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You’re using the wrong iPhone – simple mistakes ruin your battery forever

Fail to take care of your iPhone battery and replace it is an expensive undertaking that you can easily avoid.

Apple charges £69 / $69 to install a new one if your phone is out of warranty – but if you just get a little better at handling your battery, you won’t have to pay anything.

Taking care of your battery can save you money

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Taking care of your battery can save you moneyCredit: Alamy

All phone batteries degrade over time, but here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your battery.

Avoid high temperature

Have you ever noticed how your phone really sells out during summer or holiday?

Apple itself also warns that overheating can permanently reduce battery life.

The best temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F).

In addition to leaving it at extreme temperatures, there are some mistakes that make it even worse.

For example, leave your iPhone in the car on a hot day with the screen face down, or charge your iPhone when it’s baked.

If possible, place your iPhone in a shady place, out of direct sunlight.

Do not reduce the battery to 0

In the old days, you should let the phone battery gradually decrease to 0.

But today’s technology works differently, and allowing it to drop to zero is not the best way anymore.

These days, it’s much better to charge your phone for a decent amount of money – although you shouldn’t be constantly charging either.

No charge up to 100% if you put your iPhone in storage

If you’re going to put your iPhone in long-term storage for some reason, you shouldn’t fully charge it before that.

This can damage the battery and reduce performance when you dig it out for future use.

You’re better off letting the battery drain a bit down to between 50% and 80%.

Eliminate cases during charging

While cases are ideal for protecting your iPhone from drops, leaving them in the process of charging can generate too much heat.

As explained before, high temperatures are not good for batteries.

So, if you notice your phone heats up too much during charging, it’s better to remove the case.

Keep your iPhone up to date

The latest iOS versions often include better battery optimization technology, so you should make sure you’re installing updates.

Why does heat damage batteries?

Here’s what you need to know…

  • Hot temperatures can cause permanent damage to the battery
  • That’s because batteries contain liquid and work through chemical reactions
  • When heat is applied to the battery, the liquid inside begins to evaporate
  • This damages the internal structure of the battery
  • Components such as voltage indicators can be affected by heat
  • This may allow the battery to charge at too high a rate, which may result in electrolyte loss
  • This can reduce battery life over time
  • When the battery heats up, the chemical reactions inside will also take place faster
  • Excessive chemical reactions can reduce long-term battery life
Keeping your phone up to date also helps

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Keeping your phone up to date also helpsCredit: Alamy

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