What the Tech? How the new Apple iOS update could slow down your phone

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Common complaints after every iPhone update are: “the battery dies faster,” and “the phone is slower.” It goes back to the first iPhones and the first iOS update you ever installed. 

Updates affect performance. Apple never told us, we’ve just had to figure it out on our own.

A consumer watchdog group in the U.K. announced that Apple agreed to be more transparent how future iOS updates affect the performance of iPhones by noting what users could expect before downloading the update. Most notably, speed and battery life in older phones. 

Nearly two years ago, people complained that their iPhones were a lot slower after they updated to iOS 11. No one admitted anything at first. 

Then Apple came forward to say the update intentionally throttled processor speeds as a way to extend battery life. That’s when the consumer watchdog group, CMA, began insisting that Apple warn people– if an iOS update would make a phone sluggish or slow, or if the battery would drain a little faster. The concern, the group said, is that someone might try to repair their phone or replace it because they didn’t know the update was to blame. 

According to the agreement, Apple will include this information when releasing future ios updates. The deal is with the consumer group in the U.K., but Apple is not saying whether the information will be given to users worldwide. But we should find out soon. 

Apple will announce iOS 13 the first week of June. Apple sending out invites to its World Wide Developers Conference where the company will unveil the new operating system.

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