I got an iPhone 6s from the bad battery batch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tiago_md, May 2, 2017.

  1. tiago_md, May 2, 2017
    Last edited: May 2, 2017

    tiago_md macrumors newbie

    tiago_md

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    #1
    But I'm seeing no problems with it?
    If I go into Apple's website and put my serial into the page addressing the ''Unexpected Shutdown Issues for the iPhone 6s'', a message saying that my device is eligible for battery replacement comes up as per the attachment.
    However, even though I only bought it from the store less than 24 hours ago, everything has been looking great so far. The only issue I experienced is the battery charging very slowly (at one point it even seemed like it was charging backwards - the battery % was going down whilst it was plugged in) but that was maybe because I was restoring from my iCloud backup at that time and the iPhone was downloading a lot of apps and data then. I then plugged it in using my iPad charger and that seemed to make it go a lot faster.

    So, would you bother sending it in for replacement even though it doesn't appear to have a problem? Anyone here replaced theirs for this particular issue?

    It's a Space Gray iPhone 6s with 64GB of storage (not sure if this matters)
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Location:
    Joplin
    #2
    You bought it just 24 hours ago brand new? Why didn't you go with the 7??
     
  3. tiago_md thread starter macrumors newbie

    tiago_md

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    #3
    Yep. Brand new. 7 would be a lot more expensive where I live in South America.
     
  4. Tapiture macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    #4
    I had this issue in my 6S, took a few months to show itself, but after it did it was bad. It was really swollen and they had to give me a new phone. It was free and all, but you will probably encounter issues if you keep it.
     
  5. tiago_md thread starter macrumors newbie

    tiago_md

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    #5
    Okay, guess I will have to consider it then.
     
  6. David-fr macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #6
    Do you have an apple store in SA? If so, exchange it.

    Saludos.
     
  7. JPack Suspended

    JPack

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    #7
    The problem doesn't show up immediately. If it did, Apple wouldn't have waited more than a year to launch the battery replacement program for the 6s.
     
  8. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    #8
    Same for me - wasn't showing yet but I had it replaced - nothing to lose and I didn't want a potential bad battery because it would happen probably at the worst possible time -
     
  9. canuckRus macrumors 6502

    canuckRus

    Joined:
    May 18, 2014
    #9
     
  10. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

    AmazingTechGeek

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    #10
    If travel time nor sending it in to a store is an inconvenience to you, I would definitely replace the battery. Better to be safe than sorry.
     

Share This Page