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How to Get an Announcement When Your iPhone Charges Above 80

It is always better to charge your iPhone battery until around 80% to maintain the battery health. If you have a habit of plugging in your iPhone until the battery reaches 100%, this might be bad for the battery in the long run. But how will you know when the iPhone battery reaches 80? There’s an easy way to it. You will get an automated voice alert whenever your iPhone battery charges to 80% so that you can unplug the charger.

Let’s begin.

Get Automatic Alert When iPhone Battery Reaches 80%

You probably must have heard about the automation features on iPhone. Your iPhone can do many tasks on its own based on the conditions you set. The Shortcuts app on iPhone lets you create as much automation as you want with countless triggers and conditions. One of them is the “battery level” and we have to use it to get an alert whenever your iPhone battery rises above 80%.

When you are ready, open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone and go to the “Automation” tab from the bottom middle of the screen.

Automation in Shortcuts App

Tap the “+” button at the top-right corner of the screen to create a new automation. If you do not see an option like this, skip this step and see the next.

Create New Automation in iPhone Shortcuts App

Now, tap the “Create Personal Automation” option. This one is what we use to create automation for iPhone or iPad. The other option is to create automation for your HomeKit gadgets.

Create Personal Automation iPhone

The next screen is where you can set the automation triggers. Whichever option you select in this screen will trigger the whole automated actions and your iPhone will run them based on the trigger you choose. We need the battery, so scroll down and tap the “Battery Level” option.

Battery Level Automation Trigger on iPhone

On the popped-up screen, move the slider towards the right to set the battery level you want to get the alert. We are looking for 80% here. Move the slider until the options below it say “80%.” You can only select a value that is a multiple of 5 here. That is, you cannot choose 79 or 81, but only 75, 80, 85, and so on.

iPhone Battery Level Automation Slider

Now, look at the options below. Choose “Rises Above 80%” among the three. DO NOT choose “Equals 80%”, which will trigger the automation whenever your battery reaches 80% whether it is charging or discharging. That’s NOT what we want.

iPhone Battery Level Automation Rises Above 80

Now, tap “Next” at the upper right corner of the screen.

Tap Next to Create Automation and Add Tasks

From the next screen, tap the “Add Action” button first.

Add Action in iPhone Shortcuts Automation

Search and select “Speak Text” from the popup window.

Speak Text Action on Automation Shortcut

You will no see the “Speak Text” action added to the Actions screen. From here, tap the “Text” in faded blue next to “Speak.”

Edit Speak Text in iPhone Automation

Enter the alert message you want to get when the battery level rises above 80% on your iPhone. This can be anything. I typed “Battery Full, Unplug the charger” as the message. Make it short to make these alerts less annoying and lesser funny.

Speak Text Shortcut Action Options

Tap the arrow next to the added text to see more speech settings. You can change the speech speed, pitch, accent, and voice. This is like changing Siri’s voice, but only for the alert message when the iPhone battery reaches 80%. When you are done, tap “Next” too.

Customize iPhone Shortcut Speak Text Action and Tap Next

Now you are on the final screen to enable the automation. From there, toggle off “Ask Before Running.”

Disable Ask Before Running for Shortcut Automation on iPhone

Select “Don’t Ask” when it asks.

Dont Ask Before Running Automation on iPhone

As a final step, tap “Done” at the top to save the automation.

Tap Done and Save Automation on iPhone

Followed each step correctly and created the automation? Tadaa! Your iPhone now can identify whenever the battery rises above 80% and it will alert you on time. You can unplug your iPhone from the charger to avoid overcharging. With the voice alert, you would not even have to look into the screen to know when the iPhone battery is about full.

Related: How to Optimize iPhone Battery Charging for Long Life

Disable iPhone Battery Alert Automation

Once you enable the above automation, your iPhone will alert you with Siri’s voice whenever your iPhone battery charges above 80. If you find it annoying somehow, you can disable the options entirely.

To turn off the battery alert automation on iPhone, open the Shortcuts app and go to the Automation tab.

Automation in Shortcuts App

From the screen, tap the automation that says “When battery level rises above 80%.”

When Battery Level Rises Above 80 Automation on iPhone

Toggle off “Enable This Automation” on the popup window and tap Done to save the setting.

Disable Automation on iPhone

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You can reenable the automation anytime later so that you can get the battery alert whenever you want and turn it off when you do not want to. When the automation runs, it will announce the alert despite your iPhone is in silent or ringer mode and there is nothing you can do to stop the alert than from disabling the automation itself.

When the automation runs, you will always get an announcement from your iPhone whenever the battery charges above 80%. This will help you keep the battery healthy.

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