Green Apple: Users outraged by new feature that slows down charging when ‘clean energy’ is not being used
The new feature is called Clean Energy Charging and is enabled by default.
Apple quietly releasedawoke‘ in iOS 16, which reduces the user’s carbon footprint by slowing down iPhone charging – and people are outraged.
An option called Clean Energy Charging analyzes emissions reports from local power plants to determine if and when a smartphone is being charged, depending on the availability of sustainable energy.
The users think the tech giant deliberately added this to “trick” them into upgrading their devices, while others suggest the tech giant “dictates how they use their $1,000 phones.”
However, you can disable clean energy charging with a simple push of a button.
Apple added this feature in the October US release of iOS 16.
But after downloading the latest version of the operating system, users have noticed that their iPhone takes longer to turn on.
Fervo Energy CEO Tim Latimer tweeted: “I am delighted that Apple is working on dynamic charging to transition to low carbon watches.
“BUT the way they did it is not great. Limited awareness, default position enabled. We must demand more transparency and choice for clean energy solutions or it will backfire.”
Clean Energy Charging works with optimized battery charging to learn about your charging habits.
Bernardo Magri, another frustrated iPhone user, tweeted: “This ‘clean power charging’ feature on the iPhone is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a while.”
Users call it “wake up” because this feature slows down iPhone charging.
Twitter users are more disappointed that Apple hasn’t publicly announced the feature.
And others believe the feature is Apple’s way of getting people to upgrade their iPhones.
“Apple pretends to care about the environment by deliberately slowing down older devices to force people to upgrade, thereby creating a ton of e-waste.”
And another user who also noticed the activated feature tweeted: “Woke bs continues.”
To disable clean power charging, go to settings, tap Battery, then Battery Health & Charging, and then turn off the Clean Power Charging switch.
It looks like Apple’s iOS 16 had a lot of problems, earlier this month the tech giant released a terrible update to fix vulnerabilities.
One of the problems is related to Webkit, the Safari browser engine that allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code on the iPhone, and the National Security Service believes that it could have been hacked.
A second security flaw in the kernel could allow an attacker to gain privileges, but the tech giant doesn’t know it was exploited.
It’s unclear how long the vulnerabilities have plagued devices.
However, you can disable clean energy charging with a simple toggle of the buttons.
Two more people were identified by privacy experts last week.
The latest discovery allows cybercriminals to bypass security measures and run malicious code to access users’ pictures and messages, as well as the address book and calendar.
There are several ways to protect your personal information from hackers lurking in the shadows, such as using only trusted apps in the App Store and not opening messages from unknown users.
Apple recently added new vulnerabilities to its product security updates page, urging users to download iOS 16.3.1 to fix the issues.
VPNOverview privacy experts have shared news about vulnerabilities CVE-2023-23520 and CVE-2023-23531 that allow attackers to bypass this cryptographic signature process and run malicious code from the security sandbox.