Stop making these 7 common charging mistakes – They’re killing your iPhone!!
I have to charge my iPhone!!! Isn’t that one of the most common declarations you hear nowadays? But wait, hold on a second. Do you know that the more you subject your iPhone to a condition where it has to be charged, you are actually killing your phone faster?? Read on to see how you may be damaging your phone with your habits of ‘charging’.
1 There Is No Need for Your Battery to Read “100 Percent Full”
In case you never knew this, not always should your iPhone be showing “battery full’. The most common practice is to keep your iPhone on charge the entire night and use it during the day. Well, stop doing that! Apple experts feel that a phone’s performance is best when its battery is charged between 30% to 80%.
2 Draining Your Phone’s Battery
When your phone’s lithium battery runs on its lowest level of power, it can become volatile. How often have you waited for your battery signal to show red and still used your phone while charging? If you do, there is a possibility of your phone short circuiting. An empty battery is like stressing out your phone. However on the flip side, Apple experts believe that discharging your phone’s entire power once in two months can help recalibrate your phone.
3 Battery too hot?iPhone running slow?
iPhone batteries hate high temperatures. Although not exactly concerned with charging, still it has everything to do with battery life. If your phone is allowed to remain in the sun for too long, it can either run slow or even hang. iPhone batteries do not like extreme temperatures. iPhones work well within a range of 32 to 95 degrees. The simplerule: Don’t expose your phone to the sun or leave it out in the cold.
4 Instead Of Your Wireless Charger, Use a Portable Power Supply
Wireless chargers are meant for emergencies and when you are on the go. Keep it that way. Wireless chargers just like your phone, emit heat during operation. This can really damage your phone seriously. The best way to charge your phone when at home is to use an alternative power source with no attachment to the phone.
5 Take Your iPhone Case off When Charging
With all the new fancy cases available, have you ever wondered how it might be affecting your phone? A case traps heat. Whencharging if you leave the case on, that could really heat up your phone. Remove the case while charging.
6 Keep Your Old Spare iPhone Charged or Else It Will Die
Even if you don’t use your spare iPhone, you still need to charge it. Although you have a new iPhone, who knows when you might be needing it. Keeping your old phone as a spare isn’t really a bad idea. However, you need to ensure it has at least a 25% charge in it or risk losing it altogether. If you don’t charge your spare phone, you risk forcing it into “deep discharge state”.It may sound like a state of hypnosis no doubt, but be warned, if this happens, your iPhone battery will not be capable of charging anymore. On the other hand, if you store your old phone with a full charge, there’s bound to be some loss of power eventually.
7 Always Use Your Own Apple Designated Charger To Charge Your Iphone
Isn’t this a common occurrence? At work or at play, almost every phone user will request a charger without the thought of the implications of using one. It’s an iPhone!!! It has its own charger, so please use only what has been specified for it.
Did you know that your iPhone charger is technically equipped with a cutoff point once your battery charges at 100%? Much like an MCB switch, it will cut off. However, a cheap USB charger will not and that could damage your entire phone. Forget about the phone, excessive charge could cause the phone to blow and if it’s in your hands at the time, then imagine the worst!!!
On a final note, sometimes, if you are very unlucky, your phone could break even if you have followed all the steps above. For this reason, if your device is unresponsive, you might want to consider contacting a specialist iPhone repair service. For more information click the link.