1. finn5975's Avatar
    I'm stumped. Battery Troubleshooting.-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1429833512.995103.jpg

    Folks, I'm stumped. I'm test driving the 6 Plus and as you can see, I unplugged around 14 hours ago this morning. However, I didn't use the phone today. Yet it's showing almost 5 hours of use.

    All apps are closed in the background, email is set to fetch, settings are optimized for battery savings and again, I didn't use it.

    If it is a rogue app, would it show up in the usage % section? Any other ideas? Thanks.
    04-23-2015 08:04 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    We're you taking or watching a lot of home videos? It's odd that your photos app is the top battery offender with the subtext of audio under it.
    04-23-2015 08:40 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Mine lists the same thing but it's for Facebook (and says Audio underneath it). Weird...is it monitoring the videos I watch on Facebook vs. just normal Facebook usage? If so, I don't recall watching significant amounts of them, so I wonder why it specifies such...
    04-23-2015 08:46 PM
  4. Smort's Avatar
    If the photos app is at the top, it could be syncing pics to iCloud in the background.
    04-23-2015 09:33 PM
  5. finn5975's Avatar
    We're you taking or watching a lot of home videos? It's odd that your photos app is the top battery offender with the subtext of audio under it.
    Last night when I was setting everything up, I was watching some videos that I loaded into the photos app. That is what is so deceiving about the % stats, it shows usage percentages for the last 24 hours as opposed to usage since your last full charge. I never touched it after I took it off of the charger early this morning, and the percentages shown were there at that time.

    Sean, I have yet to really notice mine say audio beneath Facebook but now I will pay more attention.
    04-23-2015 09:37 PM
  6. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    If the photos app is at the top, it could be syncing pics to iCloud in the background.
    But... "audio" that's curious.
    04-23-2015 09:37 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    04-23-2015 09:40 PM
  8. robbrick's Avatar
    This is off-topic, but Sean, how is Sim City? I have it but have yet to play it on my iPhone for fear it'll be too tedious to play on an iPhone.


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    04-23-2015 11:23 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This is off-topic, but Sean, how is Sim City? I have it but have yet to play it on my iPhone for fear it'll be too tedious to play on an iPhone.


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    It is NOT what you would expect if you're a SimCity fan of the past (which I am). This is honestly more of a maintenance style game (like FarmVille I would guess even though I never played that game). You do have a lot of strategy to the placement of things (as you do in normal SimCity), but it eventually becomes either a game you have to spend a lot of ACTUAL money on to progress through, or one you don't mind investing for the long and slow grind.

    I kind of like it because I've made a point of not buying ANY upgrades or in game DLC's to better my city, but there are literally days where I can only do like 2 things for a few minutes and have no in game money or things I can do, so I just have to let it run.

    I like it pretty well, but it's nothing like the SimCity I love on my mac. There's no real "building" to it like there is in the actual SimCity...designing stuff is not relevant aside from how you do your roads in a square grid, lol.
    04-24-2015 12:19 AM
  10. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I wonder if after a week of use, and battery cycles, if the statistics will balance out, and thus show 'correctly'...
    04-24-2015 07:50 AM
  11. mark5019's Avatar
    i looked at my usage no audio under facebook or anything else
    04-24-2015 09:14 AM
  12. finn5975's Avatar
    I wonder if after a week of use, and battery cycles, if the statistics will balance out, and thus show 'correctly'...
    I'm going to look again tonight because at that point none of the original items should be there based on the previous 24 hours of usage.
    04-24-2015 09:19 AM
  13. robbrick's Avatar
    It is NOT what you would expect if you're a SimCity fan of the past (which I am). This is honestly more of a maintenance style game (like FarmVille I would guess even though I never played that game). You do have a lot of strategy to the placement of things (as you do in normal SimCity), but it eventually becomes either a game you have to spend a lot of ACTUAL money on to progress through, or one you don't mind investing for the long and slow grind.

    I kind of like it because I've made a point of not buying ANY upgrades or in game DLC's to better my city, but there are literally days where I can only do like 2 things for a few minutes and have no in game money or things I can do, so I just have to let it run.

    I like it pretty well, but it's nothing like the SimCity I love on my mac. There's no real "building" to it like there is in the actual SimCity...designing stuff is not relevant aside from how you do your roads in a square grid, lol.
    Thanks for the mini-review. I loved the old SimCity games on my PCs and Macs. I don't have a computer nowadays so I wanted to play on the iPhone. It's a shame they didn't just port over the original game. I also wouldn't purchase IAPs. Not my gaming style. I'll give it a whirl though.


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    04-24-2015 09:19 AM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If the photos app is at the top, it could be syncing pics to iCloud in the background.
    This is probably what it is.

    Do you have a lot of videos on iCloud Photo Library? I'm assuming you use it. Even if the app is closed it syncs.
    04-24-2015 11:20 AM
  15. finn5975's Avatar
    This is probably what it is.

    Do you have a lot of videos on iCloud Photo Library? I'm assuming you use it. Even if the app is closed it syncs.
    I do have a lot of videos in my photos app, but they are in folders that were created on my computer desktop and synced back to the photos app through iTunes. So am not certain they would sync to iCloud (my assumption was that iCloud syncs and backs up items left in your camera roll and folders created within the photos app only). I think the only reason it was shown at the top is due to the percentages going back 24 hours vs back to the last time you unplugged after reaching full charge. Prior to unplugging at full charge, I had restored my phone and spent a lot of time in the photos app watching concert videos stored withhin.
    04-24-2015 11:27 AM
  16. robbrick's Avatar
    I do have a lot of videos in my photos app, but they are in folders that were created on my computer desktop and synced back to the photos app through iTunes. So am not certain they would sync to iCloud (my assumption was that iCloud syncs and backs up items left in your camera roll and folders created within the photos app only). I think the only reason it was shown at the top is due to the percentages going back 24 hours vs back to the last time you unplugged after reaching full charge. Prior to unplugging at full charge, I had restored my phone and spent a lot of time in the photos app watching concert videos stored withhin.
    If you have iCloud photos turned on in settings, then it syncs your photos and videos to/with the cloud.


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    04-24-2015 12:47 PM
  17. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...how is the battery activity now?
    04-25-2015 09:21 AM
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    I'm guessing the Facebook videos are the auto play videos that you can turn off in your Facebook settings. It's those you see running on your newsfeed without any action on your part. They are, indeed, a battery killer.


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    04-25-2015 10:47 AM
  19. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I'm going to look again tonight because at that point none of the original items should be there based on the previous 24 hours of usage.
    Hey finn. I thought you had the iPhone 6? Change back to the 6plus?


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    04-26-2015 07:26 AM
  20. finn5975's Avatar
    Hey finn. I thought you had the iPhone 6? Change back to the 6plus?


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    Hey, I did/do have the 6 Sek. I decided to give the 6 Plus a try again to see if my thoughts would change this time around.
    04-26-2015 05:32 PM
  21. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Hey, I did/do have the 6 Sek. I decided to give the 6 Plus a try again to see if my thoughts would change this time around.
    That's great man. Have a final verdict on which iPhone suits you best?


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    04-26-2015 05:44 PM
  22. finn5975's Avatar
    That's great man. Have a final verdict on which iPhone suits you best?


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    For now...the 6. It stinks knowing that I'm foregoing features like 1080p and OIS, but I love the overall size of the 6. But this fall could change that It will depend for me if the 6 Plus gets even more love from Apple. One thing is for sure, I think both are great in their own ways.
    04-27-2015 06:46 AM

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