1. pr1nce's Avatar
    I’m not sure optimized battery charging works. Normally, I take my phone of the wireless charging pad around 8:30am. The other morning I woke up around 4am and just for the heck of It I decided to check the battery. My phone was at 98% charged.

    The way I understand how the optimized battery charging works. Is it learns your pattern of when you take the device off the charger and charges the phone to 80% and then charges it to 100 % just before you normally take it off the charger.

    What are your thoughts?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-17-2019 10:41 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's interesting. I'd love to learn more about that.
    11-18-2019 12:28 AM
  3. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Haven’t been able to get mine to work since it came out. Was having a bad battery drain on my X🅂 max then my 11 pro max. So I decided to turn it off & the drain stopped. I think it may need some more work
    11-18-2019 12:38 AM
  4. love4speechless's Avatar
    I never use the optimized battery charging. It never charged my phone properly so I turned it off
    11-18-2019 12:58 AM
  5. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I've never seen evidence of it working ( or not working) iPhone 8Plus, QI charge every night, overnight.
    11-18-2019 05:02 AM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Works just fine for me.
    11-18-2019 05:59 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    I don’t even know how it works
    mumfoau likes this.
    11-18-2019 06:07 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    I’m not sure optimized battery charging works. Normally, I take my phone of the wireless charging pad around 8:30am. The other morning I woke up around 4am and just for the heck of It I decided to check the battery. My phone was at 98% charged.

    The way I understand how the optimized battery charging works. Is it learns your pattern of when you take the device off the charger and charges the phone to 80% and then charges it to 100 % just before you normally take it off the charger.
    This is correct, but it only happens when you actually have a notification that optimized charging is happening, and I believe it only happens when you are using high amperage charging (i.e., 10w charging or higher.) So far I have seen the notification only twice, the last time about a week ago, and the notification said that my phone would be scheduled to finish charging at 4:30 am - about 90 minutes before I usually wake up.

    So, if you actually saw the optimized battery charging notification, the notification had a time that was significantly past 4 am, and the phone was at 98%, then something wasn't right. But if you never saw the optimized battery notification, then it was just doing normal charging.

    You can actually tell if there is optimized charging by looking at settings / battery - the charge graph will show a little lightning symbol at the time that the phone was held to 80%.
    11-18-2019 06:24 AM
  9. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Well the charger that comes with the 11 Pro Max is 18w, and I use it exclusively, and I have yet to see any optimized notification.
    11-18-2019 08:21 AM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    This is correct, but it only happens when you actually have a notification that optimized charging is happening, and I believe it only happens when you are using high amperage charging (i.e., 10w charging or higher.) So far I have seen the notification only twice, the last time about a week ago, and the notification said that my phone would be scheduled to finish charging at 4:30 am - about 90 minutes before I usually wake up.

    So, if you actually saw the optimized battery charging notification, the notification had a time that was significantly past 4 am, and the phone was at 98%, then something wasn't right. But if you never saw the optimized battery notification, then it was just doing normal charging.

    You can actually tell if there is optimized charging by looking at settings / battery - the charge graph will show a little lightning symbol at the time that the phone was held to 80%.
    I have never received a notification. I have seen a little lightning symbol on the battery level graph. I thought that indicated when charging began. I’m using a Mophie 10watt charge stream pad +.
    11-18-2019 09:24 AM
  11. pr1nce's Avatar
    Works just fine for me.
    Do you receive a notification that it’s working?
    11-18-2019 09:28 AM
  12. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I haven't really tried it. I just didn't like the idea of my iPhone only charging to 80%. I don't leave it on the charger all night, and maybe I should give it a try. I usually wait until my iPhone gets to 20% and then put it on to charge. This could be when I go to bed, but it could also be at home during the day, or even at work during the day.
    11-18-2019 10:08 AM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    I have never received a notification I have seen a little lightning symbol on the battery level graph. I thought that indicated when charging began.
    See https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/01/ios-1...tery-charging/ for more info about optimized battery charging and an example of what the notification looks like and what the lightning symbol in the settings / battery graph that I am talking about (it's a lightning symbol with a blue bar at 80% for a period of time).

    What do you think of optimized battery charging?-optimized-battery-charging.jpg

    What do you think of optimized battery charging?-battery-charging.jpg


    I’m using a Mophie 10watt charge stream pad +.
    This is probably why. I am 99.99% certain that, at least at this point, optimized battery charging works only with regular, non-wireless charging. Also, the pad may be 10 watt but the iPhone only supports 7.5 watt Qi charging maximum.
    11-18-2019 10:10 AM
  14. Tartarus's Avatar
    Do you receive a notification that it’s working?
    I don’t. I don’t get up before my usual wake time. I also use the normal charger for my bedstand and a 12w charger during the evenings when I’m home.
    I vaguely remember seeing the notification once though.

    Everything from Apple works just fine for me. Has always been so.
    11-18-2019 10:21 AM
  15. Jude526's Avatar
    I just now looked and saw optimized was on. I turned it off.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    11-18-2019 08:55 PM
  16. iwicked's Avatar
    I’ve never received any notification for optimised charging. I would love to use this feature and it’s been turned on since it’s inception.
    11-19-2019 12:08 AM
  17. staceymj86's Avatar
    The notification comes on for my phone at least every other night. It seems to work for me for right now. The next time it pop up, I’ll post a pic of the notification.
    11-19-2019 03:13 AM
  18. calebt's Avatar
    I keep it on. What do I think of it? Meh.
    11-19-2019 05:19 AM
  19. CellPhOneAGe's Avatar
    I don't know how does it work, just want to learn.
    11-19-2019 05:31 AM
  20. Tartarus's Avatar
    I don't know how does it work, just want to learn.
    Plug your phone in the charger. That’s it. You don’t have to do anything else.
    11-19-2019 09:18 AM
  21. doogald's Avatar
    I don't know how does it work, just want to learn.
    Apple details most of what you would like to know here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210512
    11-19-2019 12:07 PM
  22. CellPhOneAGe's Avatar
    Apple details most of what you would like to know here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210512
    It is helpful, thank you!
    11-20-2019 02:26 AM
  23. CellPhOneAGe's Avatar
    Plug your phone in the charger. That’s it. You don’t have to do anything else.
    Thank you!
    11-20-2019 02:26 AM
  24. Wotchered's Avatar
    I don’t think optimised charging is working on my XS ! my charging and wake up times are so erratic I don’t think it could learn anything much.
    I like the idea and have the function turned on though, I should probably turn it off.
    Tartarus likes this.
    11-23-2019 10:27 AM

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