1. moloes's Avatar
    Since receiving my iphone 6 plus last Friday and restoring from my iphone 5 back up. I have noticed that the percentage goes down normal for a while 1% at a time and then it will drop 2%. I've notice it do that 4 or 5 times a day when I'm using it. it will state 61%, check a minute later and it's 59%.

    Would you recommend a fresh install not from back up?
    Amit Manglani likes this.
    09-26-2014 06:43 PM
  2. Designed4Him's Avatar
    I would say restore as new
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    09-26-2014 06:46 PM
  3. BlazingGold's Avatar
    Moloes, same thing here! Drops by 2s usually. I also restored from my iPhone 5 backup
    09-26-2014 07:42 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Since receiving my iphone 6 plus last Friday and restoring from my iphone 5 back up. I have noticed that the percentage goes down normal for a while 1% at a time and then it will drop 2%. I've notice it do that 4 or 5 times a day when I'm using it. it will state 61%, check a minute later and it's 59%.

    Would you recommend a fresh install not from back up?
    I am a big fan of setting a device up as new, especially on a new device, so yes, give it a try and see if things improve.
    09-26-2014 08:59 PM
  5. Designed4Him's Avatar
    I guess I'm a little different because I don't care about standby and usage because I use my phone very heavy so as long as it gets me through the day then I'm happy
    Sekelani Zwambila and mumfoau like this.
    09-26-2014 09:31 PM
  6. TheFirm's Avatar
    I've never noticed this but I keep my battery percentage off so I'm not constantly checking it,been doing this on my devices for about a year, keeps me from charging before I need to and worrying about how much percentage gets lost by my activity.


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    09-26-2014 09:55 PM
  7. moloes's Avatar
    Moloes, same thing here! Drops by 2s usually. I also restored from my iPhone 5 backup
    Are you going to live with it or restore as new?
    09-27-2014 06:59 AM
  8. BlazingGold's Avatar
    Are you going to live with it or restore as new?
    I have a ton of photos stored in icloud that I really want to keep, along with the contacts and everything else. I hate using iTunes, so I guess I'm out of luck lol. I'd really like to just restore it as a new phone. Not sure if it's placebo, but I really think that it gives the phone a fresh, zippier feel with less issues. Some of the issues im having, I'm waiting to see if future iOS updates fix them. If not, I'll have to just go for it and set it up as new
    09-27-2014 08:00 AM
  9. moloes's Avatar
    I have a ton of photos stored in icloud that I really want to keep, along with the contacts and everything else. I hate using iTunes, so I guess I'm out of luck lol. I'd really like to just restore it as a new phone. Not sure if it's placebo, but I really think that it gives the phone a fresh, zippier feel with less issues. Some of the issues im having, I'm waiting to see if future iOS updates fix them. If not, I'll have to just go for it and set it up as new
    Contacts and calendar info etc carry over with your Apple ID, it's everything else you lose that's the problem. I will back up my pictures to my google drive and do a back up to iCloud. Restore as new and if it still continues to drop randomly 2% occasionally I will restore my back up and wait to see if a fix comes out with iOS.
    09-27-2014 09:36 AM
  10. BlazingGold's Avatar
    Contacts and calendar info etc carry over with your Apple ID, it's everything else you lose that's the problem. I will back up my pictures to my google drive and do a back up to iCloud. Restore as new and if it still continues to drop randomly 2% occasionally I will restore my back up and wait to see if a fix comes out with iOS.
    Good idea. I will look into google drive. Main issue for me is that I don't have a fully functioning computer and use primarily my iPhone (which is why going for the 6 plus was a no brainier) and iPad. Over the next couple days I think I will try what you're doing
    09-27-2014 10:51 AM
  11. moloes's Avatar
    Good idea. I will look into google drive. Main issue for me is that I don't have a fully functioning computer and use primarily my iPhone (which is why going for the 6 plus was a no brainier) and iPad. Over the next couple days I think I will try what you're doing
    I will restore as new tomorrow and report back my findings.
    09-27-2014 11:37 AM
  12. BlazingGold's Avatar
    Actually I have another question, since most of you are much more knowledgeable than I am lol. Basically what I want is to have my thousands of photos stored on my phone and my icloud available to edit/print/upload to a comp whenever I want. Ideally, I would like to delete them from the phone whenever I want so that I don't use up all of my 64gb with old photos. I want them stored in the cloud, but don't want to have to keep them all on my phone to do so. With icloud backup and cloud backup in general, it is dependent on my backing up to iCloud consistently and would have to keep all of these photos on my phone and then would not be available to print from a computer unless I stick with that updated, current iCloud backup. I guess the best solution for me would be to buy a device such as "mycloud" that stores to a hard drive as well as the cloud ?
    09-27-2014 11:44 AM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Actually I have another question, since most of you are much more knowledgeable than I am lol. Basically what I want is to have my thousands of photos stored on my phone and my icloud available to edit/print/upload to a comp whenever I want. Ideally, I would like to delete them from the phone whenever I want so that I don't use up all of my 64gb with old photos. I want them stored in the cloud, but don't want to have to keep them all on my phone to do so. With icloud backup and cloud backup in general, it is dependent on my backing up to iCloud consistently and would have to keep all of these photos on my phone and then would not be available to print from a computer unless I stick with that updated, current iCloud backup. I guess the best solution for me would be to buy a device such as "mycloud" that stores to a hard drive as well as the cloud ?
    It sounds like any of the cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, OneDrive or Google Drive would work. They all offer varying levels of free storage. And I believe the iOS apps for each of these can be set to automatically upload to the cloud so when you delete them from the Photos app, they will still be safe in the cloud. And each of those services has a Windows and Mac counterpart that will automatically download anything you add to the cloud to your computer's hard dive.
    Apple's iCloud Photo Library is another choice once it's out of beta and the Mac and Windows parts orbit are released. It will give you the option of keeping the originals on the phone and the cloud or keeping smaller versions of the photo optimized for the phone while the cloud will have the full size original. You can turn in the ups portion of this but the Mac and Windows sides aren't out yet.
    09-27-2014 12:25 PM
  14. moloes's Avatar
    Actually I have another question, since most of you are much more knowledgeable than I am lol. Basically what I want is to have my thousands of photos stored on my phone and my icloud available to edit/print/upload to a comp whenever I want. Ideally, I would like to delete them from the phone whenever I want so that I don't use up all of my 64gb with old photos. I want them stored in the cloud, but don't want to have to keep them all on my phone to do so. With icloud backup and cloud backup in general, it is dependent on my backing up to iCloud consistently and would have to keep all of these photos on my phone and then would not be available to print from a computer unless I stick with that updated, current iCloud backup. I guess the best solution for me would be to buy a device such as "mycloud" that stores to a hard drive as well as the cloud ?
    There are a few online clous storage offerings. Some only come with small amount of storage for free. I would use Google Drive to upload all my pictures to and access them on your computer. You can download them to your computer from the Google Drive website. You get 25gb storage for free with Google Drive but you might to pay for more storage. Might as well try it for free and if it suits your needs then pay for more storage. Hope this answers your question.
    09-27-2014 12:46 PM
  15. BlazingGold's Avatar
    Ah sounds good, thank you Karen and moloes I just downloaded the Google drive app. I have another 2 questions !

