1. zerog46's Avatar
    So I've been reading a lot of show me your usage pics for the batteries. Well what do you actually use the uses your battery.

    What do you consider heavy usage. For me my work phone gets the use during the day, mostly emails, texts and phone calls.

    Now that's a different story when I get home. I jump the old 6 Plus to catch up on my games, Trivia Crack, right now some social media and news on iMore. I also have my headphones on most of the day for podcasts from my personal phone

    So again what do you consider "heavy usage".
    02-11-2015 11:27 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Heavy usage for me is using the phone almost continuously throughout the day. If I'm at home and do not have to work, then I'm doing mod stuff, Ambassador stuff (in the forums & behind the scenes), texting, emailing, talking, listening to music, surfing the web, experimenting with various apps, watching a few videos, reading the news via RSS feeds, Skyping, Scanning documents & receipts, and I'm sure other stuff that I can't think of at the moment.
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    02-12-2015 08:42 AM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Heavy usage for me on my 5S is phone calls, text/iMessage and streaming radio through out the day (pandora, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio)

    For my iPad it's going on iMore, Flipboard and streaming radio (Pandora, iHeartRadio or iTunes Radio), watching tv, and using Safari to browse blogs, shop etc. on occasion an email or two but I usually pull out the MBPr for that when I have the time too.
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    02-12-2015 03:28 PM
  4. Flow39's Avatar
    Heavy usage to me is anything more than 3 and 1/2 hours of screen on time. I would consider myself a medium user, mostly checking news feeds from iMore, Android Central, CNet, BGR, MacRumors, and a few others, along with mixed social media apps and music throughout the day. Usually about 1-2 hours screen on time per day for me.
    02-12-2015 05:55 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Heavy use can mean different things. With me, it's heavy time usage. I do very little intense gaming, movies, a lot of videos or other huge battery eating uses. But I'm on my phone the lion's share of the day. Mostly the forums, some Facebook, some Googling, Photoshop, and assorted other stuff. My biggest hogs are probably Facebook and Words With Friends, which I play with my Wife. Drawing a line between heavy and not heavy just depends on all the factors. That balance between time and what you do.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
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    02-12-2015 06:22 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Heavy use can mean different things. With me, it's heavy time usage. I do very little intense gaming, movies, a lot of videos or other huge battery eating uses. But I'm on my phone the lion's share of the day. Mostly the forums, some Facebook, some Googling, Photoshop, and assorted other stuff. My biggest hogs are probably Facebook and Words With Friends, which I play with my Wife. Drawing a line between heavy and not heavy just depends on all the factors. That balance between time and what you do.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    You need to come play Trivia Crack with us.
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    02-12-2015 07:05 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You need to come play Trivia Crack with us.
    But...old age memory probs! ☮
    I might. But I have no idea what it is. Is it sort of a trivial pursuit thingy?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    02-12-2015 09:06 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    But...old age memory probs! ☮
    I might. But I gave no idea what it is. Is it sort of a trivial pursuit thingy?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Yes. And aptly named as well. There's a thread where a bunch of us have posted our usernames to at against each other. There's a free and a paid (ad free) version. Unfortunately both have in app purchases though for things like skipping questions, more "lives" to at more games at the same time, etc. sort of like the Words with Friends game mechanic where you play against someone and rotate turns. But it's fun.
    And I don't think age has much to do with it. Hank has been kicking our butts!!
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    02-12-2015 09:12 PM
  9. boovish's Avatar
    For me it's playing Infinity Blade. Besides that, everything else is relatively light
    02-13-2015 07:08 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'm not a "heavy" user because I don't stream or do gaming.
    I am constantly on the phone - FB, messaging, calls, web, Tapatalk.
    So I'm a *constant* user. But I think streaming and gaming put a strain on the device that my use doesn't.
    For my use. I normally get a full day an into the next while on WiFi. On the network I get 16 hours, easily.


