Everything you should know about iPhone battery life and how to improve it.

Every year your iPhone ages in certain areas. Exception is not even battery life, which after a year or two, logically can not be the same as at the beginning. All modern devices that use a Li-ion battery suffer from this problem. Although this is a normal process , it can be at least slightly slowed down. In today’s article we will show you how …

There are many ways in which aging can be minimized. You do not need to be an expert in this area to control them all. You only need to understand what is happening inside your device…

How does the iPhone battery work?

Apple is currently using a so  called Li-ion battery in its devices . This type is very common in consumer electronics because it has many benefits. Charging is fast, has good cold weather resistance as well as long life .

In the past, the company also installed Li-pol batteries in the iPhone. They provided more capacity in the same body and were also lighter. The problem was that they had disastrous results when used in the winter( that’s why iPhones shut down so often ). Fortunately, it is now past…- Advertising –

Before going to the tips to teach you how to conserve a flashlight, we should discuss some basic concepts about it.

Battery life vs. battery life Battery life

Many confuse these two terms and do not know the difference between them. Talking about battery life is the amount of time a battery can last for a single charge. When it comes to battery life , this is the total amount of time a battery can operate without having to replace it.

Charging cycles

Another term you need to know is charging cycles. What exactly does that mean? Every single cycle is tantamount to discharging your iPhone from 100% to 0% . Apple uses a simple example that makes it not that confusing.

Consider a situation where your iPhone is 100% charged. Throughout the day you charge it 75% and then charge it 100%. The next day you use 25% batteries, you have completed one cycle. In principle, it’s not how many times you charge your device 100% (as many think), but how many times you use those 100%.

So what do the cycles actually do? This shows you what your battery might be in. It is with this parameter that you can nicely measure its overall life .

Apple states that the iPhone must withstand a minimum of 500 cycles (use for about 2 years), with at the end not less than 80% of the original battery capacity . The percentage itself goes hand in hand with chemical aging. In other words, the older and used the battery, the worse the battery life.

Check the battery status on your iPhone

Not long ago, slowing down iPhones from the past cost Apple $ 500 million . The company took this step years ago without informing users . That is why she has been exposed to great media criticism. In spite of all the negatives, however, this situation also showed one positive. Apple has added an option to iOS to monitor current battery health.

This allows you to see in real time how the battery is doing and when it needs to be replaced. All this data is in the settings. You must select Battery> Battery Health .

In this section, you can see how much% the battery has, compared to the original 100% with which it came out of the production line. The higher the percentage, the better. If we were to summarize it, unless you dropped below some 84% , everything should be relatively fine.

iPhone may last a little less, but nothing tragic. If you already have less than 80%, you should start solving it . You cannot expect the battery to continue to function reliably.

If you think it’s all about how much your device can last on a single charge, it’s not true. In this case, its performance is automatically optimized . So when you play your favorite game and you’re at its best, the app just crashes, even if your battery gauge has 50%…

How do I extend the battery life on my iPhone?

As mentioned above, Li-ion batteries will not last forever and will have to be replaced sooner or later. This component will simply always lose its original capacity. However, there are ways in which this process can be slowed down. In the long run, iPhone will last longer and you may even save something…

What does Apple recommend?

If you want to know how to do this, you don’t need to go very far. Apple itself offers some interesting tips to keep your battery health as long as possible so your phone won’t get old so quickly. Let’s go to them:

Avoid extreme ambient temperatures.

It may seem logical to you, but many people do and don’t even realize it. We expose the devices to unnecessarily high temperatures , or vice versa, to low temperatures , which does not do well to their batteries. Not only does it gradually reduce their capacity, you may even find that the battery is completely damaged and will need to be replaced even if it is brand new.

It is not only necessary to notice the situation when you leave your iPhone in the hot summer at 38 ° C + . Beware of cold weather as well as charging. If you have your phone on a power outlet near a radiator and it is turned on, this is a problem. Already “refilling juice” is quite a “hot” process. Adding environmental influences, we can say goodbye to long-term durability . Our recommendation is that you take the packaging down as well. iPhone will be able to more effectively dissipate heat…

So if you are interested in specific figures about temperatures, Apple states that you should use your iPhone at 0 ° C to 35 ° C . Of course, in the real world this is not possible, so strictly adhered to. However, these are the operating temperatures specified by the manufacturer. Therefore, it is good to know them and try to at least partially manage them…

Turning off iPhone for a week? Leave him 50% capacity

Maybe someone is doing it, maybe not. But there are people who turn off their devices for a day or even a week . Sometimes it is because they use it as a business, sometimes because they just want to disappear from the digital world.

Whatever the reasons, Apple recommends that the battery should be approx. 50% of capacity . If it is completely discharged, you do not need to turn on the phone in an inappropriate situation. If it is then fully charged, it could lead to damage. Apple company talks about a period of up to 6 months. For a long time, however, nobody will turn off their iPhone…

Other useful tips for longer battery life :

5. Manage Background App Refresh

Refreshing your apps in the background is a handy feature that allows apps to update their content even when you’re not working in them . This keeps all data fresh and fast. In some cases this is a great thing, but in others it can be an effective way to discharge the battery faster.

To manage this feature, go to Settings> General> Background App Refresh and choose which apps can use or not. Also consider how often you use them.

4. Work with lower brightness

A simple tip you may already be using. Reducing the brightness automatically increases the battery life. In some situations, you only need to let your iPhone light up, say, “halfway” . Deselecting the automatic brightness setting may be a great tip . This feature is useful on the one hand, but sometimes uses more intensity than might be needed. This way you can control it yourself.

3. Use dark mode

Even Dark Mode is a great way to save a flashlight. The less you discharge it, the less it will lose from its original capacity. In addition, dark mode is very slim on OLED displays because black pixel = off pixel. For example, if it is 30% black, the display should use 30% less power . You must have at least iOS 13 for Dark Mode. Activate it in Settings> Display & Brightness> Appearance> Dark .

2. Turn off wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

You may find it a matter of course, but ask yourself if you ever do that. You can save hours of battery life by turning off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or mobile data when you don’t need it. All of these features run unnecessarily most of the time…

1. Use the low power mode.

If you already have problems with the battery and do not know how to solve one of the options is the low power mode. This is usually activated when the capacity drops to 20%. In this mode, iPhone automatically reduces background activities, so less stress is put on and the battery lasts longer.