Hello dear MPUs, I come to you today with a confession and question. For a couple weeks now, my iPhone SE battery lasts half a day at best. I’m unsure how correlated this was with the 13.3 update. I could’ve sworn I was having issues a day or two before, but it definitely has been bad since. In the holiday break, this hasn’t been too much of an issue, but when I’m back to work, I’m going to need to carry an external battery everywhere I go because it’s unpredictable. It’s like it’ll be at normal place and then drop to red. Seems to stay at 1% for longer than I expect, too, which makes me wonder if the indicator isn’t accurate. Still, it shuts down eventually and way sooner than it should.
My battery health is at 83% and says it’s “currently supporting normal peak performance” whatever that means.
So, three questions:
- For those of you that currently use an SE, are you experiencing similar things lately?
- For anyone, do you have any tips or advice regarding extending the life of this device?
- For those with fancier phones, what might I replace it with? I’ve looked at the SE2 MacRumors and it seems there is a device in the works for early 2020, but it will not be as small as the SE now (it will be the size of the iPhone 8) and it will come configured as a budget option, with less powerful features.
Thanks for any advice, and feel free to answer questions I didn’t think to ask if another option comes to mind.