    Sent from my iPhone 3Gs using Tapatalk
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    02-13-2015 07:27 AM
  11. jianrong's Avatar
    Videos, music, net, reading, social... Game. Yes on bluetooth and wifi mostly.
    02-13-2015 09:10 AM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    I use it a lot for texting, email, web browsing, social media (google+, twitter, instagram, Facebook every now and then) not so much videos, but I use it a lot with viggle which eats into the battery.
    02-13-2015 02:12 PM
  13. anon8433722's Avatar
    My wife is a texting fiend and sends rapid-fire iMessages to her work contacts, friends, and family throughout the day well into the evening. It's usually off by 8:00/8:30 in the evening. She mostly does Facebook, camera, Gmail, web browsing and phone calls aside from that. At the end of the day she still has plenty of battery life left. For whatever reason, her usage doesn't seem to be all that demanding on her 5S.

    On my 6, I listen to music all day - iTunes Radio, my personal collection (local storage), watch streaming media, play games, use navigation to/from work (for traffic), surf the web, messaging, emails, web browsing, etc. At the end of the day, I am happy with 25% of my battery life remaining but I usually tone down my usage to keep 40% or better available before I go to bed every night. I hate being without a charge.
    02-13-2015 05:08 PM
  14. 50ShadesofDroidx's Avatar
    Lets see.. if this happens to you throughout the week then yes.
    1) Always looking out for cops to sneak in a text here or there.
    2) Walking your dog and bumping into a pole since your eyes were glued onto your phone.
    3) You get a daily message reminding you of how little internet data you have for the month.
    4) You get reminders from your phone whenever you want to download an app saying you can't because you no longer have memory space.
    5) You say you're going to go to bed but end up playing on your phone for another hour or two while just laying there.

    Too many real life examples
    02-13-2015 08:22 PM
  15. zerog46's Avatar
    Hungry?
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    02-13-2015 09:13 PM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    My wife is a heavy user...her phone is going 99.9999999999% of the day, even when she sleeps, it's still working for her. She has the iPhone 6, and she said to maintain her usage habits, if she was not capable of maintaining trickle charging throughout the day, she would have to do a full recharge 2-3 times per DAY. She said on a full 100% charge, her phone will last from 5am to around 11am before it gets into the single digits as far as life goes.

    Her basic usage stats are as follows...

    Texts - 100-150/day
    Emails - 75-100/day
    Calls - 55-75/day

    No idea about data because she said she never pays attention to when she's using it, nor has she ever pulled up the setting to see how much was used.

    ...these are all on working days. Her phone gets a break on down days when she's not on location or set.

    I'm BY FAR not a heavy user...lol.
    02-13-2015 10:52 PM
  17. SprSynJn's Avatar
    What does your wife do Sean, if you don't mind me asking? Sounds rather demanding.
    02-14-2015 09:19 AM
  18. zerog46's Avatar
    The funny part for me is I looked at my bill, between my wife and I and our 4 children we used 78 minutes of cellular last month, lol. I can remember using hundreds of minutes just a few years ago.
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    02-14-2015 10:10 AM
  19. Flow39's Avatar
    The funny part for me is I looked at my bill, between my wife and I and our 4 children we used 78 minutes of cellular last month, lol. I can remember using hundreds of minutes just a few years ago.
    Haha for the last 30 days, I've only used 30 minutes of talk. I hardly ever call anyone.
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    02-14-2015 07:26 PM
  20. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Oh I'm a big talker. I'm on the phone at least two hours every day. I get on the phone as soon as I gat in my car going to work and then on the way home.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
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    02-15-2015 12:59 AM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    What does your wife do Sean, if you don't mind me asking? Sounds rather demanding.
    Right now, assistant location manager for the TV show Halt and Catch Fire...
    02-16-2015 07:34 PM
  22. ihelp77's Avatar
    Heavy usage to me is when I drain my battery during the day, taking a number of photos/videos that fills up my storage (I haven't completely deleted most pics from my phone but I do have room)
    02-27-2015 01:25 PM

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