1. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Yes a good strong wifi signal will really help your battery life.


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    09-30-2015 04:46 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    On my 6S, I average about 5-6hrs of use & 30+ of standby. I'll have to post a screenshot once my battery gets low.


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    09-30-2015 05:39 PM
  3. EricandSuebee's Avatar
    I have 0 problems with battery issues, I take mine off the charger at 6:15-6:30am and it doesn't go back onto the charger until 11:15-11:30pm at night and I usually have 67-60% left, like everyone's said its all about management.
    09-30-2015 06:25 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    i restored as new yesterday and my battery life is wayyyy better now.

    it sucks to basically start over but well worth it IMO
    10-01-2015 09:34 AM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    I don't work with computers and as I said I don't have any outlets near me. As far as battery packs goes it's just one more thing to charge and hold on my pockets which is my wallet, keys, Bluetooth earphones and my phone already. I bring one to school but it takes forever to charge being a 13,000 mah battery pack


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    You're obviously not interested in coming up with a solution so why are you even here? Have fun complaining. Complaining won't fix your iPhone battery issues.
    10-01-2015 09:47 AM
  6. Caleb Stultz's Avatar
    I am disappointed to hear about the battery life... Thought it would be better.
    10-01-2015 09:59 AM
  7. Closingracer's Avatar
    You're obviously not interested in coming up with a solution so why are you even here? Have fun complaining. Complaining won't fix your iPhone battery issues.
    What battery issues? There's a reason why I avoided buying the 4.7 inch device because the battery sucks in it


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    10-01-2015 10:01 AM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    I am disappointed to hear about the battery life... Thought it would be better.
    Disappointed that a chronic complainer has issues? He's one out of about 10-15 posters in this thread who has an issue. The rest of us either have no issue or have learned to actively manage our battery usage.

    Nothing to really be disappointed about. Nothing here to see...
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    10-01-2015 11:24 AM
  9. arcurlyq's Avatar
    Are you using the low power-mode feature at all? I use that when I'm away from a place to charge for a significant amount of time and find that it significantly prolongs battery life without affecting performance noticeably.
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    10-01-2015 11:32 AM
  10. Quis89's Avatar
    NYC subways have zero outlets and my job doesn't have outlets. Plus my commute to school is around 2 hours one way and depending on when you get to school there is no outlets. I also hang out with friends after work so I won't be home until 2-3 AM so yes I am out between 9 AM and even later around 2-3 AM


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    So you want your phone to last from 9 am to 2 to 3 am without any sort of a charge during the day? And you don't want a battery pack? Honestly this isn't the phone for you. You should definitely consider the 6s Plus. And I'm not even positive that will give you what you want. You're going to need to give in and get a battery pack. Your situation requires it. It's no longer an issue with the phone. It's simply the user at that point.
    10-01-2015 12:37 PM
  11. David Malka's Avatar
    I love reading these threads.
    The way I see it..Battery on your iPhone is like cash in your pocket. The more you spend it the less you will have.

    There are so many variables and settings that can affect the battery. Having the phone 1-2 days and complaining is a bit too soon. If you restore from an iCloud backup then all the settings should be the same and you should give it 3-4 days for everything to settle and index on your phone. If you set it up as a new iPhone then you need to go through all the settings and make sure you turn off the ones that you don't need.

    You have to customize your phone with what you need and don't need. The same way you spend your money on things you need and not on what you don't....well not always lol.

    Point is don't worry about the battery. Instead take the time to tweak the phone and then give it a few days to see how it averages out.

    I went with the 6s Plus...not because the battery on the 6s is not good but because I prefer having more juice and a bigger screen. That being said if the 6s was the only option out there, then I would make it work, same way I did with all the previous iPhones I've had.

