Fixing This Simple Error Could Improve Your iPhone’s Battery Life

How do you charge your iPhone? This might sound like a ridiculous question, but if you say plug in the cable (or put it on a wireless charger) and walk away, you’re wrong. Well, that’s according to Apple.

But before you start scratching your head, don’t worry too much. Although there are technically only two ways to charge your phone, there are several things you can do to charge less frequently.

So read on to find out how Apple suggests you charge your iPhone and what you can do to extend your phone and battery life.

Here is the backstory

Most people find it difficult to go an entire day without charging their iPhone battery. Apple’s official documentation states that the iPhone 13 battery is large enough to provide 19 hours of video playback. But these estimates don’t always ring true.

Many people play video games, take (or make) a few calls, browse the Internet, or browse social media. Add some pictures of your delicious lunch, and everything starts to increase energy consumption.

Naturally, you might be wondering why your iPhone isn’t holding a charge as long as it used to. According to Apple, chances are you are charging your phone incorrectly.

Apple suggests removing your iPhone case when charging

There is no secret way to charge your iPhone, but Apple suggests removing the case from your iPhone before doing so. This is because some phone cases can retain heat from the charging process, degrading the battery faster, Apple explained in a blog post.

How to Extend Your iPhone Battery Life

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prolong battery and iPhone health. First, especially important during summer and harsh winters, avoid charging your phone below 32 degrees or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

Here are some other tips and tricks:

  • When storing your iPhone for a long time, make sure it has half a charge left. Do not fully charge it, as this may reduce battery capacity.
  • If you don’t have much battery available, put the phone in low power mode. This prevents processes and apps from sapping your battery, and you can get a few extra hours out of it.
  • Another trick is to reduce the brightness of the screen. The screen can use more power than you think, so turn on Apple’s auto-brightness feature when you’re in a hurry. Here’s how: Go to Settings > Accessibility. Faucet Display and text sizethen turn on Auto Brightness.
  • The iPhone 6 and later phones have a built-in Battery Health app. It shows you the overall health of your battery, battery levels over the past 24 hours, and which apps are consuming the most power.

You can access Battery Health by opening Settings > Drums > Battery health.

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