Why Is Your Old iPhone Being So Slow Or Suddenly Off?

Ngebray.com,- Apple has acknowledged that the company does take some measures to reduce power demands when a phone’s battery is having trouble supplying the peak current that the processor demands. This can have the effect of slowing down the processor.

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When an iPhone’s processor makes a big current draw from a weakening battery, it can deliver the current in spikes that can potentially damage the phone’s electronics. As a result, iPhones would suddenly shut down to protect the processor from damage by the power spikes.

The sudden shutdown problem became widespread among iPhones in late 2016. It forced Apple to issue a software fix that resulted in slowing down phones with an old or low-charged battery. The company has long faced criticism for making its batteries difficult for users to replace on their own.