Apple will have beta 6 of its upcoming iOS 14.5 update to developers for testing purposes. The update is almost ready for a global rollout and the build will have lots of features. In the sixth beta of iOS 14.5, Apple introduced a recalibration process for battery health reporting systems on the iPhone (11, pro, pro max) to solve inaccurate battery health estimates for some users. Previously users have shared that their iPhone (11, pro, pro max) shows inaccurate battery health estimates. As per Apple, the process might take few weeks to complete. Since the sixth beta of iOS 14.5 was released, two weeks have passed, some users are beginning to see revised battery health percentages.
Symptoms of this bug include unexpected battery drain behavior or reduced peak performance capability in some cases. In a support document, Apple says that the inaccurate battery health reporting bug does not reflect the actual battery health. The issue will be resolve by the new calibration process. The 8-bit has gathered user results after turning on the iOS 14.5 recalibration process.
The battery health reporting system is recalibrating; meanwhile, users will see an Important Battery Message in Settings > Battery > Battery Health. However, during recalibration, the displayed maximum capacity percentage will not change. After the completion of the process, the message will be removed and the new percentage will appear.
According to Apple, “Maximum battery capacity is determined using a set of algorithms and measurements taken during use. Over time, these algorithms might be updated to provide the best estimate of maximum battery capacity.”
Recalibration might not be successful in a small number of instances, and a new battery service message will appear. If this happens then, the battery can be replaced by an Apple Authorized Service Provider free of charge to restore full performance and capacity as per the company. But Apple ensures there is not a safety risk to the users. For two months now, iOS 14.5 has been in beta testing. iOS 14.5 will also bring lots of new additions. As per speculations, the build will be released after the Spring Load event.