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Rover : 8/21/2017 10:19 am
Anybody had it where their iphone battery usage percentage widely varies?
The last few weeks, I can have my iphone at like 90%, then in 5 minutes it drops to 60%.
Also had it where it seemed fine at 50% then in 10 minutes I am at 15%.

I've got the latest software and all.
Almost certainly a bad battery  
Jim in Fairfax : 8/21/2017 10:24 am : link
You need a replacement
Been an iPhone battery for years  
Shecky : 8/21/2017 10:33 am : link
As said above, bad battery. Bring it in, they'll hook it up to check it, and replace.

If they give you an issue about it Beijing out of warranty, if it is, push back because as I said it's a known, ongoing issue for years.
I used a DIY kit  
sshin05 : 8/21/2017 10:40 am : link
to fix it but that nullifies the warranty. I have a iPhone 6 so i didnt mind it so much as i'm looking to upgrade once the new phones are out.
What model of iPhone?  
trueblueinpw : 8/21/2017 12:04 pm : link
I have a 6s and the battery was fubared. I ran the serial number against a recall Apple had on the 6s and hit bingo. So I made an appointment at the Apple Store to drop off the phone and they fixed my phone in about an hour. If you're not in the recall you can still probably replace the battery but not sure how that works in terms of cost / benefit v new phone purchase.
Thanks guys  
Rover : 8/21/2017 2:24 pm : link
I just checked, my phone was not recalled.
It's not really THAT bad, I'm wondering if it makes sense to gut it out until the new one is released?
I think you should buy an Android  
MetsAreBack : 8/21/2017 6:28 pm : link

that way you can support both companies (which aren't rivals)
I have a 6  
GeneInCal : 8/21/2017 6:34 pm : link
and had the same issue. Call Apple support. They will runa test. If the better is FUBAR they will have you go into the Apple Store and have it replaced. It doesn't need to be on a recall list. There were problems with the 6 as well as the 6s
Thank you  
Rover : 8/23/2017 7:40 pm : link
I took it in, the battery is consumed.
It needs to be plugged in most of the time.
So I have an iPhone 6 and was hoping to hold out till the 8 is released.

Was told it cost $80 to get a new battery.
Is it worth it, or make sense to just hold out for a few months?
One other option would be to get a mobile carry charger you can use when out, but I was told those cost even more than a new battery.
Thoughts?
RE: Thank you  
Jim in Fairfax : 8/23/2017 8:03 pm : link
In comment 13570956 Rover said:
Quote:
I took it in, the battery is consumed.
It needs to be plugged in most of the time.
So I have an iPhone 6 and was hoping to hold out till the 8 is released.

Was told it cost $80 to get a new battery.
Is it worth it, or make sense to just hold out for a few months?
One other option would be to get a mobile carry charger you can use when out, but I was told those cost even more than a new battery.
Thoughts?

My thoughts:

1) Portable battery chargers can be had for less than $20.

2) The new iPhones are expected out in Sept. Be aware that speculation is the iPhone 8 will be a "premium" phone and may cost as much as $1000. However it's also expected that they will also release a 7S at tradional prices (starting at $649)

3) Your 6 should have trade in value when you upgrade. I'm not sure whether a balky battery would impact the value you get or not.
Thanks  
Rover : 8/24/2017 9:24 am : link
I guess a portable charger makes most sense?
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