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Old 5th January 2024, 00:45   #16186
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Some issues -

- Battery life seems to be lesser than the 13, and the 80% limit setting is shaving off 20% from the capacity. If it does not improve, I will disable charge limiting.
- The phone heats up and I can feel it when not using a case (the case from amazon took 2 days to arrive). In fact, all the display phones at the store were running hot, which I thought was because they were on wireless charge. I hope it gets better over time or they issue a software fix. I still have an option to return it within 14 days.
- The phone is thicker, the camera bump is more pronounced and the large camera island is an eyesore. The whole thing looks bulky with the thick case. I may shift to a thinner case after getting Apple Care.
Not sure about the Pro. My 15 Promax has no such issues.

1. To give you an example as recent as yesterday. I charged to 100% at 8:00pm last night. As I type, after 15 hours my battery is showing 72% with 4-5 hours of screen time.
2. No Heating issues till date.
3. If you are coming from 12, Yup the phone feels little thicker and more solid.

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Congratulations! The 15 Pro battery doesn’t go as much as the Pro Max or the Plus models, but keeping it as optimized charging should definitely help to see through the day. 80% limiting is not really required IMO.
Agree. Example given above.

I have always got 24+ hours ( Sometimes even 30+ hours from a single battery charge of 100%) with 13, 14 and 15 Promax.

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Wonder why they have not enabled it in the older devices egs my iPhone 14 Pro does not have this, but only a toggle for Optimised charging. Which basically does a smart charging overnight at frequented location.

This would definitely help keep battery life. The newer batteries seems to deplete more and more over a period of time. Again egs my iPhone 14 Pro has fallen to 88%. Till 95% it was really slow, then raced itself to 88% and now settled there.
Yes. Looks like a iPhone 15 feature. Rightly said. My observations on battery depletion for Promax phones.

1. 100% to 99% : 6 Months
2. 99% to 95% : Next 6-Months
3. 95%-85% : Next 12-months

At the end of 24 months, my 13 Promax was at 85% battery and this is the best time to flip it for a new phone.

I handed it over at a local Seattle Apple Store for $580 (They gave me a Apple Gift card for this amount which means I have to buy something APPLE again….LOL)

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15 pros have similar battery life as the 13 and 14 pros (no improvement), in general pro max is the one to go for if battery life is important.

Brand new or right after a software update the phone is still optimising everything with a lot of background processing taking place, leading to some heat generation and reduced battery life. Should resolve in 1-2 days.

At 8.25mm it’s the thickest pro lineup apple has ever launched. For reference 12 pros were 7.4mm, 13 pros were 7.65mm (already felt noticeably thicker than 12 pros), 14 pros were 7.85mm and 15 pros are 8.25mm, case adds even more thickness.

Personally just like PPF for cars, I find a case and screen protector takes away from the beautiful stainless steel/titanium finish and adds a lot of thickness and negatively impacts the phones in hand ergonomics.
Agree. The battery life as per my observation is also similar to 13 and 14 Promax which is ample (24 hours to 30+ hours from a single full charge). I am happy with this battery charge.

I personally never use :

1. Bulky Cases
2. Screen Protector
3. Lens Protector
4. Stopped using Apple Care from 2 years (Wasted good money on it for a long time)

I use a transparent case and many a times I use the phone without cover as the feel of a bare iPhone Promax in the hand is supreme.

For the iPhone lovers, check this post out for some night shots from iPhone 15 Promax on December 31st, 2023 :

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/elect...ml#post5693033

All pictures taken casually without too much thought or framing. Most of the Needle pics are taken amongst “jostling crowd” showing the stabilization power of the Promax.

Super happy with the night quality of the pictures from an iPhone 15 Promax as the colors, quality (please zoom pictures) is stunning due to the larger sensors in 15 Promax and also the 5X Optical zoom is brilliant.

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Old 5th January 2024, 01:51   #16187
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Congratulations! The 15 Pro battery doesn’t go as much as the Pro Max or the Plus models, but keeping it as optimized charging should definitely help to see through the day. 80% limiting is not really required IMO.
Thank you! I am okay with a one day battery life. The 13 usually lasts 24 hours with 30-40% battery to spare. In yesterday's 24 hour test starting at 80%, after 23 hours I had 20% left. So battery life seems comparable. BTW, I did disable AOD yesterday.

