Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that Apple defines battery life and battery lifespan as follows: “Battery Life” is the amount of time your device runs before it needs to be recharged. “Battery Lifespan” is the amount of time your battery lasts until it needs to be replaced.
Here are the 10 tips to prolong your iPhone’s battery lifespan so you don’t run into performance issues.
1. Check Your Battery’s Health: If your battery health is bad, Apple will tell you about it when you go to Settings -> Battery. But this only happens when the battery health goes below 80%.
2. Reduce Brightness: Open Control Center and reduce the brightness. If possible, dim the screen completely. Try not to use full brightness at all times.
3. Use Auto Brightness: If you’ve disabled Auto Brightness, enable it again from Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Display Accommodations.
4. Reduce Auto-Lock Time: Go to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Auto-Lock and choose the 30-seconds option.
5. Use Wi-Fi When Possible: When possible, try to use Wi-Fi instead of Cellular data.
6. Use Low Power Mode: iOS prompts you to enable Low Power Mode when your phone hits 20%. You can turn it on manually right after fully charging your phone.
7. Don’t Use iPhone in Extreme Temperatures: iOS devices function best between 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C). Extreme cold and heat might affect the battery negatively and it might degrade faster.
8. Tip for Storing iPhone for Long Term: When you’re going to store your iPhone for a long time, Apple recommends you only charge it till 50%.
9. Charging Tips: Heat and overcharging degrade iPhone’s battery life. If you’re using a thick rugged case, or a battery case, make sure you remove it when charging the phone.
10. Other Tips: Make sure you’re not running betas on your phone and avoid installing the first release of a new iOS version. Usually, the bugs get squashed in a couple of weeks after release.
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