Tag: Battery Issues

Google Pixel 2 XL Rapid Charging Doesn't Work Below 20 Degrees Celsius

The Google Pixel 2 XL is apparently experiencing some issues with rapid charging. More specifically, the charging rate is dramatically slower in temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, or 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Google February 19, 2018

How To Disable iPhone Throttling In Apple's Latest iOS 11.3 Beta

Apple promised new battery health features and options for customers with older iPhones, and the latest iOS 11.3 beta 2 delivers. Here's what you need to know about performance management and how to disable it.

Apple February 7, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook: You’ll Be Able To Turn Off CPU Throttling In Future iOS Update

Tim Cook revealed in an interview that the upcoming battery monitoring tool is not the only solution to the iPhone slowdown problem. The developer will reportedly include an option for users to completely turn off the performance-affecting program.

Apple January 18, 2018

This Time, It’s China That’s Asking Apple For Information About Slowing Down Old iPhones

Chinese consumer groups demanded an explanation from Apple regarding the iPhone slowdown problem. The council also wanted the company to discuss its plans to address these complaints.

Apple January 16, 2018

50,000 HP Laptop Batteries Recalled Over Safety Hazards: Here Are The Affected Models

HP announced that lithium-ion batteries in select notebooks and mobile workstations pose safety hazards, so it's issuing a voluntary recall. Here are the affected models and what to do.

Computers January 6, 2018

Samsung Responds To Galaxy Note 8 Battery Issues, Says It Only Got A Few Reports

Samsung acknowledged that it received reports of Galaxy Note 8 units dying, but only a few. The company offered a brief statement on the matter but has yet to fix anything or explain what went wrong.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 3, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Issues: Some Units Won't Charge After Battery Drain

Some Galaxy Note 8 units are having battery issues, becoming unresponsive and no longer charging if their battery drains completely. Samsung has yet to offer a solution, and it's replacing affected units with refurbished devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 28, 2017

Apple Is ‘Aware’ Of iPhone 8 Battery Swelling Issues And Is ‘Looking Into It’

Several people have been reporting that their iPhone 8 is cracking open because of a swollen battery. Could this be a potentially huge disaster similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Apple October 7, 2017

Apple Won't Replace Exploding Beats Headphones, Says Third-Party Batteries Are At Fault

An Australian woman's Beats headphones exploded while she was wearing them on a flight, burning her hair, face, and hands. The woman only sought to have the headphones and her clothes reimbursed, but Apple said it's not its fault.

Gadgets May 20, 2017

Creator Of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Develop A Better, Safer, And Longer-Lasting Battery

The 94-year old co-creator of Lithium Ion batteries led a team of engineers in the development of a rechargeable battery three times better than his previous invention.

Material Science March 5, 2017

Apple Recalls iPhone 6s In UAE: Battery Problems Could Costs Apple $7 Million

Apple confirmed the recall of select iPhone 6s units in the UAE, a move that could cost the company $7 million.

Apple February 8, 2017

HP Recalls More Than 100K Laptop Batteries Over 'Fire And Burn Hazards' Due To Overheating

HP has voluntarily recalled more than 100,000 notebook batteries because of 'fire and burn hazards.' Affected laptop models include HP Envy, ProBook, Compaq, Compaq Presario, and Pavilion with certain battery bar codes and sold between 2013 and 2016.

Computers January 26, 2017

Apple Falls 'Silent' Amid Continuing iOS 10 Problems

Despite mounting consumer complaints, Apple remains silent over the issue of battery problems in its iPhones. Other issues have also surfaced after users updated their units to iOS 10.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 21, 2017

iOS Battery Issues: Apple Admits iPhone 6s Shutdown Problem Is More Widespread, Promises Diagnostic Tool With Next Week's Update

Apple has so far insisted that random shutdowns due to battery issues affected only a small number of iPhone 6s units, but it has now reckoned that it's more widespread. The company said it will include a diagnostic tool in an update next week.

Apple December 6, 2016

As iOS Battery Issues Persist, Apple Says The iPhone Is Intentionally Designed To Shut Down Under Certain Conditions

As reports of iOS battery issues and random iPhone shutdowns keep piling up, Apple insists it is not a battery bug. In a new statement, the company highlights that the iPhone is actually designed to shut down under certain conditions.

