How do I turn off charging on hold on my iPhone?

Answered by James Kissner

To turn off the charging on hold feature on your iPhone, you can follow these steps:

1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone. You can find the Settings app on your home screen, typically represented by a gear icon.

2. Scroll down and tap on the “Battery” option. This will open the battery settings menu.

3. In the Battery settings, look for the “Battery Health & Charging” option and tap on it. This section provides you with various options related to battery usage and charging.

4. Once you are in the Battery Health & Charging settings, you will see an option called “Optimized Battery Charging.” This feature is designed to help extend the overall lifespan of your iPhone’s battery by reducing unnecessary charging.

5. To disable the Optimized Battery Charging feature, simply toggle the switch to the off position. The switch will turn from green to gray, indicating that the feature is now turned off.

By disabling this feature, your iPhone will no longer analyze your daily charging patterns and adjust the charging to optimize battery health. Instead, your iPhone will charge to 100% whenever you plug it in, without considering the charging patterns or usage.

It’s worth noting that while this feature can help prolong the overall lifespan of your battery, it may not be necessary for everyone. If you find that the charging on hold feature is causing inconvenience or if you prefer to have your iPhone charge to 100% every time, then disabling it might be a good option for you.

Remember, this feature is available on iPhones running iOS 13 and later versions. If you have an older version of iOS, you may not find this specific setting.

Personal experience: I have personally disabled the Optimized Battery Charging feature on my iPhone because I prefer to have my device fully charged whenever I need it, regardless of my charging habits. However, I understand that for some users, this feature can be beneficial in preserving battery health in the long run.

Turning off charging on hold on your iPhone is a simple process. Just navigate to the Battery Health & Charging settings in the Settings app, locate the Optimized Battery Charging option, and toggle it off.