Apple owns up to iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus battery percentage flaw

iPhone 6S

A battery percentage bug has been plaguing iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus handsets since a few months now, but it’s only now that Apple has chosen to acknowledge it. The flaw which causes the devices to display the incorrect amount of battery percentage, can only be expected to be fixed in the next iOS update.

In the meantime though, Apple has recommended a temporary fix for it thankfully. The company has observed that the battery percentage information is being scrambled when a change is made to the system time of the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 6S Plus.

It’s hence that those who are constantly travelling between time zones are experiencing this even more. They are being led to confusion as to what the actual remaining battery on their device is, since the percentage stays stuck after the system time is changed.

A look at the key specs of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

– Display: 4.7-inch 750p/5.5-inch 1080p
– OS: iOS 9
– CPU: 1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB/64GB/128GB storage options
– Camera: 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 1715mAh/2750mAh

Through a support page entry (via Mac Rumors), Apple has said that users can restart their iPhones in order to get the battery percentage icon to show the right amount. And in order for things to become normal again, they must head into Go to Settings > General > Date & Time select the Set Automatically option.

The company has however stopped short of mentioning when a fix for this issue will be released, but it would be no surprise to find it in the upcoming iOS 9.3 release. Until then, you’ll need to follow the two above mentioned steps to keep the battery percentage icon from showing the wrong amount.

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Apple released the iPhone 6S range in September last year, and will soon be following up their success with the launch of a 4-inch handset apparently called the iPhone 5e.