Apple (NASDAQ:APPL) has sent a notice to its consumer via New York Times that the company is going to replace some iPhone 5s with manufacturing problem that is causing severe battery drain. The reports about some iPhone 5s experiencing battery drain have been rounds in Apple support forum for a while now. Responding to the complain Apple has admitted that they are going to replace the faulty devices.
According to a statement in The New York Times Apple’s Spokesperson says that “We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life,” said Teresa Brewer, an Apple spokeswoman. “We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone.”
However the Apple spokes person has not confirmed the exact number of faulty devices but NY Times hints that the problem affects few thousand models.
Apple had launched i iPhone 5S in September along with colorful iPhone 5C which made a record sell of 9 Million on the opening weekend. The new iPhone 5s and 5c come with Apple’s new iOS7 operating system that is designed to improve battery life.
If you own an iPhone 5s it’s better to take your device to Apple Store to make sure you don’t own a faulty device. In the meanwhile you should also make sure that you use your iOS7 rightly to make most of your battery. Apple new operating iOS7 is loaded with a lot of hidden features that can drain out your phone’s battery.
For example remember to close your App whenever you are done with it. Since the Bluetooth and Airplane mode pops with a touch, make sure you have them off when not needed. If you using iOS 7 on older Apple devices the same problem could occur so make sure you are not running dozens of apps behind the sturdy screen.
You can also undo the auto update for Apps and change the share my location setting to stop the GPS from draining your battery. iPhone 5s users can also try these tips to improve their phone’s battery life but if it doesn’t do the trick then you should get your phone checked out at Apple Store.