Apple stresses that the battery problems are not a safety issue such , and advises customers with problematic handsets how to get a repair. In many cases, the iPhones turn off unexpectedly even when the battery life is above 50%. More from Consumer Reports: Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. The original story follows below. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site. If you don't remember, the iPhone 6 Plus owners discovered that a few models could bend when subjected to high levels of pressure.
By renovating your car's battery, you can save a lot and even help the environment, essentially by recycling or restoring the battery. When I am not writing for Forbes, I spend time hanging out with my wife around metro Detroit and working for a technology news website called Pulse 2. This may cost more money than other shops that can fix your screen, so you may want to shop around and get those fixed before you take the iPhone 6S to Apple. Apple announced that some units of iPhone 6s came with faulty batteries that were subjected to faster degradation due to exposure to air for longer durations while manufacturing. I was losing my mind how she was pretending that nothing was wrong with having your phone battery shuts off in the middle of the cycle.
He joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith. Barron's wrote in a cover story in March that Verizon is expected to get 71% of its sales from wireless services, compared with 40% for competitor T T. I recommend a program called CoconutBattery for Mac or iBackupBot Windows. Near the end of November, a battery replacement program for the , which had an issue where some units would unexpectedly shut down. We make it easy to buy the right product from a variety of retailers.
These carry out a 'battery poll' which gives you in depth information such as cycle count and the current capacity etc, something I've found extremely useful before getting a new battery! Well, phone doesn't have to explode in order to give every other customer an incentive or a compensation who had this issue. If you have experienced this issue, please visit an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider and have your device's serial number checked to confirm eligibility for a battery replacement, free of charge. And Apple said that the iPhone 6S battery replacement program does not extend the standard warranty coverage. Samsung had to recall and shut down the distribution of the Galaxy Note7 smartphones due to battery combustion problems — which caused many of the devices to catch on fire. Long story short, I hate the Apple Customer service lately. We will continue to monitor and analyze customer reports.
As a result, these batteries degrade faster than a normal battery and cause unexpected shutdowns to occur. Alternatively, owners of affected iPhone 6s units who paid to replace their battery out of pocket can contact Apple for a refund. If you have experienced this issue, please use the serial number checker below to see if your iPhone 6s is eligible for a battery replacement, free of charge. Finding your iPhone serial number is easy. This is not the only repair program that Apple launched this month. On the last one, phone's battery died at about %30 in front of the Genius! Stay tuned for other battery reconditioning guides that you can try out later.
You can then restore the data later. This website is not owned by, is not licensed by nor is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. According to Apple, the iPhone 6s defect only affects a batch of devices manufactured between September and October 2015. Take it from me - the issue affects both models. The program covers affected device batteries for three years after first retail sale. And I love hearing from entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts! Find out more at the support page. The battery fault only affects some iPhone 6s models produced between September and October 2015, according to Apple.
Additional Information Apple may restrict or limit repair to the original country or region of purchase. Some iPhone power issues are caused by factors other than the battery. You should also turn off Find my iPhone and erase data and settings. Issue was persistent and had to take it to Apple Store several other times. Hopefully they expand this to 6s Plus soon.
You have three years after the iPhone 6S was first sold to make use of this service, so there's no need to rush. Your iPhone will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program and in working order. Please try again in a few minutes. All articles, images, logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners. While AppleInsider has learned that this particular repair program is completely unrelated to the probe, iPhone 6s battery replacements for the limited range of iPhones affected are being made available on a worldwide basis. Problems persisted in replacement units, prompting the company to discontinue the device altogether. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused customers.