Good battery life and a longer battery lifespan maximize the performance of an iPhone. Battery life is the amount of time the iPhone runs on a single charge. Whereas, battery lifespan is the amount of time the iPhone battery runs before it needs a replacement.
Here are some common mistakes that you need to avoid to extend the lifespan of your iPhone battery.
- Do not leave your iPhone in a car during summers
Leaving your iPhone in a hot climatic conditions, especially when they are charging, could lead to a runaway thermal reaction. Runway thermal reaction is a state of the extreme heat of about 158º F, which results in damage. It could damage the parts within the battery, or even lead to fire or explosion. Apart from this, long term exposure of the iPhone to warm temperatures can reduce the iPhone battery life.
To avoid these situations, do not charge your smartphone in hot temperatures.
- Do not expose your iPhone to extreme cold weather
Unlike extreme hot weather, extreme cold weather also has a damaging effect on the lifespan of your iPhone’s battery.
You can avoid such situations by-
- Turning off your iPhone while at extremely cold temperatures. Turn on the iPhone when it reaches the room temperature and not warm temperature. The sudden change in the temperature can result in damage.
- Keeping your iPhone warm under your clothing. You would be wearing warm clothes in extremely cold temperatures. You could protect your iPhone battery by simply slipping your phone into the pocket, keeping it close to your body. Your body heat on one side and the warm jackets on the other will keep your iPhone warm.
- Never store your iPhone for long time, completely discharged
If you ever store your iPhone for a long period, make sure it is half-charged. Storing it completely discharged for more than 5-6 months affects the iPhone’s battery capacity.
- Do not keep a bright screen backlight
The brightness of your iPhone’s screen backlight drains a large amount of battery power.
You should switch your phone’s settings to “auto-brightness”, which till automatically control the brightness of the backlight depending on the brightness of the room/environment.
- Mobile data drains a lot of battery power
While working on mobile data, the cellular radio of the iPhone uses a lot of battery power. Wi-Fi, on the other hand, consumes lesser power compared to that of mobile data. Therefore, switching to Wi-Fi wherever possible can protect the lifespan of your iPhone.
- Do not decline the notification of switching to ‘Power Saver Mode’
When the iPhone’s battery reaches 20%, you generally receive a message on with an option of switching to low power mode. Consider switching to low power to save power.
- Keep a check on your iPhone battery health
You can track your iPhone battery health under the settings option on your iPhone. If the battery is nearing the end of its lifespan, you need to immediately replace the battery.
Following the above steps will definitely help extend the lifespan of your iPhone. However, an iPhone battery lasts up to 300 to 500 recharge cycles. It can still work for more amounts of time, but with only 80% of the original iPhone battery capacity. The capacity diminishes with time and you need to replace the battery before it completely gives up. Enegitech offers a wide variety of iPhone battery replacement options.