Apple on Monday released iOS 16.1 to the public, which includes a Clean Energy Charging option allowing iPhone owners to cut down on their carbon footprint by choosing to charge their devices when lower carbon emission electricity is available.
Apple also yesterday published a new support document that covers Clean Energy Charging, offering more details about what it is, how to disable it if needed, and which settings to enable to get it to work.
Clean Energy Charging is available only to users located in the United States and requires enabling of Location Services, System Customization, and Significant Locations in the System Services section of the Settings app.
Check the settings needed for Clean Energy Charging:
- Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging and make sure that Clean Energy Charging is on.
- Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services and make sure that Location Services is on.
- Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services > System Services and make sure that System Customization is on.
- Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services > System Services > Significant Locations and make sure that Significant Locations is on.
When Clean Energy Charging suspends charging, 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.