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RandomUser132621 t1_ja2iab4 wrote does it know its clean energy???


djhorn18 t1_ja2nvca wrote

Its not necessarily things like solar/wind. Its just when the plant forcasts that its carbon output is going to be lower - probably due to lower overall usage or something.

When you have this option enabled, your phone uses your GPS location to pull data from your local energy generator about their predicted carbon outputs over the next X hours - and uses that information + its ML about your charging habits to determine when it should charge your device.

I don’t know if this information apple pulls is publicly available or not.

Heres the learn more section that appears on your phone near the setting.


FlaaffyPink t1_ja3ew9c wrote

It says “during times of cleaner energy production.” That seems to imply that the production of the energy is cleaner, meaning it’s cleaner on a per-unit basis, not that the total emissions of the grid are lower. This might just be highly misleading language. I would like to see clarification from Apple.


stevejobs7 t1_ja3p5k7 wrote

Can somebody contact apple, see if they clarify?


Largerer t1_ja2iq7i wrote

No idea how ios can determine the original source of your energy.


bobrobor t1_ja396ob wrote

It doesnt. First thing I disabled after the update.


20InMyHead t1_ja59g74 wrote

From Apples site about it…

> your iPhone gets a forecast of the carbon emissions in your local energy grid and uses it to charge your iPhone during times of cleaner energy production.

However since it’s based on the gird, if you have solar on your home like I do, it seems like it would be less useful.


RandomUser132621 t1_ja5bf1x wrote

As far as i know the grid electric companies one,that all share.So distinguishing where the electricities comes from,for each individual power provider is basically impossible.