Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Apple Introduces Battery Health Feature and Lets Users Optimize their iPhone's Performance

Apple Introduces Battery Health Feature and Lets Users Optimize their iPhone's Performance

Now, thanks to iOS 11.3 developer beta 2, we have an idea on how the much-anticipated battery setting will look like when it rolls out.

Before telling how to access the settings, let me tell you that after you've installed iOS 11.3 Beta 2, the performance management feature, aka iPhone slowdown feature, is turned off. It also dropped the price of replacement batteries for the iPhone 6 and later models from $79 to $29. If the battery's health is degraded to a point it needs replacement, this page will also suggest a link, which will lead you to the nearest Apple-certified fix centers.

KitGuru Says: It seems like this should have been the obvious course of action from the very beginning, but at the very least, Apple is trying to make amends. In the letter, Apple said it had known about battery problems caused by a manufacturing defect as early as autumn 2016.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st.

Apple Inc (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.

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However, this will not be the case if the battery of your iPhone can't handle peak performance. Apple iPhone battery replacement in India starts at Rs 2,000 plus taxes. In addition to paying with cash or credit card, you can also apply for a Barclaycard Visa through the company's store.

Apple says every iPhone has basic performance management systems that enhance the safety and protect the phone's components. On the iPhone, Apple offers the option to pay in full or get into an installment agreement and pay over time.

In response Apple said that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X all include "hardware updates" that allow for a better performance management system. Stone House Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Apple by 0.4% in the second quarter.

If your device has experienced a shutdown due to battery degradation - which could happen with a given battery health of as high as 95 percent - the page will tell you that "performance management has been applied to prevent this from happening again" along with the option to disable the throttling. The new feature is called "Battery Health" and when your battery is just fine, you will see the screen below. When performing tethered updates or restores from iTunes, you'll have to use iTunes 12.7.3 so that other features such as Face ID will work accordingly. Opening that up will give you a reading for your battery's Maximum Capacity.

If the battery's health is severely degraded, iOS 11.3 will add another message below which recommends that you replace your battery in order to restore full performance.

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