battery smart

Many of us remember the story of the slowdown of the iPhone. In December 2017, Apple admitted that it artificially lowers the performance of smartphones in order to prevent sudden outages in the cold. This case was widely publicized in the media – after that, the corporation was forced to program the preferential replacement of iPhone batteries. This was not limited to this, and in iOS 11.3 a tool was also introduced for monitoring battery status. But as it turned out, this is not all.

What’s new in iOS 13

In the first beta version of iOS 13, the company added an iPhone smart charging mechanism. According to Apple, this measure is intended to prevent premature aging and battery wear.

The fact is that earlier Apple used the drip charging method. The process was as follows: first, the iPhone battery was charged at maximum power – up to 80%. After that, the battery was recharged with a small current to ensure the best battery life.

What changed

In the new update, this mechanism has undergone changes – Apple added a tool to the OS to study user habits.

  • The threshold at which drip charging begins may vary. If the user usually leaves the smartphone at night, charging a small current will begin much earlier than when reaching 80%.
  • Upon reaching 100% charge, the charging process will be completely suspended – as a constant “recharge” current can slightly accelerate the aging process of the battery.

The option is available in the first beta version of the iPhone. If necessary, the function can be completely disabled to return to the traditional method of charging the iPhone.


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