According to 9to5Mac’s findings, a brand new option related to battery charging should appear on iPhones. An option which would also be reminiscent of another already seen on Samsung’s Galaxy S.
The iPhone 15s are here, and with a major change: the long-awaited switch to USB-C, to comply with European requirements. Although not all the new iPhone 15s are in the same boat in this area: USB 3.0 for the Pro versions, USB-C 2.0 for the others.
In terms of recharging, therefore, 9to5Mac would have found interesting elements within iOS 17 RC (release candidate), i.e. the final version of the beta, made public to developers on Tuesday September 12. According to the media, Apple would add a brand new option capable of preserving battery health.
Limit maximum load
For the moment, it is difficult to know if this option will be available on all iPhones thanks to the update to iOS 17, or if only the new iPhone 15s will have the exclusivity. 9to5Mac tends to lean towards the second possibility at the time of writing these lines.
More concretely, this new feature would consist of limiting the maximum charge of your iPhone in order to better preserve the battery in the long term. If activated, the interface will tell you that the battery “will only charge approximately X%”. It is not known whether the user will have control over the percentage threshold in question.
Two interesting things would arise from this novelty. First of all, it would greatly echo what Samsung already offers on its Galaxy range. A “Battery protection” option is in fact available in the settings, and allows you to limit the maximum charge to 85%.
Secondly, this could be a response to the small controversy that occurred this summer: a wave of criticism fell on the iPhone 14 Pro, due to a remaining battery capacity considered too low after 11 months of use. In many cases this figure was less than 90%.
The iPhone 14 Pro would benefit from it
This new feature would thus offer better control over the charging of your phone, and therefore over the life of its battery in the long term. This would perhaps be Apple’s response to the small summer outcry. In this case, the iPhone 14 Pro would benefit from it.
You will have to wait until the deployment of a stable version of iOS 17, scheduled for September 18, to check if this option is indeed available within the iPhone 15, but also on the rest of the range.
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