    1.) Is there a way to do a complete backup of all my images, then delete them from my phone to save the space, but then backup again to Google drive/icloud and have it KEEP the photos from the full photo backup and also do a backup of the new photos on my phone ? My fear is always that If I do a backup of my device, then delete the photos, then do another backup, it will keep the "revised version" of the backup, which would be without the original tons of photos

    2.) When using Google Drive, is there a way to do a complete backup of my camera roll without clicking each individual one ? (I didn't see an option to backup everything)
    09-27-2014 02:44 PM
  16. Hiri89's Avatar
    i went to the apple store the other day to restore it as new.

    its working perfectly now! no buggy at all!! so id recommend you to do the same. the guy said that setting it up with a backup it would make the phone buggy sometimes.
    09-27-2014 03:18 PM
  17. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    This happened to me too when I was at 81% it went to 79%. But only once. Next time it was at 81% and it was normal.

    I believe the battery MaH does fluctuate. I noticed this too on my MBP, since using coconut battery app, I see it go up and down (the full charge capacity that is). So I would assume that is the case with the iPhone battery as well.
    09-27-2014 03:38 PM
  18. moloes's Avatar
    I'm going to backup to iCloud and restore as new. Give it a few days and if all is well, jobs a gudden. If not I will restore my back up and blame iOS.
    09-27-2014 05:17 PM
  19. moloes's Avatar
    I've restored as new and while draining battery down to below 10% it dropped 2% 3 times. This doesn't look promising.
    09-27-2014 08:10 PM
  20. njshoregurlz's Avatar
    I'm getting excellent battery time but didn't restore just started as new and everything was on cloud
    09-28-2014 05:42 AM
  21. moloes's Avatar
    Since my restore as new it dropped 2% from 61% to 59% missing out 60%. It does linger for longer on 61% before it drops. I do hope this is an iOS issue. I know it's only minor but still annoying. Please could anyone running iOS 8 keep me updated if they are also experiencing this. Especially when it gets to 61% and see if it drops 2% in one hit as this is where it always seems to happen. Thanks.

    Edit. Also it jumps up in 2% increments when charging from 59% to 61%. Why only certain percentages I'm not sure it's strange.
    Last edited by moloes; 09-28-2014 at 07:04 PM.
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    09-28-2014 04:00 PM
  22. jeanval's Avatar
    I have the exact same issue!

    It also "skips" 60% and jumps from 61% to 59% or from 59% to 61% when charging.

    Also, it jumped once from 45% to 42%.

    This would be strange if it was a hardware issue, no? At the beginning I believed it but if you have the exact same problem, it should be a software bug.
    Moreover, I have an iPhone 6 (set up as new iPhone).
    09-30-2014 03:23 PM
  23. moloes's Avatar
    I have the exact same issue!

    It also "skips" 60% and jumps from 61% to 59% or from 59% to 61% when charging.

    Also, it jumped once from 45% to 42%.

    This would be strange if it was a hardware issue, no? At the beginning I believed it but if you have the exact same problem, it should be a software bug.
    Moreover, I have an iPhone 6 (set up as new iPhone).
    I've restored as new but it's still happening. It happens more under 50%. 26% drops down to 24% etc. hangs for ages on 19%. Although the percentages are erratic and only on certain percentages, I am still getting a decent battery life, it's just a annoying glitch that I believe is iOS 8 bug. There must be other people noticing this too. I might just turn the percentage off until it's fixed.
    09-30-2014 03:48 PM
  24. jeanval's Avatar
    I called Apple to describe my problem before I saw your post. They did a diagnostic and they didn't found any problem with my battery.

    I guess we'll have to wait.
    09-30-2014 04:02 PM
  25. moloes's Avatar
    I called Apple to describe my problem before I saw your post. They did a diagnostic and they didn't found any problem with my battery.

    I guess we'll have to wait.
    They didn't suggest a Genius Bar visit or that it could be hardware?

    If not I guess that's good to know its most likely iOS 8.
    09-30-2014 04:51 PM
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