Three BIG iPhone mistakes you make every day — and they could cost you

ALL iPhone users should check their phones – you might make some silly mistakes.

We’ve uncovered three of the most common iPhone errors.

Make sure Optimized battery charging is turned on


Make sure Optimized battery charging is turned onCredit: apple

iOS is not updated

Apple regularly releases new versions of its iPhone software – and we’re on iOS 15 right now – and iOS 16 is just around the corner.

At some point, Apple will stop supporting older models with updates, which is very bad news if you’re concerned.

These updates include important security updates that address serious issues with your device.

You should always install the latest update as soon as possible.

So, if you are unable to get these updates, you run a serious risk of being hacked.

The current iOS 15.5 supports phones going back to the iPhone 6S and iPhone SE (1st generation).

Check Settings > General > Software update to make sure you’re still getting the latest updates.

If not, it is highly recommended that you update your iPhone to a newer model that still receives security updates.

Closed swiping apps

It is widely recommended that you should close your apps to improve performance.

But that’s a myth: you should only force quit an app when it stops working.

In fact, it’s far better not to close apps if you want yours iPhone to work properly.

First of all, constantly closing all your apps will drain your battery life faster.

And close app may cause them to take even longer to load next time.

That’s because the iPhone is designed not to be blocked by apps.

“When you see your recent apps, the apps aren’t open, but they’re on standby to help you navigate and multitask.” Apple explained.

“You should only force close an app if it’s not responding.”

Part of the problem is that it’s tempting to think apps are running in your “carousel.”

But they really are frozen from your iPhoneso they don’t consume resources while you’re doing other things.

Using the wrong load settings

Your iPhone battery will hold less charge as it ages, but you can help limit this degradation.

“A battery’s lifespan depends on its chemical age, which is more than just the length of time since the battery was assembled,” Apple said.

“A battery’s chemical age is a complex combination of multiple factors, including temperature history and charging patterns.

“All rechargeable batteries are consumable components that lose performance as they chemically age.

“As lithium-ion batteries chemically age, the amount of charge they can hold decreases, resulting in reduced battery life and reduced peak power.”

This is where optimized battery charging comes in to extend the life of your iPhone.

You can limit the wear and tear on your battery by reducing the time it takes your iPhone to fully charge.

Ultimately, this means your battery will last longer.

So when Optimized Battery Charging is active, your iPhone will delay charging by more than 80% – but only in certain situations.

Your iPhone gets to know your daily charging routine.

Go to Settings > Battery > Battery health > Optimized battery charging.

Make sure it is turned on to enable the feature.

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