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What is happening with the calibration of the battery on iPhone and iPad?



Do you have problems with the calibration of your battery? Does your device suddenly turn off when there should still be a battery ...? This will interest you.

Apple officially introduced iOS 10 along with the arrival of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The latest version of the mobile operating system Cupertino company incorporated many new features and functions for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

However, and unfortunately, iOS 10 brought a problem that concerns older devices: reducing battery life .

A little later, Apple released the iOS update 10.1.1 and began the problems of battery calibration due to a serious bug exists in the IOS software.


And now, after the arrival of IOS 10.2 , the problem seems to have been solved ...

In this article we will talk about this problem; How it works, what Apple should do, and what you can do to improve the calibration of your battery on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


What is the calibration of the battery?


Let's talk about the three elements that are usually confused in this type of cases: battery, autonomy, and calibration. The autonomy of a device is the time that can remain active until exhaustion of its energy source.

The battery, of course, is the hardware that incorporates the device. And finally, the calibration is the relationship between hardware and software.

That is, the calibration of the iOS 10 battery should indicate that when the software on an iPhone shows 95% battery, the hardware (the battery itself) should or should have the same 95%. It seems silly, but over time this calibration tends to stop being proportional.


Why is this problem on iOS 10?

The problem is that many users of iOS iOS 10.1.1 and 10.2 are reporting very serious problems in calibrating the battery. As they indicate, the percentage of the battery drops considerably from a 48% (for example) to 20% suddenly.

This problem of battery calibration happens because iOS 10 is destined for the new iPad Pro models and the iPhone 7.

The mobile operating system is so powerful and uses so many resources that the battery and calibration of older devices suffers.


What models are affected?

From what we have been able to find out through the social networks and forums of Apple, this problem mainly concerns these devices:


  • IPad Mini 2
  • IPad Mini 3
  • IPad Mini 4
  • IPad Air
  • IPad Air 2
  • iPhone 5
  • IPhone 5c
  • Iphone 5s
  • Iphone 6
  • IPhone 6 Plus
  • IPod Touch 6


What should Apple do to fix it?



It may seem cruel, but Apple can not (or should not) do anything to fix this battery calibration problem.

If correct the problem, the company would only castrate the operating system and this would appear other problems.

Apple would have to decrease the amount of resources consumed by the device's hardware, or disable certain hidden functions of the operating system that could lead to even greater problems.


Tips for Balancing the Battery Calibration

If Apple can not do anything, what can you do? Trying to calibrate the battery of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is more important than it seems. To do this, we recommend you follow these tips:


  • Fully charge (for 8 hours) your device without using it and connecting the battery charger once it is off.
  • Discharge your battery as you would normally, without overheating the device.
  • Once the device is out of battery, try switching it on several times for 1 hour. This will cause the battery to drain all its energy slowly.
  • Leave your smartphone or tablet without a battery for at least 2 days.
  • Then reload the iPhone or iPad for approximately 2 hours, try to have the battery percentage less than 100%.
  • From then on you will have to charge your device before it passes 15%, and try to charge your battery up to 75%.

We hope that these tips have helped you and that the battery, the autonomy and the calibration of your device works perfectly with iOS 10.1.1 and iOS 10.2.
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