1. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The % in the status bar behaves like the gas gauge in my car. I don't pay much attention to it. When my phone warns me my battery is low, then I charge it up. The % is an indicator. None are truly accurate. Some appear to be more accurate than others. But anyone who obsesses with it should turn it off in settings. My iP 5 has a waning battery. The % icon amuses me. I was at 73% today and took 4 photos while on cellular data. The % icon dropped from 73% to 1% after the 4th photo. I turned the phone off. After I got home it was at 67%. Go figure! For the most part it's an approximation. It helps to calibrate, but not much. It is what it is. I think the older and more worn out batteries have the worst % issues.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    I think this is the most accurate post described in sheer elegance that I've ever seen regarding the battery percent thing.
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    04-09-2015 02:46 AM
  2. razza1987's Avatar
    This issue is so freaking annoying. It always seems to be when the phone is as something 1% so for example 81% to 79%. 71% to 69%

    It drives me frigging nuts
    04-09-2015 03:00 PM
  3. trebor8806's Avatar
    The % in the status bar behaves like the gas gauge in my car. I don't pay much attention to it. When my phone warns me my battery is low, then I charge it up. The % is an indicator. None are truly accurate. Some appear to be more accurate than others. But anyone who obsesses with it should turn it off in settings. My iP 5 has a waning battery. The % icon amuses me. I was at 73% today and took 4 photos while on cellular data. The % icon dropped from 73% to 1% after the 4th photo. I turned the phone off. After I got home it was at 67%. Go figure! For the most part it's an approximation. It helps to calibrate, but not much. It is what it is. I think the older and more worn out batteries have the worst % issues.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    Sounds like you need to take it in and get the battery replaced. Apple will do it for free without AppleCare. Only for the iPhone 5, though.
    04-09-2015 09:50 PM
  4. moloes's Avatar
    It's definitely a software bug. I've known people who have had replaced iPhones and restored the phone as new like I did but still have the problem.
    04-13-2015 09:17 AM
  5. Emma 94's Avatar
    Is this still a problem in iOs9? I have the 5c with one of the iOs 8's, not sure which.. Havent updated it yet and seen whether its still a problem. Mine drops from 61% to 59% pretty much every time i charge it, is it definitely a software problem not a problem with the actual phone? Would be good to know.

    Many thanks to any replies x
    10-27-2015 05:37 PM
  6. moloes's Avatar
    Is this still a problem in iOs9? I have the 5c with one of the iOs 8's, not sure which.. Havent updated it yet and seen whether its still a problem. Mine drops from 61% to 59% pretty much every time i charge it, is it definitely a software problem not a problem with the actual phone? Would be good to know.

    Many thanks to any replies x
    Since iOS 9 the battery percentage jumping is no longer an issue.
    10-27-2015 06:14 PM
  7. Maskoob Talib's Avatar
    i have an iphone 6 updated to ios 8.4 i am facing a problem of unusual battery drainage from 71 to 60, 61 to 59, 28 to 26, 16 to 14. please help me out. Is it really a fault? hoping for a response
    10-30-2015 01:26 PM
  8. Maskoob Talib's Avatar
    Hi moloes i am suffering the same problem, i have my iphone 6 updated to ios 8.4 and the battery jumps from 71 to 69, 61 to 59? is it really a problem? its seriously really annoying, and i am worried in future what will gonna happen
    10-30-2015 01:31 PM
  9. moloes's Avatar
    Hi moloes i am suffering the same problem, i have my iphone 6 updated to ios 8.4 and the battery jumps from 71 to 69, 61 to 59? is it really a problem? its seriously really annoying, and i am worried in future what will gonna happen
    The problem has been fixed in iOS 9. Update to iOS 9 will be the only option.
    10-30-2015 01:32 PM
  10. Maskoob Talib's Avatar
    i did not receive any update yet.
    i have already changed my phone because of this problem :3
    and while charging, when i disconnect the phone and again reconnect my phone the actual charging like i disconnected it from 75 and while connecting it back it show 79 :3 that's something really awkward
    10-30-2015 01:43 PM
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