traded my ip6s for a ip6s+, battery seems to be worse

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edit: I should make it clear that I have now exchanged my phone, however, it's still having massive battery draining issues. I am posting my most recent battery stats in the latest replies. If it matters, my iPhone (and the first non-exchanged 6SPlus) are both a Samsung A9 chip.

Using T-Mobile's Jump on demand program, I decided to switch over to a plus variant as I don't plan to upgrade to the 7 unless Apple really wows me (rumors point that the alleged 7s or so claimed "8" will be much more of a reason to upgrade).

anyways, with that in mind I wanted to get the most of this phone and something with stellar battery life. With my iPhone 6S, I was getting close to 5 hours screen on time (full brightness, apps, streaming, etc)...however, with my iPhone 6S+ I seem to be getting a much worse battery life. My battery drains, super quick. I'm not sure if an application is doing that, too.

It's a real shame, because a bunch of the Screen on Time battery results with the 6S+ look very impressive, however, mine seems to drain and be garbage.
 
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How long have you had it? I'd give it a week or so to see how it performs. The battery reading might just be off and might fix itself over time.

Maybe use it until it actually dies and see how the numbers look?
 

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Try discharging the batt below 20%, then give it a full charge to 100% with the charger that came with the iPhone.

Tests on the relative differences between the S and S+ are shown below.

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See if you got one with a Samsung cpu or the tsmc one. That may make a little difference.
 

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How long have you had it? I'd give it a week or so to see how it performs. The battery reading might just be off and might fix itself over time.

Maybe use it until it actually dies and see how the numbers look?
About a week, now. I go from 100 to 0 percent, and then charge it to 100 percent ready to go in the morning.

Try discharging the batt below 20%, then give it a full charge to 100% with the charger that came with the iPhone.

Tests on the relative differences between the S and S+ are shown below.

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Already done this. Still massive draining battery and overall worse performance than the 6S I had.

See if you got one with a Samsung cpu or the tsmc one. That may make a little difference.
I wasn't sure if this was worth mentioning. On my 6S, I had TSMC. On my 6S+ I have Samsung. Still, because the battery is much larger and based off of forum posts and battery stats, I assumed I would get roughly what most get on here. Six or Seven hours or SOT, versus the rough 5 hours I get on my 6S+.
 
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About a week, now. I go from 100 to 0 percent, and then charge it to 100 percent ready to go in the morning.



Already done this. Still massive draining battery and overall worse performance than the 6S I had.
Try a restore and set up as new iPhone. If this doesn't work then bring it in for an exchange since you are still within your 14 days or whatever.
 

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About a week, now. I go from 100 to 0 percent, and then charge it to 100 percent ready to go in the morning.



Already done this. Still massive draining battery and overall worse performance than the 6S I had.



I wasn't sure if this was worth mentioning. On my 6S, I had TSMC. On my 6S+ I have Samsung. Still, because the battery is much larger and based off of forum posts and battery stats, I assumed I would get roughly what most get on here. Six or Seven hours or SOT, versus the rough 5 hours I get on my 6S+.
Reset all settings or perhaps even restore as new and see how it behaves?
 

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Factory reset, and then backup from iCloud, right? No way I am missing out on the apps, photos, and others I have.
[doublepost=1462309872][/doublepost]It's worth mentioning that at 67 percent, I have used 1 hour and 55 minutes. Watched like, two YouTube videos (short 5 minute vids) and was on the phone for roughly ten minutes, rest was browsing safari. What gives?
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Bumping your own reply from minutes ago?

In any case, what shows up under battery usage as to what is using up the battery?

As far as resetting settings or restoring as new, it's just to try it out and see, you can always restore from a backup you have so that you aren't losing anything after you try it all out to see if it makes a difference (basically to see if it's something about the device or more about the data/services you have, which might be within your backup).
 
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these are my image stats. seems very abnormal, especially coming off of my 6s.
 

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these are my image stats. seems very abnormal, especially coming off of my 6s.
The abnormal relating to the usage and standby stats, or some specific app stats? You should also tap the clock icon at the top on the right to get the on screen and background times to appear for each app in the usage list.

That said, it could be something else in the background that is doing something, like some part of iCloud that is doing some sync or something else of that nature. Which is why ultimately trying to reset all settings or restoring as new often becomes the way to troubleshoot something like this if other options haven't really worked out so far.
 

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There you go.

