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.
iOS 14.5, coming later this spring, includes an update where the battery health reporting system will recalibrate maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max to address inaccurate estimates of battery health reporting for some users. Symptoms of this bug include unexpected battery drain behavior or, in a small number of instances, reduced peak performance capability. This inaccurate battery health reporting does not reflect an issue with actual battery health.
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.
Recalibration of the battery health reporting system was not successful. An Apple Authorized Service Provider can replace the battery free of charge to restore full performance and capacity.
iOS 14.5, despite appearing as a minor update, will actually contain a number of exciting new features for iPhone users.