With the launch of iOS 13, Apple has switched its focus from battery life to battery health. The new software includes a feature called, Optimized Battery Charging. OBC can be found in Settings > Battery > Battery Health, but it comes automatically enabled when iOS 13 is installed. The new battery feature reduces battery aging by learning your "daily charging routine" so your iPhone can wait to finish charging past 80 percent, for when you need it most.
Every time users flood the Apple support pages with a new iPhone issue, it's likely the episode will be referred to as one of the many "Gate" controversies named after the 70s Watergate scandal. Over the years, hardware and software glitches have been known as Antennagate, Chipgate, Hissgate and Bendgate. So what is Charge-Gate?
Apple introduced new battery health charts for the iPhone in iOS 12. The battery Usage and Activity charts can be found in the Battery section of the Settings app. The new tools are an extension of the Battery Health tools introduced iOS 11.3. iPhone users can now see their last charge level, and battery usage by apps broken down by the last 24 hours and last 10 days.
It's official, iPhone owners who had their out-of-warranty batteries replaced last year can receive a $50 refund for the service. The announcement from Apple is a follow up to the $29 battery replacement program, which continues until the end of 2018. As the full price of battery replacement was previously $79 for eligible devices, this $50 credit brings pricing in line with the discounted program currently in place.
Apple has expanded the Battery Health feature with the launch of iOS 11.3. Following questions from users about battery life, iPhone battery replacement, and power management issues when batteries are degraded, iOS now delivers more battery information. Finding out whether your iPhone battery is a candidate for replacement is simple.