Battery life isn't one of the iPhone's strong suits. That's not something new, and Apple has admitted it in various ways. Like this past December, when it released the Smart Battery Case that straps an extra battery onto your iPhone to extend battery life up to 25 hours.
25 hours sounds pretty amazing, but iPhone users weren't all that impressed. In fact, their main question was, "Why not make better batteries for the iPhone in the first place?"
Well, now Apple has another battery problem in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. This time, it's a glitch in the way the battery meter displays your phone's remaining battery life.
The issue has been noticed by users who have altered their phone's date and time settings, or have moved between time zones. Apple has just confirmed the bug, which causes the phone to display a higher battery charge percentage than it actually has. For example, your phone might say you have 25% remaining charge when you actually only have 10%. And, obviously, that can lead to problems.
According to Apple, the problem can be fixed by restarting your phone, then following these steps:
- Go to settings > General> Date & Time
- Make sure that "Set Automatically" is turned on.
If that doesn't work, iPhone users are encouraged to contact Apple Support for further troubleshooting.
For a more permanent fix to this problem, Apple is working on updates to the iOS. However, version 9.3 is only in the beta testing phase. That means we'll just have to wait.
This isn't the first bug iPhone users have encountered that's associated with the Date & Time settings. In the past, there have been issues with the automatic daylight saving time adjustment, and broken alarms when updating to iOS 9.1.
All of that being said, it's no surprise that iPhone users are excited by the rumors of improvements being made to the iPhone 7. But, until the official specifications for the newest model are released, all we can do is cross our fingers.