1. mach1man's Avatar
    Ok so is this normal for battery life, I was using pandora for 4 hours over wifi and bluetoothing to a speaker, phone went from 100% to 20%. There was very limited usage on anything else.
    12-17-2015 11:36 AM
  2. jfree3000's Avatar
    Did you get better battery life using some other phone? 4 hours streaming to a device seems legit, I can't say for sure because I have never done that.
    12-17-2015 02:42 PM
  3. NoleScream's Avatar
    Seems plausible. You're running two radios at the same time thanks to the bluetooth.

    I streamed video yesterday over LTE for about 90 minutes and lost 20-25% battery in the process, so your mileage seems okay to me.
    12-17-2015 03:10 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    On what device did this occur?
    12-17-2015 03:19 PM
  5. Robert90221's Avatar
    I didn't know you can use wifi to stream and Bluetooth at the same time always heard its one or the other
    12-17-2015 05:51 PM
  6. knotsure's Avatar
    Listening to pandora on a Bluetooth speaker should not drain your battery that fast. Maybe if you were also using the phone "actual screen on time" and have a weak wifi signal, I could see it draining that fast. I am referring to an iPhone 6s or plus, If it is an older iPhone than maybe the battery is dying.
    12-18-2015 12:04 AM
  7. mach1man's Avatar
    No my phone is the 6s Plus and its only 2 months old, I'm going to re-try and test again. It may be that I have a weak signal from WiFi bc when I would turn on the lockscreen it would say slow connection buffering.. Damn junk work WiFi LOL
    12-18-2015 08:06 AM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Streaming for 4 straight hours on what seems to not be that great a Wifi signal all while losing 80% battery seems pretty reasonable.
    12-18-2015 01:56 PM
  9. coldRooster's Avatar
    I didn't know you can use wifi to stream and Bluetooth at the same time always heard its one or the other
    Yes Sir. They are completely separate. Wifi/Data let your phone talk to the internet and Bluetooth lets your phone talk to other devices. I.e. Speakers, tvs, etc
    12-18-2015 01:59 PM
  10. relaxzone's Avatar
    etc ??
    12-19-2015 05:08 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Sounds like you need a stronger wifi signal. Most likely has nothing to do with the phone. Try rebooting your modem/router.
    But 4 hours of continuous streaming can do that.
    12-19-2015 07:31 AM
  12. knotsure's Avatar
    No it doesn't seem reasonable at all. 4 hours of Pandora, are you kidding me? I go all day streaming Pandora on my 6s. It routinely outlasted whatever Bluetooth speaker I had hooked up to it.
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    12-19-2015 10:41 AM
  13. knotsure's Avatar
    Streaming for 4 straight hours on what seems to not be that great a Wifi signal all while losing 80% battery seems pretty reasonable.
    Message above was meant for this comment.
    12-19-2015 10:42 AM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    No it doesn't seem reasonable at all. 4 hours of Pandora, are you kidding me? I go all day streaming Pandora on my 6s. It routinely outlasted whatever Bluetooth speaker I had hooked up to it.
    OP indicated a bad WiFi signal so that leads me to believe the phone is using more battery power for the struggling WiFi radio.
    12-19-2015 01:29 PM
  15. knotsure's Avatar
    OP indicated a bad WiFi signal so that leads me to believe the phone is using more battery power for the struggling WiFi radio.
    That is true, however the I rocked the iphone6 plus for a year before my 6s now, and even when I had poor LTE coverage I could stream Pandora or other radio apps for 6-8 hours before I went that low on battery. I am just saying I think you should take your 6s plus into apple and have them check it out. Seems to me like something is not right.
    12-20-2015 10:42 AM
  16. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I've never had my battery die that fast while using Pandora & BT. If I'm streaming all day & using a BT headset while at my desk, I get at least 7hrs usage.
    12-20-2015 11:01 AM
  17. yacoby54's Avatar
    Sounds more like some other app was running in the background as well. I stream Pandora for 6+ hours every day at work and I never get below 40% on my 6s. Now if I have some other app refreshing in the background or using my location then my battery goes down very quickly.
    12-22-2015 01:02 PM
  18. mach1man's Avatar
    Ok so since this post I have redone this, and I'm making it a day using pandora and Bluetooth.. Yesterday I went from 9am-7pm streaming bluetooth on my works wifi, I also used the phone for text messages, social media and games. Went from 100 to 50... didn't hit 20% till 11pm that night. All I did was turn my phone off and on again, guess I had a rogue app running in the background
    comiken205 likes this.
    12-24-2015 08:13 AM

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