Why Is the Battery Only 1810 Mah for the Iphone 6 and 2915 Mah for the Iphone 6 Plus?

Apple announced the much anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. The battery for the new phones is much smaller than previous models, which has many people upset because it might mean shorter battery life. This was done to make room for other components in an effort to keep the size of the phone at a reasonable level. Continue reading to learn more about why is the battery only 1810 mAh for the iPhone 6 and 2915 mAh for the iPhone 6 plus.

Why is the battery only 1810 mAh for the iPhone 6 and 2915 mAh for the iPhone 6 plus?

iPhone’s newest version is available in two different sizes, 4.7 inches (iPhone 6) for those who want a smaller device and 5.5 inches (iPhone 6 Plus) for those who want a bigger screen.

iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus both feature great screen resolutions, faster processors, and better connectivity but come with different battery capacities. iPhone 6 capacity battery is at 1810 mAh while 2915 mAh for iPhone 6 Plus. These batteries are designed to balance the power demands and capabilities of the devices, but it is safe to say that battery performance will vary between customers.

The iPhone’s bigger screen size means extra room for a larger battery in order to keep up with usage. As we all know, when we browse the internet or play games on our phones, they use up more energy than simple phone calls. The bigger the screen, the more energy it requires, and thus a larger battery is required to make sure you can use your device for longer before having to charge it again.

How to take care of your iPhone’s battery?

The battery is one of the most important components of a smartphone. It powers everything that your iPhone does and keeps it running smoothly through its whole lifespan. Knowing how to take care of an iPhone’s battery can make sure you get even better performance from your device over time, which will benefit both how often you need to charge it as well as how many years you can get out of it.

Here are some ways you can ensure that your battery is healthy and able to last for years:

  • Don’t let it drain too far.
  • It’s not good to leave your phone on the charger when you know it’s at 100%. Doing this can harm the life of the battery, so always make sure you unplug when it’s fully charged.
  • Keep your phone cool. If the battery becomes too hot, its life will start to decrease rapidly, and performance could drop significantly as well. Try not to let your device get overly warm from being on a charger or case all day, especially if charging overnight when heat is more likely to build up in the metal casing.
  • If charging your iPhone with a power bank, make sure you have at least a 2012 mAh capacity in the power bank for iPhone 6 model and about 3240 mAh capacity for the iPhone 6 Plus.
  • It is best to charge your iPhone as soon as you notice the battery starting to run low.
  • Do not let your phone stay where it will be exposed to extreme heat temperatures. The battery is sensitive to heat and extreme temperatures. Do not leave your device in the car, which is very susceptible to high-temperature summers or anywhere near direct sunlight.
  • Avoid using your iPhone for heavy games, videos, or apps while charging. If you charge your iPhone with apps open or games running, it can cause the battery to overheat. This will reduce its lifespan and shorten the amount of time that it takes for a complete recharge as well.

How would you know if your iPhone needs a new battery?

On average, the iPhone battery lasts between 300 and 400 charge cycles. This means that if you fully charged and discharged your phone each day, then it might take about two years before you started noticing a difference in performance. However, most people don’t use their phones like this; they usually only recharge them when they’re low on battery. This means that the average iPhone user will get about three to four years of usage out of their phone before they need to replace its battery.

The battery life on iPhone will vary based on factors like how you are using the phone, the apps installed in it and how frequently you use them, your current battery charge level, and how old/new your device is.

However, if you start to notice that it takes longer than usual for your iPhone’s battery life to fully recharge or run out of power quickly when in use-it might be time for a new one.


Taking good care of the battery means keeping your iPhone device healthy. If you notice that the battery is swelling, discolored, or experiencing other issues-it’s probably best to replace it.

If you need to change or replace your phone’s battery, make sure that you are getting the right match and go for a replacement from an authorized service provider. There are third-party shops that will replace your iPhone battery for you, but it’s usually best to go through the Apple Store or authorized service provider if possible because they have access to original parts and quality assurance testing equipment. It’ll help ensure that you get the right fit every time without damaging your phone in any way.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.