    Enjoy your new ssssss'ss
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    10-01-2015 12:40 PM
  12. SnapThrow's Avatar
    i restored as new yesterday and my battery life is wayyyy better now.

    it sucks to basically start over but well worth it IMO
    Agreed, but can't (or I guess more accurate "not willing") to do that anymore because I have the Watch and I would loose all my activity data since its data is hooked into the iPhones data/backup files.
    10-01-2015 08:39 PM
  13. SnapThrow's Avatar
    So I decided to use my 6s Plus today without topping off the battery at all. I received this iPhone launch day the 25th and restored an iCloud backup from my 6+ (I would have set up as new but I have the Apple Watch and I didn't want to lose my activity data.) I am a heavy user -- GPS, emails and texts, some phone calls, podcasts and music, etc constantly. It came off the charger at 6am this morning straight into an hour jog with GPS tracking. At 5:35pm I hit 20% battery and the low power mode offer. Not too bad, but I would definitely need to top off the battery at some point to make it into the evening with actually using the iPhone.

    A little over 9 hours of usage in just under 12 hours.

    Love the 6s,,,,HATE THE BATTERY LIFE !!!!!!,,,,, any fixes ??????-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1443747165.761150.jpg

    Love the 6s,,,,HATE THE BATTERY LIFE !!!!!!,,,,, any fixes ??????-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1443747181.622355.jpg
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    10-01-2015 08:55 PM
  14. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    So somebody should spend $100 to get decent battery life? And make the phone even bigger?


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    6-7 hrs of usage is solid battery life jmo...


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    10-01-2015 09:07 PM
  15. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    The 6s+ gets much better battery life than the 6s and that's why I went big this year. I had the 6 last year and I couldn't come close to making it through a day. That being said, having 50% battery at the end of the day as you state is EXCELLENT battery life IMO...
    He said it was a very light day. That's a pretty important context clue, and it was mentioned specifically because he knows what would happen if he had used the phone heavily (or was forced to use it heavily for some reason).

    I actually think something to do with the iOS 9 update is the culprit, though. My iPhone 6+ was below 50% Monday and usually when I have the same amount of travel and usage I am around 70% when I get back home. This facade of 1 hour more of use is just not shining through. I'll have to go through my settings to see what they've added and what I need to disable.

    It's a bit shady to advertise 1 hour more of battery life, if you have added and default enabled features that cut your battery life down by 2-3 hours, IMO.
    10-01-2015 10:05 PM
  16. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I love reading these threads.
    The way I see it..Battery on your iPhone is like cash in your pocket. The more you spend it the less you will have.

    There are so many variables and settings that can affect the battery. Having the phone 1-2 days and complaining is a bit too soon. If you restore from an iCloud backup then all the settings should be the same and you should give it 3-4 days for everything to settle and index on your phone. If you set it up as a new iPhone then you need to go through all the settings and make sure you turn off the ones that you don't need.

    You have to customize your phone with what you need and don't need. The same way you spend your money on things you need and not on what you don't....well not always lol.

    Point is don't worry about the battery. Instead take the time to tweak the phone and then give it a few days to see how it averages out.

    I went with the 6s Plus...not because the battery on the 6s is not good but because I prefer having more juice and a bigger screen. That being said if the 6s was the only option out there, then I would make it work, same way I did with all the previous iPhones I've had.

    Enjoy your new ssssss'ss
    Not me. When I got the iPhone 5S I took it back 4 days later for a Note 3 because the battery life was absolutely horrid by comparison. It was worse than my Galaxy S3. Those batteries are just too small. iOS has amazing standby times, similar to those Classic BBOS devices, but under load the battery was just not good. Android has worse standby times, but I found the phones to perform well for moderate-heavy use since your phone wasn't depending on the standby times to get through the day - also the batteries were much bigger than Apple devices... If the iPhone 6 was the only choice, I'd have gotten a Note 4 instead of the 6 Plus - without hesitation.

    I wouldn't have touched it, because I would have known what I was getting myself into.

    A lot of what you said is kind of obvious. Battery life works like that on all devices. The difference is that other devices give you a lot more money (i.e. Battery Capacity) to spend than an iPhone does, and unless they are over speccing something like the screen it's going to outperform that battery.

