You don’t know everything related to iPhone battery life
In the vastness of the web, you can find lots of advices, instructions and other guidelines to increase battery life. Typically, users are advised to;
Disable the Wi-Fi and LTE.
Control automatic download updates.
Do not run demanding applications.
Such guidance accompanies many myths which are associated to maintaining the autonomy of mobile devices, actually all tips are not practically beneficial, even some of them may aggravate the situation.
So from our above discussion, allow me to start the first myth:
Myth # 1: Lithium batteries need training
Perhaps there is not a single one who hasn’t heard that “using the battery for the first time is necessary to train”. This myth draws from the beginning of the 21st, when there was a widespread need for calibration of lithium-polymer batteries. It is believed that immediately after the purchase of gadget you need to fully discharge the device until the battery fully drains and then charge it up to 100%. It argued that such a ritual recharges the battery pack and make it more energy efficient.
Experts have proven that lithium battery consisting of one bank is meaningless & they work on the principle of pre-cycling. Here’s what Apple says:
“The Li-ion technology, which we use in our products, do not need to be calibrated there is no need to drain the iPhone or iPad to 0%, you can use them as much as you want. Do you use it up to 25% or 75% – it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the number of cycles. Typically, after each charge number of cycle decreases, but don’t worry, our lithium-ion battery will last you for years to come. “
Despite the fact that all modern batteries have a built-in calibration module, some manufacturers and retailers of electronics recommends to fully discharge the battery and charged it to full capacity for a few couple of weeks. But as we already discussed it’s of no use, so don’t get panic for your device’s battery life.
Very rarely, however, there are times when calibration is a must. Perhaps you have faced with the fact that the battery is a matter of little share of the charge. Any issue with the battery maybe a software failure or a fault in the “iron”. In order to rectify the situation, you can calibrate the battery, but it is advisable to take it to a specialized service center.
Myth # 2: Night charging shortens battery life
The second most common myth says that “leaving the device on charge at night, you may probably kill the battery”. Looking ahead, we note that the truth in this theory is still there, but it is indirectly linked to night cycle.
There is a theory that the battery of continuous charging could overheat and explode in the worst case. Spontaneous fires do happen, but during the daytime charge they have no effect.
However, differences in electric current strength may affect the performance of the battery. The dramatic surge can cause its overload. However, the technical expert Andrew Goldberg has some opinion on this subject:
“Believe my experience, the problem of overcharging is simply not there. Contrary to popular belief, leaving your phone or laptop to charge at night, with good intentions, can’t damage the battery. It’s all in the mechanism of their work. Batteries today are so “smart” that they can limit the power supply when it jumps known as trickle charging. This method allows the battery to be charged, as long as it needed. Once the required volume is reached – the system will automatically block the flow of power. “
Myth # 3: The batteries should be charged as little as possible
In third place, the popularity is gained by the “myth of the frequent charging”. Many users – which are logical – ha a tendency to protect their devices as long as possible and strive to keep them in working condition.
There are persistent rumors that the battery should not be charged more than once every couple of days. That is, is a battery contact frequently with the electricity the battery can be degraded or completely oxidized. But don’t worry, the standard unit is designed for 2-3 years comfortably. After that, the battery may “lose weight”, which will be noticeable after a couple of years. Thus, we have an average lifetime of the battery in the vicinity of 5 years.
Myth # 4: If forced to close applications, iPhone will last longer
Today, smartphones and tablets are largely replaced by desktops and laptops. Mobile technology is already acquired a good half of all the functions that were previously not available. For example, multitasking, which allows you to run multiple applications at the same time if you wish to move them.
However, many of us have reason to believe that more than two-three programs “hanging in the background” have a negative impact on the autonomy. We have already refuted this theory, but in this article we give the words of the former employee Scotty Loveless:
“The forced closure of the application shall not be any good. Despite the conventional wisdom is that it allows you to save battery power, the situation is quite different. When you start multitasking – you expend energy devices. When you unload it from memory – then also you expend energy. In addition, at the time when you launch the app again – energy is expanded.So believe my experience, multitasking in iOS is implemented perfectly, “Operating system” operates in such a way that minimized applications do not require energy.”
However, there are still some scenarios that are very demanding, even in the background process. These include a automatic updates, send mail, listening to music, Siri and notifications.
Myth # 5: You can only use the “official” charge
According to another theory, “the device must be recharged only authorized chargers”. For example the iPhone cable and Lightning Connector. It’s all in the technology of production and non-compliance with the same standards. However, worthy of manufacturers comply with all technical regulations.
Devices running Android is even easier. Typically, 99% of them are equipped with a universal USB-yield.
Myth # 6: Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you can greatly extend the autonomy
It is believed that the work of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi put significant impact on the autonomy of mobile devices. For this reason, many of the users whenever possible try to disable the wireless connection. We hasten to disappoint you: that it’s a delusion. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is so undemanding to resources, that their work is completely invisible to you.
What really “kills” the battery – is the screen. If you really afraid to miss an important call, just lock your smartphone and put it inside your pocket. It is strongly recommended to include energy-saving mode that is now available to all users on iOS 9 devices.