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You’re using your iPhone charger WRONG — and it could cost you

CHARGING your iPhone might seem easy enough – but there are some costly mistakes you might be making.

We’ve rounded up some of the best charging tips you need to learn.

iPhone charging failures can damage your handset, battery and cost you money

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iPhone charging failures can damage your handset, battery and cost you moneyCredit: apple

1) Optimized battery charging

It is absolutely safe to leave yours iPhone charged overnight.

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.

2) Fire Warning

In terms of sheer safety, there’s no risk of an iPhone fire overnight — if you’re careful.

But there are some mistakes you must avoid.

Be very careful when using third party cables or adapters.

These could be made cheaply and without proper safety standards.

“Charging with such adapters could pose a risk of death or injury,” Apple says.

If you usually fall asleep in bed with it on, make sure it’s unplugged.

And definitely don’t make a habit of keeping it under your pillow while it’s plugged in.

Never leave your iPhone under or in anything while it is connected.

“Don’t sleep on a device, power adapter, or wireless charger, or place it under a blanket, pillow, or your body when it’s plugged into a power source,” Apple warns.

“Keep your iPhone, power adapter, and any wireless charger in a well-ventilated area when using or charging.”

This may sound obvious, but be very careful with water when charging your iPhone.

If you’ve recently had a casual drink and the surface is wet, or you’re charging in the kitchen near a splash zone, you could be at risk.

Also, be careful when using a cord that is damaged, broken, frayed, etc.

“Using a damaged cable or charger, or charging when wet, could result in fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to iPhone or other property,” Apple warns.

If you have a damaged cable or adapter, simply replace it.

3) Not plugged in

If you had one iPhone For years you may have encountered a problem: a failed load.

Maybe you forgot to turn on the power adapter, or maybe the USB cable was not properly connected to the adapter.

You may not have properly attached a wireless charger or not fully inserted the Lightning cable.

Any of these problems could mean waking up in the morning with no iPhone charging.

Luckily, there is a way to avoid this scenario entirely.

You can have Siri speak out loud when you connect your smartphone.

And she’ll talk even if you unplug it.

That way, you’ll know your iPhone is definitely connected properly when you plug it in.

And if the connection is accidentally disconnected, you will also be warned.

First, make sure you’re using the latest version of iOS under Settings > General > Software update.

Then open apples abbreviations apartment.

Go to Automation and then tap the plus sign in the top right corner.

Now select Create Personal Automation.

Scroll down the list to find the charger, then select Check if there is a connection AND exam is separate.

Now tap Next and then go to Add Action.

Select “Speak text” and tap on it. Then tap the faint “Text” area to add words.

Siri says those words out loud, so consider adding something like “iPhone Charge.”

Now tap “Next” again and uncheck “Ask before running”.

Confirm with “Don’t ask” if the pop-up also appears.

And you can also disable “Notify me when done” to stop useless alerts.

Finally, tap Done and the process is complete.

Now Siri speaks when your iPhone is connected to or disconnected from a charger.

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