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How to turn off iPhone throttling

Have you noticed your older iPhone is running really slow? If so, you just might want to try this fix when it becomes available to you.

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One of the biggest iPhone updates to ever come out is the planned iOS 11.3. It is also one of the biggest controversies that Apple has faced in recent years. If you are an iPhone owner, you probably already know that a lot of people have been upset with Apple due to the recent throttling of older iPhones. As reported all over the media, the iOS 11.3 update is expected to address the slowdown.

At first, Apple did not release news of iPhone throttling until people started complaining. Later, the tech giant said that the slow down was necessary for those phones with older degraded batteries. Throttling older iPhones was implemented to prevent iPhones from unexpectedly shutting down.

To combat negative press, Apple has sliced the cost of new batteries and advising those with older phones to make the replacement. This brought the price of a replacement battery from $79 to $29. Additionally, Apple promised to allow its customers to turn off throttling through the iOS 11.3 update. The update will soon come to beta testers in a few days and then be later released in a few weeks. Once the update arrives, you will need to know how to use it. Below we will go through the process of turning off iPhone throttling.

How to Turn Off iPhone Throttling

To start, you will need to be running iOS 11.3, but Apple as you already know hasn’t released the full version yet. But you can sign your phone up for the update and receive beta builds of the software. However, the battery management feature will only come out in the second beta version.

You will need to sign up for the public beta website, which you can do here. You will start by downloading a profile to your iPhone, and it will allow your smartphone to be seeded with beta software updates. After the profile has been installed, you will need to restart your phone. Next, you will need to check for updates via your settings menu.

You will only be allowed to enable and disable iPhone throttling on certain phones. This is because newer phones were not affected by the slowdown. If you own an iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, or an iPhone 7, 7 Plus, you will be able to turn on or off the throttling feature.

Once you have updated your phone to iOS 11.3, you will find a new battery feature in the settings menu. You should tap the Battery Health icon which will direct you to a link that will provide you with more information on the lithium-ion battery. Below this, you will find a battery indicator that will allow you to check the status of your battery. If the indicator reports your maximum capacity is under 80 percent, there will be a message telling you that your battery is significantly degraded.

If your battery is significantly degraded, you will also see a message that tells you performance management has been applied to your device. You will also find an option that will allow you to turn off iPhone throttling. Keep in mind that once you turn off the throttling feature, you will not be able to turn it back on until your phone unexpectedly shuts down.

Have you noticed your older iPhone is running really slow? If so, you just might want to try this fix when it becomes available to you. While it’s not a permanent fix, it can keep you going until you can afford to buy a new phone or replace your battery.

Chris has been blogging since the early days of the internet. He primarily focuses on topics related to tech, business, marketing, and pretty much anything else that revolves around tech. When he's not writing, you can find him noodling around on a guitar or cooking up a mean storm for friends and family.


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