Most smartphones are now equipped with lithium-ion batteries and iPhones are no exception. The capacity of these batteries inevitably deteriorates over time. While there is nothing you can do to prevent this from happening, you can still slow it down. Discover the good practices for maintaining your battery and so extend the lifespan of your iPhone.
How does a lithium-ion iPhone battery work?
The age of a lithium-ion battery is measured by charge cycles. According to Apple, a functional battery used under normal conditions is expected to retain up to 80% of its capacity after 500 charge cycles.
A charge cycle is the use of the entire capacity of the battery, either at one time or several times. For example, if you are using 50% of your battery, this will count as half a charge cycle. If the next day you spend 50% of your battery (even having recharged it in the meantime), a cycle will be counted.
Best practices for maintaining your iPhone battery and extending its lifespan
Run away from the heat
Lithium-ion batteries are sensitive to extreme temperatures. The cold temporarily slows them down, by crystallizing the liquid electrolytes contained in the battery, which prevents electricity from circulating properly. Heat, on the other hand, can permanently damage battery components. Indeed, it transforms their internal structure, which prevents the device from optimizing the current flow.
Our tips for protecting your iPhone from heat:
Manage your applications
Applications run in the background, consume data, send notifications … So many things that can drain your battery! To optimize it, here’s what you can do:
The devices with which you charge your iPhone must also meet certain criteria:
To save your battery, there are a few uses and settings to be made in your iPhone settings:
In conclusion, if you want extend the life of your iPhone, you have to pamper your drums. Since it is designed to withstand a number of load cycles, it should be worn as little as possible to make it last as long as possible. But no matter what, expect your iPhone’s battery to drop over time – all you can do is slow it down.