Updated 11:06 PM EDT, Wed, Apr 21, 2021

How Switching Time Zones Can Affect Battery Data on your iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus

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Apple admitted to a malfunction in their iPhone 6S and 6S Plus devices, promising that they are currently investigating the issue.

A step-by-step solution posted in Apple's Support site revealed that there may be inaccuracy in the battery data of the two iPhone models when the user switches time zones.

"If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually or change time zones when traveling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn't update," the Apple document updated on January 13 stated.

According to Techno Buffalo, the malfunction seems to be present in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus devices that have their date and time set manually.

Gotta Be Mobile contributor Josh Smith experienced this first hand, and explained what happened to his iPhone 6S while traveling around Las Vegas.

"While traveling around Las Vegas for CES 2016 our iPhone 6s showed an astounding 83% battery life as the clock ticked over to 5:30. This is an impressive feat, but a few minutes later the iPhone turned off, flashing a signal to recharge the battery," Smith explained.

Apparently, the issue is not widespread, but the bug still is a major inconvenience to iPhone 6S and 6S Plus users, which runs on iOS 9.2.

Fortunately, Apple has provided a step-by-step remedy to this malfunction.

According to Apple Support, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus users should restart their devices and proceed to Settings.

From there, they should go to Date & Time Settings under "General," and put the clock into automatic update by turning the "Set Automatically" function on.

If this does not work, Apple advises users to contact their Support team for further assistance.

The Cupertino-based company also assured users that they are currently investigating the cause of the malfunction, and is already working on a more permanent solution.

Gotta Be Mobile believe that the fix to this would be incorporated in the upcoming iOS update numbers 9.2.1, which is said to be the smaller update, along with update numbers 9.3, which contains a much larger change in the Apple mobile operating system.

"There is no firm iOS 9.2.1 release date, and Apple rarely confirms when smaller updates like this will arrive. Odds are good that this update will land in the next several weeks, possibly even before the end of January for all devices running iOS 9," the report added.

On the other hand, Techno Buffalo states that it is still not clear how long the company will be able to fix the issue, let alone incorporate the remedy in those updates.

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