iPhone 6 Odd Battery Experience

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  1. davids8477 macrumors 6502

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    From a full overnight charge and normal light use, my iPhone will show 10% or so battery left in a few hours and go into low power mode.

    I plug in the charger and the 10% goes for 50-70% almost instantly and the phone contours to operate normally.

    See the photos.

    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. QzzB macrumors regular

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    I have had something similar in the past. I tried a while and reload and fixed it. I think it might of been a software bug that was incorrectly reading the battery and calculating the percentage.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    You need a new battery. Do a search as there are multiple threads with the same symptoms.
     
  4. - rob - macrumors regular

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    If you were selling a phone with these symptoms and wanted to be upfront about them and offer a reasonable discount, what would it be?

    For example, say an iPhone 6 64GB in good condition without battery issues has a fair market value of $240.
     
  5. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    A new battery from Apple is what $89 or something around there ? I'd just be like battery needs replaced and lower it at least by some of the cost of the battery.
     
  6. Relentless Power, Jul 9, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Apple can also conduct a free battery test of your iPhones battery health in store or over the Phone. The threshold is 80% I believe and Is the recommendation for a replacement. A replacement battery is $79.00 without coverage.

    https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/battery-power
     
  7. - rob - macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I priced it at $160 down from $240. (I use Movaluate for FMVs) It looks like you can do the repair yourself for much cheaper than the apple rate too.
     
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I think this is defect in iPhone 6's or iOS 10 that Apple won't cop to. I had a very similar issue with my iPhone 6 that was performing flawlessly until iOS 10. Then the battery got flakey. I tried everything I could -- soft resets, hard reset, restore, etc., etc. Took it into Apple and they hooked it up to their diagnostics and said my battery was at 90% -- healthy.

    Finally I couldn't take it anymore and bent over and bought an iPhone 7 even though I was holding out for the "all new" 2018 model. Will still buy the 2018 model, but annoying I had to replace my phone because Apple won't admit there is a bug in iOS 10 or a defect in the iPhone 6s battery that reposts a false positive.
     
  9. Jlbowm macrumors newbie

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    They have... I actually have an appointment at the Apple Store tomorrow for my phone.

    https://www.apple.com/support/iphone6s-unexpectedshutdown/
     
  10. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Right but that is the 6s. Apple has never said boo about the 6 and won't replace a 6 battery under that program. It's 6s only.
     
  11. skeleton11223 macrumors member

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    This happens to me too, but only after I charge the phone to 100%, I just charge it to 8X% and then the battery frains like normal.
     
  12. davids8477 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I changed the battery myself, not too difficult using Ifixit tutorial.

    After a couple of cycles the phone is behaving wonderfully. At the end of a typical day I still have 40% left whereas before I'd have had to charge it at least once during the day.

    Well pleased

    Now when's the 8 coming out
     
  13. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    That's really good. Is this the first time you replaced the battery of your iPhone 6? How long have you been using the phone for?
     
  14. davids8477 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I bought it when it first came out - however long ago that was.

    First battery change.
     
  15. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    I see, I got mine changed last year as well, feels like the phone is not lasting as much again.
     

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