If your iPhone smartphone is experiencing a slowdown due to Apple throttling it in order to preserve the battery, iOS 11.3 brings with it the option for you to turn off or disable iPhone throttling and speed up your phone back.
What iPhone Models Are Affected By Throttling?
If you own an iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus, your smartphone is one of those affected by the iPhone performance management feature that Apple say they built in to prevent your phone from dying on you.
How To Disable iPhone Throttling
The first thing to do is to update your iPhone if it isn’t already on iOS 11.3. Once updated, dive into Settings and look for Battery Health under the Battery section.
You will find useful information about the state of your iPhone’s battery there, including your battery’s maximum capacity. The stated percentage there is a measure of your phone’s current battery capacity compared to when it was new.
Below that is the Peak Performance Capability section, which will say, “This iPhone has experienced an unexpected shutdown because the battery was unable to deliver the necessary peak power. Performance management has been applied to prevent this from happening again.”
Right next to that is an option to disable throttling, with which you can speed your phone up again.
Or Just Replace The Battery
Note though that if the phone experiences another shutdown, the system will automatically throttle it again and you would have to dive back in here to disable it all over again. Tedious, yes. If your iPhone experiences a shutdown every other day, will it really be worth this stress?
Perhaps you might just save yourself the trouble and go have your iPhone’s battery replaced. Apple is offering you a replacement battery at a discounted price after all. But geekie and techie types, who love tweaking and tinkering with their devices, will be fine with this option.