Have you ever been in a situation when your iPhone’s battery is low, but you desperately need to use your phone? We are sure that everyone at least once was in that situation when there was no charger or power outlet nearby, which made the situation worse. Luckily, there are ways to optimize your iPhone’s battery. To find out how, read below.
Before getting deep into the details, let us give you a little background information. Apple uses lithium-ion batteries on iPhones. They are lighter, charge faster and have a higher power density, which means they last longer. The time period between the fully charged battery and the dead battery is called battery life. Do not confuse it with battery lifespan, which is the amount of time when the battery lasts until it needs to be replaced. As batteries age, the capability to hold the power decline – the battery life gets shorter and shorter. Since batteries have a limited lifespan, from time to time they need to be replaced. How you use your phone will affect both battery life and battery lifespan.
Charging the Battery
Many people have a habit of leaving their iPhones to charge overnight, which is actually bad for your battery. Another tip to extend your battery life is avoid charging or leaving your phone in a hot environment and away from direct sun rays for extended periods of time. If you will not use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for a long-term period, remember to keep your device only half-charged.
Maximizing iPhone’s Battery Life (applies to iPad and iPod touch)
Number one tip that helps you to save your battery is to do software updates: make sure your device has the latest version of iOS. To do the software update, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
If any updates are available, your device needs to be connected to Wi-Fi or iTunes to do the update. Follow the slideshow below to do the update. Don’t forget to create a backup of your data using iCloud or iTunes before making the update.
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Comment below if you have any questions or additional tips.