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​5 ways to maximize the life of your iPhone battery

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Is your iphone battery lasting you fewer hours than it used to ? You are not alone. Batteries are much like a living organism; they age, deteriorate and eventually completely die. But there are steps you can take to prolong your iphone battery's life.  

Tip 1: Use the latest version of iOS

Using old versions of iOS can significantly affect the life and lifespan of your iPhone’s battery. You should always ensure that your iPhone is running on the latest iOS. In most cases, the latest software versions offer the best energy-saving features.

Tip 2: Avoid exposing your battery to extreme temperatures

The life and lifespan of a battery is greatly affected by the temperature that it is exposed to. Temperatures higher or lower than the recommended range can significantly reduce the two. According to Apple, the ideal comfort zone for iPhone batteries is 16° - 22° C (62° - 72° F). The effects of exposing the battery of your device to higher temperatures are irreversible. On the other hand, lower temperatures have reversible effects on the battery life of your iPhone.

Tip 3: Avoid overheating your battery

A smartphone case helps to protect your device from impacts caused by drops and falls. It is important to ensure that the casing of your iPhone does not cause the device to overheat when it is being charged. In case you note that there is a significant rise in temperature, then you should remove the casing when charging your device.

Tip 4: Ensure your battery is half-charged when storing it for a long period of time.

Depending on the way you store your battery, you can maintain its battery life or lower it. So, how should you store it in case you don’t intend to use it for a long period of time? According to Apple, you should store your iPhone battery when it is half-charged. Storing a battery when it is fully discharged causes it to be deeply discharged. Under deep discharge state, a battery is damaged and cannot hold charge. On the other hand, you will reduce the life of your battery if you store it when it is fully charged. You should therefore store your battery when it is approximately 50% charged

Tip 5: Avoid exposing your battery to moisture.

Moisture can destroy the battery of your iPhone. When storing your battery for a long period of time, you should store it in a cool dry place that is free from extreme temperatures and moisture. Most battery manufacturers recommend a storage environment that has a temperature below 32° C (90°F ).

A damaged battery can be a source of countless inconveniences and unnecessary headaches. It is also stressing to think of replacing a battery when it has just served you for a short time. By extending the life and lifespan of your battery, you will be able to enjoy the elegant features of your iPhone for a longer period of time.

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