Apple, after the iPhone battery fiasco, might be bringing a promising feature with iOS 11.3 that will allow users to check their phone's battery health. Not just that, the update will also let users turn off the feature that automatically slows down phone's performance as the battery ages.
Now, thanks to iOS 11.3 developer beta 2, we have an idea on how the much-anticipated battery setting will look like when it rolls out. The new feature is still in beta phase, so we can expect few alterations before the final release.
Mashable shared few sample images of how the new setting will look. The first setting shows the health of your iPhone. As shown in the picture, the iPhone with older battery with more discharged charge cycles shows a lower percentage, indicating how long it can be used.
The following setting displays the 'Peak Performance Capability' that indicates whether the device capable of sustaining peak performance or not. If it can, it will function with normal speed and you won't notice any slowdown. But if the device can't keep up with the pace, it will prompt so, and then users will be able to turn off the throttling by tapping it.
What actually happened
Apple has already faced a lot of criticism after it was discovered that it deliberately slowed down the older iPhones. The company then defended the move by saying that the throttling was done in order to prevent the devices with old battery reservoirs from randomly shutting down.
Battery replacement plan
The company then apologized and also offered to replace the batteries costing from $79 to $29. The new update will also help users track the health of their device's battery and understand what's happening with their iPhone.
How it works
Previously. the company also gave users an in-depth look at how the CPU throttling works. In a long support document, Apple mentioned the process raised concerns on how an iPhone works after the tweaks are applied.
"This feature's only intent is to prevent unexpected shutdowns so that the iPhone can still be used," Apple explains.
The company explains that in some cases users might not notice any lags or performance issues, though it does admit that some users might witness a noticeable difference in the performance.