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    apple update 11.3 is it iworth it?

    I see ther latest update to iphone the 11.3 update ( march 2018) is reported to wreck havoc on battery levels and battery life .. any truth to this ?? any links to other ideas ??

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    As far as I know, the only battery change Apple made to 11.3 is the new beta Battery Health app/section under Battery in the Settings App. It deals with charging capacity. It's my understanding that the battery that Apple uses is self aware to the extent that it knows what the original 100% charging capacity was and what the current charging capacity is (right now.)

    If the current charging capacity is (around) 80% or less (of the original charging capacity), the iPhone can have battery related issues (crashes, shutdowns, etc.) In the recent past, Apple had already been making allowances (called "Performance Management") (for the good of the user experience) for this drop in charging capacity in earlier versions of iOS. What brought about the Battery Health app was that they made these allowances without informing users. Some iPhone users were noticing that their phones were slower or not lasting as long as they thought they should. Apple finally "owned up" and admitted they had made battery related changes to allow for the poorer charging capacity. Some users went ballistic when they learned Apple was making slight changes in the device's performance. Why this stirred up the hornet's nest that it did, I have no idea. Probably some lawyer somewhere. It doesn't take much common sense to understand that as a battery gets older, it doesn't work as well. Apple said they felt "Performance Management" was preferable to crashes. Apparently some users did not agree!

    Bottom line, from everything I understand, is that there really isn't much additional battery control implemented with the new Battery Health app. The change is mostly user view-able information that was already in the phone prior to iOS 11.3. If your battery is weaker and has "Performance Management" being applied to it, you can temporarily override the "Management" the OS is running by tapping a button in the Health app. But if the phone crashes, the override is cancelled. Then the whole process starts again.

    I have a newer iPhone and iOS 11.3 has done nothing noticeable to my phone's performance or battery usage. But my battery is fairly new. If a phone is older, I still don't see why the new Battery Health app would change anything from the earlier iOS 11.2.6. It just shows the user what the battery's charging capacity is and if the battery is in poorer charging condition, gives the user the ability to temporarily override lower battery performance allowances.

    In the end, it's up to you to decide to do an update or not. I choose to always do them. (I came from the Android world where we never received updates. I did not think that was a good idea!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAN View Post
    In the end, it's up to you to decide to do an update or not. I choose to always do them. (I came from the Android world where we never received updates. I did not think that was a good idea!!)
    Same here-- better safe than sorry (at least so far, even if an update hasn't made any huuge changes, I haven't regretted doing any updates)

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    Well I did the 11.3 install .,, and don;t see anything different on my battery life over previous 11.2 this on my iphone 7 ..
    maybe using the update on iphone 5 or 6 could be the victims
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