• 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Terrible material. Top is already ripping after 1 year of careful use. Good charging tho. It should be able to turn on and off tho. But material chips very easily and is already peeling. Material it bads go for a mophie because you can turn it on and off and it is made up of good quality material for same price.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Least Durable Apple product EVER

    The case's exterior material will always begin to drop off at the corners. Then it will break on one of the upper corners if you remove it once too often. I would estimate you get about twenty removals before it will break. I was foolish enough to buy a second one assuming the fault was mine. It wasn't.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A few critical flaws

    If I were writing this review based on battery capability alone, it would be 5 stars. If you are simply looking for a case that will keep your phone charged all day so you no longer have to worry about your phone losing battery power, look no further.

    However, there are two reasons for my two star review:

    1. This case is legitimately falling apart on me. The plastic at the top does not hold up very well and it's currently completely peeled away in the area where my volume buttons are. Not only does it not protect my phone well, but it also looks cheap for such an expensive case.

    2. This must be a design flaw because I've gone through two of these with the same issue on both - if you are FaceTiming or trying to talk on speaker, NO ONE can hear you! Something about the case stifles the microphone so you have to remove it every time you want to do either of those things.

    Appreciate the extra battery life, but very disappointed for such a hefty investment in a phone case.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Skins Starts Peeling Off in Just 1 Year of Careful use...

    The skin started peeling off after about 1 year of AD HOC use (i.e. when I know I am going to need to remain fully charged - ~ 1x or 2x a month). Called Apple asking them whether there is anything they can do, and that I recognize warranty expired. They said "it is cosmetic, can direct you to the nearest store if you are interested in buying an new one" - which was NOT what I called them for (am fully capable of finding the store myself or buying it online myself, thank you very much).

    Disappointed and feel like I did not get my money's worth because I think we are paying a premium for Apple brand and its products and having done that and having everything-Apple in my household, I expected this product to last much longer than it actually did. In the recent years, I honestly think quality has gone down and I am a frustrated, disappointed, about-to-give up 10+ years Apple loyal customer....

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but poor choice of material and design

    The case is a nice idea, but the silicone material attracts oil and dirt too easily. My Smart Batter case for my iPhone 7 has ripped at the top where the silicone material is too thin. The case simply is not durable enough to last more than a year. I expected more durability for a case that costs $99.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer Leather

    I like that this case keeps my phone charged all day however I wish it came in leather rather than silicone. This case does not slide in/out of my pocket as well as the slim, Apple leather case does.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    I bought this for my iPhone 6 to use when flying my DJI Mavic Pro. When flying, I only get about 45 minutes of phone battery life so I thought this battery case would help extend that. But it doesn't.

    When the iPhone is plugged into the DJI R/C remote, the case battery is effectively disconnected and not used. This means that my phone's battery will still go down to 0% when in use but the case's battery remains at 100%. After I remove the R/C the case will slowly recharge the phone, but it would be SO much better if the cases's phone just acted like an extension of the internal phone - allowing use of all peripherals while using all connected batteries with power. This is using iOS 11.1.

    I'm very disappointed I bought this - $100 wasted and I still have short flight times.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good case great battery life bad material

    i love this case but the down side to this is that the silicone is very fragile and peels of very easily Apple should've made it from different material instead of this silicone material and also the price should be lowered since the iphone 7 smart battery case been released it should be $20 or $10 dollars cheaper i mean its not like apple is losing money this case doesn't cost that much to make.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery cover for iPhone 6S

    Terrible; only 26 days working... and is gone.
    No way to charge the phone and the cover battery.
    I can't use it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will NOT last very long

    I'm on my 3rd one in about 18 months. I've gotten free replacements at the Apple Store for the 2 that died. First one lasted 6 months. Second one almost a year. I would NOT recommend this product if Apple wasn't so good about replacing it with no fuss.

    When this product is working, I LOVE it. So nice to have all that extra juice and have it integrated with the iPhone. For those who don't know, here's how it works ---- the case will keep the phone at 100% until the case runs out of juice. So if you need to take the case off (to make the phone lighter --- MUCH lighter) you'll know your phone will be at 100%. Only thing I don't like is that it doubles the weight basically. With the case, the phone is 8.5 ounces. Without the case it's less than 4.5 ounces ---- i just weighed it myself.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Can’t live without it! Works seamlessly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery Life, Bad Case.

    I really like this case. My phone stays charged at 100% the entire day; however, the silicone on the case has been disintegrating. I'm really disappointed because the battery works really well, but the case looks trashy with all the silicone peeling off.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extends battery wonderfully, but impeded reception on mine

    This extended battery life very well on my iPhone 6, but I started missing about half my calls.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good accessory, works well for a year, then shorted out my phone charging p

    Bought this to use with my phone as I work away from any electrical supplies, worked well to keep my phone going at near full usage for a full 16-18 hour day. After about a year it stopped charging, and my phone wouldn't charge anymore either, notice that the lightning connector pins on the battery to phone connection were blackened. I don't know why it shorted out this way, but I will need some repairs or a new phone because of it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    neat but flawed

    The case functionality is great. The ability to see the charge status of both battery pack and phone is a very cool feature. The pack itself is a bit cumbersome, but not terrible, and the ability to use the lightning plug to charge makes this case a great choice vs. competitors.

    However, the pack is quirky. Sometimes the phone won't pull juice from the battery first. Sometimes the battery doesn't transfer juice to the phone. These are both fixed by removing and reinserting the case, but that is a pain to do.
    Worse, the rubber casing degrages over time. Mine developed holes after 6 months, and 2 years in the corners are gone, exposing the hard shell underneath. Very unsightly.
    Overall the best option, but Apple needs to fix the above issues.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fully thought out...Could use a lot of optimization.

    Purchased on 6/29/17
    Defective on 7/14/17

    Issue 1: Smart Battery Case is always charging your phone, diminishing your actual iPhone battery lifespan.
    Optimization 1: Add power button

    Issue 2: Headphone Jack does not come with adapter or extension for 3rd part headphones.
    Optimization 2: Supply a headphone jack extension cord.

    Issue 3: While Case is active, Ive had issues with my iPhone actually overheating and powering down a few times a day.
    Optimization 3: Add More vents?

    Issue 4: Phone case stopped working after 16 days or less. The case doesn’t hold a charge at all.
    Optimization 4: Start all over. Period.

    Opinion: Apple has reached a point of diminishing return.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Killed my phone battery

    I absolutely loved this case for the first three to four months. My phone would stay charged for practically the entire day. After these first four months, my phone could not hold the charge. It began to drain the case battery extremely fast and then as soon as my iPhone percentage was under 100 it would die. Now my phone is constantly dying at 100 percent and coming back alive at 10 percent only to die again as soon as I unlock it. I had a feeling that constantly charging your phone is bad for it so I specifically asked if it would ruin my phone battery and multiple Apple workers said No. Do not buy this case and instead opt for a case that can turn on and off.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after just 3 weeks

    It was great for a short while. The battery power lasted long and the shape of it was more manageable that that of Mophie. However, within 3 weeks the battery just died; not charging at all, the little orange light inside does not flash up; dead.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 5 months.

    In the beginning it worked great then around the 5 month mark started to not take a charge unless I took the phone out. Then it just stopped working all together. $100 down the drain.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth $100 for sure

    Most positive reviews are from new users. I've had mine about 7 months and the edges are coming apart, and the case does not hold a charge very long and takes much longer to charge itself via 110. A $100 battery/case should definitely last longer than mine had. NOT RECOMMENDED!

    20 of 22 people found this useful