Will you disable Apple's power management if your older iPhone could shut down?

Apple did the right thing after the whole older-iPhones-get-throttled controversy, and, besides $29 battery replacement service, will be giving users the right to choose whether they want a performance hit but stable operations, or would gamble on current peaks that can force an aging battery to shut the handset down in certain scenarios...
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46. tedkord

Posts: 17085; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Considering they typically need to be charged at least twice a day, it's nowhere near two years.

58. Leo_MC

Posts: 6329; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I need to recharge twice a day; an average user charges the phone every 2 days.

60. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1145; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

An average user charges their phone daily. The majority of phone owners charge it when they go to bed at the end of the day. I use a Moto G5 Plus as it's all the phone I need and I consistently have 30-50% charge left at the end of a day with at least 4 hours screen on time. I don't have to charge it each day, but I generally do because it just easy to start the day with a fully charged phone.

62. Leo_MC

Posts: 6329; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Charging from 50% to 100% means you're using half cycle. (50% remaining battery/day means you need to recharge once every 2 days, just like I have said)

53. vincelongman

Posts: 5602; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apple claims that only 500 cycles will degrade iPhone batteries to below 80% So that's ~1.5 years until below 80% (assuming only being charged once a day)https://www.apple.com/batteries/service-and-recycling/ For comparison, most Android phones take 2+ years until below 80% Recent flagships, such as the S8, 2 years causes degredation to 90% Apple is 100% cheaping out in BOTH battery size and quality

7. Shubham412302

Posts: 546; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

It ussually happens only after 30 months. Apple just uses bad battery

10. Cat97

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I have seen a 1-month old iPhone 6s shutting down at 6 degrees Celsius, while no Android phone that I had ever shut down in cold weather.

14. cmdacos

Posts: 3814; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I already have an easy quick toggle for power management to balance battery life or performance, my choice. Also customizable options within to tailor to my needs. Although I haven't had any random shut offs, I do like the feature and just leave it maxed out for the most part.

45. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It happened with my Nexus 3 when I put in a $3 replacement battery after a few months.

3. mootu

Posts: 1360; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I didn't vote as i don't use an iPhone but if i did i would just go for a new battery, problem solved.

44. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Same here I didn't vote but I wouldn't want to be changing batteries every six months either.

54. vincelongman

Posts: 5602; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

What about in 1-1.5 years time? Then you'll have to pay $79+ for a replacement battery

8. whatev

Posts: 2111; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’d definitely do, there are really good power banks out there as well as battery cases

11. Cat97

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The $29 offer does not actually fix the problem. I have seen a nearly new iPhone 6s shutting down in above-freezing temperatures with 30% battery left.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 3814; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Shhh, thats because it had nothing to do with batteries in the first place, lol.

12. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

I don’t mind throttling my iphone since the phone itself is fast enough for my daily needs. It would be more disappointment if in the middle of working thru your phone suddenly shutdowns and you need to restart doing important things again. Now if I’m goong to do intensive tasks that requires utmost performance of the phone, i would rather do it on my macbook pro. Love  products, but they need to be transparent.

16. cmdacos

Posts: 3814; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I voted yes I would but my context is different with my work iPhone 7. It's near brand new still because I don't use it and will take about 50 years before I hit 500 charge cycles...

19. afrohoxha

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

My 4 year old chinese OnePlus One always shuts down at 0%, never before. Although I experience lets say a 30 % more battery drain in a typical usage compared when purchased. Why should a phone manufactured from the most valuable company in the world shut down before reaching the dead point which is the 0% one?

29. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Apple did the right thing for itself and it's investors, not its customers. Use a low quality battery that degrades in a way most competitors batteries don't, then throttle phones to prevent consumers from having their phones crash, then charge money to replace the faulty battery they sold you! Great business tactic actually to make profits, cheap out on the original component and charge for a replacement.

30. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I have never used an iPhone mainly because they do not seem to have as much customization available as Android. I have noticed that most newer Android phones now give you a choice of battery charging modes like normal of quick charge modes. Some even go further than that. I would want this on an iPhone if I bought one.

37. whatev

Posts: 2111; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m surprised I can finally agree with fandroids on this poll, cause obviously 80% of the votes are from fandroids that don’t have an iPhone

39. tedkord

Posts: 17085; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why do got need to own an iPhone to answer this question?

41. whatev

Posts: 2111; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Would you vote for presidential elections of a country where you don’t live? Well, this is kind of similar, I don’t know if you did understand or I have to make it even more for dummies

48. tedkord

Posts: 17085; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's maybe the dumbest comparison I've ever heard. First, you can't vote in a foreign election. Second, anyone, iPhone owner or not, can have an opinion on whether they'd disable throttling. In fact, non iPhone owners have more reason to be able to vote, since most other phones have such options.

40. frenktenk

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

so if we change battery is problem solved?

42. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

One of your options should have been, I'd at least experiment with it.

51. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Easy way to tell if this is true. Where iPhones that had a new battery fit to them set back to full speed?

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