Most Apple fans freak out when a new iPhone is released. Yet there are also plenty of people who like to get as long as possible with the same device. If you want your smartphone to last as long as possible, it’s best to be careful with the battery.
Battery life is the time your battery has before you need to replace it. The battery in your iPhone should last at least a few years at optimal capacity. But that depends on several factors.
Here’s how to take optimal care of your iPhone’s battery
If you’re not sure how to make your iPhone battery last longer, we can help. In this list, you’ll find some helpful tips you can use to make your favorite smartphone last as long as possible.
#1 Charge your iPhone ‘optimized’
Although you cannot “overcharge” a battery, you can put a strain on your battery if you charge to one hundred percent. To minimize battery drain, your iPhone has a special feature that learns from your daily charging routine.
The feature measures what times you charge your smartphone often. It then waits to fully charge it until the time when you are about to use it again. This reduces long-term battery aging.
In Settings, go to ‘Battery’ and choose ‘Battery Status and Charging’. Make sure ‘Optimized charging’ is enabled.
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#2 Keep your smartphone away from extreme temperatures
A heat or cold wave is disastrous for the battery of any smartphone. When a device gets too hot or too cold, the rate of chemical reactions in the battery increases, forcing the battery to work harder and faster. This can shorten its lifespan.
Therefore, make sure your iPhone is not left in the sun or in a hot car for too long. If you are at the beach, don’t put your smartphone on your towel in the sun, but keep it in a bag or cover it with a shirt. It can also help to turn off your phone when you don’t need it.
#3 Remove your phone from its case in these cases
If your iPhone gets hot while charging, it may help to take off your case. Some cases retain heat and can cause your iPhone to overheat, draining the battery faster.
Apart from removing the case, you can try to avoid heavy apps, such as games, while your phone is charging. Again, this won’t make your battery very happy. It is important to keep your iPhone as cool as possible to prolong battery life.