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Definitely feels thicker, especially with that bulky ESR case. Maybe try the Spigen Thin Fit or those super-thin cases like Totallee. If you are getting AppleCare+ definitely can consider the latter, or go case-less
I will definitely go for the Spigen once I buy Apple care. Am just waiting for the 14 day return window to decide whether am keeping it. But am definitely not going caseless. A case hides some of that protrusion around the camera.
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15 pros have similar battery life as the 13 and 14 pros (no improvement), in general pro max is the one to go for if battery life is important.
Even at 220g the Pro Max is too heavy for my liking. I did toy with the idea of getting the more manageable 15 plus, but it didn't feel a worthy upgrade to the 13.
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Personally just like PPF for cars, I find a case and screen protector takes away from the beautiful stainless steel/titanium finish and adds a lot of thickness and negatively impacts the phones in hand ergonomics.
Because of all the glass and the protruding camera lenses, I feel uncomfortable using the phone without a case. During the 2 days I was waiting for the case to arrive, I was handling it gently and even avoided going outside.
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Not sure about the Pro. My 15 Promax has no such issues.

2. No Heating issues till date.
I made a Whatsapp video call between the 15 pro and the 13 for about 30 mins and the 15 Pro did get really warm. The 13 remained cool. Also the battery dropped quite fast during those 30 mins. If it doesn't get better by next weekend, am taking it back.
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I handed it over at a local Seattle Apple Store for $580 (They gave me a Apple Gift card for this amount which means I have to buy something APPLE again….LOL)
I was asked to bring back the 13 within 2 weeks and they said, they would refund $370 to my Chase card.
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4. Stopped using Apple Care from 2 years (Wasted good money on it for a long time)
It costs as much as a decent meal.

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Old 6th January 2024, 14:34   #16188
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Hi All

Im facing a very peculiar issue. I recently upgraded from an Iphone 12 to an iphone 15, bought in india about 3 months ago and everything’s been as expected.

However, for the last one week, i have this very peculiar issue. As you know, the iphone 15 comes with a USB C type charging point. No issues with charging using the iphone’s cable along with the OEM adapter. In my car, there is this new issue which i havent been able to resolve. I have an USB C and a regular USB port in my car, the regular USB is attached to the dash cam ( not hard wired ) and thats how its been for nearly 6 months now. I use the USB C to charge my phone and its been fine all these days. But, off late, when i plug in the iPhone 15, the charging keeps getting disconnected and connected like every second, the battery logo in the phone usually has the charging symbol when its charging, but now it’s constantly going off and on every second. And due to this, the phone actually doesn’t get charged. I thought it might be a cable issue, tried another Apple Cable and the same result! Now, i was tempted to think that something is wrong with the USB C port in the car, so i tried other devices ( another iphone with a lightning port ) and thats working as expected. I tried the regular USB port on my phone and thats working absolutely fine.

So what could be this issue? The iphone 15 is getting charged as usual through the adapter, but why is this intermittent charging issue happening only in the USB C port of the car? And all this when im using OEM Apple cables! My iphone 15 was charging perfectly even in this very same USB C port a while ago!

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So what could be this issue? The iphone 15 is getting charged as usual through the adapter, but why is this intermittent charging issue happening only in the USB C port of the car? And all this when im using OEM Apple cables! My iphone 15 was charging perfectly even in this very same USB C port a while ago!
Looks like you have diagnosed the issue yourself. Seems like there is an issue with usb-c port on your car. Visit your nearest service center, they should help resolve the issue.
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Old 6th January 2024, 21:21   #16191
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the iphone 15 comes with a USB C type charging point. No issues with charging using the iphone’s cable along with the OEM adapter. In my car, there is this new issue which i havent been able to resolve. I have an USB C and a regular USB port in my car, the regular USB is attached to the dash cam ( not hard wired ) and thats how its been for nearly 6 months now. I use the USB C to charge my phone and its been fine all these days. But, off late, when i plug in the iPhone 15, the charging keeps getting disconnected and connected like every second, the battery logo in the phone usually has the charging symbol when its charging, but now it’s constantly going off and on every second. And due to this, the phone actually doesn’t get charged. I thought it might be a cable issue, tried another Apple Cable and the same result! Now, i was tempted to think that something is wrong with the USB C port in the car, so i tried other devices ( another iphone with a lightning port ) and thats working as expected. I tried the regular USB port on my phone and thats working absolutely fine.

