Buckle up, because I have some bizarre news for you today: charging your iPhone with its protective case on could actually be doing more harm than good. Okay, I know what I’m saying sounds completely out there, but hear me out.
Do you occasionally, or frequently, charge your iPhone with the case still on? It turns out Apple is warning against this practice, and for good reason. Some types of cases can cause your device to overheat while charging if you leave them on while your device is in use. To protect your iPhone from becoming fried when charging, take off the case before plugging it in.
TikToker David Eluemunoh recently discovered that using a phone case could be hindering his charging capabilities, causing his battery to stop at a mere 80%. Who knew the case you put your iPhone in would have such a huge impact on it?
@david_eluemunoh Charging your iPhone in a case could be bad for your battery ⚠️ #tech #technology #iphonetips #iphonetricks #iphonetipsandtricks #davideluemunoh ♬ original sound – David Eluemunoh
In iOS 13 and later, you find a handy new feature called Optimized Battery Charging that helps your iPhone battery last longer and perform better. This clever function is activated by delaying the charging process beyond 80% in specific cases, like when the device is left charging for a while. Overcharging and overheating can cause permanent harm to your battery, but this technique eliminates those risks.
This function remembers your charging habits over time and only charges to 80% when it thinks you truly require it. It’s designed to improve the overall battery life of your iPhone by learning from your daily charging routine and adjusting its charging behavior accordingly. Since this is the case, it’s possible that Eluemunoh’s peculiar charging behavior is due to this quirk. Actually, this option is already activated with the default settings, but you can disable this option in the settings if you’re having trouble charging your iPhone and it’s not getting fully charged.