iPhone 7(+) Charging issues since iOS 12 (including 12.1)

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  1. OverSpun macrumors 65816

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    My phone will not charge when the battery is completely dead. It only works if I hard reset it. Never had this issue before iOS 12.

    It will only properly charge when the battery is not fully dead.

    Does anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    How's the battery health/capacity? Perhaps a new battery might be in order?
     
  3. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think the battery is okay, it has a 87% max capacity health. This issue started since ios12 came out.
     
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  5. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have an iPhone 7.
     
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    87 percent of life is not good, actually seems like the battery is gone!
     
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    Letting the battery go dead is about the worst thing you can do to a battery. Sounds like you are letting it happen all the time.
     
  8. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It is fine, 87% is good. This is issue is related with iOS 12.
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    Nope. I cannot plug in the phone in my pocket when I am out. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If it were only related to iOS12 then we would read about others having the same problem.:rolleyes:

    How often do you charge your phone. Once a day should avoid this. If you habits just get you to charge when battery is dead then you likely need a new battery.o_O

    The battery health apps are not perfect.:p

    Enjoy!;)
     
  10. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I charge before I go to bed. Sometimes it won’t charge with 10% left. Works after reset. The battery is fine because it lasts for the day, most times. iIRC, this same issue was happening on X or XS phones.

    Thanks for trolling.
     
  11. simba4 macrumors 6502

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    Did you try to change the charger or the usb cable?
     
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    87% isn't good, but isn't bad either. That said it's only an estimate of capacity and doesn't really say much about other aspects of battery health.

    Given the issue that is going on and the cheaper battery replacement that Apple is offering until the end of the year, it might be worth getting it replaced nonetheless.
     
  13. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I have a few Apple chargers and cables. They act the same way.
    I think 87% is good for a 2 year old phone. I don't leave it on the charger all day, I am aware that is not great for the battery. It does not seem worth to get a new battery unless the battery dies by lunch. :)
     
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's fine for a 2 year old battery, but overall it's neither good nor bad at this point in its lifetime. Not to mention that there are other factors that are part of battery health that aren't reflected by capacity. It might or might not be worth getting a new battery, but given that it is 2 years old already and Apple is offering a fairly cheap replacement until the end of the year, it might sway things at least a bit toward it being worth it.
     
  15. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I will consider having the battery changed by the end of the year before they change the price. I feel that the phone is the issue than the battery. A new battery may not fix the issue. :/
     
  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Certainly possible. In either case though it probably doesn't hurt to take it to Apple.
     
  17. andyw715 macrumors 65816

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    Capacity isn't everything. Do you ever get the message (or verbiage in the Battery settings) that the phone shutdown due to battery issues?

    Even not, I'd spend the $29 on a new batt and see if that helps.
     

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