It can be argued that the battery is the most important part of your device — the literal life force of everything you do with your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. We'll tell you what you need to know about your battery, including how long you can expect it to last and what to do if yours isn't working.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Battery
- To configure settings, power saver mode must be ON.
- Configuring the power saving mode will help conserve battery power.
- From a Home screen, tap Apps (located in the lower-right).
These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap the Power saving mode switch to turn on or off .
- Tap Power saving mode.
Power saving mode must be on for this to be selectable.
- Tap any of the following to enable or disable:
Enabled when a check mark is present.
- CPU performance
- Limits the maximum CPU performance. It does not affect normal usage (browsing, video playback).
- Screen output
- This reduces the screen frame rate and lowers the brightness when the screen is turned on.
- Turn off haptic feedback
- Turns off this feature as it will use additional battery power.
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Battery Specifications iPhone 6 Plus
- Up to 24 hours Talk Time
- Up to 384 hours Stand by Time
- Up to 12 hours of Internet use on 3G
- Up to 12 hours of Internet use on 4G
- Up to 12 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi
- Up to 14 hours of Video playback
- Up to 80 hours of Audio playback
Battery Specifications iPhone 6
- Up to 14 hours Talk Time
- Up to 250 hours Stand by Time
- Up to 10 hours of Internet use on 3G
- Up to 10 hours of Internet use on 4G
- Up to 11 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi
- Up to 11 hours of Video playback
- Up to 50 hours of Audio playback
- Both the iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus have non-removable batteries.
- Battery life depends on the network, signal strength, temperature, features and accessories used.
- It's common for batteries to be warm from use or charging.
Tips for Extending Battery Life
For more tips, visit Apple's article on maximizing battery life.
- Avoid exposing iPhone to extreme heat and cold.
- For the first 3 charge cycles, fully charge the battery overnight and allow it to fully discharge before recharging (battery conditioning).
- Charge and re-condition a battery after an extended idle period.
- A lithium-ion battery may be damaged by extensive overcharging (continuously on a charger for more than 24 hours).
- Use the battery. If possible, avoid letting your battery sit idle for long periods of time.
- Use only the phone options and accessories that are really needed.
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- From the Home screen, navigate: Settings > Battery.
- Tap the Battery Percentage switch to turn on (in the green position) or off .
- From the Usage and Standby fields, verify the time since last full charge.
If not available, tap Battery Usage.
- Tap the Left arrow icon < (located in the upper-left) as necessary to return to the Settings screen.
- From the Settings screen, tap Cellular.
- From the Current Period and Lifetime fields, verify the call time.
- From the Current Period and Current Roaming Period fields, verify the cellular data usage.
To reset the usage statistics, tap Reset Statistics (located at the bottom; requires scrolling).
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- From the Home screen, tap Settings.
- Tap Battery.
- Tap the Battery Percentage switch to turn on or off .
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