iOS 16 to Gain 'Clean Energy Charging' Option Later This Year

In an update coming to iOS 16 later this year, Apple plans to add a new "Clean Energy Charging" option in the United States. The information was shared in Apple's iOS 16 press release, and it says that clean energy charging will optimize charging times for when the grid is using cleaner energy sources.

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With Clean Energy Charging, Apple is aiming to decrease the carbon footprint of the iPhone. This is the first we've heard of clean energy charging, and it's not a feature that Apple has previously highlighted.

There are several other features that are not available in iOS 16 and will be coming in a later update, including iCloud Shared Photo Library, Live Activities, and support for the Matter smart home standard.

Apple also has not implemented Game Center SharePlay support and Contacts integration, the Freeform app, key sharing, or easy Shortcuts setup.

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Top Rated Comments

Greenmaco Avatar
24 months ago

That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I want my phone to charge when I tell it to charge and couldn't care less whether the grid is running on coal or unicorn tears.
It’s an option… no one said you had to participate
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
24 months ago
This is great. Would also love the ability to control what it max charges too similar to Tesla to lengthen the battery life.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alex2792 Avatar
24 months ago

We will definitely save the planet and the mankind with this kind of comment
And yet Tim Cook, Al Gore and varous famous climate activists will continue flying private jets that generate exponentially more CO2 than a zillion iPhones.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
24 months ago
Came here to dismay at the comments, but pleasantly surprised!
Glad to see others who love our planet and want to support all efforts to help save it. ??
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alex2792 Avatar
24 months ago
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I want my phone to charge when I tell it to charge and couldn't care less whether the grid is running on coal or unicorn tears.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tothemoonsands Avatar
24 months ago

We will definitely save the planet and the mankind with this kind of comment
The impact of changing the time of day one charges their phone is so miniscule, even when scaled up to billions of people/devices. A bigger impact would be, say, not upgrading to a new iPhone every year. Not buying/leasing a new car every 2-3 years. Etc.

Perhaps Apple should not offer new iPhone models each year? That would be quite the statement if they would do that. It would force longer upgrade cycles upon consumers.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)