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BEACON TRANSCRIPT – We all use electronic devices of all kinds, and we naturally want them to run as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, they often end up getting slower as they get older, which is one of the most annoying things that could happen. The reasons why this happens is different from one type of device to another.
Batteries are usually to blame for smartphones getting slower
When it comes to laptops, this problem is usually caused by dust that accumulates in the old machines. This might cause the heat not to be dispersed evenly across the device, so the speed of its CPU has to slow down to prevent it from overheating. Also, if you have too many apps installed on it, it might take longer for them to load.
There is a different matter with smartphones. Also, iOS and Android are produced differently, so each type of device is slower from different reasons. When it comes to Apple, owners of the iPhone 6 and 6s models had to struggle with their phones suddenly shutting down. To fix this issue, Apple offered to send them new batteries.
Apple tried to fix the iPhone 6 speed problem by replacing batteries and delivering updates
However, the problem was a little bit bigger, so the company addressed the issue through a software update. They must have worked on the power settings, since iOS 10.2.1 significantly reduced the number of devices which randomly shut down.
Several Reddit users explored the matter, and offered a possible explanation to why the older iPhones became slower. As the batteries got older, the power required by the CPU remained the same, putting too much pressure on them. The update changed the speed of the CPU according to the battery performance.
The situation was, again, improved by the battery replacements. However, this is by no means permanent. Eventually, all batteries age, so the ultimate solution might be to switch to a newer device.
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