Have you heard the iPhone battery news and wonder what you should do?
Here’s what you need to know
Apple isn’t trying to force you to upgrade your iPhone. Like other lithium-ion batteries, your iPhone battery stops working as well as it gets older.
From Apple’s press statement:
“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.”
In short, iPhones with older batteries are slowed down a bit to keep your phone from suddenly dying when your battery is low.
Here’s what you need to do
If you have an iPhone 6 or later, you can have your battery replaced at any Apple store. The replacement cost is $29.
The Apple Store closest to Fayetteville is located in Bridge Street.