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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Confirmed: iOS updates slow down your iPhone

It seems that the new iOS updates, in addition to consuming much more battery , also slow down the mobile devices of previous generations. This is, as we have been warning, something logical and normal within what is possible. The updates are specially designed for the new generation terminals , and that is why their features do not adapt as efficiently to older devices.

After the official release of iOS 10, iPhone and iPad users reported an excessive increase in battery consumption in their devices. Additionally, it has been discovered that Apple introduced a system known as "powerd" (Power Daemon) that controls the speed and power of the CPU and the GPU of each device.

This software system was introduced in iOS 10.2.1 , and perhaps was implemented to repair the drastic power consumption in iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Anyway, it is a functionality that has nothing to do with the low power mode of iOS. But it is directly related to performance and battery problems.

    powerd definitely has the power (haha) to reduce processor speed
    - Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) December 18, 2017

A new battery would solve the performance problems

Just as the storage capacity of a device can influence the processing speed of the CPU and the GPU , the battery also. A new battery could solve the performance problems of previous generation devices like iPhone 6, iPhone 6s or iPad Air.

    "Apple mentioned that there were more users affected by battery problems than initially thought. The company launched iOS 10.2.1 and stated that the problems were resolved in up to 70% (iPhone 6) and in 80% (iPhone 6s) of the cases. "

As you can see in the results of Geekbench 4 carried out by John Poole, the problems increase when going from iOS 10.2.0 to iOS 10.2.1 or iOS 11.2.0.

The conclusion indicates that the slowdown in Apple's mobile devices increases over time and is caused by both the expiration of the battery and the changes introduced in iOS . It is believed that Apple has implemented an adjustment in their software to prevent the iPhone 7 from having this kind of problems in iOS 11.2 , something similar to what happened in iOS 10.2.1.

Source | 9to5mac 

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