If your iPhone smartphone is experiencing a slowdown due to Apple slowing it down 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.
Apple says they built in a performance management feature into iOS for a number of iPhone models. The feature slows down those models because their performance degrades over time and could lead to spontaneous shutdowns of the phones. Slowing the devices down helped to prevent that from happening.
In essence, iPhone throttling is the automatic slowing down of your device by Apple to keep it from shutting down on you.
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
Not everyone likes the idea of their phone being slowed down. As a matter of fact, in some cases, it has resulted in the phone being unusable. In response to public outcry, Apple has provided a way to turn this feature off.
If you would like to turn off iPhone throttling on your own model, it is fairly easy to do if you know where to look and what to do. We have all of the steps here.
The first thing to do is to update your iPhone if it isn’t already on iOS 11.3. iOS 11.3 contains a new feature that provides you with the option to disable throttling. 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 into your phone Settings to disable it all over again. As such, this feature to turn off iPhone throttling is not a one-time fix. Tedious, yes. If your iPhone experiences a shutdown every other day, will it really be worth this stress?
Ggeekie and techie types, who love tweaking and tinkering with their devices, will be fine with this option. If you are not one, 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.