so why might my iPhone 6 battery life be bad?

iPhone7ate9

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I woke up at 3:30 today and took the phone off the charger and have been using it frequently since but basically Safari browsing text messaging and a few games for like 5 minutes each. Now it's 7:40 and it's down to 35%. It's my second day everything is done downloading etc.
 

Thrifty1

macrumors regular
Nov 21, 2009
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Battery tips

I do the following to maximize battery life:

- Background App Refresh: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 4 apps with this on.

- Location Services: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 12 apps as "Always" or "While Using".

- Notifications: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 16 apps with notifications. I turn off all diagnostics (Product Improvement) in the System Services.

- Reduce Motion: I turn this on. It eliminates the moving image effect on the home screen.

- I close apps when not using.

- Display brightness when I am inside is set at about 30% -- more than bright enough for me to see the screen.

- Personal Hotspot off until I need it.

- Mail set to fetch hourly (manual even better, but hourly works well for me).

Other settings:
- WiFi is always on.

- Bluetooth is aways on as I am in / out of my car during the day.
 

mnsportsgeek

macrumors 68030
Feb 24, 2009
2,562
2,528
Battery tips



I do the following to maximize battery life:



- Background App Refresh: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 4 apps with this on.



- Location Services: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 12 apps as "Always" or "While Using".



- Notifications: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 16 apps with notifications. I turn off all diagnostics (Product Improvement) in the System Services.



- Reduce Motion: I turn this on. It eliminates the moving image effect on the home screen.



- I close apps when not using.



- Display brightness when I am inside is set at about 30% -- more than bright enough for me to see the screen.



- Personal Hotspot off until I need it.



- Mail set to fetch hourly (manual even better, but hourly works well for me).



Other settings:

- WiFi is always on.



- Bluetooth is aways on as I am in / out of my car during the day.

I am struggling in determining if I want to maximize battery life or use every feature on the phone.

I have probably gone back and forth several times in my head. Right now I have just turned on pretty much everything and will see how the battery is affected. If I'm not satisfied with battery performance, I'll start to mess with the settings.

Something about turning off features on my brand new phone makes me mad.
 

Oridus

macrumors 65816
Oct 8, 2012
1,050
987
Battery tips



I do the following to maximize battery life:



- Background App Refresh: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 4 apps with this on.



- Location Services: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 12 apps as "Always" or "While Using".



- Notifications: I keep the list as short as possible. Currently have 16 apps with notifications. I turn off all diagnostics (Product Improvement) in the System Services.



- Reduce Motion: I turn this on. It eliminates the moving image effect on the home screen.



- I close apps when not using.



- Display brightness when I am inside is set at about 30% -- more than bright enough for me to see the screen.



- Personal Hotspot off until I need it.



- Mail set to fetch hourly (manual even better, but hourly works well for me).



Other settings:

- WiFi is always on.



- Bluetooth is aways on as I am in / out of my car during the day.

Mostly everything on this list is fine except "closing" apps does nothing for you.

Otherwise, with "similar" settings and practices, this is where I stand for today's usage:

 
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