ios 11.2.1 on iphone 6 battery test setup

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01 Jan, 2018 12:09 AM

for full and partial battery benchmark tests on iphone6 @ 11.2.1, what % should I charge the battery to before performing the tests? Also, is it recommended or not to use the "dim screen" feature? What is the point of this feature? Does it affect the test, or is it there in case user wants to run overnight and not be disturbed by bright screen while sleeping? Also, is there a recommended battery level at which to run the CPU and Compute tests? Wondering whether it's necessary to run all tests above and below Apple's throttling thresholds. Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by Luke on 01 Jan, 2018 03:45 AM

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    Also, should all these tests be run with the Cellular, Wifi, and Bluetooth radios on or off, some on some off, etc?

  2. 2 Posted by rowan on 01 Jan, 2018 11:48 AM

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    Interestingly when I started the test on my SE I got a message saying to charge my phone to 100% first (it was 80%), and it would not start the test until I had done so.

    But when I started the test on my 6, it just started no questions asked (battery was 75%)

  3. 3 Posted by Bill on 30 Jan, 2018 08:14 PM

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    All good questions. I’d like to know the answers too.

  4. 4 Posted by Sarah on 29 Jun, 2018 07:26 PM

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    Hi everyone,

    I apologize for the delay in response. The dim screen does not affect the battery benchmark - it just depends on your preference, as the screen will be on for the duration of the test. It is recommended (and the expected behaviour is a notification to the user to charge to 100%) to run the full discharge battery benchmark starting with a full charge. The only requirement to start a partial discharge battery benchmark is to have a charge at 50% or more. There is no required battery level to run the CPU or Compute benchmarks.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    All the best,

    Primate Labs Inc.

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