Two weeks ago (November 16, 2018) I scheduled an appointment to replace my iPhone 6S battery at the Apple Store. I wanted to get this done while the price was still $29.99. A quick diagnostic and it was determined that I needed a new battery.
I left my phone with the technician and was asked to come back in an hour. My phone was ready right on time. Thanks Apple!
If you need your battery replaced under the “slowing down iPhones due to battery health”, you better hurry. It ends in 2018.
Last week I found out my iPhone 6S was part of a group of phones manufactured between September – October 2015 with a faulty battery which caused the phone to shutoff. (iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues). My phone didn’t have that problem. Instead, the battery would drain quickly and I would need the charger around 2:00PM. I did remove some of the applications that might have drained the battery so quickly, and was planning on doing a reset of the phone during Christmas season. However, a free replacement battery is usually a good thing.
I made my appointment for last Saturday. The guy assigned to me from the Genius Bar ran diagnostics and asked some questions about my phone and why I thought the battery needed to be replaced. He told me my battery had a maximum capacity of 84% after 14 months of use. We verified the phone’s serial number and placed an order for a new battery. Now we wait…
So I’ve been busy learning how to use Apple Motion 5 on my iMac and making videos for my son’s Boy Scout Troop, my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, family videos, and goofy videos for friends. Some are publicly published on my YouTube channel.
This summer was my first return to Boy Scout summer camp in 30 years! Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, I spent many years at Camp Conestoga at Somerset, PA. Living in Delaware, my son attended summer camp at Camp Rodney in North East, MD. I spent my mornings at the rifle range helping with supervision, and the afternoons completing my training for Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. I’m looking forward to returning to camp again.
This is my second year belonging to a bowling league. Out team is called the Eccentric Raccoons and we hired someone to design a logo for our shirts. We are a three person team, but our Team Captain quit, which is causing us to lose points (but I’m suppose to have fun and not worry about winning and being upset losing the game.)
I also took an extended vacation this summer. Three days at Janes Island and then drove to Nags Head, NC for a week of relaxation with my family. Although the black flies and greenheads we out in force and it was humid, the trip was worth it. I turned off the work email on my phone and iPad and enjoyed the beach, some tours, wave runners, and bike rides. Hopefully I’ll be back next summer.
At work, there are several clients who are thinking about purchasing a new iPhone 5S. I was amazed how many wanted to get a new iPhone in Champagne/White vs White/Silver and Black/Slate. Most of everyone I’ve talked to are looking forward to a bump up in storage from 16GB to 32GB (for entry models).
Are you thinking about purchasing a new iPhone 5S?