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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 08:20 AM   #1
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iPhone Optimized Battery Charging Issue

I wish someone could explain to me the supposed benefit of using Apple's new Optimized Battery Charging setting in the latest iOS 13.3.1.

The battery in my three-year-old iPhone 8 Plus gave me a 'must be changed' notice on Friday, so I went and had a new battery installed.

The battery was three years old and I use the iPhone heavily all day long.

When iOS 13 came out, I began to notice my battery was not fully charged when I took it off the charger each morning. That is when I went looking in settings and found it had been auto turned on to the Optimized Battery Charging mode in the upgrade. I then turned it off and my phone went back to normal, which is fully charged at 100% when I took it off the charger in the morning.

My routine never changes, I plug it in around 8:00 p.m. and unplug it in the morning at 5:00 a.m.

This morning when I unplugged it at 4:59 a.m., it showed only 46%, so I left it plugged in but immediately turned off Optimized Battery Charging that apparently had been auto turned on again when the replacement battery was installed. It then immediately began to charge.

26 minutes later at 5:25 a.m., it was only charged to 57% so I left it charging and 6:11 it now shows just 82%.

How in blazes by stopping charging the phone during an 11 hour charge period and leaving me with only 46% to start my day make any sense?

What has Apple done, or maybe what am I missing?

I need my phone fully charged when I begin my day.

Here are screenshots of the issue after plugging in my phone at 8:00 p.m. last night. Notice in the 4:59 a.m. shot it is NOT charging.

UPDATE: Two hours later and it is just about fully charged. See screenshot below.
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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 08:44 AM   #2
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You say the phone is 3 years old. Your battery is probably already substantially weakened from charge cycles. Can you take it to an Apple Store to be evaluated?

"When Optimized Battery Charging is active, a notification on the Lock screen says when your iPhone will be fully charged. If you need to have your iPhone fully charged sooner, touch and hold the notification and then tap Charge Now."
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210512

More info:
https://appletoolbox.com/optimized-b...hings-in-mind/

How many days have you been "training" it? Do you check your phone during the night?

Are you using an official Apple charger cube? The article says that non-Apple chargers sometimes seem to create problems.

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You say the phone is 3 years old. Your battery is probably already substantially weakened from charge cycles. Can you take it to an Apple Store to be evaluated?

"When Optimized Battery Charging is active, a notification on the Lock screen says when your iPhone will be fully charged. If you need to have your iPhone fully charged sooner, touch and hold the notification and then tap Charge Now."
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210512

More info:
https://appletoolbox.com/optimized-b...hings-in-mind/

How many days have you been "training" it? Do you check your phone during the night?

Are you using an official Apple charger cube? The article says that non-Apple chargers sometimes seem to create problems.

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Craig, it says above I took it to Apple and had a new battery installed last Friday.

And yep, an official Apple charging cube and cable.
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