1. suitedandbooted's Avatar
    Maybe we have a forum full of delivery drivers using GPS all day
    05-24-2016 01:55 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. It was very interesting to read your thoughts on doing this experiment. The conclusion you came to is so true.

    We have come to a place where the phones have gotten so complicated and expensive that it is like owning a car. There are trade off’s to everything and when you have to keep anything for a long period of time, you need to make sure you can be more happy than bothered by what is literally in your hand all day long.
    Additionally, this statement is something that I am trying to keep in mind:

    But, until you get your device into real world situations it can be hard to see past the shiny bells and whistles to figure out what is going keep you happy and what is going to bug the crap out of you.
    I haven't had this dilemma but I have had the one of deciding what phone to use. It feels really hard but knowing what will bug you is also valid too.
    05-24-2016 02:41 PM
  3. williamsbh76's Avatar
    That's good to hear. I actually didn't have a problem most days. I am just always paranoid my battery will die and something is going to come up where I won't be able to charge. I used to keep the percentage meter next to the battery on all the time and my experiment taught me to turn it off and quit worrying so much.
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    05-24-2016 05:26 PM
  4. Pcmx's Avatar
    My 6s came off the charger at 5:30 am and is now 92% at 9 pm. I didn't use it much at 40 mins use with calls, text, and browsing on wifi but that's what I need is for the battery to be steady and ready for when work calls for it.

    I'd say standby is great considering having some weak cell service throughout and an active motion sensor. Some devices I'd had would drain 10% using a pedometer app through the workday or just sitting overnight so I'm happily impressed by it. Made it 4 days on one charge once. I do carry 2 phones and am light use between devices including iPod, other phones w/o sims and desktops.
    05-24-2016 10:26 PM
  5. mpshah's Avatar
    That was an amazing read of your experience. I am currently in the exact same situation experimenting by downsizing to the 6s, although it's been 2 days so early to say about my decision.

    I totally agree with your observations, battery is my biggest concern so far but at the moment I'm getting through my topping up around the 3pm mark.

    Giving myself another week to decide and I'll post my final decision here.

    Cheers.
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    05-25-2016 12:41 AM
  6. williamsbh76's Avatar
    Sounds good! I can't wait to read your thoughts!
    05-25-2016 12:54 AM
  7. williamsbh76's Avatar
    Wow, that is pretty awesome! You mentioned weak cell service, I do have that issue a bit. I live in a rural county in Alabama and I travel throughout it for work. I have noticed that my battery seams to take somewhat of a hit when I'm in bad service areas. I remember in my BlackBerry days there was an app that would actually reduce the constant attempts to connect with cell service. I wish we could control this better in iOS for sure.
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    05-25-2016 12:58 AM
  8. Pcmx's Avatar
    Wow, that is pretty awesome! You mentioned weak cell service, I do have that issue a bit. I live in a rural county in Alabama and I travel throughout it for work. I have noticed that my battery seams to take somewhat of a hit when I'm in bad service areas. I remember in my BlackBerry days there was an app that would actually reduce the constant attempts to connect with cell service. I wish we could control this better in iOS for sure.
    When the iPhone loses LTE, it goes to 3G, also when talking. Sometimes it's low on bars when on 3G so I can have call fails or email send fail. I'm not used to seeing 3G and typically I've seen my other phones go between LTE and 4G but my iPhone is also on a different carrier. Still, even with a fluctuating signal, I think it uses less battery when on 3G.
    05-25-2016 08:34 PM
  9. RobertP1's Avatar
    Since the last update my battery has been terrible. I lost 56% over 6 hrs with 0 use. Literally sat on my nightstand. I am charging about 4 time a day. I am a heavy user. Before update it would get me through most days. Can I uninstall it and see if that is the problem ?
    05-28-2016 07:00 AM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    I usually can't do a whole day on the 6s but I do play Madden every chance I get and that's a battery eater. MLB16 too. Even without, I still need a bit of a boost throughout the day, and I don't like running the battery all the way down. For times I need to make sure I go all day or longer, I use the Apple Smart Battery Case.
    05-28-2016 07:22 AM
  11. mpshah's Avatar
    So I've been using the 6s for nearly a week and my biggest issue is the battery. Finding myself charging the phone at least 2-3 times during the day. And that's a no go for me, cannot afford to be in a comprisable situation since my work is completely dependent on the phone.

