How to Make the Most out of your iPhone Battery

Many people don’t know how to get the most out of their iPhone battery. I’ll be the first to admit that I have not treated my battery properly and its led to me only getting 1-2 hours out of my phone. It can become extremely inconvenient and just a real hassle. One thing people need to understand is that batteries do wear down over time. They don’t last forever. So, making sure that you are getting the most out of every charge is crucial if you care about the life span of your iPhone.

The initial charge of your iPhone is very important. If you don’t charge your phone properly first, then you are already putting a handicap on your Phone. When you first take the beautiful creation that is an iPhone out of its box, your first thought should be to admire the amazing piece of tech you are holding. After this initial fanboy phase, you should then think about getting it on the charge immediately so that you can use it as soon as possible. When first charging your IPhone, make sure you are charging it from a power source and not through a computer or USB. Charge your phone till its power is 100%. You can use it after it reaches this power level but try to use it until it has no more battery and shuts off, then charge it to its full power level again. Doing this teaches your phone to always use as much battery as it possibly can, and can help you out in the long run.

One major myth people believe about your IPhone battery is that you shouldn’t charge it overnight because then you’ll charge your phone too much. Fortunately, most smartphones know to stop taking a charge once they reach full capacity. Many people think this is problem, but the actual problem is leaving your IPhone charging overnight can cause the battery to overheat, which can cause internal problems within your phone, and can even cause your phone to blow up which puts you at risk. If you decide to charge your phone overnight, strive to place it on a flat, hard surface where the phone can dissipate the heat easily.

To make sure your iPhone battery is always at its optimal level, try to let the battery run down to 5%-10% then charge it back to full so that the software that track battery levels in your phone is calibrated properly. One other thing to keep in mind is that your iPhone has a lithium battery in it, and lithium batteries dislike discharging to much energy. To keep your phone battery at optimal levels, strive to make sure the battery life rarely goes under 30%. This will help to make sure your battery on your phone is always giving you as much as you can. One final tip that you can easily control is to always swipe an application away so that it isn’t being used anymore. I am guilty of constantly forgetting about this, and I sit there wondering why my battery drains so quickly, then I check what apps I have open and I facepalm. Strive not to be like me, and happy charging!


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