Keep Your iPhone
You’ve probablyheard that letting yourbattery drain helps keepyour battery healthy.
This is true for somebatteries, but not lithium batteries. When itcomes to your iPhone,temperature is moreimportant. High temperatures can slow itdown and damage thebattery. You can reduceyour iPhone’s temperature safely by removingthe case and turning offthe device for a while.
When you’re not using your iPhone, make sure it’s storedsomeplace below 90 degrees.
Check Your Cables
Having the correct
cable isn’t just a mat-
ter of Lightning versus
USB cables. You want
a cable that’s Made
for iPhone (MFi) certi-
fied. Some third-party
cables simply don’t
work well, especially
the cheap ones. When
your wire starts to fray
or fall apart, it’s time
for a new one. If you
have proprietary ca-
bles and you’re still having trouble, gently clean the charging
port of your iPhone with a toothpick to remove fuzz or dust.
battery should be at about 50 percent for long-term storage. If
you store your iPhone on empty, you risk returning to an
iPhone that can’t hold a charge. Keeping your battery at 100
percent can decrease its capacity too. Make sure the
temperature is cool and steady and the air is dry.
Eventually, if your iPhone isrunning slow and crashingoften, it might be time to replaceyour battery. You can confirmthis by going to the Settingsapp. Tap Battery, then selectBattery Health. If your battery’smaximum health is below 80percent, then it’s time for a visitto an Apple authorized serviceprovider. Replacing the batterycosts a fraction of what you’dpay for a new iPhone. You canexpect to spend between $49 to
$60 on a replacement battery.
Storage, Charging & Power-Saving Settings for Your iPhone
by Tamlin Day