iOS 16.1 Beta Adds Clean Energy Charging Option to iPhone

The iOS 16.1 beta that was provided to developers today introduces a new Clean Energy Charging feature, which is designed to help iPhone users cut down on their carbon footprint.

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Available in the Battery section of the Settings app, Clean Energy Charging selectively charges when lower carbon emission electricity is available in an effort to provide a more green charging method.

Apple says that the ‌iPhone‌ will still reach a full charge before it's needed based on a user's daily routine, and the feature can be toggled off if desired. It is enabled by default.

Apple first mentioned the Clean Energy Charging feature with the launch of iOS 16, adding it as an upcoming option.

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Top Rated Comments

Lexdexia Avatar
12 weeks ago
Turning off this stupid feature right away after I update. When I plug in my phone I want it to charge and quickly finish charging so I can use it. I didn’t buy a thousand dollar phone for a compromised user experience.
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sfalatko Avatar
12 weeks ago
If you are worried about saving energy charging use wired charging. Wireless is much less efficient and waists energy and carbon....
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
audiophilosophy Avatar
12 weeks ago
This is greenwashing nonsense. It costs about $1 worth of electricity to charge a phone for a whole year (Google it if you think that’s unrealistic). Besides the points already mentioned by other commenters, Apple pushes wireless charging which is not nearly as efficient as wired charging. Wireless charging wastes a lot of electricity to heat. If they wanted to make a legit environmental difference, they’d let you have an option in settings to not charge your phone past 80% since that will noticeably increase the lifespan of your battery and let you keep your device longer before a battery replacement or device upgrade.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
12 weeks ago
Clean enrgy charging case:



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Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jent Avatar
12 weeks ago
Does anyone know how it checks when cleaner energy is available? I read the press release and the footnote but it doesn't share if it checks local municipal databases, attempts to guess based on common schedules, or what. Just curious to read more.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
12 weeks ago
Most people charge overnight. Most clean energy sources peak during the day (solar, wind, etc.) How is this going to do much of any good?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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