Apple December 2, 2016

iOS Battery Issues: iPhone 6s Program For Unexpected Shutdown Lets You Check If You're Eligible For A New Battery

Apple recently launched an iPhone 6s battery replacement program to fix an issue that caused some smartphones to randomly shut down. The company has now added a new tool to the program, allowing iPhone 6s owners to check whether their smartphone is eligible for a free battery replacement.

Apple December 1, 2016

Android 7.0 Nougat Problems: Nexus 6P Users Report Battery Failure Issue

Nexus 6P users are reporting battery failure issues with their smartphones after installing Android 7.0 Nougat. Many claim that their devices keep shutting down even though they still have enough battery charge.

Apps/Software November 1, 2016

iOS 10 Issues: 'Bug' Causes Poor Battery Performance In Older iPhone 5s, 6 and 6s

Apple's latest iOS 10 seems to have a bug that dramatically reduces the battery performance of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPad. Apple has yet to acknowldge the issue or provide a fix, but here are a few temporary workarounds to help conserve battery life in the meantime.

Apple September 22, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro 3's Battery Life Draining Quickly Again After August Firmware Update Reintroduced Issues

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is hit with battery drain issues again after August's firmware update. The problem first appeared in models with Simplo cells, but this time around, the affected units are packing in LGC ones.

Computers September 21, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned On Indian Flights Too

The Galaxy Note 7 has now been banned from Indian flights due to safety concerns. Samsung's latest flagship was recently involved in a battery explosion issue, causing aviation regulators to make the decision.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 12, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Exploding Batteries Conundrum: How To Tell If Yours Could Go Off

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units will reportedly have safe batteries from Chinese supplier ATL that won't explode, and there's a chance that yours already has it. Here's how to check what's under your phablet's hood.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 6, 2016

Microsoft Releases Surface Pro 3 Update That Fixes Battery Drain Issues

Microsoft is releasing the Surface Pro 3 update that will fix the severe battery drain issues. To make sure that the installation goes without a hitch, here are some reminders to keep in mind.

Microsoft August 30, 2016

Microsoft Testing Software Update To Fix Surface Pro 3 Rapid Battery Drain, But Some Customers Are Not Happy About It

Microsoft is now testing a software update that will fix the battery drain issues being experienced by Surface Pro 3 owners. Some users, however, are not happy about the announcement.

Microsoft August 22, 2016

Android Battery Drain Problems? Purdue's HUSH Will Help You Out

Researchers from Purdue University created HUSH, a free tool that can reduce the battery drain caused by apps in Android devices by as much as 16 percent.

Apps/Software September 14, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow To Fix Mobile Radio Active Bug: Buh-bye Battery Drain Issues?

Android 6.0 Marshmallow, currently in the final developer's preview stage, will include a fix to the mobile radio active bug that has been causing battery drain issues since Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Apps/Software August 24, 2015

Best Ways To Improve Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Life

Some simple and effective methods may help improve the flagship Samsung Galaxy S6's battery life.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Problems And Possible Solutions: Dropped Calls, Deleted Messages, Battery Life, RAM Management And More

Users are reporting several issues with the Galaxy S6 pertaining to the smartphone's RAM, camera and battery life to name a few. We look into the problems and some possible solutions.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2015

Best Ways To Preserve Battery Life For Android Phones

Get the best out of your Samsung Galaxy or Note battery life by using these power-saving tips because if you are anything like the rest of us, you live on your smartphone.

Geek January 15, 2015

Users complain of iOS 8 problems: Shorter battery life, slow Wi-Fi, crash rate

Apple’s iOS 8 is having Wi-Fi and poor battery life issues as reported by users in Apple’s support forum. The average crash rate across all devices is 3.56 percent.

Apps/Software September 24, 2014

Faulty iPhone 5 battery? Apple might replace that for free

Apple is launching a battery replacement program on a select number of iPhone 5 devices. It is a bit similar to the sleep/wake button replacement program that Apple launched before.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 27, 2014

Apple iWatch experiencing battery life problems: Rumor

Looking to own an Apple iWatch? You might have to wait a little longer.

Wearable Tech January 11, 2014

Apple promises to replace iPhone 5s defective battery

Apple has confirmed a battery manufacturing defect affecting a small number of iPhone 5s owners and promised to replaced the said units as soon as possible.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 4, 2013

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