How To Tell If Your iPhone Has Been Slowed Down Due To Its Battery

January 2, 2018

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If you think your older iPhone isn't as spy as it once was, you're right!  Apple unveiled that it intentionally slows down the processing speed of your phone based on the condition and age of its battery. Apple says it is needed to smooth out the power draw on the batteries to prevent them from randomly shutting down. It comes down to the lithium ion batteries, which degrade after each charge.  Apple estimates each battery should last for at least 500 charging cycles.  So based on that, it depends how often you charge your phone and how long you’ve had it. But rather the guessing, you can download an app, like Battery Doctor [CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD], that displays your battery health to see whether the device has a degraded battery. The app shows you Design Capacity which shows you how much, in percentage, of how much of has degraded. If you find out your battery needs replacement there is some good news, Apple is offering anyone with an iPhone 6 or later a battery replacement for $29, discounted from the regular $79 price starting in late January through December 2018. Apple’s also promising to add features to iOS that provide more information about the battery health in early 2018, so that users are aware of when their batteries are no longer capable of supporting maximum phone performance.

SOURCE: Gizmodo & How-To-Geek

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