If you’ve experienced an unexpected battery drain and reduced peak performance for your iPhone 11 battery, Apple has it covered and iOS 14.5 includes a fix.
As MacRumors reports, it’s not that there’s a problem with your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max battery. Apple believes the health reporting system is at issue, so when iOS 14.5 is deployed it includes a process for recalibrating the battery health reporting system.
IPhone 11 owners will see a message appear in Settings> Battery> Battery Status after iOS 14.5 is installed, stating “Your battery status reporting system is recalibrating the maximum capacity and the battery capacity. maximum performance. This process may take a few weeks. Find out more … ”
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It takes weeks as the process requires regular charge cycles from using your phone to calibrate. As Apple explains in a support document, “The maximum battery capacity is determined using a set of algorithms and measurements taken during use. Over time, these algorithms can be changed. updated to provide the best estimate of maximum battery capacity. ” When completed, your battery’s maximum capacity percentage will be updated, and hopefully unexpected battery drain and reduced peak performance issues will be a thing of the past.
Another result of the recalibration process is that iOS decides that your battery is not healthy. In this case, a different message will appear on the Battery Status screen, stating: “Recalibration of the Battery Status Reporting System was not successful. An Apple Authorized Service Provider can replace the battery free of charge to restore full performance and capacity. Learn more about service options … “which just means that there really was a problem with the battery and you are entitled to a free replacement.
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iOS 14.5 should be available for download at some point in April, so hopefully iPhone 11 owners can enjoy their recalibrated batteries before the end of May.
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