1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So I've owned the iPhone 6 plus for about a month or so now and I wanted to share some thoughts and maybe get your feedback.

    The phone I own is a 64gb space gray model. I'm using it in a speck cans she'll grip.

    Overal I think the phone is very good. I enjoy using it and the screen is great. however, there are some concerns i have over this device.

    First of all, I dont know if this is the hardware, ios 8, some broken thing on my phone or what, but this is probaly the buggiest iphone ive owned. Im getting app crashes, safari reloads, stutters, and a number of other things. It dosent happen enough to really be something I can replicate at will, but ill see it throughtout my day. I already took it to apple and they said there wasnt anything wrong with the hardware that they could see, so this has to be software related or something. I wonder if I got a phone with that faulty nand flash storage? I brought that up to the genius bar and they didnt really know what I was talking about.

    secondly, im finding that im bumping the phone more often then my 5S. probaly due to its large size. but its liek when I have it out I can occasionaly bump it against objects that are around me. also, I already accidently dropped a nexus table on the screen when trying to multitask on both. it didnt crack or anything, so i think all is good. this is something only I can control though, but its still annoying.

    Third, I really wish apps would update to support landscape mode better. alot of times the extra screen space isnt used properly.

    also, my phone appears to be bent free, which is good.

    Battery is fantastic though. way better than the moto x I had before this.

    Have you had similar experiences with your 6 plus? how has your experince been?
    Last edited by RavenSword; 02-15-2015 at 10:32 PM.
    02-15-2015 10:20 PM
  2. hatchettjack's Avatar
    Mine runs flawlessly! You could try hooking it to iTunes and reinstall the software as a new device!


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    02-15-2015 11:12 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    I'm not having any app crash issues. I've had some crash on occasion but that's what apps do on occasion.
    The majority of the apps I use are updated. There are a some that are not but its not a issue for me.
    I've bumped my phone a few times but with a case on. For me it's not the size of the phone it's that I don't look before I leap on occasion.
    I haven't experienced any real buggy behavior since the 1st version of iOS 7 on my old 5S.
    All in all my 6 Plus experience has great.


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    02-15-2015 11:26 PM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm not having any app crash issues. I've had some crash on occasion but that's what apps do on occasion.
    The majority of the apps I use are updated. There are a some that are not but its not a issue for me.
    I've bumped my phone a few times but with a case on. For me it's not the size of the phone it's that I don't look before I leap on occasion.
    I haven't experienced any real buggy behavior since the 1st version of iOS 7 on my old 5S.
    All in all my 6 Plus experience has great.


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    The crashes aren't all the time. There Speratic.

    As far as my touch issues, I assume it's something that the touch screen would either work or not. That's what the genius at the Apple Store said anyway.

    It just seems like there's these little speratic hitches and chugs that I didn't see in past versions of iOS or my 5S. I'm not sure if my 5S had these issues or not. It just seems a little less stable over all.

    Again, I don't know if that band flash storage issue thing is a real thing or not. I don't think my phone would have that anyway because it was only a issue with unitary released 6 and 6 plus phones. And I got my phone in January from ATT.
    02-16-2015 12:55 AM
  5. jakdillard's Avatar
    If you go looking for something wrong, you're sure to find something wrong. I would seriously consider doing something about your ocd, since this is an Internet forum and you come off as "nitpicky" I can only imagine your struggle in your normal life. Not trying to be a **** but it's bad man.
    02-16-2015 06:48 AM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    My 6+ runs absolutely flawless. The battery life is truly epic too.
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    02-16-2015 07:45 AM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    My experience has been nothing but fantastic with the 6 Plus. Still using the same one I bought on launch day.
    02-16-2015 11:29 AM
  8. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I've had mine since launch day and absolutely no complaints. Great battery life, beautiful screen, great camera and runs super smooth. I could go on and on but you get the point. I could never get bored with this thing.
    02-16-2015 12:57 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My experience has been nothing but fantastic with the 6 Plus. Still using the same one I bought on launch day.
    Same here. The only issue I've had was in regard to receiving notifications via the Tapatalk app, but after having iTunes install a fresh copy of iOS 8.1.3, all was well.
    02-16-2015 12:58 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    @RavenSword, as already have been stated, try reinstalling iOS. It's quite possible that you have a bad/corrupt installation. It happens. Also, make sure you are using apps that are optimized for the iPhone 6 Plus. As for you bumping into things with the device, none of can "fix" that for you, and it's definitely not the inanimate phone's fault.
    02-16-2015 01:02 PM
  11. RavenSword's Avatar
    @RavenSword, as already have been stated, try reinstalling iOS. It's quite possible that you have a bad/corrupt installation. It happens. Also, make sure you are using apps that are optimized for the iPhone 6 Plus. As for you bumping into things with the device, none of can "fix" that for you, and it's definitely not the inanimate phone's fault.
    How do I reinstall iOS? Is that different than a regular restore?

