Even by changing your daily habits by a bit such as your charging style, you can play a satisfactory role in reducing your carbon footprint. The new iPhone Clean Energy feature helps you achieve this feat by selectively charging your phone battery when lower carbon-emission electricity is available.
How to turn on Clean Energy Charging?
Time needed: 2 minutes.
It is estimated that the global average carbon footprint is closer to 4 tons whereas the average carbon footprint for a person in the US is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world. To lessen this burden somewhat, Apple has come up with its new iPhone Clean Energy Charging feature. Here’s how you can enable it and contribute to creating a more sustainable future for our planet.
- Go to Battery Health & Charging
On your iPhone Home Screen, tap the Settings icon. Scroll down to the Battery option > Battery Health & Charging.
- Enable Clean Energy Charging
Look for the Clean Energy Charging entry. Toggle the switch next to this entry to the On position.
- Turn On Location Services
Go back to Settings, choose Privacy & Security, and then select Location Services. Make sure that Location Services is on.
- Allow System Customization
Similarly, navigate to System Services via Privacy & Security settings and make sure that System Customization is on.
- Enable Significant Locations
Lastly, head back to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services. Here, look for the System Services. Expand the setting and under the System Services screen, turn on Significant Locations.
Why do I need location services turned on?
Apple requires the carbon-emission forecast for your area. As such, you must allow location settings for Clean Energy Charging to activate.
For some reason, if the feature suspends charging, you’ll get a message on the screen notifying you when your iPhone will be fully charged. In case, it’s urgent and you want to charge your iPhone right away without waiting further, touch and hold the notification and hit the Charge Now button.
What is a carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions. These greenhouse gases play a key role in the global warming phenomenon.
Hope that makes sense!