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Tips to improve the battery life in iOS 11 and iPhone X

How to fix the battery problems on iOS 11.3 and newer iOS 11.3, the latest update of the operating system that runs on iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and newer, has caused some problems with the battery life, including a sudden battery drain experienced by iPhone X owners. Here is how you can try to fix the issues and improve the battery life of your iPhone: Restart the iPhone. You can try the easiest solution first – a simple reboot. Depending on the device you have, there is a different key combination you should use to reset. iPhone X and iPhone[…]

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iPhone battery replacements in a very high demand

You may wait up to 5 weeks for an iPhone battery replacement. Customers who want to replace their batteries for $29 will need to wait between 3 and 5 weeks, according to Business Insider. Apple launched in January a battery replacement program for iPhone 6 and newer, but the batteries have been in very short supplies since day one. The program became so popular, because many users decided to replace their batteries for $29 and return their iPhone to a normal fully-working state, instead of purchasing a new model. As you probably know, iOS 10.2 and newer version had a[…]

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Apple apologizes for ‘battery gate’, offers a replacement for $29

The company promises that iOS will offer battery health info in 2018 In a letter to the press, Apple apologizes for misinformation about the power management feature introduced in iOS 10.2.1 that prevents unexpected shutdowns, but also reduces the speed of the processor, ultimately leading to feel of a slower device. The company had never publicly confirmed that such a ‘feature’ existed in iOS, but after a number of publications proved the relationship between the battery age and the performance, Apple had to explain the situation. The letter is quite long, in which Apple tries to explain the situation with[…]

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Apple sued in the US for making older iPhones slower

Two lawsuits filed after Apple admitted slowing down older iPhone models. Just a day after Apple officially confirmed that a change in iOS could make older iPhones slower if they batteries aged and degraded to a certain point, two lawsuits against the company were filled in the United States. In Chicago, five “angry” customers thinking that Apple is “unethical and immoral” have filed a suit claiming that Apple violates the consumer protection laws. According to the Chicago Suntimes, the lawsuit claims that Apple deliberately made iPhone 5, 6 and 7 slower after the iOS updates, something that Apple officially confirmed[…]

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Geekbench finds a correlation between battery age and iPhone performance

Apple decreases CPU speeds to preserve your old battery. A code introduced in iOS 10.2, called ‘powered’, apparently reduces the processor speed of your iPhone depending on the battery age in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The creator of Geekbench has found a strange correlation between the battery age and the CPU performance. In addition to a weaker battery life as the device ages, which is normal, different iPhone models register lower-than-usual scores at Geekbench 4. Interestingly, if the user replaces the battery, the score increases and the CPU performance is back to normal. powerd definitely has the power (haha)[…]

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Faster battery drain after upgrading to iOS 11

Users complain about weaker battery life after the iOS 11 update. Just a week after Apple officially released the iOS 11 update to supported hardware, the software reached a 25% adoption. The update brings many improvements and new features for iPhone and iPad, but according to some users, it also reduces the battery life. Some of the new features probably take more power, especially on devices with the old A10 chip, which could result in a faster battery drain. After all, the company didn’t mention that iOS 11 would improve the battery, as it was the case with the previous[…]

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iPhone 7 beaten by HTC 10, LG G5 and Galaxy S7 in a battery test

A new test shows that the iPhone 7 has a relatively poor battery life Without doubts, the battery life is not among the strongest points in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, regardless of the miracles Apple does with the software optimization. As expected, Apple included a tiny 1960mAh battery in the 4.7-inch model, and a slightly larger in the 5.5-inch model. However, the new phones could potentially have the worst battery life compared with rivalling flagships. A new test performed by Which? shows that the iPhone 7 offers just 712 minutes (around 12 hours) of 3G call time,[…]

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