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iPhone 6s and Apple Watch 2 Battery Usage

dtravis7


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Glad you got the new battery. Keep us posted. That old one looks quite similar to the one I took out of a 5s.
 
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Just a brief update on the new battery.

I went for a longish (34K, 20 mile) bike ride yesterday. The phone was at 100% when I left. I tracked the ride using the Apple Watch Workout app. This hands off Location Services tasks to the phone, so the iPhone's Bluetooth, GPS and cell phone radios are working pretty much full time. After 20K (an hour) I stopped for coffee. The phone was only down to 99%. That's very good.

After coffee I stopped a few times to take photos. After I finished the ride (two hours including time for coffee and photos), the phone was only down to 89%. Again, very good.

I only used the phone sporadically for the rest of the day. In the evening I streamed music to the phone over WiFi (Apple Music) and played it via a Bluetooth speaker for about two hours. When I put the phone on the charger, it was only down to 49%. I haven't seen that sort of battery life since the few months after I got the Apple replacement early last year.

Seems great now, but only time will tell how long the good battery life lasts. The Apple replacement crapped out after about ten months.

Thanks to all who encouraged me to get a new battery. It was the right thing to do.

One oddity: Over the last six or eight months I've trained myself to use the iPhone as little as possible to conserve battery. It will take some time to get used to the fact that I can now use the phone any time I want to.

It's nice to be taking photos again.

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From yesterday's ride: วัดโคกแฝก - Wat Khok Faek
 
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From yesterday's ride: วัดโคกแฝก - Wat Khok Faek
Let's hope it keeps working well and BTW, with your attached photo, I presume you aren't swearing at us with whatever the Wat Khok Faek is.

Sort of interesting.



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Let's hope it keeps working well and BTW, with your attached photo, I presume you aren't swearing at us with whatever the Wat Khok Faek is.
:D - "Wat" is the Thai word for temple, which is where the photo was taken. The full name of the temple is Wat Khok Faek. "Khok" is like a small hill or mound. "Faek" is a kind of bunching grass that kind of looks like lemongrass. I suspect that sometime in the past there was a hill with that sort of grass on it after which the village and the temple were named.

This area was part of the Khmer (Angkor Wat) empire. Some of the temples have artifacts from that era (a thousand years ago), but I think this wat is not very old and doesn't seem to be of historical interest.
 
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