Take care of your iPhone battery and make it wear less with these tips — 2022
Improving the performance of our iPhone's battery without losing important functions or giving it less use is not easy at first. It is evident that misuse of the device will cause a large part of the components to suffer beforehand, and mainly the battery. However, by making normal use of the device, this part will also suffer, which is something obvious, but we can make it less drastic. That is why in this post we bring you some tips to improve the health of your iPhone battery.
Tips to take care of battery health
The battery is not only worn out by the use made of the device, something that, obviously, is irremediable, since after all, when a user acquires a product of this type, he does so to be able to enjoy it and use it without having to worry. However, if you have to take into account a series of factors that, on the one hand, will not affect your experience with the iPhone to be very satisfactory, and on the other, it will help you to keep the health of the battery at a good condition.
Keep it in good environmental condition
It is essential that the iPhone is always kept at a good temperature, both when it is in use and when it is locked or directly stored in a drawer for a long time. Following Apple's recommendations, we find that the ambient humidity must always range between 0 and 95% without condensation. Already in regards to temperatures They always indicate that the ideal would be between 16 and 25º Celsius, although they extend the range to temperatures between 0 and 35º Celsius.
Therefore, if you live in a place where the device can be very exposed to very extreme temperatures or humidity, our recommendation is that you try, at all times, to keep the iPhone as safe as possible. For example, in summer, never put it in the sun, as well as try to keep it away from points where the humidity is very high.
If you won't be using your iPhone for a while
Continuing with the above, the humidity at which you should store the iPhone when you are not going to use it for a good season is the same, so if it is a drawer or a closet you should measure this parameter well, as well as the temperature. Also try not to let the sunlight shine directly on the device and if you still have the original box, store it in it so that it does not collect dust that could damage its internal components.
What Apple advises most in this case is that the battery level is half about the time you save it. Also, even if you are not going to use the device on a day-to-day basis, try every once in a while to turn it on and use it for a few hours, and then recharge it to half its capacity before putting it away again. This will ensure that, despite not using it, the battery remains in good condition.
Avoid overusing when hot
The iPhone can reach very high internal temperatures when it is being demanded a lot and/or the environmental temperature is not the most indicated. Generally, a message appears warning about it and preventing its use for security reasons, but it is advisable to anticipate this message as far as possible. Therefore, if you notice that the phone is overheating, it is better to leave it to rest for a few minutes and even turn it off if possible. Of course, do not try to cool it by putting it in the fridge or bringing a cold item near it such as an ice pack or similar, since the contrast in temperatures could be lethal for the iPhone.
Is low power mode bad?
Another myth that must be broken regarding these issues is the one that says that having the mobile in saving mode can be bad, which is false. It does not affect the health of the battery itself at all, nor does it affect charging the iPhone with this mode activated. What this mode does is restrict certain features so that the battery consumes less, but it does not negatively affect its degradation.
It is always recommended to have updated iOS
One more piece of advice to keep in mind, despite what you may read or hear to the contrary, is to always have your iPhone updated to the latest version of iOS available. It is true that sometimes Apple has had to correct a bug that caused the battery consumption to be greater and that can put many back, but the truth is that it is always about optimizing consumption. In addition to being updated, the iPhone will be safer as it has the latest security measures and you can also enjoy new visual and functional features.
Do not use non-original batteries
It is understandable that when the iPhone battery has suffered, we go to unauthorized services to replace it because of the money savings that this repair represents with respect to Apple. However, it can be counterproductive because in addition to losing the warranty, you will also be installing a part that the iPhone will not detect as original, thus losing useful values regarding its health. And when it comes to its duration and optimization, the experience could be much worse in the long run. You can also consult the centers authorized by Apple, since their prices could vary and also be interesting and always with the certainty that they are original parts.
Calibrate the battery when you notice certain failures
Finally, our advice is calibrate iPhone battery when you notice that it is giving certain failures. For example, if your iPhone goes from one battery percentage to a much lower one in a short period of time, if you suddenly have more battery than before despite not having charged it, or when without reaching 1% the iPhone turns off due to lack of battery. This process will cause the battery to be optimized and not show these strange values.
Charge iPhone properly
A fundamental aspect if what we want is for the iPhone battery to last as long as possible and, in addition, to stay in the best state of health for a long time, is to pay attention to how to charge it. This does not have to mean always being aware of the battery percentage, or obsessing over battery degradation. You simply need to be very clear about a series of tips that, by applying them regularly, will make your iPhone battery last much longer in good condition.
Should you turn on iOS Optimized Charging?
From iOS 13 onwards, iPhones have an option in Settings> Battery that allows you to activate what Apple calls optimized charging. This is done through artificial intelligence, since the machine learning of the iPhone will learn from your habits and will make the iPhone always charge up to 80%, knowing how to calculate the time you will take it from the charger to have it at 100% when that time comes. . In principle, this favors less battery wear, but if you do not have very marked habits such as always charging it at night, it is more recommended that you have this deactivated.
You may have to remove the case when charging
In accordance with the previous point, we also find the possibility that the iPhone heats up excessively during charging. Although it is more common with wireless charging, it is also via cable. Therefore, if you have a case, cover or bumper attached to the iPhone, it is recommended that you remove it during this charging process, even if the accessory is an original Apple accessory. This way you can help the internal temperature management of the device to be carried out in a better way and prevent the battery from overheating that ends up wearing it out.
Don't let the battery run out to charge it
We tend to think that it is good to completely discharge the battery before proceeding to charge the phone, especially when it comes to the first charge of the device. Nothing is further from reality, since in the end what you will be doing is consuming charge cycles and therefore favoring a greater deterioration of the battery. This does not mean that you can never do it, but it is not advisable to regularly let the iPhone reach 0%. Keep in mind that a full charge cycle is considered when it charges from 0% to 100%, so if you can charge it before it arrives, it will take longer to consume these cycles.
Regarding the first charge of the device we refer to the same Of course, it must be said that during the first days of using the device, the autonomy is likely to be lower. This is because for the first few hours and even days the device is indexing a lot of information, plus the battery has to settle. After 4-7 days the battery should be at full capacity.
Take care of the charger you are using
It is possible that you do not use the Apple charger because it has been broken, lost or you have simply found another one that you like better because it is longer. It is not necessary that the iPhone is always charged with the original Apple charger, but it is convenient that the one you use has MFi (Made For iPhone) certification. These types of chargers meet Apple quality standards even if they are not of the brand and guarantee that they will work well without affecting battery performance. And although it is understandable that there are very cheap chargers that are tempting, many of the MFi that we find are also very cheap.