• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Battery Life, but A Few Downsides

    It's a good product. If you're the kind of person who is on the go and can't be bothered with external batteries, this case will definitely do the trick.
    You put the case on your phone and the phone uses the battery from the case before it uses the actual phone battery. I use my phone on high brightness quite frequently starting at 8am, and the case battery will die at about 7pm, at which point my phone battery will start being used.
    So essentially it is at 100% for the whole workday, and then it starts to go down in the evening. My phone will not die before midnight. In terms of pure battery life, it's great.
    Downsides:
    -Silicone case sticks to clothing making sliding in and out of pocket annoying
    -Heavy; feels like carrying double the weight of an iPhone 6
    -No on/off feature, which means your phone is always fully charged when the case is on. I worry that this is making my phone battery worse by overcharging. Time will tell...

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Was wonderful...

    I have enjoyed the case for about 6 months. It is lighter than others. I have had a few different ones and by far this one was the best for the first 6 months. Lately I have been plugging it in at night and waking up with the phone charged and the battery pack not. Also a huge issue is that the rubber on the case it tearing all around the edges and the back of the phone. Hopefully the next version will last longer and be more durable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    8 days

    Worked well for 8 days.... Now it's a paperweight. Stopped taking a charge last night. I'm glad that it stopped working prior to the 14 days return policy.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to Square 1

    After having my iphone 6 for around a year, the inevitable happened. My battery began draining faster than a bath when you pull out the plug. Tired of seeing my precious battery wash down the drain day in day out, rendering my £630 iphone as useful as a chocolate teapot, I decided to purchase this case.
    What a good decision that was.. for 6 months. At first I was enjoying days of no battery worries at all. I could make it through a full day and still be left with 100% battery. 7 months down the line however it's a completely different story. I feel as though I need a battery case for my battery case. The case is empty after 4 hours, leaving my phone, now worse than it already was due to the constant charging that this case subjects it to, to fend for its self. If i'm lucky i'll get 3 hours out of it.

    I'm pretty sure I could have replaced the battery for less than what i bought the same for.. Don't buy!

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful especially when travelling

    The main advantage of this case which everyone seem to criticise it is that it gets discharged before the iPhone battery does, why? if it just like any other power case recharges the phone, you would find in the battery life duration ONLY the iPhone' battery life but this way makes the duration + the charge in the case, wonderful and i love it especially when visiting a place for a day. AMAZING and worth every penny.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charge, but Poor Durability

    I received this case for Christmas and have absolutely loved it until these past few months. The charge has lasted all day and the grip is heaven in your hands! Great texture and grip.

    Unfortunately, the material is not holding up and is tearing all along my case. It started with a little rip and now the whole outter edge is peeling off and the top portion of the case is breaking away from the bottom. While the bottom portion is reinforced with plastic, the top is solely rubber (allows the phone to easily be taken in and out of the case).

    Basically, I do not see this case lasting more than another few months and it is already quite unsightly for such an expensive accessory. I wish I could upload photos into the review, so that you could see the extent of the issue.

    Maybe the next version will be longer lasting.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good...

    Today, for the first time, my phone would not take a charge. I thought it was the charging cable or the little brick at the wall plug that malfunctioned and bought new ones.

    When plugging those in to start the charging process, no reaction from the phone. OK, "let's reboot" I thought.

    Well it dawned on me right then that the battery pack may be the culprit. I removed it from the phone and plugged in the charging cables (new and old) to the phone and the phone sprang to life. (I have yet to try to charge the supplemental battery on it's own.)

    Like others posting here, my battery was purchased in January of 2016 and lasted six months.

