Apple has recently come out with a new update that only charges your iPhone during peak hours of electricity use. They call it clean energy charging and it is meant to reduce your carbon footprint, but does it really help in the grand scheme of things?
To start, clean energy charging works by tracking a local carbon forecast to track when low carbon emission energy is available for use. This only works if your iPhone is plugged in and the clean energy charging option on settings is available. If your iPhone is updated to update 16.1 or newer, this option is automatically on unless you turn it off. Furthermore, your iPhone will track the charging schedule it is usually on and will only charge if the phone is on this schedule.
Why is this bad? The feature was updated to every iPhone and turned on automatically without users permission. This didn’t allow users to choose whether or not to try it out and see if they liked it. Some users are worried that their iPhone won’t be fully charged when they need it to be charged. Some users are reporting that their iPhone is charging slower than normal. If you would like to turn this feature off go to settings>Battery>Battery Health and Charging> Then turn off Clean Energy charging
To recap, Clean Energy Charging is a new feature on iPhones that tracks your local carbon forecast to use the lowest carbon emission energy possible. However this feature was turned on automatically and some users are worried that it doesn’t help their iPhones.
Do you think that this update will help lower carbon emissions?
Will you turn off Clean Energy Charging on your iPhone? If so, why?
Do you think this is a good way to lower carbon footprints and carbon emissions?