The iPhone Optimized Battery Charging feature has been quite glitchy ever since iOS 14 was released to the general public. The initial versions came with a bug that prevented the feature from smart charging the iPhone although it was enabled. This was fixed with the release of iOS 14.1!
Apple has recently rolled out iOS 14.2, and it seems that this latest version comes with an Optimized Battery Charging bug that prevents users from disabling this feature. A reader has just informed us that he tries to disable the smart charging feature, but the setting goes back to the ‘active’ state after every iPhone reboot or new charging cycle.
This is definitely not the way how Optimized Battery Charging should work on an iPhone. As long as there is an option in the Settings app to turn it off, the feature should remain disabled until further action from the user. Are you experiencing the same problem? We’re not sure about how widespread this bug is and would appreciate if you can use the comment section to share your feedback.
How To Disable Optimized Battery Charging On iPhone
- 1. Open the Settings app.
- 2. Scroll for Battery.
- 3. Tap on Battery Health.
- 4. Use the toggle next to Optimized Battery Charging to disable it.
How To Check IF Optimized Battery Charging Is Working
You’re not sure if this feature actually works on your iPhone? Open the Settings app and browse for the Battery menu once again. Take a look at the Battery level graph. The charging process is highlighted by an area marked with the help of a green lightning bolt. Do you notice a plateau at around 80%, before the battery level is fully charged to 100%? If you, do it means that Optimized Battery Charging is enabled!
Why To Disable Optimized Battery Charging?
We definitely recommend you to keep this feature enabled as it helps to protect your iPhone’s battery against aging! However, if you don’t have a predictable charging routine and prefer to get the device charged to 100% as fast as possible you might want to disable it.
Did you know that iOS 14 has enabled Optimized Battery Charging for AirPods too? While it makes sense to keep the feature enabled on the iPhone, many prefer to disable smart charging for Apple’s wireless earbuds, because many don’t have a predictable AirPods charging routine. It can often happen to charge the AirPods during the day and you would want them to juice up to 100% as fast as possible.
Related: How to disable Optimized Battery Charging for AirPods!