It looks like some users have been complaining about an iPhone 6S glitch which misreports the amount of charge and Apple tries to fix misleading iPhone battery.
We probably all experienced at some point trouble with our phone’s battery. Not because we got stuck in the middle of nowhere with no gas and a dead battery, which usually tends to happen in movies, although some of us might have had the bad luck; but because our phones displayed a different amount of charge then the real one.
For example, you know you just charged you phone, but after watching a five-minute video on YouYube, your battery is suddenly at 50%. And it will probably rise back to 90% just as you start freaking out.
The amount of charge tends to show less if your phone gets cold. As soon as it warms up it will show you the true amount. However, different amounts of charge can be misleading and can make you feel desperate when you see you’re left with only 10% when you know you have to call grandma who usually wants to keep you on the phone for at least a half an hour.
The problem with the iPhone 6S battery is not that it displays the wrong amount of charge if it gets too cold, although that might happen as well, but that it happens when you change your time zone automatically.
If you are travelling abroad and because of your phone settings the time zone will automatically adjust, this will make your phone show an increase in your charge amount. So it could show you have 80% life battery when you know you left home with only 50%.
So, don’t get excited, you battery didn’t charge on the way, but the phone has a small glitch Apple is trying to repair. Until they come up with a solution, the company advises users to set their time zone manually rather than automatically by going to Setting – General – Date & Time.
Although the company did not give a specific time frame for the fix, they are soon releasing a new iOS version the 9.2.1, as well as the iOS 9.3, both of which might include the bug repair. Until you update your software, if you’re planning on travelling, don’t forget to manually set you time zone so you don’t get mislead by the amount of charge your phone displays.
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