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Slow iPhone? Apple Admits To Slowing Down Older iPhones

Are you experiencing slow iPhone?

You are not alone, Apple recently acknowledged that it is slowing older iPhones to prevent them from unexpectedly shutting down. If you’re curious to find out if your older iPhone is affected and needs to be replaced, then there are a few ways to find out before you spend hundreds of dollars to buy new iPhone to replace your older slow iPhone. 

Follow these three easy steps to find out your iPhone’s battery capacity:

Iphone Battery

Method 1: Use Third-party Apps

Several apps are available in the App Store that provide information about iPhone’s battery health. Download the Battery Life app using this iTunes link, which is available for free. You can remove the ads via an in-app purchase. When you launch the app it will show you the Battery Wear Level on the app’s Home screen itself. 

Method 2: Settings App

Since iOS 10.2.1 or later, Apple has been issuing notices in the Settings > Battery section to inform users that their iPhone’s battery may need to be serviced using diagnostics in iOS. So launch the Settings app, and navigate to Settings to check if your iPhone battery needs to be replaced.


Method 3: Check Performance

The other method to find out if iOS has started slowing down your iPhone because your iPhone’s battery has degraded below 80% of its capacity. Download the Geekbench app from the App Store to check your iPhone’s benchmark scores. 

Here’s are the Geekbench scores of the affected iPhones when they are new:

iPhone models
iPhone 6 Geekbench Scores
iPhone 6s Geekbench Scores
iPhone 7 Geekbench Scores
iPhone SE Geekbench Scores

If the Geekbench scores of your iPhone are significantly lower than the numbers mentioned above then it is probably due to the power management feature.

When Should You Replace iPhone Battery

According to Apple, you should consider replacing the battery only after the battery capacity is less than 80% of its original capacity. It also looks like the power management

technique kicks in when battery capacity is degraded by 20%.

Iphone Battery Replacement

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Ravi Shah

Ravi is the head of Content Strategy at iFixScreens Corporate. With over a decade of experience writing technical content for his readers, Ravi has helped thousands of readers with helpful content, tips, and tricks. He mainly writes content related to gadget repairs, such as iPhones, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops.