Apple battery health fix - What it looks like

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iPhone X and iPhone 8 users don't have to worry about throttling practices, according to Apple. Apple claims its motive was to boost the battery life and prevent unexpected shutdowns. The company also wrote a long apology note on the issue and is now replacing batteries on older iPhones at reduced prices. This seemed to be an indirect confirmation from Apple that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 don't have to be slowed down in about a year from now, once the battery starts showing its age. The program will be live till December 2018. Apple said it was not throttling performance but managing "performance peaks", though this did result in overall slower performance in some instances.

Apple's response, however, says that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X all include "hardware updates" that allow for a better performance management system. And, in the case of hot temperature, the performance management ensures that the device stays within safety limits. Blue Sky Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Apple during the second quarter valued at $108,000. It will display Maximum capacity of battery and whether Peak performance Capability is turned on.

The next update to iOS 11 will also let users disable battery-linked CPU throttling, which Apple introduced in iOS 10.2.1. The feature will apply on all iPhone 6 and later devices. Battery replacement will bring the phone's performance to normal levels. One of the gems included in the letter is the fact that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 series won't be slowed down when battery life starts sucking, which is obviously great news for anyone who now owns either phone model and plans to hold onto it for more than a year. Apple has confirmed that the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus do not have the performance management system used in older iPhones. These can be found in Settings - Battery - Battery Health. If an unexpected shutdown occurs again, then performance management will increase. Second example shows when iOS is unable to determine state of battery.

If everything is functioning well, you should see a message that reads: "Your battery is now supporting normal peak performance". You have manually disabled performance management protections. Such basic performance management is required for safety and expected function, and can not be turned off. That ability has now arrived in versions of iOS 11.3 rolling out to developers; it should come to public beta testers within the next few days, and it'll likely be available in a final release within the coming weeks - whenever it does arrive on your phone, here's how to use it for yourself. According to Apple this will be due to "an improperly installed battery or an unknown battery part". If this is under 80 percent, there'll be a message at the bottom of the screen saying that the battery's health is "significantly degraded" along with a link detailing how to get it serviced.

Thune said in a statement that "consumers rely on clear and transparent disclosures from manufacturers to understand why their device may experience performance changes".

Apple may offer rebates to customers who paid full price for a battery replacement. "More about service options".

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