Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

silversin

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 18, 2010
95
30
For the last couple of weeks my battery indicator is messed up. Even draining complete and recharging to 100 doesn't solve the issue. Not even a firmware reinstall.

Right now the battery jumped from 1% to 10% right after I plugged it in. Unplugged & rebooted and it jumped back 28%, and while writing this thread back to 11%.

Send the diagnostic to Apple and they are claiming it's fine. Any other solution for my problem?
 

posguy99

macrumors 68020
Nov 3, 2004
2,178
1,316
Right now the battery jumped from 1% to 10% right after I plugged it in. Unplugged & rebooted and it jumped back 28%, and while writing this thread back to 11%.

<shrug> Battery has a bad cell. Replace the battery.
 

keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
9,534
25,298
For the last couple of weeks my battery indicator is messed up. Even draining complete and recharging to 100 doesn't solve the issue. Not even a firmware reinstall.

Right now the battery jumped from 1% to 10% right after I plugged it in. Unplugged & rebooted and it jumped back 28%, and while writing this thread back to 11%.

Send the diagnostic to Apple and they are claiming it's fine. Any other solution for my problem?

Please could you download Battery Life (https://appsto.re/gb/zeBBab.i) and screenshot the result?
 

keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
9,534
25,298
Did that a couple of weeks ago. It's health is limping around 81%.

Edit: http://i.imgur.com/LSOoGWH.jpg screenshot of today.

Eh that should be okay. It hasn't passed the threshold of failing, so that's why Apple's diagnostics didn't indicate an issue.

It may well be a little unreliable around the sub 30%s, but should be fairly consistent from a full charge to about 50%.

Apple won't replace the battery in its current state, so it's up to you to decide how annoying this issue is, and whether or not you want to go down the 3rd party repair route. Honestly, I'd recommend against it and just live with the battery until it gets worse, as 3rd party repairs may cause more problems than they'll solve.
 

silversin

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 18, 2010
95
30
Thanks for the explanation. It's still under warranty for a couple of months. I could get a replacement for a white dot issue on the the screen, but it never bothered me that much. Think I'll go ahead now and get it replaced because of the battery.
 

keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
9,534
25,298
81% is not "limping".

I know, right! Some people don't know how good they've got it. ;)

This is mine (5S). And now it's permanently stuck on headphone mode. Time for a repair or replacement I think!

image.png
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.