The changes that Apple has introduced in the new operating systems they go far beyond the merely aesthetic. In the field of batteries we have seen, for example, the arrival of optimized charging to AirPods and now it is the turn of the Apple Watch that receive it thanks to watchOS 7.
Optimized load and full load alerts
In the case of the Apple Watch, Apple’s strategy to take care of the battery of our watches is optimized charging, a system that charges the Apple Watch up to 80% and wait to load the rest to finish just when we are going to need it. With this system it is achieved that our clock is not too long at 100% charge and the degradation of the battery that this causes is reduced. The steps to enable or disable this feature are as follows:
- We open the app Settings on our Apple Watch.
- We came in Drums.
- We played on Battery health.
- At the bottom we activate or deactivate Optimized loading.
Bear in mind that this system uses our charging patterns to decide until what time to fully charge our watch. In this sense, the system uses the location to determine if, for example, we are out of travel, something that would deactivate the optimized load in anticipation of a possible change in schedules. For this reason, let us remember to have the location activated in Settings > Privacy > Location.
Objective: to keep our watch 100% charged for the shortest possible time.
Along with these measures Apple has incorporated a system of notifications so that we know, from our iPhone, when our Apple Watch is fully charged. Again, this system is designed so that, when we receive this notification, we can remove the watch from the charger and thus avoid it staying too long at 100% charge.
Without a doubt, Apple is putting a lot of dedication to be able to counteract the hardware limitations that come with the use of lithium-ion batteries. As long as we do not see a new battery technology appear, we can hope that it is through the software that the solutions come from.