Apple is including a novel feature as section of its newly announced iOS 14 that can extend the lifespan of your AirPods.
Apple says the operating machine will decrease how speedily your AirPods’ batteries age by studying must you in general price them and predicting when to discontinue charging them mechanically. Fairly than charging to 100 p.c upright away, the AirPods will discontinue charging at 80 p.c, then resume later, so that they don’t sit at 100 p.c over an prolonged timeframe.
Newest gadgets, including Apple products, spend a lithium-ion battery, and experts agree that you shouldn’t continually withhold them 100 p.c charged; you could per chance maybe extend a lithium-ion battery’s existence by minimizing topping off.
This isn’t a novel concept: many neatly-liked phones and laptops, including iPhones and MacBooks, provide an identical feature known as Optimized Battery Charging, that can withhold their batteries from finishing up upfront.
Arguably, the AirPods wanted this sort of feature bigger than phones or laptops; while you could per chance maybe substitute these other batteries at a carrier heart, the AirPods were criticized for being disposable attributable to their “non-modular, glued collectively possess.”