Discuss: Apple's iPhone Slowdown

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December 28, 2017 at 05:30:10
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Apple announced it is slowing down certain models of iPhones to prevent performance issues related to battery life. Discuss here if you think Apple will have to reverse this practice, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
December 28, 2017 at 05:43:40
can confirm on iphone 5s & there is no way to go back to an earlier version of ios

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#2
December 28, 2017 at 08:50:45
Hogwash---but not being surprised by any of this---I'm certain that this is no different with other devices (Android/Windows/etc.). Manufacturers want your money---they don't give a d--n about how it affects the general populous. Simple solution (assuming it's avoidable with Apple devices), don't upgrade. And yes, WinXP still works fine almost 4 years after MS stopped supporting it---you just have to know what and what not to do with it.

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#3
December 28, 2017 at 12:29:31
What a great story about this being to prevent issues due to battery life. Maybe there are even folk who believe it. Much more likely it is to prevent issues with their profit margin.

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#4
December 28, 2017 at 16:04:17
Much inclined to agree with Derek....

Similar situation with other iOS kit...

Older iPads are now slower on the last version of iOS they were permitted to install. I have 9.3.5 on mine and is was much faster prior to the last update for 9.3.x. Also prone to hang and whatever, whereas prior to the last version (as above) it was fine...

I chatted with an Apple floor tech locally and he told me that is was due to the onboard fixed RAM "wearing out..." Also that iPad batteries can't be replaced - always presuming there are issues with older batteries...


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#5
December 29, 2017 at 16:20:36
This is interesting:
http://uk.businessinsider.com/apple...

However, it doesn't actually say it will kill off the deliberate slow-down software (unless I missed it).

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#6
February 11, 2018 at 08:33:29
inclined to agree with Derek +

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#7
February 12, 2018 at 05:40:29
I own a 6s model and I can say that since the new updates my phone battery and its performance as a whole is ruined! It has like 4 hours of usage and this is only if it is my lucky day... it's also overheating sometimes and switches off if it reaches 40%, but only sometimes. It's frustrating at this point! I get that my phone is too old now, but it's not fair! Some people cannot afford to spend $1000 every year for a new device one they launch it. Unacceptable!

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#8
February 12, 2018 at 08:45:02
If it's overheating then that's a different ball game. Needs replacement or some attention.

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#9
February 13, 2018 at 06:51:32
Should I go to an Apple store or just a regular phone craftsman will do?

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#10
February 13, 2018 at 07:08:55
If you go to Apple you get genuine parts, and an Apple warranty of some time/value?

No harm to check iit out with Apple at least?


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#11
February 16, 2018 at 07:09:57
I guess so. I just don't want to give them money to "fix it" for several months and them to be forced to give more money to change the whole device for the newest one.

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#12
February 16, 2018 at 09:48:15
You might check carefully - detailed - to see if you have a range of items running in the background; all of which devour battery power...

I disable just about everything - auto updates, notifications, and the like; and also ensure that blue tooth isn't enabled unless you need it to be, after which disable it until next time.

Incidentally have you let the battery go fully flat and then recharged it?

I had a similar issue with my 5S a little while back; and a suggestion here (from riider I think) re' batteries in general, which included discharging the battery fully and then recharging it fully. It resolved the apparent short battery charge holding time and al is now ell again (well as best I can tell).

My 5s seems to be OK thus far on current iOS 11.x


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#13
February 16, 2018 at 11:31:19
It seems that discharging lithium batteries fully is controversial. It was my belief that you shouldn't do so, which is why I checked. There might be other websites with a different view.

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#14
February 16, 2018 at 11:44:07
Agree it’s controversial. Both my iPad 2 ( a vintage model by Apple standards) and my iPhone 5s have gone fully flat a couple of times; the iPad likely more than a couple... Thus far there have been so ill/side effects on either.

I seem to recall a local Apple techy suggested the same approach too (although my source /advice when I dun it was from the web when I fully discharged my 5s(.


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#15
February 16, 2018 at 20:54:27
A rollback to the previous version is not possible?
https://www.google.com/search?q=ios...

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#16
February 21, 2018 at 01:28:04
I am constantly checking whether I have apps running in the background and if so I disable them. But, when it comes to charging my phone I charge it at least 2 times a day. Usually, around noon the battery will be down to 30%, so I charge it to 100%, or at least to 80%, and then the next time I do so is while I am sleeping. I guess it is my fault but I cannot afford to be without it for the whole day because it is switched off. I guess from now on I will try to let it switch off by itself and then charge it.

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#17
February 21, 2018 at 01:58:22
weird i can do about 2 days with 4 or so year old iphone 5s, tho it sometimes does randomly shuts off at 8% or so. but then again it pretty much had this "feature" from the day i bough it.

all ive noticed is increased loading times for, for example switching things on & off in the settings app.

overall im still a pretty happy customer, even tho the phones are overpriced :D.

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