Many users of older iPhones have noticed how their phones are getting slower, and they suspected it was Apple itself that did it. Now, it has been officially confirmed that Apple is doing this, but not to convince them to upgrade. The company claimed it has been doing this to avoid random shutdowns because of aging batteries.
You can check if your iPhone is being throttled or not by using a few apps
If you have noticed that your older iPhone is getting slower every day, there are two possibilities. Either your device is really having battery issues, or it’s getting throttled by Apple. The latest option is actually viable to avoid actual deterioration of the battery, but it’s better to know which one is making your phone slower.
First of all, you can check the actual performance of your hardware with the help of a free app. It’s called Lirum Device Info Lite, and can show you the state of your device and its CPU. By selecting the CPU Actual Clock and CPU Maximum Clock, you can see how your phone is performing at the moment and what its actual capabilities are. Also, make sure you know what the CPU clock should be according to your phone model.
You can always take advantage of Apple’s replacement battery program
If the performance has visibly slowed down, you can check your battery status. This way, you can tell if the phone is being throttled or the battery needs replacement. There is a huge number of apps available on the App Store which can test your battery, but Battery Life should be the best to start with.
If you discover that your device is being throttled after all, you can still get your battery easily replaced. Apple has launched a program to deliver replacement batteries to users, or you can do it on your own. This way, you can get a cheaper fix for your device without having to upgrade to a more advanced version.
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