iPhone Clean Energy Charging Feature Explained Understanding the iPhone's innovative Clean Energy Charging.

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Apple’s latest addition to the iPhone, Clean Energy Charging, is an eco-conscious initiative that is designed to lower carbon emissions by charging your device during periods of greener energy production. This feature, exclusive to the United States, is part of Apple’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

The Cupertino firm has explained of this feature: “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.”

Initially activated by default in iOS 16.1, this feature is available to users during the iPhone setup process or after they update their device. Users can manage Clean Energy Charging through the Settings app by navigating to Battery, then Battery Health & Charging, where a dedicated toggle for the feature is located.

The feature’s effectiveness is enhanced by its integration with Optimized Battery Charging, which adapts to your charging routines. It is most effective in locations where you regularly spend extended periods, like home or work. However, it doesn’t activate in new or unfamiliar locations or if your charging patterns are inconsistent.

To ensure Clean Energy Charging functions correctly, several settings need to be enabled. These include activating the Clean Energy Charging option in the Battery Health & Charging settings, turning on Location Services, enabling System Customization, and ensuring Significant Locations is on under System Services.

Moreover, if you wish to bypass Clean Energy Charging at any moment, you can do so directly from your iPhone’s lock screen.

When the feature pauses charging, a notification appears, allowing you to long-press and select “Charge Now” to resume immediate charging.

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