How to turn off optimized battery charging? [1 minute easy read]

how to turn off optimized battery charging

This article provides instructions on how to turn off optimized battery charging.

Our smartphones are powered mainly by lithium-ion or lithium-polymer batteries. The main trade-off of using this tech is the batteries do not like to be overcharged or remain empty. It is not healthy for your device’s battery to charge over 80% or remain under 20%. The batteries do not like excessive heat or cold. So an optimal temperature is required to keep the battery health intact for a longer duration. Keeping this in mind, most OEMs(original equipment manufacturers) integrate some battery optimization into the operating system. For each device, the optimization differs.

Sometimes this optimization can lead to many inconveniences such as limiting the performance of an app, preventing the processor from using its full potential leading to overall performance degradation of the device, removing background apps from memory, etc. Sometimes the OS prevents the device from charging fully. So if you are in a dire situation of using the full potential of your device, you need to turn off battery optimization.

Unfortunately, the optimization level varies from device to device. So in this article, we will discuss different levels of optimization of some popular devices and learn how to turn off optimized battery charging.

How to turn off optimized battery charging in an iPhone?

To keep the battery health intact iPhone uses a clever way of charging your device. It slows down charging after the battery level reaches 80%. It uses machine learning and AI to learn from your daily charging routine, so it can wait to finish charging past 80% until you need to use it. But in case you are in a hurry and need your iPhone to be charged fully, you can turn this feature off. Here is how to turn off optimized battery charging in an iPhone

  1. From your home screen, find the Settings app and open it.
  2. Now from the different setting options, select Battery settings.
    open battery settings
  3. Now open Battery Health.
    open battery health
  4. Now toggle off Optimized Battery Charging .
    turn off optimized battery charging

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How to turn off optimized battery charging in an Android device?

Unfortunately, like on the iPhone, most Android phones do not have the option to turn off battery optimization. Some Smartphone manufacturers provide a dedicated battery optimization app, but it’s rare in most cases. Sometimes the option is hidden under developer options. We do not have any direct method to turn off battery optimization by switching a button. However, we can least provide some tips to help you control the optimization level of your battery in your Android smartphone-

  1. Look for a dedicated app for battery optimization on your phone.
  2. You can install a 3rd party app for battery optimization from the play store.
  3. Open the dedicated battery settings on your phone and look for the app optimization option. Here you can turn off optimization for each app.
  4. Visit developer options to check for battery-related settings.


We hope that we have helped you learn how to turn off optimized battery charging and different level of battery optimization. But we do recommend keeping the battery optimization option turned on for the safety and longevity of your battery unless it’s necessary to turn it off. For any other quires related to tech, let us know in the comment section below.