(CBS) – Apple intentionally slowed down older iPhone models to save battery life.
But does that mean your battery needs to be replaced?READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Steamy Heat Through Midweek
CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports.
Kevin Wright with Experimac in Chicago cautions consumers against wasting the time or money for a new battery until you know you need one.
Even if your battery is fully charged, the capacity is what you should pay attention to.READ MORE: 31 Percent Of Illinois Nursing Homes Are Not Providing CDC With COVID-19 Vaccine Information, Organization Says
You can check your battery’s capacity yourself by downloading a battery life app.
His company will replace batteries for $25. After criticism, Apple dropped the price of a new battery from $79 to $29.
Apple says it’s going to release a new upgrade early this year that will give you the chance to monitor the health of your battery.MORE NEWS: Family Of National Guardsman Chrys Carvajal Posts Flyers Around Belmont-Cragin, Offers Reward After He Was Shot And Killed
The company says you’ll be able to see if the battery’s condition is affecting performance.