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Does Apple still slow down their phones?

Last Updated: 27th May, 2020

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Apple has confirmed that it doesdeliberately slow down the operation of older iPhones, andsays it is doing so to prevent the devices from shuttingdown because of aging batteries. Apple says it'sdoing this to protect your phone.

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Keeping this in view, how do I stop Apple from slowing my phone down?

The slowing – or should we say'throttling' – of these phones comesfrom the latest update to its operating system, which wasreleased on Tuesday.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Go into Settings.
  2. Tap 'Battery'
  3. Tap 'Battery Health'
  4. Scroll down to the 'Peak Performance Capability' option andtoggle 'Disable'

Also, does the new iPhone Update slow your phone down? An update to iOS may slow down someiPhone models to protect their older batteries and preventthem from suddenly shutting down. Applequietly released an update that slows down the phonewhen it is putting too much demand on the battery,preventing these sudden shut downs.

In respect to this, does Samsung slow down old phones?

At that time, Samsung explicitly stated that itdoes not reduce CPU performance through software updatesover the life cycles of its smartphones. It isn't uncommon forSamsung devices to slow down significantly after amajor software update, even though Samsung claims that theydon't throttle the CPU.

When did Apple start slowing down phones?

On Dec. 20, Apple admitted its iOS softwareslows down the performance of older iPhones.

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