Apple has already announced that it will be releasing an iOS software update that will give more visibility to users about their iPhone’s battery health.
But as I had stated a few days back, that in addition to providing the visibility, which is a good thing, it also needs to provide users the ability to disable the power management feature. It would give them control and avoid them feeling forced into buying a new phone.
The good news is that in his interview with NBC which we reported earlier today, Tim Cook has said that Apple will provide users the ability to turn off the power management feature. He also revealed that the iOS software update will be released to developers next month. It is not clear if the iOS software update will be released to the public in February or it will be released only in March. Apple hasn’t released iOS 11.2.5 to the public, which was first seeded to developers in mid-December.
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I am glad that Apple will also allow users the ability to disable the power management feature. As I mentioned in my previous post, in my opinion, Apple genuinely believed that it was a better way to handle the issue than causing unexpected shutdowns. I have faced this problem with my iPhone 6s Plus and it was very annoying. But by offering this feature, it gives users the ability to disable the feature if they feel it is slowing down their iPhone, and they don’t feel like they are being forced into buying a new iPhone. I am pleasantly surprised that Apple will be offering the option to disable the feature. I was certain that Apple wouldn’t do it when I wrote the post on the 5 things Apple should have done to handle the iPhone battery controversy better two days back. It is good to see Apple is changing.
What do you think about Apple’s decision to offer the feature to disable the power management feature that slows down older iPhones?