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Local expert gives insight on keeping your iPhone up to speed

Posted at 11:13 PM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 02:13:38-05

Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit after the company admitted it intentionally slows down older iPhones

The bombshell confirmed what many iPhone users have suspected. Older iPhones don't work as well once a newer model is released. 

"Your phone starts acting crazy, doesn't want to operate correctly, doesn't want to charge," said Las Vegas resident Karen Terry. 

Apple stated it slows down older iPhones to prevent older batteries from shutting down unexpectedly.

Some customers aren't happy with that explanation though. A class-action lawsuit has been filed claiming users never gave Apple permission to do this. 

T.J. Elliott, a technician with Go Gadgets on Decatur and Washington, said complaints about slow iPhones have tripled since iOS11 software was released. 

He wasn't surprised by the recent news. 

Elliott said the best way to avoid a sluggish phone is by avoiding software updates. 

"If your phone is running perfectly fine as it is, don't update," Elliott said. "If it's not broke, don't fix it." 

He also recommends taking good care of your battery. Don't overcharge it. Exit out of apps running in the background and turn down the brightness as often as possible.