“OnePlus Optimised Charging feature minimises the amount of time your phone spends charging at 100 percent”
OnePlus has announced a new Optimised Charging feature to preserve the health of phone’s battery in the long run. It was initially spotted in beta back in December. The feature will stop charging once the battery reaches 80 percent and will only resume 100 minutes before you’re expected to unplug the phone. This is aimed at minimising the amount of time your phone spends charging at 100 percent, which can cause the battery to degrade faster. Apple introduced a similar battery optimisation feature with iOS 13 and Asus’ phone software also supports a similar functionality.
The key challenge with the OnePlus Optimised Charging feature is to identify the unplug pattern of a user. For this, OnePlus says that its OxygenOS software will initially attempt to observe their daily wake-up time, first alarm, or first event to guess when that might be, and after few weeks, it will enable the feature on its own. OnePlus also aims to improve its predictions for charging sleep patterns on weekends and changing time zones. The OnePlus Optimised Charging feature can be enabled/disabled from the battery settings menu.
OnePlus also says that when the phone’s charging level reaches 80 percent, it will show a muted notification, but there will be an option to override the setting. However, it isn’t clear which OnePlus devices are compatible with the feature or when it will be available. But given that it’s in the beta form, it shouldn’t be long before it’s rolled out to at least the latest OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro.