What you need to know
- Apple is introducing battery recalibration in iOS 14.5.
- Apple hopes that it will "address inaccurate estimates of battery health reporting for some users."
- The feature will only be available for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Some iPhone users will soon have the ability to recalibrate their battery when it is not performing correctly.
As reported by 9to5Mac, the iOS 14.5 beta 6 that was released to developers today contains the new feature. Apple says that it will help "address inaccurate estimates of battery health reporting for some users." According to the report, the feature is currently only available for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Apple says that recalibration will happen during "regular recharge cycles" and, once it is complete, "maximum capacity percentage and peak performance capability data will be updated in the Settings app." Code in the iOS 14.5 beta says that a user will be recommended to service their iPhone if the recalibration does not work.
iOS 14.5, despite appearing as a minor update, will actually contain a number of exciting new features for iPhone users.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.