Did you know the battery health of your iPhone can impact how well it performs? If your iPhone is laggy or apps hang and freeze, you may be experiencing degraded battery life. Every time you use your phone, you could be worsening its longevity.
A new update to iOS 11 added the ability to check an iPhone's battery health. The phone will show its estimated battery capacity and whether or not the iPhone is running at peak performance. If the device is being throttled or you experience unexpected shutdowns, iOS will attempt to tell you why.
iOS throttles the phone's performance based on battery health. For other devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 7 this feature is really noticeable. On newer models like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, battery throttling is less pronounced.
You can check your phone's battery health on any device manufactured after 2014. The device needs to be running iOS 11.3 to have the battery health update.
If you're considering getting a new iPhone, you should follow these tips to keep its battery healthy. Just a few small changes to your use habits can extend the life of an iPhone battery.
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