Tim Cook has confirmed that the next version of iOS will allow users to manage battery slowdowns. Here’s all you need to know about this upcoming feature.
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Tim Cook announces Battery Management setting
In an interview with ABC news, Tim Cook announced that Apple will allow users to control the behavior of their batteries.
This move comes at a time when Apple is already providing a huge discount on battery replacements.
Tim Cook remarked that they developed this feature keeping the needs of the users in the mind. You will no longer need to deal with shutdowns if you are in the middle of something important such as reading a business mail, etc.
The new feature will be built right into the Settings section of your device.
It will allow you to toggle throttling whenever you notice your iPhone performing below par. Remember, this will obviously have consequences for the health of your battery.
For the uninitiated, here’s a detailed explanation of Batterygate.
When will Apple push battery management in iOS 11?
According to Cook, the forthcoming beta updates will first test the feature with registered developers.
Once everything goes smoothly, Apple will release a public version in March for all iOS 11 users.
Although there’s no specific release date yet, I believe it will ship with iOS 11.3 beta.
As always, there’s no good reason to update to this version if you are interested in a jailbreak. We will surely get a tweak for battery management, sooner rather than later.
This is a last-ditch attempt by Apple to counter all the negative press they got after Batterygate. Hopefully, iOS will receive a similar feature to change the volume HUD in the feature.
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