iPhone: Apple warns in iOS with third-party battery

by Kelvin
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Who does not use the battery of his iPhone directly Apple can now exchange a note in iOS again and can not use all the functions of the mobile operating system. As iFixit has discovered, the iPhone Xr, Xs and Xs Max now have a warning message in their battery settings.

When the health status of the battery is displayed, "Service" is displayed first, which usually indicates that the battery has been replaced by Apple must be checked and replaced. In the case of the three iPhones, however, it now also appears with a brand new battery, if it is not from Apple or an authorized partner has been installed, but the installation made by a third party or the battery itself comes from a third party. If the user clicks on this display, he will be informed in the next window that the built-in battery is not an original spare part of Apple and therefore no health information about the battery is displayed in iOS. Apple can determine the source of the battery using an authentication key that is missing from third-party manufacturers and repaired by a non-authorized dealer. This notice is currently displayed under the current iOS 12 and iOS 13 Beta.

Battery note on iOS (Image: iFixit)

iFixit sees the note in iOS as a bully and Apple's attempt to subsequently limit the user's freedom in relation to a device that belongs to him and he has acquired. Rather, users should be confused by this step and be moved to the battery always with Apple to have replaced. Apart from the hint under iOS and the lack of health of the battery results from the use of a foreign battery currently no disadvantage and this can be used without restriction.

Apple earlier in the review

Already in the past Apple repair restrictions imposed on the customer came under criticism after it became known that Apple monitor the repairs in the MacBook Pro and iMac Pro with the new T2 security chip and make the devices unusable after replacement.

Since the introduction of Touch ID, it has been causing a third-party swap because of the pairing with the motherboard because they can not mutually authenticate a new Touch ID button or motherboard. This step must be from Apple or an authorized dealer – for safety reasons, as the company always emphasizes.

When iPhone 8 had Apple in the meantime, the exchange of the display blocked what the company took back through an update. The lock should have been just a mistake.