iON Intelligence Battery App
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The iON Intelligence app is designed for use with the Defender Series with iON Intelligence from OtterBox. Please be advised that not all functionality described below will be available to iON Intelligence app users who do not also use the Defender Series with iON Intelligence case.
Being predictable isn’t always a bad thing. There is power that comes with being able to predict and plan your phone usage to the minute.
With a Defender Series case from OtterBox, you know that you are getting protection. That's a given. Now we are giving you more. More power. More freedom.
Meet the Defender Series with iON Intelligence, a protective solution that effectively doubles the capacity of the iPhone’s battery. Now, the multi-layer protection of the Defender Series case is combined with an innovative battery app that intelligently manages your battery power so that you can manage your phone usage.
Smartphone, made smarter.
What is the iON Intelligence app?
This app is the first fully case-integrated power management software that acts as an iPhone battery manager. The app estimates and predicts battery power and battery life remaining by monitoring your device usage habits. This app lets you eliminate guesswork by intelligently predicting when your battery will need to be recharged. Over time, the iON Intelligence app learns your power usage patterns and improves its accuracy. The more you use it, the better it gets. The app monitors many different factors to create the most accurate, personalized power profile possible.
1. Estimates and predicts remaining battery life of your iPhone and your Defender case
2. Displays power status for the case and device separately as well as the estimated time when the phone will shut down without a recharge
3. App automatically updates to improve and extend the functionality of your iPhone battery
1. LED on/off button also shows the relative charge on the case
2. Automatically transfers power from the case to your iPhone
1. International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award: Portable Power Category
2. Certifications & Testing:
3. MFi certified (Made for iPhone)
What's New in Version 1.2.6
o Charge management has been updated
o USB cable charging behavior now completes the charge cycle without stopping
o Significant improvements to the communication between the app and the battery case
o Improved product stability
o Various bug fixes
Positives vs. Negatives
First off I like Otterbox Products. They are designed to and do a good job of protecting the iPhone. There Customer Service is excellent, I have had some of their CSR people go above and beyond to assist and make sure that as the customer I was satisfied with there response to my issues and complaints. Now the reality: I bought an Ion Box for the benefit of being able to use my phone at work daily with out worrying about my phone dying or running dangerously low durning my shift at work. I work outdoors year round so no electrical outlets to charge my phone with. No worries I thought, I was dead wrong! My first case only would charge (slower then you could ever imagine)my iPhone itself. My second case worked for 2 months without to much trouble and did as advertised except the results were less then ideal the battery still drains but I usually go home with 50-70% remaining vs 5-30% without the ion case. Then my case refused to release the case charged battery so I only had my phone itself to depend on as the case battery did not recharge my phone leaving my phone to die and no case assistance so it basically was useless. Now I am on case # 3 within 5 months so far so good! We shall see the jury is still out.....
Nice case, but doesn't charge most times
I wanted to like this case. But it didn't come with a belt clip when I opened the box. So minus 1 star right off the bat (and that's generous IMHO). Then when I put my phone in and charged both case and phone, I thought I was going to experience twice the power as it was advertised. Well even with having the app and having it open in the background, the charger refuses to work. When I bring up the app it shows zero natter power even though I know it is full. I know the phone is no longer recognizing the device because when I've plugged in the phone to my car USB jack, it briefly goes to iPod mode and actually works as an iPod for a few seconds to a minute until the otterbox finally gets recognized by the phone. I've had the phone on all day and didn't charge it because I thought the case would be topping off my phone. 5:00 rolls around and my phone is dead and the case still has a full charge. It actually allowed my battery to die and not charge my phone! It just doesn't work. So I'll give it two stars because the case is nice and rugged. But you can find better cases for less money. Don't bother wasting your money on this case.
More problems than solutions
I'm struggling to even give one star... If I could give half, or no stars I would. This app destroyed the battery life of my iPhone. My phone shuts off randomly even when fully charged. The app doesn't recognize when the extra battery is charged, and when it registers full, it will then randomly switch off and not charge my phone at all. My phone battery now will register 1% for over an hour now before going out - which is crazy when I'm streaming with heavy battery usage - and it has never been this way before. This App is sketchy at best and only works for a select few. I'm not consistent with my usage, so the App cannot learn, which is a terminal flaw in the programming. It is set up for consistency, what about for random use? This is the worst battery pack ever - I wish I had not tried saving money and just spent the extra on another mophie with manual charge application. If the app could be turned off and the battery used manually, this would be much better. I'm very disappointed and would not recommend this to anyone.