Apple Acknowledges It Has Been Slowing Down Your iPhone, But There’s A Reason For It

One of the best parts of buying an Apple product is the support that comes with it. Apple updates its iOS devices every year in terms of software as well as hardware. In addition to this, the software support also comes to older devices for years to come. However, it has also come to notice that older devices tend to reduce performance.

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Recently, an iPhone 6s user found accurate that replacing your device’s battery brings back the performance. What people found that software coupled with battery conditions does reflect a lot on your device’s performance. Apple noticed what the scene has become and released its own statement on the issue.

iPhone Models Tends To Slow Down With Time Due To Software Updates And Battery Constraints

Apple has acknowledged that it slows down an iPhone to prolong the life of the handset. While it does not make sense if we just leave the statement as is, the company elaborated its decision. Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch shared Apple’s official statement in which it detailed why the performance of the older iPhone models tend to decrease.

“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.

Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”

This indeed states that Apple is not only aware of the accusation but does it intentionally. We’re not saying that Apple is the bad guy here as the company does this for a reason. More importantly, Apple will continue to alter the performance of its iPhone in the future as well. At this point in time, the iPhone 8, it’s bigger Plus variant along with the iPhone X are the fastest smartphone to date in Geekbench rankings.

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If you want to keep your device at its best performance, you have to resist the latest firmware updates that the devices receive. In addition to this, replacing your device’s battery could also provide you with improved performance.

We will share more details on it as soon as we hear them. Share your thoughts on the scenario in the comments.

Ali Zia
 

I'm Ali, a tech enthusiast with love for mobile, software, hardware and much more. Apart from being tech-savvy, I'm also skilled in digital marketing.