Apple Studying Issue With iPhone 6s & 6s Plus Not Updating Battery Percentage

Apple this week posted a new support document addressing an issue some iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users have been experiencing with the battery percentage displayed in the status bar on their displays not updating as the battery drains.

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The company notes it is investigating the issue and working on a solution, although it appears to be related to time zone or clock settings. In the meantime, users experiencing the problem are advised to restart their devices and make sure the time is being automatically set in Settings.

If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually or change time zones when traveling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn't update. Learn what to do.

A fairly lengthy discussion thread in Apple's discussion forums reveals a number of users running into the problem, dating back nearly to the new models' launch last September. Many of the users experiencing the issue had been manually adjusting their phones' clock settings in order to bypass timer-based barriers in certain games, and Apple's suggestion about ensuring the time is being set automatically indicates the battery issue is indeed likely related to clock settings.

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Top Rated Comments

555gallardo Avatar
108 months ago
appears to be related to time zone or clock settings
That could mean we may get infinite battery life just by manually changing time!
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
108 months ago
I have this issue but i have not changed the time at all i did a restore same issue i'm taking it to apple for replacement
why would u take it back for a replacement if you just read on this very page that its a software issue Apple is aware of ... ?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
furi0usbee Avatar
108 months ago
i wonder if Apple is playing with the percentage like they did with the signal bars...

EDIT: I still have the iPhone 5. And I literally can be on 1% for 45 minutes, or be on 39% and then restart the phone only to find out I'm at 8%.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fzfpff Avatar
108 months ago
Maybe updating battery status too often would use too much energy and drain the battery. Yay for thinner iPhones!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HEK Avatar
108 months ago
This is why I don't put 100 percent on technology especially with Apple products. They sell descent products...but not to the point of trusting 100 percent.
Can't wait for driverless cars. These computer/software glitches will take on a whole new meaning at 70 mph.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fzfpff Avatar
108 months ago
That proves my point exactly. Battery life improvements can be made through software efficiency and not just by slapping a big ass battery on it.
As a software developer I can assure you that these are just a little tweaks that don't help much in real life. This is what Apple wants you to believe in. The truth is that if you want more battery life you need a bigger battery. The fact that Apple recently released a battery case for the first time in its history proves my point.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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