NOT everything you hear about the iPhone is true.
We debunk some of the most common iPhone myths so you don’t waste any time.
Don’t leave your iPhone charging overnight
It is perfectly safe to leave your iPhone charged overnight.
Be wary of dodgy chargers, don’t put it under a pillow, and don’t charge it on a wet surface.
Many people worry that charging overnight can damage the iPhone battery.
This is not an easy process while you sleep.
Luckily, your iPhone has a built-in feature that can be toggled on or off to save battery life while you’re in nod land.
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.
Put iPhone in rice
It’s general advice to put your iPhone in a bowl of rice once it gets wet.
But there are more effective ways to dry out your iPhone — and using rice could even damage your phone.
Rice just can’t absorb water from the air effectively enough to clean the inside of your device.
You may have had success using this method, but the phone probably would have worked just fine without Reis interacting.
In fact, you could seriously damage your blower.
If a small grain of rice gets stuck in a port or dust gets into some of the holes, it can be very annoying.
And trying to dislodge trapped objects could scratch or break your handset.
First, turn off your iPhone immediately. You want to prevent moisture from affecting active circuits.
Dry with paper towels or a microfiber towel.
Then remove any parts, like the SIM tray or even the battery if you’re using an Android handset (where battery removal is possible).
Next, place the device in a zip-loc bag to keep it airtight.
But before you close it, put a handful of silica gel sachets inside.
These are the little desiccant packets that you often find in boxes of shoes.
They attract moisture very effectively and work better than regular aged rice.
You can buy them cheap online – or you may already have some lying around the house.
Once the silica packets are in the bag, seal and leave.
You should wait at least three days before opening the case and taking out your phone.
It won’t be easy, but playing the waiting game will give you the best chance of turning on a working phone.
Closing iPhone apps
It seems like a good idea to close your apps.
But it’s a myth that closing your iPhone apps increases battery life and performance.
In fact, the opposite is true — and can even make apps take longer to load.
Don’t bother closing an app unless it’s frozen.
“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’re actually frozen by your iPhone, so they don’t consume resources while you’re doing other things.
“Apps running in the background are effectively ‘frozen’, severely limiting what they can do in the background and freeing up the memory used. iOS is really, really good at it,” said celebrity gadget writer John Gruber, who runs the Daring Thunderball blog.
“It’s so good at it that unfreezing a frozen app uses a lot less CPU (and power) than restarting an app that’s been force quit.
“Force quitting your apps not only doesn’t help, it hurts.
“Your battery life will decrease and it will take much longer to switch apps if you force quit apps in the background.”
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