iPhone 15 Could Get Battery Limit Feature to Extend Battery Life

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the grand unveiling of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, the much-anticipated tech marvels that have finally graced us with their presence. And guess what? They've brought a little USB-C surprise to keep us all on our toes. Say goodbye to Lightning and hello to a world where your iPhone, iPad, and Mac can all sip from the same charging cup.

But hold on, there's more! Apple may have tucked an unexpected delight into the iPhone 15's bag of goodies: a function that allows you to play battery god. That's true. 9to5Mac has discovered proof that the iPhone 15 will allow you to limit your battery's maximum charge.

Limit the Charge, Save the World (Well, Your Battery at Least)

So, here's the scoop: buried deep in the iOS 17 RC code (which was unleashed upon developers like a digital Pandora's box), Apple seems to have cooked up a nifty feature. This gem will allow you to control how much juice your iPhone consumes when plugged in. It's like having a digital bouncer at the entrance of your batteries, saying, "Sorry, buddy, you can't come in unless you're on the list."

When you enable this option, your iPhone will nicely notify you, "Hey, I'm only going to charge to about X%," while nodding in agreement. If you keep it off, your phone will do its usual job and consume electricity until it bursts.

"Optimized Battery Charging" – But Make It Static

You might think, "Hey, isn't this just 'Optimized Battery Charging' with a fancier hat?" Well, not quite. While the optimized feature learns your daily routine and ensures your battery hits 100% just in time for your morning latte, this new option is more like a strict parent. It will always limit the charge to a certain level, no matter what you're up to.

If you're wondering why this is even a thing, it's due to a quirk in lithium-ion batteries. Charging them all the way to 100% can actually make them age faster. As a result, engineers at numerous businesses, including Samsung, have been developing features to protect your battery from its exuberance. Give up a little battery life, and it will last longer in the long run.

iPhone 14 Pro Battery Woes – A Prompt for Change?

You might be wondering why Apple suddenly decided to let us play Battery Control Freak. Well, some iPhone 14 Pro users have been griping about their batteries aging at the speed of light. Perhaps this outcry nudged Apple into giving us more control over our precious power packs.

The Compatibility Catch

Before you get too excited and begin limiting your iPhone's ambitions of becoming 100%, let us give you a reality check. Although the feature may be present in the code, it may not be compatible with all iPhones. Our best bet is that it's a club exclusively for USB-C iPhones.

So, there you have it, folks – the iPhone 15's secret power to let you play battery god. Mark your calendars for the release of iOS 17 on September 18, and keep your pre-order fingers crossed for the iPhone 15, which arrives on September 22. Phone charging has never been more exciting.

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