How to Turn Off iPhone Optimized Battery Charging (2023)

iPhone Optimized Battery Charging is designed to improve battery life. There are various benefits to keeping iPhone optimized charging enabled, but you can experience a faster charge if you turn charging optimization off. We'll show you how to turn off Optimized Battery Charging if you'd like to do so.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Turn off optimized battery charging to speed up charging if you're in a hurry.
  • Keep Optimized Battery Charging enabled as much as possible to improve your long-term battery life.

How to Turn Off Optimized Battery Charging on iPhone

To speed up charging, you can turn off iPhone charging optimization. When this function is enabled, your iPhone will delay charging past 80% in certain situations. This is recommended for improved battery life, so keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to use Optimized Battery Charging on iPhone! For more iPhone battery tips, sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter.

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  1. Open the Settings app.

    Open Settings
  2. Scroll down and tap on Battery.

    Tap Battery
  3. Select Battery Health.

    Select Battery Health
  4. Tap the Optimized Battery Charging toggle to turn it off. Green means optimized charging is on, gray means it's turned off.

    Toggle off Optimized Battery Charging
  5. Select Turn Off Until Tomorrow or Turn Off, whichever you prefer. Turn Off will keep charging optimization off until you turn it back on again.

    Turn Off Until Tomorrow or Turn Off
  6. Once you make a selection, your changes will save automatically.

If you decide to turn Optimized Battery Charging on again, you can enable it again as necessary using these same steps. While we're on the subject of iPhone battery life, it's a good idea to check out the latest guidance on how to fix iPhone battery drain if that's a problem you run into regularly, especially after an iOS update!

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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life. In the last 10 years, she has been published in dozens of publications internationally and won an excellence award. Since joining iPhone Life in 2020, she has written how-to articles as well as complex guides about Apple products, software, and apps. Olena grew up using Macs and exploring all the latest tech. Her Maui home is the epitome of an Apple ecosystem, full of compatible smart gear to boot. Olena’s favorite device is the Apple Watch Ultra because it can survive all her adventures and travels, and even her furbabies.