So what could be this issue? The iphone 15 is getting charged as usual through the adapter, but why is this intermittent charging issue happening only in the USB C port of the car? And all this when im using OEM Apple cables! My iphone 15 was charging perfectly even in this very same USB C port a while ago!
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Looks like you have diagnosed the issue yourself. Seems like there is an issue with usb-c port on your car. Visit your nearest service center, they should help resolve the issue.

Nope, i had already mentioned that its not a port issue since other devices are charging.


Mods, sorry for quoting my earlier post which is rather long, but i think it’s important so as to set the context.

To all ios users with wireless apple carplay usage. I think Apple has done something in the recent update. The iphone if and when connected thru the wireless carplay and then later connected to a USB C port for the purpose of charging, does not charge. This is a new development. You will have to turn off the bluetooth and wifi, effectively disabling the wireless car play, plug in the cable to the USB C port, and then the car play will function thru the USB port, enabling mobile charging.

I actually went to the Jeep service center, tried a service executive’s iphone 12 and it had no such issue. It was charging as usual. Then i hot hold of another executive’s iphone 15 and the same issue persisted. We tried this whole exercise on a brand new car, and it was the same. I’m not an expert, but one of the executives at the service center mentioned the iPhone 15 has reverse charging functionality and this instance is something to do with that. I couldn’t really understand the logic, but i left it at that.
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You will have to turn off the bluetooth and wifi, effectively disabling the wireless car play, plug in the cable to the USB C port, and then the car play will function thru the USB port, enabling mobile charging.
I'm not quite sure of the latest developments, but the Head-units that support wireless AA & CP do not work via the USB. Atleast, this is or rather was the case with the Kia Sonet with 8" AVN's which were only compatible with wireless CP and the cable route wouldn't work. However, if what you've mentioned is true , than that's a good development as the wireless connectivity + the phone being ONLY charged via USB cable would really heat up the iPhone.

Ideally, the AVN's having a wireless support should also be compatible using the AA & CP via the cable.
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I have been a longtime Android phone user. For the last ~7 years or so, have been using Oneplus 5T & Oneplus 8. Prior to that used various other Android phones & had a brief stint (1 year or so) with iPhone SE. Have always been a fan of the camera capability of the iPhones. So finally my longterm wish to own a iPhone was fulfilled with the recent purchase of my Blue iPhone 15 Pro max 256 GB version. There was also a purchase of Samsung S23 Ultra on the same day by my better half (she is a Samsung fan). Am not going to compare both the phones as enough has been discussed on the same in the past.

Did a recent trip to Chikkamagalur & I was blown away by the iPhone's camera quality. The inbuilt stabilization & cinematic mode for videos is phenomenal. This was the main reason I bought this phone. I am happy with the battery performance. I charge the phone anywhere between 80 - 90% (in optimized mode) & it lasts for anywhere between 32 - 36 Hrs till the charge drops down to 5-10% with a screen time between 4 - 5 Hrs. What I have observed is the battery drains faster if you take calls on speaker. The phone does slightly heat up while charging (not as much as it is made out to be).

One issue am facing is that while charging the phone, the mobile network conks off completely & I get an error stating 'No Sim error". Once I complete the charging, I restart the phone & the mobile network is back. Anybody facing this issue? What is the solution to fix this? The phone is running on iOS 17.1. & is not prompting for any further update. Have done a netwrok reset & that has not helped either. The SIM card is pretty old. Not sure if that is what is causing this issue. Will have to replace the existing SIM card with a new one & check if I will still get this error. Any inputs on this issue is greatly appreciated.

