A new video uploaded by Bennett Sorbo shows an iPhone 6s running through several CPU-intensive tasks with, and without a damaged battery. He runs through different apps, plays games and videos, and even throws a Geekbench benchmark test at it.
iOS 11.3 has reached the second beta and it brings several minor tweaks, as well as Apple’s new Battery Health feature and other little tweaks and feature enhancements. Take a look at our hands-on video to see all the changes in action.
Apple took the wraps off a new Battery Health section in the Settings app on iOS 11.3 beta 2. This is where you can check out the health of your iPhone’s battery, as well as disable Apple’s controversial performance management features if you so choose.
Apple has defended its decision to originally withhold from customers important details pertaining to iOS’s controversial power management, saying it wanted to confirm first that the iOS 10.2.1 software update successfully solved the widely reported unexpected shutdowns. Do you buy this explanation?
Apple has said that its newest iPhone models feature unspecified “hardware updates” that allow for better battery management, implying that it may not release an iOS software update that throttles the CPU performance of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Responding to a letter from a top Republican lawmaker investigating the iPhone throttling issue, Apple has said it’s considering offering rebates to those who paid the non-discounted price for a replacement battery in an effort to restore performance of their handset.
When your iPhone reaches critically-low battery levels, it wants to shut down automatically. This tweak lets you bypass that feature and run your iPhone until there’s absolutely no charge left in your battery.