AirPods Optimized Charging

Looks Like Optimized Battery Charging for AirPods is Part of Apple’s iOS 14 Beta 1

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AirPods Optimized Charging

I finally pulled the trigger yesterday and upgraded to the beta version of iOS 14. I heard from enough people that the sometimes buggy first developer beta was pretty stable this year. I can say the same so far based on one day of use.. It feels much more like iOS 12 than 13 so far. It didn’t even take that much of a toll on my battery life today, which is definitely rare for a first dev beta.

We all heard about Apple’s new Optimized Charging feature for the AirPods a few days ago, but I don’t remember seeing any direct statements that it would be available immediately. However, I got the notification above on my iPhone’s Lock Screen this afternoon.

So it seems that Optimized Battery Charging is enabled by default in iOS 14. Also of note is the fact that you don’t have the choice of whether or not to use this feature. At least not yet, anyway. You can disable Optimized Battery Charging for the iPhone under Settings-Battery, but I didn’t see a setting for the AirPods version under the iPhone’s Battery Settings or under the AirPods Pro’s Settings in the Bluetooth menu. I have no interest in turning this feature off, but maybe this setting will show up in a future beta for those who do.

I’m happy to see one of Apple’s three new iPods Pro features showing up so early in the beta process. It gives Apple plenty of time to perfect it, as well as to work on getting the other two out the door.



James Rogers

I am a Christian husband and father of 3 living in the Southeastern US. I have worked as a programmer and project manager in the Commercial and Industrial Automation industry for over 19 years, so I am hands on with technology almost every day. However, my passion in technology is for mobile devices, specifically Apple's iOS and iPadOS hardware and software. My favorite is still the iPad.

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