Otherwise the phone has been a delight to own & use.
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Hi All

What would be the cost of replacing iPhone 11 display in Bangalore and any reliable service centers
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One issue am facing is that while charging the phone, the mobile network conks off completely & I get an error stating 'No Sim error". Once I complete the charging, I restart the phone & the mobile network is back. Anybody facing this issue?... The phone is running on iOS 17.1. & is not prompting for any further update. Have done a netwrok reset & that has not helped either. The SIM card is pretty old. Not sure if that is what is causing this issue. Will have to replace the existing SIM card with a new one & check if I will still get this error. Any inputs on this issue is greatly appreciated.
The latest iOS version is 17.2.1. Surprised that your phone is not prompting for this update. Please check manually in Settings.

As you mentioned, an old SIM can definitely act weird, but still there's no direct relation between that and the charging functionality. Anyway, do opt for a new SIM, or e-SIM. Otherwise, best to visit the service centre at the earliest.
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- The phone heats up and I can feel it when not using a case (the case from amazon took 2 days to arrive). In fact, all the display phones at the store were running hot, which I thought was because they were on wireless charge. I hope it gets better over time or they issue a software fix. I still have an option to return it within 14 days.
I decided to keep the phone. After using it, I don't feel like going back to the 13. Heating issue has reduced up to a point where I hardly notice it. Battery life has also improved. Am still limiting the charging to 80%.

I went back to the Apple store to give the 13 for trade in, and while I was waiting, I checked the iPhone 15 series on display. The pros where definitely warmer than the non-pros. I think something went wrong with the new chip design.
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I was asked to bring back the 13 within 2 weeks and they said, they would refund $370 to my Chase card.
The trade-in process was smooth. They did the diagnostics, showed me the value, and after I agreed, did a reset and kept the phone. I got 370 plus tax = 397 in the credit card instantly.

I hope I get to keep this one for the next couple of years.
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The SIM card is pretty old. Not sure if that is what is causing this issue. Will have to replace the existing SIM card with a new one & check if I will still get this error. Any inputs on this issue is greatly appreciated.
I have faced issues with old SIM cards acting weird or just failing without reason at three occasions with family members.

The Airtel guys (who provide bulk connections to my office) informed that SIM cards may show errors or fail, at time after years of usage or sometimes even when fairly new. Only solution is to apply for new SIM card.
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One issue am facing is that while charging the phone, the mobile network conks off completely & I get an error stating 'No Sim error". Once I complete the charging, I restart the phone & the mobile network is back. Anybody facing this issue? What is the solution to fix this? The phone is running on iOS 17.1. & is not prompting for any further update. Have done a netwrok reset & that has not helped either. The SIM card is pretty old. Not sure if that is what is causing this issue. Will have to replace the existing SIM card with a new one & check if I will still get this error. Any inputs on this issue is greatly
So finally got the notification to update the software to 17.2.1 last week. Got the notification almost after 10 days of purchasing & using the phone. Should have got the notification much earlier. However, Performed the update & also started using the eSIM on the same day. The issue of no sim error has got resolved from the moment these 2 actions were performed. I don’t get that error while or after charging the phone. Not sure which one of it or if both resolved the problem.

Post the software update what I have observed is that the battery drain from 90 - 80 % has slowed down. Battery now lasts a little more longer compared to before. I was anyway happy with the minimum 30+ hrs of battery life I was getting prior to the update. For people who are going to use iPhone for first time, the 15 pro max is a no brainer. One can go for it with eyes closed. Have no clue how better it is compared to the 13 or 14 series.
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Respected Members,

I am upgrading from an iphone 7 to iphone 13. I also use an Android as secondary phone.

My specific query is in respect of whatsapp. If I want only specific chats to transfer to the new iphone, shall I use the 'transfer chat to iphone' option under chat. The idea is keep the new phone clutter free with respect to WA. Will this serve my objective?

Any pointers will be helpful.

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I am upgrading from an iphone 7 to iphone 13. I also use an Android as secondary phone.

My specific query is in respect of whatsapp. If I want only specific chats to transfer to the new iphone, shall I use the 'transfer chat to iphone' option under chat. The idea is keep the new phone clutter free with respect to WA. Will this serve my objective?
You delete the chats you don't need on your IP7 and then backup Whatsapp to iCloud. Once done, import the iCloud backup on the new phone during the WA setup phase. OR, just import all data including call logs, text messages and other data from from the old phone to the IP13 during the setup process. I assume you will use the same mobile number on the new phone

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