Frankly, I’m surprised they admitted it. I felt like this would be an Area 51-level secret.
Apple being Apple, well, was in fact doing the right thing and it made sense to throttle our iPhones but it was the part where they didn’t tell us and kept throttling what’s caused the problem.
But they want to make it right, and as they promised, the new iOS 11.3 will soon come with new battery health information and controls. Which means for you you have the liberty to choose whether you want to disable performance throttling to keep your iPhone running at it’s peak performance as possible.
Now, these new tools are currently not officially released (as of yet) but it is available with iOS 11.3 Beta 2.
This is great if you’re a developer or a public tester as you can get the first look and test out these new features with the new Beta version before it is released officially. If you are regular user then you might need just a few more weeks till the update rolls out officially but you can choose to play around with it and see what the upcoming features do. (I’ll immediately update this guide for you then)
In this guide, I’ll show you how to disable performance throttling on iPhone that’s due to battery issues.
What you’ll need
• Your iPhone running iOS 11.3 Beta 2.
If you don’t have it installed then you can jump into this guide here written by Apple themselves:
How to Disable Performance Throttling on iPhone: 5 Steps
Step 1: Once you have your iPhone running the latest version of iOS 11.3, just jump into your Settings app and then tap Battery.
Step 2: Next, tap on Battery Health (Beta).
Step 3: Now you will see two things: 1) Maximum Capacity (which shows your iPhone’s battery capacity compared to when it was new). 2) Peak Performance Capability (which will report how healthy your iPhone’s battery is during peak performance). Tap on Peak Performance Capability.
Step 4: If you see a text underneath Peak Performance Capability saying “normal” then you’re pretty much have nothing to worry about and your performance is not being throttled. If you see a text saying your “iPhone is unable to determine battery health” and you see no percentage next to Maximum Capacity then you need to take your iPhone to the Apple Store to have it checked out
If your iPhone experiences at least one battery shutdown, it will automatically activate performance management (which is Apple’s term for performance throttling) since the battery is “unable to deliver necessary peak power”.
So if you disable performance throttling by Apple, your iPhone will automatically enable it back the next time your iPhone has a battery shuts down.
Step 5: All you have to is to just simply tap on the blue Disable link below. After doing so it will say that you have “manually disabled performance management protections.”
Now if you want to re-enable it back you’ll need to wait till the next time your iPhone has a battery shut down but before then I recommend that you drop by the Apple Store to have your battery replacement.
You can also check if you really do need a battery replacement by looking at the battery percentage right next to Maximum Capacity. If it is low, then you should consider getting your iPhone’s battery replaced.
Keep note as always. 🙂
Share this guide with anyone, your friends or your family and help them understand how they can disable performance throttling on their iPhones soon (even if it still not officially released as of yet). I’ll definitely update this guide once it is officially available. 🙂