Well, that didn’t take long. Apple caught us all off guard yesterday with a completely uncharacteristic move, dispatching the highly anticipated iOS 11.3 update to the brand-new sixth-generation iPad while leaving every other eligible iPhone and iPad user behind. But it only took a few hours to spread the love, and now you can finally shut down the universally reviled performance throttling “feature.”
If you own an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 or 7 Plus, that is, and don’t care about“unexpected shutdowns” too much. The option to switch off “power management” is part of a wider new range of battery health information Apple is offering access to, including recommendations for when you might need to replace your cell to avoid both performance compromises and random device shutdowns.