IOS 11.2 Beta Update Brings New Battery Health Feature

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X models include hardware upgrades that enable a more advanced performance management system that makes iOS anticipate and prevent an unexpected shutdown.

Battery Management: A recent document from Apple says that its newest smartphones aren't as affected by battery management, MacRumors notes.

An older iPhone was seen in Washington in 2013.

On devices like the new iPhone X and which are operating at full battery capacity, there is no toggle to turn off the throttling feature that causes iPhones with degraded batteries to run more slowly.

Following the iPhone battery throttling revelations at the end of previous year, Apple promised to introduce new battery health features to iOS 11.3, as well as a toggle that will let users disable performance throttling on devices with weak battery. The third-party software you need is called coconut Battery, and you need a Mac because there's no Windows/Linux version of the software available.


Those who want to see their battery health can access the feature by going to Settings Battery Battery Health (Beta).

The two-week gap between the iOS 11.3 beta 1 and beta 2 gave Apple the chance to address the majority of the problems, and the iOS 11.3 beta 3 update and further releases should just be a series of minor bug fixes and tweaks.

According to Apple, the iPhone's battery is created to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles, so if the full charge capacity is less than 80 percent of the design capacity, or the recharge cycles exceed 500, then your battery is considered worn. If you have the compatible gadget then you can test it easily.

Did you pay full price for a replacement iPhone battery? Granted, a battery replacement would speed up throttled iPhone models, but replacing the battery doesn't come cheap. In spite of its breakthrough features such as 3D facial recognition via Face ID, the iPhone X is still plagued with some technical issues. This feature is enabled only after an unexpected shutdown first occurs on a device with a battery that has diminished ability to deliver maximum instantaneous power. This feature named as "Peak Performance Capability" will also users to tweak their battery performances.


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