Apple will extend the lifespan of your AirPods by choosing when they charge – Taylor Lyles

Apple’s second-generation AirPodsPhoto by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Apple is adding a new feature as part of its newly announced iOS 14 that will extend the lifespan of your AirPods.

Apple says the operating system will reduce how quickly your AirPods’ batteries age by learning when you typically charge them and predicting when to stop charging them automatically. Instead of charging to 100 percent right away, the AirPods will stop charging at 80 percent, then resume later, so they don’t sit at 100 percent over an extended period of time.

Most modern devices, including Apple products, use a lithium-ion battery, and experts agree that you shouldn’t always keep them 100 percent charged; you can extend a lithium-ion battery’s life by…

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