Good News for iPhone Users

Today, Apple has announced that iOS version 11.3 will give you more control over your battery. iPhone users will get a recommendation if the battery needs service, and they will be able to control the power management feature that slows a phone’s performance.

Owners can choose to turn the “feature” off for improved performance, although battery life will be reduced. It’s good to have options.

The new option will be found in the Battery section in Settings. Apple says it will be available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. iOS 11.3 is scheduled to arrive in the spring.

There is more good news for iPhone users. Apple has cut the price for replacing an iPhone battery from $79 to $29 in response to customer complaints.

In December, Apple got a black eye over a “feature” that slowed down older iPhones. Apple claimed this was due to battery issues. Apple’s lack of transparency understandably resulted in uproar among iPhone users.

More information and an interview with Tim Cook about this issue is posted at 9To5Mac: https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/17/turn-off-iphone-battery-performance-throttling/