1. metalchick719's Avatar
    Apparently, there are now stories of iPhone 6s phones exploding because of the battery! WTF?! I just saw it trending on Facebook, and I read an article from Yahoo and one other site. I assume this is related to the battery issue with certain models of the 6s? Yikes!

    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/iphone-6s...085214234.html
    12-16-2016 09:25 PM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    There were stories about this earlier this week. Apple insists that all of the phones that caught fire in China had evidence of physical damage.

    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timei...ry-fire-china/
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    12-16-2016 11:28 PM
  3. robertk328's Avatar
    Could be wrong, but I don't believe it. Guess it's possible... batteries are common but can certainly have issues!
    metalchick719 likes this.
    12-17-2016 09:00 AM
  4. metalchick719's Avatar
    Could be wrong, but I don't believe it. Guess it's possible... batteries are common but can certainly have issues!
    That was my initial reaction, too. It just seems a little convenient that this would suddenly happen with an iPhone after the whole Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
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    12-17-2016 04:18 PM
  5. Keith Morris's Avatar
    Just had my 6S battery replaced. Had an appointment but decided to walk in when the store opened.
    The whole process took 2 hours but battery replaced!! 😉
    robertk328 likes this.
    12-19-2016 07:38 AM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    Just had my 6S battery replaced. Had an appointment but decided to walk in when the store opened.
    The whole process took 2 hours but battery replaced!!
    Nice
    12-20-2016 07:23 AM
  7. tai4de2's Avatar
    If you look at the link from my post number 26 up above (post 26) Apple seems to be saying that the phone is designed to shut down when it encounters low voltage from the battery in a variety of conditions (extreme cold is one of those conditions.) The fault in the battery must have caused intermittent low voltage so the phone would shut down.
    My wife had her 6s for over a year without any problems. It started showing symptoms of the battery/shutdown issue only when we went to Iceland and Finland and exposed it to colder temps that it had ever seen.

    Replacement was done at a local Apple store in about an hour.
    01-23-2017 03:47 PM
  8. tcuprof's Avatar
    I've had my 6s for approximately 16 months and this weekend is the first time it has gone from 20% battery left to shutdown. Cold weather had nothing to do with it. Maybe I'm going to need that new battery after all.
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    01-23-2017 05:42 PM
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    I've had my 6s for approximately 16 months and this weekend is the first time it has gone from 20% battery left to shutdown. Cold weather had nothing to do with it. Maybe I'm going to need that new battery after all.
    Oh, boy... That's not good. Mine still has yet to do that. The lowest my battery has gone recently was around 24%. I've been so reluctant to do anything so far since all has been well. I've had my 6s for just shy of 16 months as well.
    01-23-2017 09:23 PM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    Oh, boy... That's not good. Mine still has yet to do that. The lowest my battery has gone recently was around 24%. I've been so reluctant to do anything so far since all has been well. I've had my 6s for just shy of 16 months as well.
    I did it mainly just to get the new battery on Apple. Batteries lose capacity as they go through more charging cycles. (Though I did have one shutdown - at about 75%.)
    01-23-2017 10:51 PM
  11. mark-d's Avatar
    I have a 6s that is NOT eligible for the battery replacement that does sometimes perform very erratically on the battery front. Took it for analysis at the Apple Store, they said it past the tests and wasn't eligible for a battery replacement under warranty but it would no doubt fail the test within the warranty period as it's close now and then they'd be able to replace the battery.

    I will be making another appointment closer to the end of the first year to get it looked at again.
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    01-24-2017 02:30 AM
  12. robertk328's Avatar
    Oh, boy... That's not good. Mine still has yet to do that. The lowest my battery has gone recently was around 24%. I've been so reluctant to do anything so far since all has been well. I've had my 6s for just shy of 16 months as well.
    No need to be reluctant! if it qualifies, get it replaced
    metalchick719 and eyecrispy like this.
    01-24-2017 07:42 AM
  13. tcuprof's Avatar
    No need to be reluctant! if it qualifies, get it replaced
    I guess you're right. Mine qualifies based on the serial number so I need to get it replaced - if for no other reason than a new battery would surely last longer.
    robertk328 likes this.
    01-25-2017 02:09 PM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    I guess you're right. Mine qualifies based on the serial number so I need to get it replaced - if for no other reason than a new battery would surely last longer.
    before they change their minds
    01-25-2017 07:31 PM
  15. eyecrispy's Avatar
    No need to be reluctant! if it qualifies, get it replaced
    Agreed. Fresh battery is good. I had all my family and friends do it if they qualified.
    01-25-2017 09:18 PM
  16. tcuprof's Avatar
    Since my serial number indicates it qualifies for replacement, will they test the battery or just replace it?
    01-25-2017 10:39 PM
  17. doogald's Avatar
    Since my serial number indicates it qualifies for replacement, will they test the battery or just replace it?
    When I brought my phone in, they ran all of the tests. He said it wasn't indicating any problems at the time, but they still did the replacement.
    01-25-2017 11:02 PM
  18. Dan_M's Avatar
    I've had this problem before. I mounted it to my bike trying to get directions to some food. The weather was really cold so I don't know if that did something to it, the cold air beating against it in high wind. However I haven't had this problem anymore as I usually know where I'm going and don't need navigation. I've mounted previous android phones and never had this problem. My iphone 6s battery would be 80% then DEAD after a few minutes of riding.
    01-26-2017 02:47 AM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    Since my serial number indicates it qualifies for replacement, will they test the battery or just replace it?
    Mine they checked the SN and put me in for replacement.
    01-26-2017 07:02 AM
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