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Should I Turn Off Optimized Battery Charging on iPhone?

Turn Off Optimized Battery Charging

Are you one of those people that prioritizes overnight charging to last your iPhone throughout the day? If yes, you are likely putting your iPhone at risk of potential damage, something we wouldn’t recommend you do.

Don’t get us wrong, it’s quite easy for you to plug in your iPhone at night and then plug it out the next morning and go your merry way. But, do you realize how bad it is for the health of your device’s battery?

Once your iPhone’s battery is fully charged, keeping it plugged into a power source means that you are draining out the battery’s health. To combat that issue, Apple introduced the new “Optimized Battery Charging” feature.

If you are confused about the feature and what it entails, we will discuss more of that in this article.

Is it Better to Turn Off the Optimized Battery Charging Feature?

Now, all of us want our iPhones to be fully charged. And, while you are sitting there thinking that nothing is wrong with overcharging your device, you are mistaken. It is eating away at your battery’s health.

The Optimized Battery Charging feature is there for your device’s rescue and to help you fix any potential damage you are inflicting on your iPhone’s battery.

When you have this feature enabled, it slows down the iPhone’s charging process, reducing the amount of time it takes to get fully charged and remain plugged in.

The great thing about this feature is that it follows your routine of using the iPhone. It records the time you use the iPhone and the times you plug it in for charging.

So, if you plug the iPhone in at night, the device will charge until it reaches 80% and then slow down the charging process until you pick up the device and use it again. Also, you won’t have to worry about overcharging during this period because the feature takes care of that too.

How to Enable or Disable Optimized Battery Charging?

Now that you have a better idea about the Optimized Battery Charging feature and what it entails, you must be curious about how to turn it on and off.

The feature is not enabled as default, so you’d have to enable it if you want to ensure the optimal battery health of your iPhone.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  2. From there, go to Battery
  3. Tap Battery Health
  4. Under the Battery Health page, enable or disable the “Optimized Battery Charging” feature depending on what floats your boat.

If you do plan to disable the feature in your iPhone, you’ll have the option to choose whether you want to do it permanently or temporarily. We’d recommend you not disable it for your iPhone’s battery health.


Optimized Battery Charging is one of the best iOS features that Apple has launched. Also, it is available for all iPhones with iOS 13 and above. So, if you didn’t know about the feature, we’d recommend you enable it without any further thoughts.

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Devendra Chande

Devendra is a full-time writer at ConsideringaApple and he is fond of new things in the tech world. He loves to read novels and write poems. This adventure-seeking guy is a hodophile who has an aim to explore all the beautiful mountains, oceans, cultures, traditions, and foods this world has to offer. Since the release of the first iPhone, he believes in Jobs' vision and praises every Apple product.

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