According to a new patent, iPhones and watches can remind the user to charge in advance, and not just when the battery is empty.
At first glance, the current warning system actually seems completely sufficient: if the iPhone or Apple Watch battery is almost empty, the battery symbol turns red and you receive a warning message. In everyday life, however, you often see this warning too late, and on the S-Bahn you realize that you won’t get through the day with your watch half charged. Power saving mode is certainly a possibility, but even this sometimes can’t save the iPhone until the next charge. Here Apple has come up with an interesting solution that could soon appear in an upcoming system.
According to a new patent from Apple, the system tries to warn the user well in advance. This “Smart Prompt for Charging Notification” (10,970,185) assumes that the system monitors the typical charging processes of an iPhone or other device, among other things. Location and whether it is a weekday or weekend is also taken into account. From this data, the system attempts to predict whether the user will have sufficient battery charge in the next typical charging process. Otherwise, the iPhone system will remind you to charge for the next business day on Sunday night, even if the battery is still half charged. Multiple devices are also supported; for example, an Apple Watch reminds you to charge your iPhone and an iPhone to charge your watch.
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At first glance, the patent seems inconspicuous, but it would certainly be very useful in everyday life. Last but not least, we found the system support for multiple devices interesting. If you use an Apple Watch and Airpods in addition to an iPhone and iPad, it becomes increasingly annoying to keep an eye on the charging status of all devices.