How to find out if your iPhone 6s battery is eligible for replacement


The iPhone 6s has more junk in the trunk.
The iPhone 6s has more junk in the trunk.
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Apple is offering iPhone 6s customers a free battery replacement for devices that unexpectedly shut down. The problem mostly affects iPhone 6s units made between September 2015 and October 2015.

If you’re not sure when your iPhone 6s was made, you can use a new tool created by Apple to find out if your device has a faulty battery.

Here’s how to check:

iPhone 7 battery life can’t match rivals


Battery got you down? Try these tips.
A familiar sight on your iPhone?
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The iPhone 7 battery might be larger than its predecessor, but that’s still not enough for it to catch up with other leading flagship smartphones, as per a new consumer testing report.

According to the U.K.-based Which?, the iPhone 7 performs far behind the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and HTC 10 when it comes to call and internet time.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 battery problems just got more embarrassing


You should buy this phone.
Hey, at least it doesn't blow up anymore!
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Samsung’s beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 has been hit with its latest embarrassing incident, after reports that its replacement batteries (you know, the one that don’t set fire to Jeeps) quickly overheat and lose battery power.

Is there anything this phone can get right?

iOS 10 users complain of poor battery life after updating


Is iOS 10 draining your battery?
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A number of iOS 10 users have taken to social media to complain about the fact that their iOS devices are running out of juice far more rapidly after upgrading to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. “iOS 10,” writes one Twitter user. “More like iOS 10% of my battery left.”

Fortunately, there’s a logical explanation — which means things may not stay like this for too long.