WEB DESK: Apple’s gift to mankind in the 21st century is undoubtedly, the iPhone. With its annual sale marking upto 700 million, its is also one of the most sensitive smartphones around.
However, it’s not too late to save your iPhone from yourself. We gathered some pearls of wisdom from tech experts, consumer feedback, and research on proper phone etiquette so you can cut back on all those trips to the Apple Store. Your iPhone will thank you.
Damaged power cables
The only thing that suffers more physical abuse than your iPhone is the charging cable you leave dangling off the wall in your bedroom. Malfunctioning power cords are dangerous for any electronic device.
They can insert a negative charge that causes harm to the phone. So check the bottom of your cords for any lumps or tears. Good news is Apple offers a guarantee on its accessories and will more than likely replace them.
Exposing it to extreme weather conditions
When it’s under 32 degrees or above 95, use your iPhone outdoors sparingly. Leaving it in the sun to catch a tan will overheat the device and ruin the circuitry inside, while keeping it out in frigid weather will freeze the handset.
Overcharging the battery
We’re all guilty of charging our smartphone overnight while sleeping. Here’s the thing though: keeping it plugged in after 100% degrades your battery life. Experts advise charging and discharging in small quantities. It preserves juice by automatically turning off after a set time.
Not powering off
Most of us treat our iPhone like our MacBook and dismiss the idea of shutting it down when not in use. Only problem is Apple’s smartphones are temperature sensitive. Leaving it on 24/7 not only stresses the battery, but in theory also shortens its life span.
Additionally, to keep things running smoothly you should let the battery fully drain once every month or two.
Ignoring iOS updates
Updating your iPhone can be the radical solution that prevents your device from crashing frequently or running slow. Not to mention the latest round of iOS features tend to improve system performance and security. Tap the “Install” button next time, you won’t regret it.