New iPhone bug makes battery meters show wrong percentage charge!

Apple has decided to warn users that a new bug may lead the battery meters of its iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus devices to display incorrect percentage readings, leading to iPhones turning off much earlier than their battery meters will make you believe.

The said bug resides inside the iPhones' clock and any manual changes made to the date and time settings or travelling across time zones can turn off periodic battery percentage updates.

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If you own an iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, you can avoid the bug by simply turning on automatic updates in your iPhone's Date & Time settings. You'll have to restart your iPhone as well to make sure the settings have been applied.

Apple says that it is now investigating the issue which means that the bug in question is very much alive and well. The Cupertino giant has also asked users to contact its support team in case the suggested steps do not help them with getting rid of the bug.

Back in October, some reports suggested that 14nm Samsung-made chips for iPhone 6S may see a 20 per cent short fall in battery life than the 16nm TMSC-made chips. In other words, if your iPhone 6S contains a Samsung-made chip, it may run out of charge much earlier than any iPhone 6S with a 16nm chip. Apple was, however, quick to react.

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"With the Apple-designed A9 chip in your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, you are getting the most advanced smartphone chip in the world. Every chip we ship meets Apple's highest standards for providing incredible performance and delivering great battery life, regardless of iPhone 6S capacity, colour or model.

Certain manufactured lab tests which run the processors with a continuous heavy workload until the battery depletes are not representative of real-world use, since they spend an unrealistic amount of time at the highest CPU performance state. It's a misleading way to measure real-world battery life.

Response to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 'extremely positive', says Apple

Our testing and customer data show that the actual battery life of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, even taking into account variable component differences, varies within just two to three percent of each other," said Apple.

When Apple launched its latest iOS 9, it brought in a battery saver feature and a low-power mode in your iPhone's settings that could turn off several background programmes to let your iPhone run for an extra three hours.

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