iOS 13.1 to prevent random shutdowns

Apple rolled out the iOS 13 just last Thursday, and just the day it was released, iPhone users started complaining of the update being buggy. So, the company announced that it will release the iOS 13.1 update (which was originally scheduled to come on September 30) on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, to fix the bugs in the iOS 13 update. Well, the new iOS update (the 13.1) will be coming with a feature that you may not like.

The new iOS 13.1 update will bring a throttling feature to the iPhone XS and XR. This is a process throttling feature that will slow down the said two iPhone models. Yes, on the face value of it you can say Apple is crazy to bring a throttling feature to their devices, but it is actually for the good.

The feature is supposed to slow down the processing power a little to prevent apps from self-terminating and random phone shutdowns because of aging batteries. So, Apple is trying to make users use their iPhones without encountering major problems only the device will be a little slower than before.

Another thing users should also know is that the feature will only be activated when a phone has an older battery or when the iPhone detects any battery issues.

In general, the feature is supposed to do good but, those users have previously complained about noticeable slowdowns of their devices when it happens. The feature was introduced back in 2017 secretly by Apple through an iOS update.

Users were displeased about the performance of their iPhones after the update. A lot of complaints were lodged, which forced the company to come out and admit to intentionally hiding a process throttling feature in the update to prevent abrupt shutdowns of iPhones due to aging batteries.

Since the feature was there for older or faulty batteries, the company later offered discounted battery replacements as way of taking the blame. It also later updated the iOS so that, even if your phone is at risk of random shutdowns, you can turn off the processor throttling feature to regain full performance.

Well, you are going to see the process throttling feature in the new iOS update on Tuesday, mainly in the iPhone XS and XR. This was reported in a release by Apple itself.

As the battery ages with time, the throttling becomes even more visible with slower performance. This can be solved actually by changing the battery for a better one.

For newer iPhones, Apple has said that they would have more advanced power-monitoring hardware. This is supposed to reduce the impact of throttling. This is funny because that advanced hardware was actually present on iPhones that were affected by the throttling feature, i.e., the iPhone 8 and X, as well as the XR and XS.

Though Apple has not announced if the iPhone 11 will also have this throttling feature, in a new support page, the company talks about a “more advanced” battery and better power management than the ones in older iPhones. The page also talks about a power management feature that is “always on” and “automatic”. This is probably trying to say the iPhone 11 models already have the process throttling feature.