Apple acknowledges battery percentage indicator bug for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus iPhones, states fix is in the works
Date: Monday, January 18th, 2016, 08:43
Category: battery, iPhone, News, Software
Well, this is why they invented software updates.
Following a plethora of complains, Apple recently posted a new support document acknowledging an issue with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that causes the battery percentage indicator in the status bar not to update as the battery itself drains. This means that the battery percentage icon could display that you have much more battery life left than you actually do.
The support document states that Apple is working to address the issue and assures issues that the company is working on a fix. Strangely, Apple also states that the issue is caused by time zone changes, whether done manually or automatically while traveling.
From the support document:
If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually or change time zones when traveling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn’t update. Learn what to do.
Apple has stated that restarting your device should temporarily cure the problem, as should going into Settings > General > Date & Time and ensuring that “Set Automatically” is enabled.
Nevertheless, Apple says it is aware of the issue and is investigating the cause and a solution.
If you’ve seen this issue on your end, please let us know in the comments.