    Also, I never blamed the phone for me bumping it against stuff. I said that was on me obviously. But I do think the increased size makes it easier to knock it against stuff accidentally
    02-16-2015 02:26 PM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    I have yet to have any device be it mobile or computer or any app or software that is 100% error free. There are bound to be glitches here and there just the nature of the beast.
    As far as the latest Apple OS's Mac and iOS. They are a walk in the park compared to Mac OS 6,7, and 9 and early early 10.
    It was always about turn this off to get something else to work constant trouble shooting.
    Nowadays it basically restart or restore.



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    02-16-2015 02:26 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    How do I reinstall iOS? Is that different than a regular restore?
    Connect your phone to iTunes, hit the "restore iPhone" button, let it download and install the firmware, and when it's done DO NOT restore a backup. Just start off as new.
    02-16-2015 02:31 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    How do I reinstall iOS? Is that different than a regular restore?
    Locate and delete the .ipsw file from your computer, connect your device to your computer, and then restore it via iTunes or do the above in regard to the ipsw file, put the device in DFU mode and then restore it via iTunes (my personal preference).

    Also, I never blamed the phone for me bumping it against stuff. I said that was on me obviously. But I do think the increased size makes it easier to knock it against stuff accidentally
    I understand what you're saying...
    02-16-2015 03:11 PM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    So I restored through iTunes on my computer and so far it seems ok. Not noticing any real lag or anything. Not sure how doing the restore through iTunes is different from doing it through the phone itself, but I'll monitor to see how it holds up. I just did the restore through iTunes restore process, I didn't delete certain files or anything.
    02-16-2015 11:12 PM
  16. iEd's Avatar
    So I restored through iTunes on my computer and so far it seems ok. Not noticing any real lag or anything. Not sure how doing the restore through iTunes is different from doing it through the phone itself, but I'll monitor to see how it holds up. I just did the restore through iTunes restore process, I didn't delete certain files or anything.
    Usually when I get a new iPhone I will restore from a backup just to get up and running quickly. This is what I did when I got my 6 plus.
    But after a few days there were issues with Touch ID that I knew a restore as new would fix. I just dealt with it until I got around to doing it. Once I did the restore as new the problems were solved.
    Whenever I have what seem to be software issue restart or restore as new is my go to solution.


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    02-17-2015 10:34 AM
  17. RavenSword's Avatar
    Usually when I get a new iPhone I will restore from a backup just to get up and running quickly. This is what I did when I got my 6 plus.
    But after a few days there were issues with Touch ID that I knew a restore as new would fix. I just dealt with it until I got around to doing it. Once I did the restore as new the problems were solved.
    Whenever I have what seem to be software issue restart or restore as new is my go to solution.


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    I am still getting safari crashes. But it seems only on certain sites. Also, I'm still seeing weird power button and home button behavior. Whn I press the power or home button to turn the screen on, sometimes it won't work and I have to press again and when I press the power button to turn the screen off there a sorta long delay before it finishes turning the screen off and I hear the screen off lock sound. Also, typing is often frustrating because it keeps autocorrecting the wrong words or adding key types I don't even think I made. But I'm not sure on this.

    Could these be software related?
    02-20-2015 05:31 PM
  18. Terb's Avatar
    Mine has run flawlessly since getting at launch. Sorry to hear about your troubles.


