The Cupertino-based company Apple has released iOS 11.3 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. It comes with a highly anticipated feature that allows you view battery health on your device and toggle performance throttling.
However, the feature was first found in the second beta build of iOS 11.3 in February. While the iOS version comes with the first post-launch update for HomePod.
Furthermore, Apple has also released watchOS 4.3 and tv OS 11.3 with new features and improvements.
iOS 11.3 brings changes in battery health which can be seen on the screen and that helps you view the health of your iPhone’s battery. The access to the new screen can be done by going Settings > Battery. After the access, it shows a feature called Maximum Capacity that provides you with the maximum capacity of your iPhone’s battery relative to when it was new.
With the latest update, the newer iPhone models will display 100 percent capacity, however, it becomes lower as the battery ages. Moreover, the Battery Health screen comes with a Peak Performance Capability section which notifies you with a message that your iPhone encounters unexpected shutdowns due to the poor health of its battery. Such notifications come only if the battery ages. Furthermore, there’s also an option that allows users to disable performance management in order to get maximum results from your device but with some random shutdowns.
iOS 11.3, which has Peak Performance Capability section, warns you when you should reach out to an Apple Authorised Service Provider to get the battery serviced. It’s worth pointing out that the Cupertino-based company launched a battery replacement programme last year to replace the out-of-warranty battery of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus at Rs. 2,000 ($29 in the US).
Apple users can download the iOS 11.3 update on your iPhone 5s and above models, iPad Air and above models, iPad mini 2 and above models, or the sixth generation iPod touch.
Users can simply need to go to Settings > General > Software Update and then follow the on-screen instructions. Your device should be running on a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air (OTA) update. Apple users are advised to back up your data before beginning the update process.