iOS 14.5 aims to be the crown jewel of the major updates of iOS 14. A few days ago new betas were released for developers. However, since the first beta of this version, we have seen great new features such as the ability to unlock the iPhone with the Apple Watch, new voices for Siri, new tools in Apple Music, and new emoji, among other great new features. This new beta 6 hints at a battery status recalibration system. It will be available only for the 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max for a reason that we do not know at this time.
iOS 14.5 is expected to be out this spring
The novelty falls, as we said, only on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Apple will likely treat this feature as a pilot to be able to expand it to other devices. We will finally see how it behaves with the rest of the models, including the iPad. The feature arrives with the sixth beta of iOS 14.5 released a few days ago. It is a battery status calibration system, to update the health status and its peak performance.
iOS 14.5, which will be released later this spring, includes an update in which the battery health reporting system will recalibrate the maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max to address inaccurate battery health reporting estimates for some users.
This recalibration system is aimed at those users who see an unexpected behavior of the battery of their iPhone and does not match the reality with the data of the battery health report in iOS Settings. Apple has remarked, on its support website, that in any case, the information offered by this system does not reflect a problem with the actual state of the battery.
The recalibration takes a few weeks and, in the end, depending on the results obtained, we will be recommended to go to an Apple-authorized supplier to assess the battery in person. Also, the recalibration may fail and have to be performed again. According to Apple, it will last a few weeks and during this time we will not see any update in the health data, but they will be modified after the study.