iPhone 7(+) Trade in 7plus w/Battery issues for XR?

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  1. memorygirl macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I’ve been troubleshooting my 7 plus for weeks now with Apple chat and at the Genius Bar. In short, for the past month the battery drops to 35% after 5 hours off the charger. Same use model, and battery health shows 96%.

    We’ve reinstalled the software, updated it, deleted and reinstalled Facebook, which shows the greatest battery use, checked for hardware damage, and nothing.

    So, at this point do I move to the XR? Or is there a solution I missed. Of course it’s paid off now...
     
  2. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    I traded in my 7+ for an Xr last week. My 7+ was working fine, though. No issues at all. We haven’t heard from the trade-in company yet (we also traded my wife’s jet black 7 in) but I anticipate no snags. I’d do it if I were you. IMO, Touch ID is faster than Face ID, but things are moving forward…

    It’s early but the Xr camera seems great. I’ll miss the zoom lens but an upgrade is coming.
     
  3. memorygirl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your input. Can you explain the zoom lens comment?
     
  4. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    The 7+ has 2 lenses, a wide angle and zoom. I used the zoom frequently. The Xr has only 1 lens. It’s rumored to have the zoom lens in the fall.
     
  5. dazz87 macrumors 65816

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    Before trading it in made sure you are okay with the XR low resolution screen. Ive seen it in person and the texts to me is blurray YMMV. Remember you're iphone 7 plus (2016) has a HD 1080p screen vs. 820p (2018). Some are fine with the screen while others are not.
     
  6. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    The screen doesn’t look blurry to me at all, but I’m still getting used to the aspect ratio; the screen seems so tall.
     
  7. WingsAndBeer macrumors newbie

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    Screen-on time is important here, which isn't stated. Facebook is a battery hog from what I've read. If you are on Facebook all the time, it will definitely go down to 35% in 5 hours.

    That being said, XR is the current battery king in Apple's world. I'd personally try to get by until September when/if an XR2 or the like releases.
     
  8. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

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    I find the extra screen real estate (tallness) to be of no use to me, I don’t even read the top inch of screen and tend to keep focussed on the centre part and scroll for the rest. However the extra width of the Max is absolutely necessary as I hate cramped keyboards and smaller text. (I know about dynamic fonts but they don’t work in Safari so I use zoomed screen instead.)
     
  9. memorygirl thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you saying if I Swipe and close after looking at Facebook it might help?
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    Do you think I’ll still get something decent for trading in the 7 plus in the fall when the new phones are out? Right now it’s $270
     
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Fabebook is definitely a battery hog IMO. I typically force close everytime I'm finished with FB.
     

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