How's the iPhone 6S battery holding up?

RyansTitan05

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For me... It seems horrible! When I got my phone I ran it down till it died! Then gave it a full charge! It seems like every time I pick it up from it being "asleep" it lost 3 percent of the battery! If I use it for 2 seconds for a text it drops 1 percent!


Anyone else having issues?
 

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I'm in the same boat and I'm not sure if it's just me or if there is something wrong.
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Last year, my 6 Plus seemed to need a couple of good charges before I started getting impressed with the battery life. Perhaps it's the same thing here.
 

RyansTitan05

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Last year, my 6 Plus seemed to need a couple of good charges before I started getting impressed with the battery life. Perhaps it's the same thing here.

Maybe so! I've never seen it be this bad! I haven't even hardly used my phone! My battery has went down 4 percent just to make these four post!
 

Apple4me

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I've used the heck out of mine today and still sitting at 56%. What are the largest % apps in your battery usage list?

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RyansTitan05

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I've used the heck out of mine today and still sitting at 56%. What are the largest % apps in your battery usage list?

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Facebook 20 percent but I close it and really haven't used it! I'm already at 63 percent since my last post and I've sent maybe 15 texts!
 

Apple4me

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Well, my guess would be you either have a rogue process running and consuming the battery or you have a defective battery. Have you tried powering the phone off and on?
 

47seijar

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Check and limit background refresh usage. I have most apps set to only refresh when I use them and it really helps.
 

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In the last 18 hours mine is 42% for MAILBOX app, 25% forApp Store and 19% for Home & Lock Screen. Legit reasons for all though. Started out doing a restore from iTunes but it left me with about 20 apps "Waiting" and not installing. Got fed up with that and did a RESET and Setup as New, which always cause MAILBOX to rearrange folders. I spent a long time fixing that, a long time re-installing apps and quite a while fooling around with Home and Lock Screen. Went down 5% reading this thread and typing this post.
 

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Background App Refresh can be found just below ACCESSIBLITY under GENERAL.
 

Hondamaker

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I've been using my iPhone non-stop since Friday, and my battery life is amazing. Friday night at bedtime I put it on the charger, and all day today I've been screwing with it like I usually do, and it took all day to get the battery to 50%. I am, however, on iOS 9.1 beta 2, if that makes a difference.
 

RyansTitan05

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Mine s much better today! I let my phone charge all night and now it seems to be holding up really well!
 

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Always the disclaimer:

As previously mentioned, the test itself can’t exactly be filed under the most scientific that we’ve seen, especially considering the video creator didn’t have enough SIM cards to make it an even experiment and needed to swap them around.

Also, were all the test phones restored from a backup, or were all set up as new phones? So many variables here.