If you are a smartphone owner, you will know that good battery life can never be overemphasized. Similarly, Apple is making efforts to improve the iPhone’s battery life to make you use your phone for extended periods without requiring you to service it.
Optimized Battery Charging helps in changing the technique in which you have to charge all through the night to extend the battery’s lifetime. All iPhone devices use lithium-ion batteries that age and degrade over time. The degrading occurs due to the frequency of charging and how long they are charged.
What is Optimized Battery Charging?
Optimized Battery Charging is a feature in iOS 13 that is enabled by default. It is designed to study your daily routine and then predict the duration your iPhone will require to get charged before you go to bed overnight.
After several weeks of studying your charging routine, it will learn the time you usually wake up to disconnect your iPhone. With the help of this prediction, Optimized Battery Charging then helps to prevent your iPhone from getting charged to 100% immediately you plug it to a power source.
Instead, your iPhone battery will charge only about 80% and remain at that point for a large part of the night. However, before your usual time of waking up, your iPhone will then complete its charging process.
How do I Find Out If Optimized Battery Charging is Enabled?
As mentioned earlier, the Optimized Battery Charging settings on the iPhone iOS 13 is often enabled by default. However, it does not mean that is has started happening. The reason is that your phone will require time to learn about your daily charging routine. The time needed for it to learn is not specific, but it may take a few weeks. However, if your routine is inconsistent, it may take a longer time or perhaps never learn.
Immediately your iPhone finishes collecting the necessary data; it will then inform you that Optimized Battery Charging has now been enabled. Also, you will receive a notification on your iPhone’s lock screen.
Steps for Enable Optimized Battery Charging
If you want to enable the Optimized Battery Charging feature, follow the following steps:
· Open your Settings app
· Click on the Battery
· Next, click on Battery Health.
· Under the Battery Health, tap on the toggle for Optimized Battery Charging to turn in ON.
How to Disable Optimized Battery Charging?
Optimized Battery Charging is generally designed to help make your iPhone experience last longer before you need to service the battery. Nevertheless, Optimized Battery Charging can be frustrating if you want your phone to be fully charged before morning. You will end up waking up to meet your iPhone at only about 80% charge.
However, anytime you want your iPhone to be charged quickly, you should be ready to risk your battery aging faster. To disable the Optimized Battery Charging settings on your iPhone, go to settings, click on battery, then Battery Health, and then switch the toggle Off. This will disable the Optimized Battery Charging feature.
How to Speed Up Charging Beyond 80%?
Thanks to the Optimized Battery Charging feature, when your iPhone gets to 80% charge, it will wait to complete charging later. During this waiting period, you can tell your phone to bypass the Optimized Battery Charging program and complete charging to 100%.
A notification will appear on your screen, notifying you when charging will be completed. For example, you can see something like ‘Scheduled to finish charging by 08:00 AM’. You can long-press on the notification and then tap “Charge Now” to resume charging. However, the Optimized Battery Charging feature will continue the following day.
This feature is useful in exceptional cases where you want your iPhone to get fully charged before the usual time, although you still want the feature to work at other times.
Overall, the continuous charging of your phone’s battery tends to reduce its capacity. However, the Optimized Battery Charging is a feature that helps to eliminate the negative effect of prolonged charging.
Anything that can extend your iPhone’s battery life is a welcome development. Ensure you make use of this feature to prevent you from visiting an Apple Store for a battery frequently.