Battery Health Settings Now Live

Herbert Rhodes
February 10, 2018

Apple is adding two Chinese suppliers this year for a stable supply of 3-D sensing modules for its Face ID, a sophisticated 3-D facial recognition system and the signature feature of the iPhone X, according to industry sources on February 8. However, users have complained about multiple issues with the 10th anniversary iPhone since its launch.

Barclays' analysis is based on a study of 30 Apple retail stores, and the wait times they're now quoting for battery replacements.

We've learned since that demand for new iPhone batteries has been strong, as Apple outlined in a response letter to lawmakers earlier this month. According to a Reuters report, Apple in a letter sent to USA lawmakers also added that it had seen "strong demand" for replacement batteries.

Apple has some big plans when it comes to iOS 11.3, and users should get ready for some major additions.

iOS 11.3 is one of the most significant iOS software updates Apple has ever released, and it's not even a full numbered upgrade.

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In a letter addressed to Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) said (PDF) it is exploring whether customers who paid full price for battery replacement should get a rebate for some of the purchase price. The financial press has been ripe with stories of disappointing sales of the iPhone X, pending production cuts, and slowing growth. Apple is also offering customers battery replacement at a discount price globally. In the past, many iPhone X a weird buzzing sound was coming out of the phone's ear speaker. Cook didn't break down the iPhone sales by model, though.

The feature says that on a device with a battery that needs to be replaced, power management can be toggled off.

Apple also updated an online support document regarding iPhone battery and performance with certain details about the new handsets.

The iOS 11.3 beta 2 can be installed by going to the section of - Settings General Software Update, and you should be prompted to download and install the update. For now, this update only applies to the iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus. The iPhone-maker introduced the power management feature on iOS to ensure that unexpected shutdowns did not take place because the battery was unable to handle performance peaks.

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