Each year more and more people choose to buy an iPhone. If you are one of them, you are at the right place. With the iPhone becoming beyond popular, estimates are that its total number of users could reach one billion simultaneously activated devices within the next couple of years.
Users like that the device is light, handy and a great way to stay connected with your friends and with the world. However, there are some issues that some of the owners don’t know about, resulting in an improper use of the iPhone.
Keep scrolling for seven pieces of advice from Apple staff, courtesy of AuntyAcid. These tips will help to prolong the life of your smartphone.
1. Use the original charger
2. Don’t clear all applications!
Do you constantly turn off all the apps in order to try to save energy or to extend battery life? Well, as it turns out it is a wrong thing to do. All the background apps are paused and they don’t actually use up extra energy unless you turn them on again, which will take a lot of energy. In conclusion, this little habit is more harmful than useful for your battery.
3. Know when to use your phone
Your iPhone isn’t as strong as you when it comes to weather conditions so, you should turn it off in hot weather and keep it in your pocket when it is cold. The recommended temperature range for your phone is from 32ºF to 95ºF, anything above or below might slow down your device and render it unusable. Don’t take your iPhone with you if you are planning to reach the top of Mount Everest, or if you are intending to visit the Sahara Desert.
4. Don’t charge your phone all night long!
According to some professional magazines, if you leave your phone charging all night it can cause your battery life to start decreasing. Even though it can be tempting to do so because you are busy during the day, it is a bad idea. Also, it is recommended to disconnect your phone from the charger before it reaches full 100%. It might come as a surprise, but according to some experts, your phone works better between 20% and 80% battery level.
5. Don’t let too many apps send you notifications
Those notifications can be more stressful than useful. Constantly appearing notifications can make you inseparable from your phone, as well as drain the battery and use up all your data since your phone will need a constant Wi-Fi connection to keep the notifications coming. Next time you download an amazing app, you’ll know: notifications off.
6. Try to reboot your iPhone from time to time!
If you want your phone to be constantly updated and fast you should probably try rebooting it more often, as your phone needs some rest, too. Yes, even though it is a technological device and not a living thing.
According to Apple Support, most problems can be solved by rebooting an iOS device at least once a week.
7. Don’t leave Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on all the time
Whenever you are not using the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, you should disable them. This will save you a lot of battery energy and it will extend the life of your phone. Your device always sents something to the servers or downloads from them, so whenever you don’t use these features turn them off. Easy peasy.