    So I think I'm gonna go back to the trusted 6s+ very very soon.
    05-28-2016 07:38 AM
  12. RobertP1's Avatar
    The same thing for me. I can't be carrying around a mophie or be caught with a dead phone. Mine was fine until the last update. I just got off Apple Support and they were no help. They kept telling me to stop the refreshing of apps and lower the brightness and things like that.

    The battery was fine until the update. It is the UPDATE... but they didn't want to hear that. I am wiping the phone and restoring it from a backup that was before the update. She told me that it wouldn't help, but I thought I would give it a shot.

    I have no problem when someone tells me they don't know how to resolve the problem.. but don't tell me that it isn't a problem!!

    Getting through a full day without a problem and then doing an update and having to charge it 4 times a day after ... is a problem and the update is the problem
    05-28-2016 08:44 AM
  13. mpshah's Avatar
    Update: back on the 6s+ as mentioned earlier. Definitely feels bigger in the hand only after a weeks use of the 6s but the trade off is worth it in terms of battery.
    05-31-2016 01:46 PM
  14. yanawei86's Avatar
    I already downgraded from 6s plus to my new 6s for 3 months.
    06-01-2016 01:55 AM
  15. RobertP1's Avatar
    The same thing for me. I can't be carrying around a mophie or be caught with a dead phone. Mine was fine until the last update. I just got off Apple Support and they were no help. They kept telling me to stop the refreshing of apps and lower the brightness and things like that.

    The battery was fine until the update. It is the UPDATE... but they didn't want to hear that. I am wiping the phone and restoring it from a backup that was before the update. She told me that it wouldn't help, but I thought I would give it a shot.

    I have no problem when someone tells me they don't know how to resolve the problem.. but don't tell me that it isn't a problem!!

    Getting through a full day without a problem and then doing an update and having to charge it 4 times a day after ... is a problem and the update is the problem

    Update: I restored the phone to an earlier back-up and it seemed to fix the problem. The battery is not great, but still gets me through most days.
    06-05-2016 09:53 AM
  16. robertk328's Avatar
    Update: I restored the phone to an earlier back-up and it seemed to fix the problem. The battery is not great, but still gets me through most days.
    Mine's so-so. I'll be getting the Plus at the next refresh so hopefully won't be an issue then
    06-05-2016 10:46 AM
  17. mpshah's Avatar
    So lately my 6s started draining battery very quickly, checked the Battery tab under settings and the culprit was the Photos app.
    So after doing some research online I did a full reset of my settings and things have settled down for now.
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    06-06-2016 01:10 AM
  18. robertk328's Avatar
    So lately my 6s started draining battery very quickly, checked the Battery tab under settings and the culprit was the Photos app.
    So after doing some research online I did a full reset of my settings and things have settled down for now.
    Reset All Settings is a good option to solve issues with your phone. Just don't choose the "erase all data and reset all settings" option if you want to keep things!
    mpshah likes this.
    06-06-2016 05:47 AM
  19. mpshah's Avatar
    Reset All Settings is a good option to solve issues with your phone. Just don't choose the "erase all data and reset all settings" option if you want to keep things!
    Hahaha I'm very well aware of that but thank you for the advice.
    06-06-2016 06:31 AM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    My 6s Plus does well. I use my phone a lot during the day and rarely have to charge until I go to sleep at night.
    06-06-2016 06:33 AM
  21. robertk328's Avatar
    Hahaha I'm very well aware of that but thank you for the advice.
    Ok! Never know, and don't want anyone to be unsure.
    06-06-2016 01:44 PM
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