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iPhone users complaining their phone is useless after less than a year due to battery health

Rhiannon Ingle

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iPhone users complaining their phone is useless after less than a year due to battery health

Featured Image Credit: Anita Kot/Getty/@theapplehub/Twitter

iPhone users have been complaining their phone is useless after less than a year due to battery health.

From charging cable politics to a constant conveyor belt of updates - it seems many people have their own frustrations with the technology company giant.

And the latest seems to be the issue of battery health - something we've unfortunately probably all had some experience with since smartphones first took over the world.

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The latest issue smartphone users are having with Apple surrounds battery health. Credit: Kinga Krzeminska / Getty Images
The latest issue smartphone users are having with Apple surrounds battery health. Credit: Kinga Krzeminska / Getty Images

The verified account on Twitter, Apple Hub, which is not affiliated with Apple Inc, took to the platform to share: "My iPhone 14 Pro is officially useless.

"After 10 months, my battery health has dropped under 90%."

The tweet was accompanied by a screenshot taken from the 'Battery' section on the device's settings showing a 'maximum capacity' of just 98 percent.

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"This is a measure of battery capacity relative to when it was new. Lower capacity may result in fewer hours of usage between charges," Apple explained underneath.

The post has since gone viral on the platform after clocking up over 5.6 million views since it was first posted on Thursday (3 August) and it's clear people couldn't wait to weigh in and offer up their verdict on the matter.

Many seemed to find the whole thing all-too relatable, with one Twitter user agreeing: "Honestly what is up with the iPhone 14 Pro battery? I bought it the day of the launch."

"Now I understand the charging routine and it helps so much in helping battery health," revealed a second.

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One Twitter user claimed their iPhone was now 'useless'. Credit: Twitter/@theapplehub
One Twitter user claimed their iPhone was now 'useless'. Credit: Twitter/@theapplehub

A third asked: "Many people say that to keep your battery health in the high 90 range, you should charge phone when it’s down to 20 per cent till 80-85 per cent. Is it true??"

"You all need to stop blaming the software or the phone," hit out a fourth. "Yes it could be the problem but, there's more that goes into it."

Others took the opportunity to share their own screenshots displaying their phone's battery health, with one boasting: "My iPhone XR after more than 3.5 years," with a maximum capacity of 81 percent.

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"12 Pro Max after nearly three years," added another showing a maximum capacity at a decent 87 percent.

A final Twitter user echoed: "My 12 Pro Max is at 83 per cent. But I mean it’s almost three years old at this point (got mine in week one or two."

Apple's support page states: "Batteries are a complex technology, and a number of variables contribute to battery performance and related iPhone performance.

"All rechargeable batteries are consumables and have a limited lifespan - eventually their capacity and performance decline such that they need to be replaced. Battery aging can contribute to changes in iPhone performance."

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UNILAD has reached out to Apple for comment.

Topics: Technology, Phones, iPhone, Apple

Rhiannon Ingle
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