Apple is now throttling the 2017 iPhone 8 and X. Should they really be doing this?
So, last year it turned out that Apple was slowing down older iPhones on purpose to stop performance issues and battery failures. They got into trouble for this, and by the end of the year, Apple began offering cheaper battery replacements and introduced the Battery Health feature with iOS 11.3.
So now, with iOS 12.1, released just last week, Apple has brought this "performance management" feature to the one-year old iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. This will mean that if your iPhone suffers an unexpected shutdown the feature will be activated.
I really think that Apple doesn't need to slow down its iPhones from only last year, that contain some of the most powerful processors Apple have ever made. I personally own an iPhone X, and I don't want it to be slowed down. And being honest, I've never experienced a shutdown on any of my iPhones. I certainly don't expect any on my iPhone X, running iOS 12.1 smoothly.
Disable battery throttling on your new iPhone
There's a way to disable what Apple calls the "performance management" feature on your iPhone running iOS 11.3 or above.
Simply head over to Settings, then tap Battery and Battery Health.
Now, under Peak Performance Capability, tap the small Disable button. You will not see this if your iPhone is running at usual performance, however.
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