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    02-20-2015 05:40 PM
  19. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I had some issues with my iPhone 6 Plus and they seemed to coincide with the last OS update. But I couldn't understand why my phone because my iPad was fine on the OS and my daughter's iPhone 4S was fine with the latest update. My screen was freezing all the time. And the only way to use the screen again was to wait 2 minutes until it unfroze or hit the power button off then on again. It was driving me crazy that it was happening so frequently throughout the day. I did the restore to factory settings on the phone; that didn't work. I did the restore through iTunes; that didn't work either. I finally took it in to the Apple store and they determined that the screen was faulty and it was just a coincidence that the screen started to misbehave right around the time I updated the phone. Apple replaced my phone with another. It has been a few days and this replacement is awesome. No freezing at all. All of my issues have been resolved. I am so very happy with my iPhone 6 Plus now. Out of all of the smartphones I have ever had, that was only the 2nd time I have had a faulty one. Apple customer service really came to the rescue. No hassles. In and out and now satisfied.


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    02-20-2015 06:23 PM
  20. iEd's Avatar
    I am still getting safari crashes. But it seems only on certain sites. Also, I'm still seeing weird power button and home button behavior. Whn I press the power or home button to turn the screen on, sometimes it won't work and I have to press again and when I press the power button to turn the screen off there a sorta long delay before it finishes turning the screen off and I hear the screen off lock sound. Also, typing is often frustrating because it keeps autocorrecting the wrong words or adding key types I don't even think I made. But I'm not sure on this.

    Could these be software related?
    I don't know what to tell you.
    If you feel there is a delay in waking the phone up using both power and home buttons that would lean me more towards software than hardware because both buttons going down or failing is just unlikely in my opinion.




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    02-20-2015 06:28 PM
  21. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I really think the OP shouldn't own a smartphone at all. My lord, he will never ever just enjoy using a device.
    02-20-2015 07:33 PM
  22. RavenSword's Avatar
    I really think the OP shouldn't own a smartphone at all. My lord, he will never ever just enjoy using a device.
    Yes, because I'm totally making up safari crashes, lag, and my phone not turning on properly, right? Nope, all in my head /s.

    Anyway, I scheduled another Apple store appointment and I'm just gonna explain the situation to them. Maybe they'll switch it out or something, I don't know.
    02-20-2015 10:41 PM
  23. RavenSword's Avatar
    I had some issues with my iPhone 6 Plus and they seemed to coincide with the last OS update. But I couldn't understand why my phone because my iPad was fine on the OS and my daughter's iPhone 4S was fine with the latest update. My screen was freezing all the time. And the only way to use the screen again was to wait 2 minutes until it unfroze or hit the power button off then on again. It was driving me crazy that it was happening so frequently throughout the day. I did the restore to factory settings on the phone; that didn't work. I did the restore through iTunes; that didn't work either. I finally took it in to the Apple store and they determined that the screen was faulty and it was just a coincidence that the screen started to misbehave right around the time I updated the phone. Apple replaced my phone with another. It has been a few days and this replacement is awesome. No freezing at all. All of my issues have been resolved. I am so very happy with my iPhone 6 Plus now. Out of all of the smartphones I have ever had, that was only the 2nd time I have had a faulty one. Apple customer service really came to the rescue. No hassles. In and out and now satisfied.


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    It's just the phone doesn't seems as smooth as my 5S, which is weird and I don't think normal.
    02-20-2015 10:42 PM
  24. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Yes, because I'm totally making up safari crashes, lag, and my phone not turning on properly, right? Nope, all in my head /s.
    No. I just think you're overstating and sensationalizing it based on your history.
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    02-21-2015 12:39 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It's just the phone doesn't seems as smooth as my 5S, which is weird and I don't think normal.
    You don't "think" it's normal? lol!

    It's not normal at all! By any stretch of the word "normal". Your phone is having problems that 99.9999% of the users on this website aren't having. You have a defective device...and the reason you're getting the responses you are is because YOU of all people ended up with a defective iPhone...it just seems hilariously odd that you would be the one to end up with such a situation given your history of posts on this website.

    At any rate, hope you get your phone issue squared away...this is an incredible phone that runs circles around my old 5S.
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    02-21-2015 12:48 AM
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