If you own an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you might have been fooled into thinking that you had a healthy amount of battery life and then, suddenly, you are scrambling to charge your phone before it dies.
In some cases, the smartphone’s battery life percentage icon that appears in the top right corner might be inaccurate because it freezes and fails to update.
Apple said that is investigating this battery percentage issue, which could be the result of a bug.
The problem can occur when the user manually changes the time, or when the device automatically adjusts to time zones when traveling. Apple released a solution on its Support page that informs iPhone 6s users to first restart the smartphone and go toSettings > General > Date & Time and make sure that Set Automatically is turned on.
If the problem continues, or if the user did not change the time and still is experiencing the issue, they should contact Apple Support.
“Apple is aware of this issue and is investigating the cause and solution,” the Support page reads.
It’s likely that a software update could fix the issue, and Apple has recently pushed out iOS 9.3 to developers. The public launch of the OS update is coming soon.
Since the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are equipped with two different chips, the Samsung and TSMC versions, there is a slight difference in the devices’ battery life. However, Apple previously addressed these concerns, reporting that there is only a two to three percent difference. Consumer Reports found that there are “no appreciable differences” in battery life.
Those who want to make sure their phones never die can purchase Apple’s Smart Battery Case for $99.