Top Tips On How to Maintain iPhone Battery Health

Top Tips On How to Maintain iPhone Battery Health

Gone are the days when your Nokia 3310 lasted you days without ever needing charging. With the advent of smartphones, the world is literally in your palms. However staying connected with the world comes at a price. Smartphone batteries, whether iPhone or Android, tend to lose their zing over a period of time. Buying a costly iPhone and losing its battery strength over a period of time seems like a bad investment. It is therefore important to look after your iPhone’s battery health. And battery longevity is possible with the following tips. 

Do Not Fully Charge Or Keep It Completely Drained

It is common practice to plug in your battery charger and then forget about the phone for the next hour or so. In this time, the battery would charge to 100%. Avoid doing this as fully charging your battery can be detrimental for its health. Similarly, do not wait till you see 1% battery on your screen. This, too, can damage your iPhone’s battery life. 

Instead charge your battery when it is showing 40% battery left and charge it to 80%. So you are looking at a 40% to 80% charging range. 

Do Not Overcharge 

Do not charge your battery throughout the night as it can overcharge your battery which will kill its lifespan. Overcharging means current running through already charged cells. And this ties in with the abovementioned point wherein we had stressed upon not charging your battery 100%. 

If you usually tend to charge your phone before going to bed then to avoid overcharging, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Battery
  3. Go to Battery Health
  4. Now toggle on Optimized Battery Charging 

Use the Latest iOS Version

Always update your iPhone to the latest version as it will optimize your phone’s performance and speed. This helps in keeping the phone’s battery in good condition for a long period of time. 

Latest iOS updates often come with features that tell you about your screen time and which apps are draining your battery, etc. You can then adjust your phone use accordingly. 

The latest iOS version is 16. 

To know more about iOS 16, read: 7 Hidden Gems of iOS 16 That You Should Know About

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Smartphone batteries can’t retain charge in extreme low temperatures, which means the battery will die down quickly. Similarly, extreme high temperatures affect the battery life as well. So avoid both. 

Always Use Official iPhone Chargers

Uncertified and low-quality iPhone chargers can charge your phone’s battery but will affect its health in the long run. To avoid this, always use Apple-approved accessories. These could help strengthen your phone’s battery life and protect it from short circuits and power surges, etc. 

What To Do With A Spare iPhone?

If you’ve upgraded and don’t want to sell your old iPhone, make sure to charge its battery to 50% and turn it off before storing it. Set a reminder for yourself to charge it again after 6 months. Otherwise, your stored iPhone may not “wake up” at all. 

Buy A Protective Case

While at first you may not find a connection between buying a protective case for your iPhone and its battery health, there is a strong link between the two. You should especially follow this tip if you live in one of the dusty cities of Pakistan. Dust and dirt particles can accumulate on your iPhone battery’s contacts, shortening its life. 

iPhone lithium-ion batteries age much like humans. The degradation is natural and can’t be stopped or reversed. Though the process can be slowed down with the help of above mentioned tips. If you are concerned about your iPhone’s battery health, do not sweat and first find out how badly affected it is, if at all, by checking it.

How to Check iPhone Battery Health? 

To find your iPhone’s battery health, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Battery
  3. Tap Battery Health & Charging

You will find the following information:

  1. Battery capacity
  2. Peak performance
  3. Whether it requires servicing

This is it. We hope you found these tips helpful. If you have tips of your own, share them with us. In the meantime, don’t forget to browse our vast listings of smartphone accessories

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