How to check if Apple is slowing your old iPhone

Apple Sued Slow Your Roll ... Not Our Old iPhones!!!

The company slows down older iPhone models on goal in order to stop users from experiencing technical problems caused by ageing batteries.

Apple said it changed its software a year ago for the iPhone 6, 6s and SE to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed". This reduces performance in certain circumstances to prevent devices from "unexpectedly shutting down". We have now extended this feature to the iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2 and we plan to add this feature to other products in the future. Although it's expected that battery life tends to lessen as a device gets older, due to the increased volume of recharging cycles, associated performance shouldn't grind to a halt. Phones used to abruptly shut themselves off if too much was asked of their decrepit batteries, since that helped protect sensitive electrical components. Apple on Wednesday said a software feature released a year ago makes your phone operate more slowly to offset problems with its aging lithium ion battery.

To address that, Apple's iOS software, starting with last year's iOS 10.2.1, included better power management capabilities, the company says.

The confession comes after a Reddit post about a sluggish iPhone 6S went viral.

New analysis of Apple's old iPhones has reignited the debate over whether the tech firm deliberately slows down its outgoing models. Your iPhone really does slow down as it becomes outdated. Some agreed that the company was doing the right thing, but a number of critics argued that Apple could have taken other measures, from modifying its operating system to better manage peak demands to building iPhones with bigger batteries to slow down battery depletion. "It's clear that controversies like this - underpinned by conspiracy theories around planned obsolescence - sprout up because there is a lack of communication between device manufacturers like Apple and consumers", said Warren and Statt. Following that, Geekbench founder John Poole did some performance testing of his own on various iPhone models running different iterations of iOS.

The batteries in older phones start to lose their oomph, especially if the devices have been repeatedly exposed to extreme temperatures.

This is not the first time Apple has been accused of slowing down its older products.

Meanwhile, smartphone operating software is perpetually improved with updates that typically increase appetites for electricity.

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