Breaking News: Apple iPhone Clean Energy Charging feature on iOS 16.1 slows down battery charging
Apple’s latest iOS update, version 16.1, brought a new feature to iPhone users called Clean Energy Charging. The feature was intended to help reduce the carbon footprint of iPhone charging by slowing down the charging speed when the device is plugged into a power source powered by non-renewable energy.
However, it has been reported that this new feature has caused some frustration among users, as it appears to be slowing down the overall charging speed of the iPhone battery. Users have taken to social media to express their frustration with the new feature, with many complaining that it is taking too long to charge their devices fully.
In response to the feedback, Apple has issued a statement acknowledging the issue and stating they are working on a fix. The company has also assured users that the Clean Energy Charging feature will not compromise their iPhone batteries’ overall health and longevity.
In the meantime, users experiencing slower charging speeds due to the Clean Energy Charging feature can disable it in their iPhone settings. To do so, go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health > Optimized Battery Charging, and toggle off the Clean Energy Charging option.
Overall, while the Clean Energy Charging feature was introduced with good intentions, it may need further refining before iPhone users can widely adopt it. Apple has promised to continue working on the feature to ensure it balances sustainability and usability.