iOS 11 and Apple's Smart Battery Case

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by UnorthodoxError, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. UnorthodoxError macrumors newbie

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    Anyone having problems with battery life and using a Apple smart battery case?

    At a certain percentage (Normally around 70% battery) the phone decides to start using the internal battery rather than the case's power.

    Haven't tested to see whether the phone will automatically switch off when it runs out of battery or whether the case will kick in but just seemed a little odd.

    Have tested it with a iOS 10 phone to make sure the case wasn't dying on me and it works fine there.
     
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502

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    That's to be expected. Fill in the bug in the Feedback.app so they get to know this issue.
     
  3. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    Same here. It’s all over the place. Phone battery starts to deplete sometimes when the case is at 100%. I just disconnect the phone and reconnect it which seems to be a temp fix.
     
  4. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    Same issue here, and I've noticed it begins around 50% for me on my case but both the case & phone battery seem to die down at the same time after. It could be an error even where it's not reading the battery properly...
     
  5. THX1991 macrumors newbie

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    Having the same issue.

    iPhone 7 256GB and Apple Smart Battery Case.

    Phone depletes instead of the case, case and phone get very hot and battery life is all over the place.

    It’s definitely not the case dying but most likely a software glitch in the beta code.

    Mine was working perfectly on iOS 10.3.3 beta.

    All part of the fun of trying new software out!
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Same for me with my iPhone 6S and battery case.

    Battery life is terrible to begin with (case is usually drained by 1-2PM, normally by 6PM) and beyond that the phone seems to randomly decide to use its own battery rather than the case.
     
  7. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    Seems like the case depletes 5% for every % the phone depletes, for me.

    Right now I’m at 97% phone, 84% case lol. So random. If you want the phone to charge to 100%, undock it from the case and then redock it
     
  8. CaptainGomez macrumors newbie

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    Same issue here, glad to know I'm not the only one, hopefully it gets fixed in beta 2.
     
  9. AlonsoM26 macrumors newbie

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    Does the problem is solved by now? I mean, in beta 4.
     
  10. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    Yes it was solved in DP2.
     
  11. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

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    I take it that Apple's Smart Battery Case continues to work with with Beta 5? Thinking about making the leap but wanna ensure the case's function first.
     
  12. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    Yes works no issues...
     
  13. Sal09 macrumors regular

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    For me not working as it should be. When battery case is at 60% iphone starts using its own battery.
     
  14. AlwaysHopeful macrumors member

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    I'm having this problem with GM iOS 11, never used the beta. When I grabbed my iPhone this morning after a full night of it supposedly charging, case was only at about 7%!
     

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