Poll results: How long does your iPhone 6s battery last on average?

We asked you last week how long does your iPhone 6s last on average according to your unscientific observations. Granted, everybody has different usage types, but, after all, the handset has been around for almost ten months now, and owners should have a pretty good overview if battery life has gotten better with the latest iPhone edition. Well, it turns out that for more than 90% of our 1003 respondents, the iPhone 6s lasts the proverbial day, at most day and a half, while just 3-4% are reporting a battery life that would get them through the weekend and beyond. That's a pretty typical result for today's smartphones, so, if Apple wants to improve on that front, a larger battery pack seems inevitable, or, alternatively, the supplied battery case will have to be employed.

Until the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple used to be getting a lot of flak about the comparatively small capacity of the batteries they put in their most popular smartphone model. Granted, the iPhones usually don't need large batteries, as the synergy of the custom power-sipping Apple chipset, the latest generation displays, and the proprietary iOS optimized for the homemade hardware meant that even with sub-2000 mAh batteries, Apple's handsets manage to get you through the day.

Nowadays, however, where even midrangers are equipped with 3000+ mAh batteries in comparatively slim and light chassis, the proverbial daily charge may not cut it. Enter the iPhone 6s, and its first battery life tests - it managed to nail an "excellent" score during our own, surviving more than 8 hours of screen-on time while displaying our proprietary imagery mashup that aims to emulate real-world usage. Given that the iPhone usually has no issues with power draw while on standby, eight hours and change of screen-on time typically mean at least a day and a half of real-life usage, yet that's at the top end of what you are reporting in our poll below.

How long does your iPhone 6s battery last on average?

Less than 12 hours (gets me through the workday)
About 12 hours (gets me through the day)
About 24 hours (it's done by the next morning)
About 36 hours (gets me till noon the next day)
About 48 hours (gets me through the weekend)
More than two days

Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I wonder how many of those votes came from people who even have an iPhone 6S? Call me sceptical based on the average comment section here...

4. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

You are right. I am not owning an iphone but I still voted, by seeing my brother charging his phone twice a day. Anyway, he doesn't care untill its iphone. He was complainant before about his htc m8.

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

i am sceptical about 8 SOT time they report on PA biased battery test. Its life dude got to live with it. Its like my LG G5 i just got gone to sleep at 11 pm wake up at 6 am. 100% when gone to sleep 98% when woke up but PA said its battery life was horrible. Did 5 hours 15 min of SOT yesterday and a lots of thats was playing World of tank blitz a 3d game. So take this with a grain of salt.

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The 6s easily gets you through the day with 5-7h tos (over 8 with battery mode).

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Maybe everyone who comes here to read doesn't like to comment.

19. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I visited here for years before I started commenting.

20. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Same and I still barely comment

2. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Interesting to see how the options are cunningly limited to show only positive side. It doesn't have a disappointing rating as option and hence sets everything lower into the respectable below 12 hours category.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Its PhoneArena, they like to skew what they can and its no big deal. We have all come to expect it and live with it.

3. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

i would understand the "more than one day" if it was the 6s plus .. but the 6s ? unless you leave your phone on standby for 12 hours+ a day its not possible , the 6s plus has fantastic battery though .. up there with the s7 edge

9. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah I'm also surprised by this. It seems like the more than one day is most likely for the plus and the SE.

6. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

I am so tired of all pa articles over using and miss using proverbial.

17. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Agreed. The writers are not very good. But it's spelled "misusing" and "overusing."

7. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

The lowest option is below 12 hours, lol ok iphonearena

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Still show the reality. mostly under 12 hours! :)

8. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

So funny... the lowest is below 12 hours.... OMG... that's suck phonearena

12. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Less than a day when I used it,

14. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

6 hours...

15. matistight

Posts: 987; Member since: May 13, 2009

They should have done 2 hours, 4, 8, 12(pretty much a full day), 18/22 (full day and not charging overnight), 36 hours(full day, full night, another full day), 48 hours(exactly 2 days and 2 nights), over 2 days. I honestly get about 3-6 hours of screen on time. If I stream music on an airplay device during my 7/8 hour work day, it is at about 10-20% with the screen off most of the day. So maybe they should redo this, have people only comment and what their usage is before being allowed to vote. Because now PA is going to say "Study shows that almost 49% of iPhone 6S users batteries last less that 12 hours." But you can't 1) prove how many actually own iPhone 6S's, they could just be Android users trying to mess with the polls, and 2) it does not go in depth how long the battery actually last. 8 of the 14 (now 15) comments are talking/complaining about the lowest being 12 hours, so PA should do something about it.

18. AlikMalix unregistered

I bet if they had less than 4 hours a day option - it will still get the most votes because it's the lowest option and there are majority that will vote the worst regardless of its true or not, if they own it or not. I can see techie and few others saving this poll on their bookmarks to come back to as a reference point to make their arguments. I use the iPhone, and I use it heavily, stream music from my NAS all day, play AfterPulse and RR3 when I get a chance. Yes battery drops dramatically when I play games like AfterPulse (but you gotto see the game to know why). But if I'm busy thru the day and cannot get more than 40 minutes of game time that day - I'll have battery lasting thru next morning, while streaming music or YouTube videos of standup comedians (gets you thru the day :-). I edit blueprints, fax and FaceTime all day long - my work requires it. I don't carry two phones to share usage they the day - I carry one device for personal and business needs - so yeah I really USE my phone. And most of the time I only put it on charge overnight with 10-20% still left. Whoever is getting under 12 hours on average either trolling or plays games all day.

16. plck74

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

ghost vote....happen in election and happen here. hahaha

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