Most Apple fans go crazy when a new iPhone is released. Yet there are also plenty of people who would like to use the same device for as long as possible. If you want your smartphone to last as long as possible, it is best to be careful with the battery.
Battery life is the time your battery lasts before you need to replace it. The battery in your iPhone should operate at optimal capacity for at least a few years. But that depends on several factors.
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This way you 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 will find a number of useful tips that you can use to use your favorite smartphone for as long as possible.
1. Charge your iPhone in an ‘optimized’ way
While you can’t “overcharge” a battery, charging to one hundred percent can put a strain on your battery. To weaken the battery as little as possible, your iPhone has a special function that learns from your daily charging routine.
The feature measures the times at which you often charge your smartphone. The device then waits to fully charge until the moment you are about to use it again. This reduces battery aging in the long term.
In Settings, go to ‘Battery’ and choose ‘Battery status and charging’. Make sure ‘Optimized Charging’ is enabled.
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 the lifespan.
Therefore, make sure that your iPhone is not left in the sun or in a hot car for too long. When you are at the beach, do not 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. In these cases, remove your phone from the case
If your iPhone gets hot while charging, removing your case may help. Some cases trap 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. This doesn’t make your battery very happy either. It’s important to keep your iPhone as cool as possible to extend battery life.