    My original perspective on this product has totally reversed. What was awesome and 5 stars when new is now a total rip-off and therefore gets only 1 star.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORTH THE MONEY

    I am a person who is always on the go and using my phone and would always hate and be paranoid my phone would die when I am out and about. When i heard about the apple charging case i fell in love with it but didn't want to fork out the money. I then went to New York for a week and decided that i would be out everyday all day so i bought the case. I am in love with it, my phone stays at 100% from the time i wake up till around 5pm and then it goes from 100% and drops normally through the duration of the actual phone batter. I highly recommend this product. The weight is a big much but you get use to it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's extremely handy , especially if you need to be out for the whole day.

    I have the iPhone 6s and the battery still runs out pretty quick, so when connecting it to my Apple Watch the battery died in less than 6 hours - which is terrible considering I'm usually out for about 8+ hours everyday. The only problem I have with the case is that I want to be able to put the case on without having the charge my phone whilst it isn't on a battery percentage lower than 20. When you put the case on it immediately charges it when not necessary. It means you have to bring two cases - unless of course there is a way to turn it off and on that I do not know about? Anyways it's a great product £79 is worth it and both apple and beats earphones can connect to it perfectly fine.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead After 6 months - just like the reviewer right below me

    Amazing that when I came here to write this review, the most recent one posted pretty much mirrors mine - Gerry H's review, that should be right below mine.

    I bought mine in January 2016, I still have the receipt. Around a month ago it started acting strange. I would wake up after having it plugged in all night, and the phone would be charged, but the case had no charge at all. If I took the case off and charged it separately, it would then take a charge.

    Fast forward to now, just about 6 months after I purchased it. Completely dead. Won't charge at all. Great while it lasted, but $100 for something that only lasts 6 months? Sorry Apple, you guys missed the mark on this one.

    238 of 278 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Charging after 6 months

    In all of the years that I have been purchasing apple products, this is the first product I have purchased that appears to use subpar material. The battery should last more than 6 months and during its 6 month life it has been very errratic in its performance. It is dead now. What a waste of $110.00. I would not purchase this product. It does not meet any of apple standards via support or function. This is one of their true failures.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    Many reviews on here don't really represent this case. It really is great. It does not get too hot, of course it generates heat due to it actually working and charging (just as a phone does....). But its sleek and nice. Only thing I will say is that it is a bit heavy, I personally don't mind that at all though. Does not add a LARGE amount of bulk as does the mophie and some other battery cases. It is very comfortable to hold, and really charges well. I see it added almost 2x the amount of batter that my 6s would use. Its 1pm and still have 100% battery and my case is at 71% still... so needless to say I am very happy with this, and recommend it completely. Thanks for another great product Apple!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional at first

    I have had this product for about a month or so now and it has always kept me at a full charge, as if I had two batteries and I hardly ever take it off except to play music inside my car because the port does not fit through the hole. The only problem I have with the case is that it does not have an on and off switch. Recently I have noticed my battery life has not been as good as it used to and in the past few days I have been experiencing difficulties with it. My actual phone, not the charger case itself, has decided to stop charging completely with or without the case quite a few times now and the only way to reverse it is to restart my phone completely. I believe this is due to the constant current running through my phone and it is making my charger port and battery deteriorate over time. I am scared to keep using this case in fear that it will eventually result in my phone not being able to charge at all. It receives two stars from me because it did me very well in the beginning, but now I might have to purchase a new phone so I would not recommend this product and if you do buy it, use it frequently and not consistently. I would actually like for Apple to replace my phone with a new one and if so they can contact me at my email used to send this review.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 3/4 stars really but it's really very good

    As with any Apple product it is extremely functional and well integrated with the phone it supports. I previously considered the Mophie Juice Pack but did not want to carry yet another adapter for my devices so I've been carrying a small Anker 3200mAh unit in my briefcase for several years. As I needed to replace an Apple leather case I had received over the holidays (hint: it's terrible) I decided to try this case and I find it was a very good choice. Because it's Apple I know to expect a higher level of integration to the iPhone and indeed the Notifications dropdown shows the charge state of both phone and battery case. I don't mind the grippy feel and so far not too much lint has accumulated on the case that others have commented on but maybe I just don't keep that much in my pockets. Would like one or two more color choices but the grey is good enough.