    Also, I don't recommend people use a manual brightness setting on iPhones because Apple has pretty good auto-brightness adjustment for their screens and you end up wasting battery by having a higher brightness than needed. ... unless of course you have trouble seeing the screen, but I guess that's a trade-off you have to deal with.

    On every smartphone I've owned in the past 4 years or so, I've noticed even keeping the brightness as low as 30% all the time resulting in unnecessary [significant] battery drainage through the display backlight because even that was way higher than necessary at times.

    Turning off WiFi won't save you much, BTW.

    EDIT: Has the default font for the forums changed or something? This looks like a Serif font, and it's much harder on the eyes/harder to read than what was there before. I don't remember changing such a setting in my Forum settings...
    10-01-2015 10:13 PM
  17. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Lol, again, what is the inaccurate statement??

    "Am I the only person left who is near a charger at any point of the day or night?" That.....is a question.
    "
    Why do people act like it matters more how much is left at the end of the day vs the fact that they were able to do what they wanted without the phone going dead?" That....is.....another question.

    I am trying fella, trying really hard to follow your act here but I am just not seeing it. Once again, if you are not near a charger at all, day or night, as questioned in my original paragraph, then I just am not sure what to tell you. They haven't made a (never needs to be charged) battery yet.


    You asked a rhetorical question assuming you were in the majority, when you clearly or not. The other poster (accurately) took exception to your post, because that's exactly how it reads, and that type of language is used all the time both in writing and in speech to get that type of point across... Especially when taken in the context of what follows that statement.

    Get out of the house. Walk around the city. You see people using their phones all the time, and you don't see them carrying charger plugs and Lightning to USB cables or Power Bricks in their pockets, either.

    The thing you don't understand is that people want better battery life exactly so that they can AVOID the situation you are talking about. They don't want to CARE that an outlet is there. They don't want to need the outlet. They want the phone to go all day and into the night, so that they don't have to put a quota on how they use their phone. Other OEMs have somewhat addressed that either with SKUs designed for that corner of the market, or by simply putting bigger batters in their (even smaller) smartphone models.

    You don't need an outlet to get through the day on Sony's phones, and you certainly don't have to quota your usage on it (and that's with it running... Android...). There's a difference.

    I think at some people people spend so much time online that they actually start to believe that what enterprising techies do is somehow indicative of the general population, when it clearly is not.

    These phones cost enough already. $750 for a phone and then $100 for a battery case just to get decent battery life? Am I the only one here who thinks that's ridiculous?

    P.S. See what I did there?

    EDIT: The screenshots in this thread are useless. iPhones count the usage since the last full charge. That means if you bump charge your phone during the day, it does not reset that counter. The counter only resets when your phone is charged to 100% (i.e. you get the full charge notification from the phone while it's plugged into the charger). There's no way to know if the phone wasn't bump charged during the day other than the person posting the shots saying they didn't do it, which, frankly... isn't enough (more people would lie to make the phone look good than give Apple the feedback it needs to start putting bigger capacity batteries in the phone - Android and Windows communities are no different, BTW). On Android there is a graph where you can see clearly where the phone was bump charged. No such thing exists in the iPhone's battery stats.

    You are not going to get 9 hours of screen on time on any iPhone, and certainly not an iPhone 6 or 6S (non-Plus). The Note 3 and 6 Plus didn't get that high (they both had comparable battery life for me) and I doubt the 6S Plus is going to clock that kind of screen on time either, unless the phone is just sitting on WiFi playing a video on low brightness. Actually using a phone is a lot different than a simple (and pretty generous, in most cases) battery rundown test.

    EDIT: UGH. This font the forum is using by default for posts... It's so bad.
    Last edited by n8ter#AC; 10-01-2015 at 10:32 PM.
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    10-01-2015 10:17 PM
  18. qbnkelt's Avatar




    EDIT: The screenshots in this thread are useless. iPhones count the usage since the last full charge. That means if you bump charge your phone during the day, it does not reset that counter. The counter only resets when your phone is charged to 100% (i.e. you get the full charge notification from the phone while it's plugged into the charger). There's no way to know if the phone wasn't bump charged during the day other than the person posting the shots saying they didn't do it, which, frankly... isn't enough (more people would lie to make the phone look good than give Apple the feedback it needs to start putting bigger capacity batteries in the phone - Android and Windows communities are no different, BTW). On Android there is a graph where you can see clearly where the phone was bump charged. No such thing exists in the iPhone's battery stats.