Battery life on this phone just seems so poor compared to the results most folks get on here. I swear I was getting better battery life on my 6S (5 hours couple of minutes) compared to this 6S+ (Roughly five hours or same time). It's especially weird when this phone has a much better battery. Both were used at 100% screen brightness.
 

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You need to exchange it. I have a Samsung 6s plus and roughly get 8-10hrs usage. Definitely not normal to get any less than that.

You could also try setting up as new. I've noticed that iphones and ipads have much less issues when you set it up as new.
 
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You need to exchange it. I have a Samsung 6s plus and roughly get 8-10hrs usage. Definitely not normal to get any less than that.

You could also try setting up as new. I've noticed that iphones and ipads have much less issues when you set it up as new.
Just set it up as new. Going to try. If it fails, I am going to go to the apple store for sure. Do you know how much it should cost me? Or do I have to go through T-Mobile since I bought it there?
 

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I agree on exchanging it, I easily get 10-15 hours of usage every day and that's with Bluetooth on all day for my Apple Watch, and jaybird headphones.

I took a screen shot right now with my battery at 45% left, I have 7 hours+ of usage
 

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Augh, I'm so PO'd. Thanks for the help guys.

Should I go to the Applestore and exchange it? I have proof of purchase from my sales receipt where I bought it (T-Mobile). Or, should I go to T-Mobile?
 

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Went and exchanged it at T-Mobile. Cost me nothing, brand new iPhone. Set up iPhone *backup*, charging to 100% and going to drain to 0% and see battery results. Hopefully much better.
 

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Keep in mind that battery drain is significantly higher the first few days as you play around with the phone more, exploring, messing with settings, etc.... Also the phone is running setup stuff in the background like indexing
 

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Thank you. I'll keep that in mind.

I'm charging it to 100% then taking it off the charger. Will post stats here. I already factory reset it as soon as I left the T-Mobile (lady in the t-mobile set it up...why...). Instead of backing up from iCloud, should I honestly just set it up as a new iPhone and only restore the actual apps I really use? Or should backing up from my iCloud be ok?

Just want an honest answer if its going to make a difference.
 

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Thank you. I'll keep that in mind.

I'm charging it to 100% then taking it off the charger. Will post stats here. I already factory reset it as soon as I left the T-Mobile (lady in the t-mobile set it up...why...). Instead of backing up from iCloud, should I honestly just set it up as a new iPhone and only restore the actual apps I really use? Or should backing up from my iCloud be ok?

Just want an honest answer if its going to make a difference.
Set it up as new first to rule out any issues with your backup.
 

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Set it up as new first to rule out any issues with your backup.
Will do as soon as it gets to the full charge. I'll set it up as a new iPhone, then only download the core apps I use. It probably didn't help that my backup from my 6S is also my backup from my old 5S.
 

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Will do as soon as it gets to the full charge. I'll set it up as a new iPhone, then only download the core apps I use. It probably didn't help that my backup from my 6S is also my backup from my old 5S.
Please let us know if the new phone fixed the problem. Will be good reference.
 

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Please let us know if the new phone fixed the problem. Will be good reference.
Well...my battery has drained 10 percent in fourty minutes of just browsing light safari and watching one minute YouTube video. Set up as a new iPhone. Samsung chip. I don't think I'm going to get the acclaimed "8 hours SOT/Usage"...*sigh*

I seriously hope this is really just the battery doing "cycles" or whatever people are spouting the first weeks battery should be.

I only upgraded from the 6s to the 6splus for a much better battery. So far, it's performing like garbage.
 

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Well...my battery has drained 9 percent in fourty minutes of just browsing light safari and watching one minute YouTube video. Set up as a new iPhone. Samsung chip. I don't think I'm going to get the acclaimed "8 hours SOT/Usage"...*sigh*

I seriously hope this is really just the battery doing "cycles" or whatever people are spouting the first weeks battery should be.

I only upgraded from the 6s to the 6splus for a much better battery. So far, it's performing like garbage.
9 percent for 40 minutes of Internet browsing isn't really unusual, although maybe somewhat less so for a Plus, but can largely depend on the signal strength at that time. That said, this is all only in the first cycle or so of a new phone, so not that much to really go by just yet.
 

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Down to 87% two minutes after that post. All I did was use Safari. Wtf. Should I disable iCloud backup to my photo stream on Mac? Wondering if that's eating a lot of resources??

Is there a good app to estimate what's eating my battery so badly?

Edit: 9 minutes after this post was made, dropped down to 83%. This definitely isn't normal. Especially coming off of my normal sized 6S.
 
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