Not eligible for 6s battery replacement but still issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hyloba, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Hyloba macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2014

    I'm not eligible for a 6s battery replacement, but I've recently been having some problems. Phone shutting off at around 15%, battery draining 1% per minute while doing nothing strange. All while some months ago I could use Waze with screen on for an hour with only 15% battery drop. Also I used to be able to use my phone for 2 days, now I'm struggling with 1 day, modest use.

    Edit: also strange, yesterday I looked in the battery settings, and the Phone app showed slightly over 50% use with audio, 1 minute on screen.

    Are this the problems the eligible iPhone 6s users are getting? Or is it something else entirely?
  2. erichui84 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2016
    Sounds like a battery issues to me. I've had this happened to my iPhone 5s (after about 22 months) and iPhone 6s (after about 11months) and both times I've got my phone replaced (they broke my phone when they tried to replace my 5s battery and they didn't have battery in stock for the 6s)

    When it happened to me, my phone would randomly shut down at say 20% (sometimes even 30%) and when I charge it for 1 minute it might go back up to 50%.

    I did also tried to do a factory restore as a new phone and not loading backup for both and it did the same thing, and they were able to see the issues at the Apple store so they just replaced my phone.
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You need to take it to Apple and have them diagnose it.
  4. hosseinmet macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2017
  5. macdragonfl macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale,Fl
    ifixit has been around a long time, I would go with them. It should solve your issues. There is a slight chance it will not, but usually it will. Nothing is guaranteed, until you try.
  6. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    My wife had a 6s+ with the SAME problems. Would randomly shut off below 60%, restart to be at 8% and watch it charge from 8% to 60% in 3 minutes. We took it to an Apple store near Los Angeles only to have them say there was no problems with the phone or battery (even though I saw the test fail 3 times in a row). After paying $80 to get her battery replaced, they gave us her phone back in such bad shape (half of the backlight wouldn't turn on, phone restarted constantly every few minutes) that we said goodbye, went to the usual Apple Store we go to (should have done this first) and walked out with a replacement 6 mins later and a sincere apology. Didn't get the battery cost reimbursed but lesson learned.

    The battery problems weren't just the 6s.

    My wife and I's 8+ phones seem to be doing very well. :)
  7. hosseinmet macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2017
    Unfortunately I can’t access apple stores, so I decided to try non apple solutions.
  8. hosseinmet macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2017
    Does it necessary to replace the display adhesive when i change the battery ???
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2017
    It’s not necessary but, advisable. That’s what helps keep dust out
  10. hosseinmet macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2017
  11. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008

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