Is It Okay to Charge iPhone 13, Mini, Pro, or Pro Max Overnight?

By Novak Bozovic / September 28, 2021

Without any doubt, there are plenty of misconceptions about charging iOS devices. That’s even more true now since this year’s iPhones have the biggest batteries yet. We’re sure that you want your iPhone 13 to serve you for a long time, which is why charging it properly is crucial. With that said, let’s see if it’s okay to charge your iPhone 13 overnight. 


The following content applies to all four iPhone 13 models – the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. However, the same applies to previous iPhone generations, as they all share the same type of batteries. 

Is It Okay to Charge Your iPhone 13 Overnight? 

Yes, it’s perfectly safe to charge your iPhone 13 overnight – no matter which model you have of the latest iPhone generation. And now, let’s see why’s that. 

First of all, know that your iPhone comes with highly intelligent charging technologies designed to work independently and without your input. More precisely, your iPhone charges up to 80% of its total capacity and then switches to a lower rate of charging (to preserve your device’s battery). 

So, there’s no chance of overheating or overcharging, which used to be detrimental to earlier types of rechargeable batteries. Furthermore, your iPhone is actually designed to do specific processes at night, which is why charging it overnight is an excellent idea. 

By default, your iPhone 13 is designed to take care of its backup every night if you leave it connected to a wall outlet. So, once you plug it in before going to bed, your phone will charge up to 80%. In the meantime, it will back up your data so that you have access to the latest version of your data possible. And then, it will reach 100% in time to meet your typical usage pattern. 

As you can see, your iPhone 13 actually adapts to your behavior. Even though you can charge it anytime and you can back up its data anytime, that process becomes "invisible" if you stick to charging your phone overnight. With that said, it’s more than okay to charge your iPhone 13 overnight – and we strongly encourage you to do so. 


If you have any other questions about your phone, head over to our freshly published iPhone 13 articles. Aside from the latest news, that’s where you’ll find plenty of tutorials and guides showing you how to use your new iOS smartphone. 

That would be all on whether you should charge your iPhone 13 overnight. In case you have any other questions, let us know via the comments section below. And lastly, thanks for reading!

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