Apple is investigating the crippling iPhone battery bug that misleads users about their phones

Apple is looking into an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus bug that reports erroneous battery information

Apple has said it is looking into a crippling bug on its latest iPhone handsets, the 6s and 6s Plus.

The bug may have only affected a handful of users so far, but as it effectively stops an iPhone’s battery percentage level from updating, it could affect many more. Apple has already issued a warning through a support document, detailing how it believes the bug can occur.

“If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually”, writes Apple, “or change time zones when travelling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn't update.”

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So far, its advice has simply been to knock your time zone back to automatic mode to resolve the problem. But it’s expected that Apple will issue a fix for this in the latest iteration of iOS 9 (9.2.1) or in a meatier iOS 9.3 update.

If you’re suffering from this issue and you haven’t changed your phone’s time zone, you’re urged to call Apple Support.

This isn’t the first bug Apple’s been involved in this week, although this time around it’s far less embarrassing.