Apple is catering to users with different usage habits when it comes to the iPhone 15 series. For the first time, people who upgrade to the newer models will see three new battery health settings designed to either give them the longest runtime or allow them to keep their devices for longer periods without having to go through continuous battery replacement procedures.
One battery health setting involves limiting the iPhone 15 charge level to 80 per cent to maintain a high charge level for years.
Speaking to The Verge’s Allison Johnson, MacRumors reporter Joe Rossignol asked during a Q&A session if there were any more details about the iPhone 15’s ability to stop charging beyond the 80 per cent mark. Johnson responded by saying that with the four models, users will be greeted with three new settings regarding battery health: Optimized Battery Charging, 80% limit, and None.
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The report mentions that the three settings are kept separate from the already existing ‘Optimized Battery Charging’ on current iPhones. This delays the charge level when the handsets reach the 80 per cent threshold. With the iPhone 15 models, when the 80% limit option is selected, the battery level will not exceed the charge above the percentage, no matter what happens.
Selecting the option ‘None’ means that users can charge the iPhone 15’s battery up to 100 per cent and experience the longest runtime. Unfortunately, toggling this option means that the battery health points decline faster, and users will eventually have to opt for Apple’s battery replacements faster. The 80% limit is catered to users who intend to keep iPhones for years and do not wish to upgrade after a 12-month or even 24 months.
The drawback to selecting this option is that their devices will need to be charged more often, thanks to this limitation in place. Whatever the case might be, choosing any option will not save the battery’s imminent degradation over time, as that is simply the nature of this component.
The best practice that iPhone 15 owners can apply is being more responsible with their daily usage and charging habits. To check out the three settings, head over to Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging > Charging Optimization, and you will be able to see them.