1. anon(9708869)'s Avatar
    I have a 6s plus. Like everything but the size. Is the battery life difference even worth downgrading for size? I need honest opinions please. Thanks!
    04-23-2016 03:37 PM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    I have an iPhone 6 and with moderate usage can go for a full day with it. You will definitely lose some battery life going down in size, but if you are a light user you should still be able to get a full day from a smaller phone.
    04-23-2016 04:09 PM
  3. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I have a 6S and with moderate use can get a day and a half.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    04-23-2016 05:45 PM
  4. manni1to's Avatar
    Had a 6s plus and went to a 6s due to size as well. I missed the battery life so much that I went back today.
    04-23-2016 08:08 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Why be concerned about battery life? If you upgrade each year or two, what difference does it make? Unless you're an extremely heavy user, it's going to last at least 2 years. That said, if you are an extremely heavy user, there are things you can do to help make it last 2 years. Most average users can get a days worth of battery charge with either model. Heavier users would fare better with the Plus.
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    04-23-2016 10:27 PM
  6. thebizz's Avatar
    You will have to weigh the pros and cons yourself. Look at things like your lifestyle how often through the day can you bump charge your phone. On an light day like today it's almost 10pm and I'm at 14% I took my phone off the charger at 8am. that's with 2 hours of music streaming via Bluetooth and lte along with a few hours browsing. I say the battery life is good but not exceptional like the 6s+. If you are a heavy user their are portable battery packs battery cases etc to help. Honestly it's up to you my hope is that Apple can reduce the size of the 7+ or pro so I can get a full day with heavy usage.
    04-23-2016 10:52 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    I get about 20-25% less battery life on the 6s compared to 6s plus. Just giving you real honest opinion. Usually I can only make it a full day of I'm using Apple battery case otherwise my phone is dead by 8:30 pm. And I'm a power user. On the Plus, I always made it a full day without a charge.
    panosth likes this.
    04-23-2016 11:20 PM
  8. CrowGirl1990's Avatar
    I'm on my phone all day and have to charge it multiple times a day.
    04-24-2016 02:56 AM
  9. nnahorski's Avatar
    I'd say the battery life is decent/ok on the 6S. I get through my normal day, typically without a bump charge, just fine, and I rarely need to use low power mode. I'm a moderate use person, though, so ymmv. I have a charger at work and in my car just in case, but I rarely need to use them. If you're a heavy user, strongly consider the plus.

    Compared to the 6S+ the battery life is substantially less, probably 25 to 30% less or so. For me the size, ability to use with one hand, and run and workout withthe 6S trumps the battery life, OIS, and screen quality of the 6S+.

    As an aside, and in my experience so ymmv, I've never understood the laser focus on battery life. But it’s not because the Plus has made it a non-issue, it’s just that battery life has never been an issue for me with any iPhone I’ve owned. Honestly I can’t remember the last time I had an iPhone that I had to regularly keep charged throughout the day. I know people who say their iPhone has a dead battery by lunchtime, but I just don’t have a grid for that. So, the advantage of the better battery life of the 6S+ is (unfortunately?) wasted on me.
    04-24-2016 07:49 AM
  10. bakron1's Avatar
    I have had excellent battery life on my 6s and I used a 6s and 6 plus for about a year before going to the 6s. I have my news and sports apps with my BBM groups and my emails from my business all running in the background.

    I easily make it through the day with a few long phone calls in between all of my social media posting. Your results may differ then mine because I don't use my device to play games, watch movies or videos.
    04-25-2016 07:54 AM
  11. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    Compared to my old 5s, I'm satisfied with the battery life on my 6s. When I know I'm going to be using my phone more that usual, I do carry a couple of portable battery backups.
    04-25-2016 10:01 AM
  12. vegas33139's Avatar
    I'm what you may consider a light to light/moderate user. My 6s usually goes to 3 days. I would consider that excellent given the battery size.
    04-25-2016 05:13 PM
  13. TripleOne's Avatar
    Put it this way, I'm a heavy power user and have never ever need to turn on low power mode on (6s Plus FTW)
    04-30-2016 07:57 PM
  14. wilber1's Avatar
    I consider myself a moderate user and I just went 48 hrs on my 6s and had 27 percent left cant ask for much more than that .
    05-01-2016 05:17 PM
  15. metalchick719's Avatar
    Well, the battery on my 6s has been better (most notably on iOS 9-iOS 9.2), but at the moment, it's at 10% and my last charge was 38 hours ago on the nose. Not too shabby, I'd say.
    05-02-2016 10:51 PM
  16. o4liberty's Avatar
    Get the apple battery case never worry about battery again!
    JanuarJaguar likes this.
    05-22-2016 03:34 PM
  17. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I have no issues wth battery life on my 6S
    But I'm topping off the battery when driving or sitting next t my charger.

    Good Luck
    05-22-2016 07:52 PM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    I've owned both phones. My honest opinion is the Plus gets about 25% better battery life than the regular 6s.
    05-22-2016 07:54 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've owned both phones. My honest opinion is the Plus gets about 25% better battery life than the regular 6s Plus.
    I've owned both, and I agree that the Plus gets at least 25% better battery life.
    05-22-2016 07:58 PM
  20. Garz's Avatar
    I've owned both, and I agree that the Plus gets at least 25% better battery life.
    I usually get about 7-8 hours of actually usage time on 6s. I'd get about 9-10.5 on the Plus.
    05-22-2016 08:01 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I usually get about 7-8 hours of actually usage time on 6s. I'd get about 9-10.5 on the Plus.
    Oh heck, I'm usually around the 15 hour mark before I plug it in for the night, and I usually have around 35 to 40% remaining battery life. Of course, that depends on the usage...
    05-22-2016 09:19 PM
  22. SprSynJn's Avatar
    What are you guys doing, playing music for fifteen hours a day?
    05-23-2016 09:31 AM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    What are you guys doing, playing music for fifteen hours a day?
    It could be anything. We don't know people's lives.
    Some people have long commutes and like to listen to their music each way. Some people are really into watching media (such as videos) on their phones. We also have some people who don't have a computer (it could be by force and/or choice) so their phone is everything. I am one of those people that also reads on my phone a lot, I pretty much only read ebooks just through my phone. Additionally, some people might use their phones as hotspots, since the internet where they are, either sucks or the mobile internet is just better.

    It can really be anything at all.
    JanuarJaguar likes this.
    05-23-2016 10:53 AM
  24. williamsbh76's Avatar
    05-24-2016 01:02 PM
  25. suitedandbooted's Avatar
    I've never had any issues. When I go away with work I bring my Anker power bank just in case but I'm a fairly heavy user and always get a full day out of it.
    05-24-2016 01:53 PM
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