    You are not going to get 9 hours of screen on time on any iPhone, and certainly not an iPhone 6 or 6S (non-Plus). The Note 3 and 6 Plus didn't get that high (they both had comparable battery life for me) and I doubt the 6S Plus is going to clock that kind of screen on time either, unless the phone is just sitting on WiFi playing a video on low brightness. Actually using a phone is a lot different than a simple (and pretty generous, in most cases) battery rundown test.

    EDIT: UGH. This font the forum is using by default for posts... It's so bad.
    Wrong. The screen shot I posted us of actual time of use without plugging in during the day *BECAUSE* I am testing how the battery performs under normal use which can be seen depicted as hours under each app used.

    And I have no reason to lie to make Apple look good. You must have me confused with someone else you might know.
    10-01-2015 10:58 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    [FONT=Arial]The screenshots in this thread are useless. iPhones count the usage since the last full charge. That means if you bump charge your phone during the day, it does not reset that counter.
    If you do this, the battery usage page will indicate that it was done...if that note isn't there, there was no bump charging.
    10-01-2015 11:23 PM
  20. qbnkelt's Avatar
    If you do this, the battery usage page will indicate that it was done...if that note isn't there, there was no bump charging.
    That's true I forgot to mention that. It happened right after I got the phone when I was running to Best Buy to have the screen protector put on because I'd ruined the one I had. The phone wasn't fully charged so I plugged it in the car on the way over, and I got that notice. Don't remember the exact wording but it was what you said.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
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    10-01-2015 11:30 PM
  21. smoledman's Avatar
    What are you talking about! First week of usage and I'm getting fantastic battery life! I never get below 56% by the time I leave work without ever charging it, 11 hours after taking it off the charger! All on default settings!
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    10-01-2015 11:59 PM
  22. dexterouz's Avatar
    Is it that bad? I'd average 5 hours of usage on my iPhone 6 with Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter installed...the usually battery hogging apps. You could have a bad battery Davyo or it might be iOS's fault...

    I think it's a bad idea to turn off features so you can barely get to the advertised battery life. This is not a good user experience at all! And let's not forget that iOS 9 promised +1h of battery!
    Agreed!

    Also, I believe Apple can do wonders in battery segment since they control H/W and S/W. But unable to do justice. iPhone 6s have dual core & around 720p display so it should draw comparatively less power than Android Octa Core LITTLE.big CPU and FHD/2K display. They provide amazing battery life in MBP series
    10-02-2015 02:17 AM
  23. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    What battery issues? There's a reason why I avoided buying the 4.7 inch device because the battery sucks in it


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    That's your opinion I get more out of my 6s then my 6 ever did
    10-02-2015 06:44 AM
  24. Closingracer's Avatar
    That's your opinion I get more out of my 6s then my 6 ever did
    The battery is even worse in the 6s.... The 6 I would kill that battery in 5-7 hours.


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    10-02-2015 07:08 AM
  25. iEd's Avatar
    These phones cost enough already. $750 for a phone and then $100 for a battery case just to get decent battery life? Am I the only one here who thinks that's ridiculous?
    I'll spend $750 or more on a iPhone and $100 on a battery case or $20 on a external battery to get the job done.
    If I'm traveling for 8 plus hours and need power I'll use the tools or tech available to get power.
    Do I say to my boss that I can't read your music because I couldn't charge my device or Apple needs to make a bigger battery? No. Its my responsibility not Apple to make it happen to make it work.
    Man forget crying about battery life. Get it done. I'll hook a car battery up to my phone if it's going help make that money.


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    10-02-2015 07:25 AM
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