Saving your iPhone’s battery life
There’s nothing worse than having your smartphone battery die just as you’re about to make an urgent call, snap an amazing photo, or map directions to an important appointment. Learning how to save battery life on your iPhone can not only prevent such mishaps, it can also help you avoid the constant struggle of finding a charging cord and outlet every time you leave the house. Thankfully, there are plenty of iPhone tricks that can help you keep your iPhone going longer on a single charge.
Update to the latest software
There are a lot of reasons Apple releases software updates: to enhance privacy settings, fix bugs, offer new features. Each new iPhone software update also includes advanced energy-saving technologies, according to Apple. Typically, when an update is available, you’ll see that little red circle on your Settings app. You may also get a banner notification on your phone. If you’re not sure and want to check if an update is available, tap your Settings app. Scroll down to General, and tap it. Then hit Software Update at the top. Your screen will either say your iOS version is up to date or provide an option to update.
Keep it comfy
If you’ve ever left your iPhone in a hot car only to return and find a message telling you that your ‘iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it,’ this tip is for you. The iPhone’s battery is designed to work best when it’s between 0 and 35 degrees Celsius, but its ideal comfort zone is between 16 and 22 degrees. Expose your phone to extreme heat, and the damaging effect on the battery can be permanent: Your battery won’t last as long on a single charge, and it may not ever charge beyond 80 per cent capacity again. The best idea is to cool your phone quickly. The good news is that if you expose your phone to cold temperatures, any decrease in battery life is likely to be temporary.
And be sure you’re not accidentally turning up the heat when charging your device. The design of certain cases can generate heat and affect battery performance. If you notice your phone gets hot when you charge it, take it out of its case first.