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Dismantling some absurd myths about your iPhone’s battery

It happens to all of us: it is seeing that our iPhone throws us the warning of less than 20% battery and start the cold sweats . That message you needed to send, that query on the internet, looking for the street of an address you have to go to, that call…

We’ve talked a lot about iPhone batteries: how to optimize their life, calibration issues with the latest versions of iOS, what the latest bursts are all about. Today we want to dispel four silly myths about your iPhone battery.

It is recommended that you exhaust the battery completely before recharging it

Dismantling some absurd myths about your iPhone’s batteryDismantling some absurd myths about your iPhone’s battery

Lithium-ion batteries are much more efficient than Nickel-Cadmium and its predecessors. In this sense, the current iPhone batteries – Lithium-ion – work by cycles, so basically it counts the complete cycles it has left.

What does this mean? If you let your iPhone reach 0%, the terminal’s battery will count as a full cycle, so the number of cycles it was designed for will run out. However, if you charge it even if it still has 20-30-40% left, you are ensuring that you have used up a full cycle and the battery life of your iPhone will be longer .

Leaving your iPhone charging overnight is bad for the battery

Like the previous point, your iPhone battery is smart. So when it reaches 100%, it simply stops charging. With previous battery models, this was not the case, and you could overheat the device. So there’s absolutely nothing wrong with leaving your iPhone charging overnight.

Turning off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and closing apps is better for battery life

Throughout the day both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi use up battery power, that’s true, but the reality is that it doesn’t make much difference either. The same goes for the apps we use frequently: there’s no point in closing them to save battery power if you plan to open them in a short time.

Unlike computers, iPhones do not run continuously in the background, but are frozen and therefore are not continuously updated.

However, one thing is certain: there are apps that are quite consuming and it is useful to know them in order to configure them properly, for example in their updating and sending data.

You can only use original Apple chargers with your iPhone

Obviously all manufacturers want you to use their official chargers and the reality is that there are poor quality chargers that can damage the life of your iPhone in the medium term and even cause explosions.

But that doesn’t mean it’s either the officer or nothing. There are manufacturers who design good quality chargers for less money. You just need to be selective and remember the MFi certification – which Apple awards to third parties if they meet its design and manufacturing requirements.