Have you noticed your older iPhone seemingly getting slower and slower after each iOS update? If so, you are not alone. Many consumers are angrily reporting that their iPhones are indeed considerably slower after each operating system update.
Nope, it’s not your imagination, Apple actually admits to slowing them down. However, before we jump to any conclusions, the tech giant did quietly issue a rare statement in an attempt to explain why this is happening.
“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.
Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”
However, many people and analyst disagree and are suggesting that Apple could be using this as a method to unethically encourage consumers to buy new phones.
As a result, Apple was recently hit with several lawsuits after they allegedly admitted this week they intentionally slowed down iPhones.
Despite Apple’s statement, some iPhone users are still not happy and are taking it to social media to express their displeasure.
Now if this is impacting iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 users, what about guys like me that are still using even older phones like the iPhone 5S?
Before upgrading your iPhone try these tips instead:
- Update to the latest iOS
- Update all apps to their most recent versions
- Clear up space by deleting old apps, photos or music
- Turn off Bluetooth or location services
Apple released three new iPhone models in September, including the long-awaited iPhone X.