Apple may give rebates on iPhone battery replacements

by Linda Olson February 11, 2018, 3:48
Apple may give rebates on iPhone battery replacements

In line with what the company told customers a year ago, Apple's Public Policy Vice President Cynthia Hogan reiterated to Thune that the upcoming iOS 11.3 update will give users "greater visibility into the health of their iPhones".

A battery health function in the Settings app is another big addition, which will let users check the health of their iPhone's battery without downloading a third-party app or going to the Apple Store.

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

Apple has released an update through its public beta program that enables users to check the health of an iPhone's ($1,099.99 at Best Buy) battery. But if the CPU frequency that the app shows you is half what it should be, then your iPhone is experiencing a throttling issue, and replacing the battery would restore performance.

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As ever, some known bugs remain, including a pause of up to 90 minutes at the 88% mark during the installation process. Talking about security , Windows Defender is now Windows Security in Settings, and the window has been remodeled.

If you want to sign up and test Apple's latest software update, keep in mind because it is a beta it's a little rough around the edges.

iOS will start slowing down when the battery capacity drops below 80% which will usually take roughly, 2 years or after 500 charge cycle.

Apple explains the battery performance in its support page. Problem is, an iPhone that's just slow might not be slow because iOS is throttling the performance, and won't benefit from a battery swap (other than the fact that you get a fresh battery that's likely to extend the lifespan of your device). Granted, a battery replacement would speed up throttled iPhone models, but replacing the battery doesn't come cheap. They first brought iOS 11.3 Beta 2 for registered developers and now iOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 available for the users. The new features will tell you about the health of your iPhone's battery as a percentage of maximum capacity retained. Just go to Settings- General- Software Update, and you should be prompted to download and install the update. For now, this update only applies to the iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus.

"This iPhone has experienced an unexpected shutdown because the battery was unable to deliver the necessary peak power".

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