iOS 14.5 beta users are beginning to report recalibrated batteries a couple weeks after the feature was announced.
As reported by 9to5Mac, the iOS 14.5 beta 6 contains a new battery recalibration feature 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 said the process would take a few weeks, and now 9to5Mac notes that some users of the iOS 14.5 beta released two weeks ago are starting to report revised battery health percentages.
My phone has finished its battery calibration (part of iOS 14.5 for 11 series phones).
I went from 86% reported maximum capacity to 90%. So there’s that. pic.twitter.com/g5mttxbkiZ
— Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) April 11, 2021
Though the feature has yet to go live, Apple already has a support document explaining how the battery health recalibration tool works and what it will do. According to Apple, the tool will fix “inaccurate estimates of battery health reporting.”
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.