    My only criticism and why I'd take away part of a star is that access to the earplug jack is somewhat buried and made plugging my earbuds a bit tricky. Also was not able to plug my Bose QC25 headphones in directly since the connector has a 90 degree turn to it and of course, no adapters at the Apple Store but that's more Bose than Apple. The Apple rep in the store suggested I try the local Radio Shack (we have one of the few left standing) but the guy there was more interested in selling me a new headphone. Some of the comments about using a 3.5mm audio jack extender here and elsewhere suggested the the microphone would no longer work but I think it is because they did not order an adapter with three rings instead of two, that third ring is the microphone connection; I found several online but got a Vastar 3.5mm audio jack extender and so far that's worked fine for me.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Average product

    The battery life is ok but the case reduces Wifi range dramatically. So much so that I would say I wasted money buying the case.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New preferred choice of battery case

    Comparing my past experiences with battery cases (Mophie) and now with this Apple battery case, this is now my preferred choice. Although it does not give the same amount of charge the shape and how this case feels in your hand is superior. If you need more charge, use the Mophie, but if you just want your phone to last a good amount longer and care about the aesthetics and feel, then go with this smart battery case hands down. The only reason I gave this case a rating of 4 stars, is because of the lint magnet it is, but that comes with the territory and the rubber nature of this case.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't live without it

    Ok so this doesn't get 5 stars because let's face it the iPhone should have been made to last longer than my burrito bowl at lunchtime. - Life isn't perfect and we love our iPhones but hate the lamentable battery life. So along comes this large and fairly heavy battery thing. My wife bought it for my birthday. I put it on the phone and thought ' it's heavy as - forget it i'm going to exchange it for the nice tan leather case apple make'. But then I realised I'd already had 2 of those nice leather cases and they break and fall apart after only a few weeks. So i charged the phone and this case and thought let's try it out.


    WOW. What can I say. A modern miracle! I can eat my burrito. Then have donuts at 3pm. And my iPhone 6 is still going. I'm still rocking a hefty charge! Then chicken and rice for dinner (because i'm into bodybuilding) and unbelievable. The iPhone is refusing to go to sleep.

    So what can I say. It's a great accessory and you won't worry about charging your iPhone during the day, ever.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    Great build, slick and not bulky unlike some other cases. Also very convenient unlike other cases when it comes to charging, the case takes the same charging cord as the phone.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded expectations

    There reviews had me put off but I've learned to embrace the hump and I love it. I wanted more battery life and the case delivers. With third party cases I had no interest in having to use micro USB. The few lightning port battery cases out there all had questionable reviews and accounts of the cases breaking from short falls.

    This case looked like a flimsy rubber case online, however it is surprising well built, shock absorbent, and grippy. The grip is great and exactly what I wanted. Does it pick up some lint... Well yeah, because it's gripable! Button presses are solid. I don't care about the aesthetics of the hump and personally the outrage reviews made no sense because a battery case is for a niche market. At any rate, the hump actually created a nicer grip experience buy effectively rounding the back side, which likens the feel to that of the Moto X/G. Much better than the rectangle that is a plain iPhone.

    Thought I'd regret spending $100 on a case. I do not and would recommend to anyone that requires more battery life.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case at first

    When I bought this a few weeks ago it was great, the battery life was fantastic. Now, a few weeks later the battery life is still great however it doesn't detect when it's been plugged in too well. I'll plug it in for charging and every time I move it it will vibrate as if it's been unplugged and plugged in. Now it will just do that randomly without even being moved. I've tried 4 different cables and using my Macbook Pro or a normal PC and it's the same issue.

    It's still great for battery life, but it's just a shame the connections die that quickly, it gets frustrating charging at work and having your desk vibrate every minute or 2 to say "oh look at me!"

    1 of 1 people found this useful