iPhone 6S Disappoints: Users Losing Data, No Waterproof Feature

Jovi Figueroa

Millions of people awaited the release of the iPhone 6S, but it came to disappoint iPhone users all over the world.

At the forefront of the problems plaguing iPhone 6S units worldwide is the loss of data when restoring from iCloud. Apple Insider reported that numerous complaints were submitted to the Apple Support Communities, and a huge bulk of them are all about losing all sorts of data including messages, call and Safari logs, Apple Health records, and more.

"One user-proposed solution is making sure both the new and original phones are updated to iOS 9.1, running a fresh backup of the original device, and then resetting the second phone to factory settings. Only at this point is it theoretically safe to restore from iCloud on the new hardware."
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To add insult to injury, we just confirmed quite recently that the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are not waterproof. Rumors that the iPhone 6S will be waterproof made quite a noise around the web prior to the release of, and the experiments on, the iPhone 6S, and people were expecting that since Samsung was able to introduce a relatively waterproof phone, Apple's iPhone should have stepped its game up, too. However, ABC 15 confirms that no, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus are not waterproof.

CNN Money put the iPhone 6S to a water resistance test by submerging the iPhone 6S on a vase filled with water for five minutes. Within seconds of submerging the iPhone 6S, bubbles immediately started streaming from the device, which meant that water was already collecting inside the unit. A minute later, the bottom part of the screen of the iPhone 6S was already starting to crumble.

Taking the iPhone 6S out of the water, it was still able to function, albeit quite poorly. No sound was coming out of the iPhone 6S after the water resistance test, and a couple of minutes after, the screen went completely white and just died.

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