Apple introduced another noticeable change in the latest beta version of iOS 14.5 – iPhone 11 Recalibrate the battery. The new feature provides an updated, more accurate reading of your device’s maximum battery capacity and maximum performance capacity and can fix unexpected battery drain. In rare cases, this may cause the battery to be replaced free of charge. Follow us to get a hands-on look at how iPhone battery calibration works.
Notably, the new iPhone battery recalibration is only intended for iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro MaxAt least for now.
The feature became available for the first time in the developer and the public iOS 14.5 beta 6. If you want to test it before iOS 14.5 is released this spring, check out our site The complete guide is here to install the audience Or iOS developer beta (also includes Apple Watch unlocking for iPhone and 217 new emoji).
How does iPhone battery recalibration in iOS 14.5 work?
- Once you install iOS 14.5 beta 6 on the iPhone 11, the battery recalibration process begins automatically
- It may take “a few weeks” to complete
- It can fix “unexpected battery drain behavior or, in a small number of cases, low maximum performance capacity”
- To check the status, head over to Settings > battery > Battery health
- You will see a new Important Message about recalibration at the top
- “The battery status reporting system recalibrates the maximum capacity and maximum performance capacity. This process may take a few weeks.”
- It will recalibrate “over time through regular charge cycles”.
- Apple says you’ll know the process completed successfully when the alert above the Battery Health section disappears (the new Maximum Capacity and Maximum Performance Capacity will appear)
- If recalibration finds that the battery’s health is “seriously degraded”, the battery service message will appear
Free battery replacement, extended warranties, and more
In “a small number of cases,” Apple says that recalibrating the iPhone battery will not work and a “new battery service message” will appear. In these rare cases, the message “An Apple Authorized Service Provider can replace the battery for free” will appear to restore full performance and capacity. Apple notes that “This does not indicate a safety issue and your battery may still be used.”
Apple also recommends waiting for an appointment at a store or other authorized provider until the recalibration process is over.
Finally, the warranties may be extended to cover recalibration that may last for weeks and refunds may be possible for those who have previously paid for out-of-warranty battery service after seeing a “battery health degradation message or unexpected battery behavior”. Either way, get in Contact AppleCare.
Take a hands-on look at the new battery calibration as well as how the new Siri voice comes out in iOS 14.5 Beta 6 in the video below:
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