Where is my battery health in iOS 11.3?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by steve23094, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. steve23094 macrumors 68020

    steve23094

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    I’m pretty sure this is going to end up being a stupid question because I have missed something obvious, but why don’t any of my devices have a battery health section? I have an iPad mini 2, iPhone 5s and iPad Pro 10.5. I haven’t seen anything to say that it’s not available on these devices, but is it?
     
  2. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Settings > Battery > Battery Health (beta) - inside this in settings ;)

    ps: only on iPhones
     
  3. steve23094 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK. So not on iPads, but missing on my 5s too.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    And only for iPhone 6 models and later: https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht208387
     
  5. steve23094 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah. Question answered then. Frustrating though, because it would be useful on a phone of my age.
     
  6. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    Not on iPads and only available on iPhone 6 and newer.
     
  7. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Sorry about that - and thanks @C DM - should have mentioned that.
     
  8. Samuel79 macrumors member

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    Looks like they have deliberately left it in (beta) mode for legal reason I bet
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's likely more that the performance/power management aspects of it all don't apply to iPhones prior to iPhone 6.
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    Or simply that it's a quickly put together feature that exposes some high level things and hasn't really been fully fleshed out just yet.
     
  10. az431 macrumors 6502a

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    Or maybe because it's still in beta
     
  11. dogslobber macrumors 68040

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    What a dumbass move by Apple. I want this mode to permanently increase the iPad battery use period.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    What mode?
     
  13. Vivian125 macrumors 6502

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    Well i have iPad Mini 4 and iPad Pro 10.5” their average battery usage is 10 hours or more, i don’t think iPad needs that because they have 2-3 times longer battery usage than iPhone Plus or even X series.
     
  14. friednoodles Suspended

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    The reason the iPads don't need this throttling is because their batteries are large enough that they can still supply the maximum amount of peak current draw that the CPU and other components need, even as their batteries age. Similarly, the CPUs in the iPhone 5s and prior don't have the extremely large range (low to high) of current draw that the later CPUs have, so their peak current draw isn't enough to cause a problem given the size of their batteries either.

    So it's not that Apple "isn't providing it", it's that it's not necessary for that hardware. If anything, it means that Apple's hardware design team made a mistake with the later iPhones and misjudged how small they could make the batteries for the required current draw of the new CPUs and other components as the batteries aged. It seems the iPhone X design may be better in relation to this because of its two battery cell design, where the current draw could be shared across both.
     
  15. steve23094 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I’m not so sure about that. My 5s was exhibiting the exact same symptoms when the battery was old, sudden shut offs etc. I sent it off to have the battery replaced by Apple. I was fully expecting to pay but Apple very kindly replaced it for free with a refurbished unit.
     

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