How to Disable Clean Energy Charging on iPhone
The newest versions of iOS have introduced an interesting feature that Apple calls “clean energy charging” which aims to ‘reduce your carbon footprint’ by timing when your iPhone charges to align with when ‘lower carbon emission electricity’ is available.
Putting aside the stark realities and illusions of green energy, whether or not you want your iPhone to manage your charging schedule based on carbon emissions rather than anything else, is up you.
Apple describes the Clean Energy Charging feature as follows:
“When Clean Energy Charging is enabled and you connect your iPhone to a charger, your iPhone gets a forecast of the carbon emissions in your local energy grid and uses it to charge your iPhone during times of cleaner energy production.”
Like many features on the iPhone, you can turn off the Clean Energy charging Feature.
How to Turn Off Clean Energy Charging on iPhone
Disabling the clean energy charging feature on iPhone is easy:
- Open the “Settings” app on iPhone
- Go to “Battery”
- Choose “Battery Health & Charging”
- Locate “Clean Energy Charging” and switch the setting to the OFF position
With this feature off, your iPhone will charge as it did prior to the creation of this feature.
The Settings description of Clean Energy Charging is as follows:
“In your region, iPhone will try to reduce your carbon footprint by selectively charging when lower carbon emission electricity is available. iPhone learns from your daily charging routine so it can reach full charge before you need to use it.”
This feature is currently only available in the United States, but it’s likely coming soon to many European countries and others that are concerned with carbon emissions. The feature is actually turned on by default on any iPhone running iOS 16.1 or later, which is noteworthy.
And if you’re broadly curious about “clean energy”, the documentary below is informative and may surprise you regardless of what your existing beliefs and assumptions are surrounding the topic, revealing an uncomfortably grim reality of current so-called green energy technology and carbon oriented projects in the name of climate change:
What do you think of this iPhone feature? Did you leave it turned on, or did you toggle it off?