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Do battery replacements boost performance on old iPhones?

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Mar 7, 2018, 7:51 pm IST
Updated : Mar 7, 2018, 7:52 pm IST

A new battery unit on an old iPhone 6s shows the performance gains with the pre-iOS 11.3 version.

The cost of replacing the battery on an old iPhone will cost up to Rs 2,600 for Indian users, which is comparatively much cheaper than going for a brand new unit.
 The cost of replacing the battery on an old iPhone will cost up to Rs 2,600 for Indian users, which is comparatively much cheaper than going for a brand new unit.

Apple didn’t have one of the warmest year-endings in 2017, especially after the iPhone 6 performance throttling debacle. After facing several lawsuits around the world, the company reached out to its customers stating that they did it in order to elongate the battery life on older iPhones. The official solution given to get back the performance on older iPhones was to get the batteries changed on the affected handsets until Apple could release a software update to provide a toggle button for the feature. Since iOS 11.3 is still far away, performance enthusiasts are opting for newer batteries and are seeing the results.

An iPhone 6s user by the name of Bennett Sorbo has uploaded a video demonstrating the difference in performance before and after the battery replacement. The iPhone 6s is shown sharing a fate pretty similar to an old Android smartphone, i.e. it is seen panting doing casual tasks such as opening and switching between apps. In contrast, the same phone with a replaced battery unit is flying through all the apps and processes like a brand new unit.

Therefore, it shows that Apple’s temporary solution to bump up the performance on older iPhones is working in the real world, even without the toggle switch for the performance throttling feature. The cost of replacing the battery on an old iPhone will cost up to Rs 2,600 for Indian users, which is comparatively much cheaper than going for a brand new unit. While the iOS 11.3 update is still a few weeks away, with its toggle switch for curbing the performance throttling, Apple made it clear that turning off the performance throttle could lead to experiencing frequent unexpected shutdowns. Therefore, if you want to enjoy iOS the way it was meant to, Apple wants you to go for the new models, even though there are other ways to enjoy it for relatively cheaper prices.

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