years
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OOoh, I didn't know there was a CoconutBattery app for iOS. What's it actually called in the App Store? I can't find it.
 

eyoungren

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Never mind the phone, how the heck do YOU survive that? 120F in a car with rolled up windows and no A/C doesn't sound survivable to me.
Water, frozen at the start of the trip, drink when necessary. Usually, this was just for the one long trip of the day between work and home. Normally that's 40 minutes, an hour and 15 minutes when there's traffic.

Short trips (10-15 minutes) are fine.

The alternative is forcing all windows down and leaving the car entirely open to thieves and to the elements. The car is 25 years old, but it's a 1997 Honda Accord (my parents bought it new in late 1996) and it's been stolen before (I got it back).

You do reach a period of equilibrium though where between the heat and the water you know your body temp is not going to increase. I do believe I was almost on the verge once though (of expiring).

The pandemic actually was beneficial as I began working from home. There were no trips in that car to work last summer or this summer. I work from home permanently now so that problem is only short term and local anymore.

We have to find a new car though, there are other problems now with that car.

My wife drives the new car (with A/C) by the way.
 
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zorinlynx

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Water, frozen at the start of the trip, drink when necessary. Usually, this was just for the one long trip of the day between work and home. Normally that's 40 minutes, an hour and 15 minutes when there's traffic.

Short trips (10-15 minutes) are fine.

The alternative is forcing all windows down and leaving the car entirely open to thieves and to the elements. The car is 25 years old, but it's a 1997 Honda Accord (my parents bought it new in late 1996) and it's been stolen before (I got it back).

You do reach a period of equilibrium though where between the heat and the water you know your body temp is not going to increase. I do believe I was almost on the verge once though (of expiring).

The pandemic actually was beneficial as I began working from home. There were no trips in that car to work last summer or this summer. I work from home permanently now so that problem is only short term and local anymore.

We have to find a new car though, there are other problems now with that car.

My wife drives the new car (with A/C) by the way.
That sounds like absolute torture and I hope you can get a newer car soon. Even something with functioning windows would be a step up.

Freaking Hondas, man. The engines run forever but everything around it seems to start dying around the 15-20 year mark.
 
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canuckRus

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My iPhone 6s battery is trash, even though it's 93% battery capacity. My iPod Touch 6th generation and iPhone 5c do better than the 6s.
Same situation with my 6s. Sent it in for its 2nd replacement battery last week. For whatever reason they didn't but instead sent me a new 6s (assumed a refurbished). Customer service the best I have ever experienced over the years.
 

canuckRus

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That sounds like absolute torture and I hope you can get a newer car soon. Even something with functioning windows would be a step up.

Freaking Hondas, man. The engines run forever but everything around it seems to start dying around the 15-20 year mark.
WTF?
 
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