Take Back Control of Your iPhone Battery With iOS 113

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week center_img Apple’s obsession with (pricey) perfectionism makes the company especially vulnerable to public mockery whenever it puts out a less than perfect product. Even a relatively minor blemish can look like a gaping wound on an Apple product. The latest Apple hardware controversy with a dubious amount of merit is the battery throttling issue.It was discovered that as the battery of your iPhone weakens, iOS subtly begins to perform worse to maintain battery life and prevent crashing. On it’s own, this arguably isn’t that big a deal. It’s a feature that may actually help more than harm. But folks didn’t appreciate that technically the phone does get worse without telling them. It feels like a conspiracy to sell more phones. Well, the controversy has been unraveled because the latest iOS update, version 11.3, now lets users manually prevent this dynamic power-throttling.The process is simple. Just go to Settings, Battery, and the Battery Health beta. Here you can turn off the “performance management” feature. Apple will warn against it, but now you at least have a choice. You can also check how your battery is doing in general. If it’s just too weak, it may be time to buy a better one and make the whole power-throttling issue moot. Fortunately, as a result of this controversy, battery replacements are now $29 instead of $79.Even if you couldn’t care less if your battery is weakening your iPhone, there are still reasons to download this update. There’s updated health records functionality. You can more easily text directly with businesses. And iPhone X owners can map their stolen faces onto new animoji characters the bear, dragon, lion, and skull.So for all interested iPhone and iPad owners, iOS 11.3 is available for download now. Snag it and take back control of your battery.last_img

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