Apple officially admitted of slowing down older iPhones

If you are among those iPhone users, who are facing performance issues in their devices, and desiring the same performance that your device had last year, then your reason to get worried is solved, as it is not a problem with your device’s hardware but, it is purposely coded in the latest iOS versions to avoid your iPhone from sudden shutdown and to keep smooth running of your device’s operations but ofcourse with almost half of the performance.

According to Apple they pushed alike update last year in iOS 10.2.1, that was designed for iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus featuring the slow down of device, while running low on battery. That update worked like an accelerator by throttling down the performance of older devices with weaker batteries. They added this surprising and a little annoying feature just to save your device’s delicate electronic components in lower power mode, as older lithium-ion batteries can’t provide the required power to the processor while performing high tasks, resulting into shutdown of device immediately, and that may cause the damage of electronic components. So, for a smoother run they just distributed the power supply equally by not putting pressure on the battery and by slowing down the performance of iPhone.

Well, this story is not ended yet as Apple is expanding this update for it’s newer devices as well. The latest iOS 11.2.0 featured the same thing for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and this is not going to end here, as it will take over other devices as well with weaker batteries. Lithium-ion batteries gets weaker with the passage of time and they can’t justify the power distribution to the device for performing the needed tasks, so best way is to replace your batteries or upgrade your iPhone?. Well, Apple might be able to answer this question.

Let’s have a look at the official key note from Apple, regrading this feature of slowing down of iPhones in latest iOS updates.

“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.

Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”

An enthusiastic tech writer, who loves to write about modern gadgets, mobile games and guides on troubleshooting related to Android, iOS and Windows. By profession a software engineer and by hobby a traveler.

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