Stop believing these 11 iPhone battery myths

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There are many myths surrounded with your iPhone, specially concerning to its battery issue. One of the most important to start with is you can charge your iPhone even in your bath tub. Well, that is most fatal myths. Recently a man died because he tried to charge his iPhone in this bath. There are many such myths so let us find out 11 such popular myths and stop believing in them.


1. You need to keep your iPhone plugged in overnight

You must have heard this from your friends that you need to keep your iPhone plugged in overnight as you may have full battery in the day. But this is a myth not to believe. According to iPhone engineering experts smart technology stops your phone from charging after it’s full.  If the battery drops back down to a certain point when it’s still plugged in, the phone knows to start charging again. This way, even if you are charging your phone overnight, the phone is only being charged when it is necessary.


2. You can save the battery by leaving your iPhone on efficiency mode

Keeping your phone on low-power mode after it’s charged won’t harm the software, but it might lead to poorer user experience. Phones are designed to be really flashy and give you an over-the-top experience. When you turn them into that efficiency mode, it gets rid of all the redundant things. Low brightness might make the screen hard to see, and you might notice the sound isn’t as loud as you like. Plus, apps might only check for notifications every ten minutes or so, so you won’t get the instant feedback you’re used to according to experts.

3. Your iPhone is totally safe in a public charging port

Well this is a common one as you see many people hooking their phoned to public charging ports. But this myth is not to be believed again as it is not safe. Using a public port could put your information at risk. Unlike the typical socket you’d plug your charger into, those cords you see at restaurants and airports create an easy path to transfer data. People don’t realize they’re not just a power source. Hackers could potentially access anything in your phone—emails, texts, photos, and more. If you need to charge your phone in public a lot, a portable charger is a much safer option.

4. You need to charge your new iPhone fully before you use it

Did the sellers created this myth or the buyers or both? Your phone already has some battery, and skipping that first charge won’t affect its life long-term. The only reason some manufacturers suggest charging it first is to make a good first impression. By the time that new phone reaches your hand, testing and manufacturing have already drained up to half the battery. If you expect an eight-hour battery and it lasted four hours, that’s not the experience the manufacturer wants you to have. Most of the time these recommendations are to make users feel like they are getting the quality of the device they were promised.

5. You shouldn’t charge your iPhone until it dies

Well this is another common misconception hovering around many iPhone users. You think it’s better to drain all the battery in your phone before it reaches zero. These kind of batteries tend to ‘forget’ what their full capacity level is, and so when recharged, they do not recharge to the same level as they were at the beginning.

6. Single app on iPhone can’t take up that much energy

This myth can be justified if you use one single popular app called the Facebook. Does it not take away your battery? A lot of [apps], like the Facebook app, do things in the background, even when you’re not running it. The app is constantly checking for messages and status updates, and refreshing your feed in the background. If you delete Facebook apps you will find your iPhone run 15 percent faster and saved 20 percent of your phones’ battery life. Keep from running to your charger as often by deleting the app and checking Facebook through a web browser on your phone instead, is the suggestion of experts.

7. Turning your iPhone off is totally useless

Resetting your phone could help conserve battery. Most people don’t fully close apps when they’re done using them, so those apps are still working in the background. Each one might not use a ton of battery, but the more that are running, the shorter your battery life will be. If you’re in the habit of leaving apps up, make a point of turning your phone off at least once a week to close those battery suckers. Restarting your phone takes two minutes, and you can usually tell the difference. If you turn your phone off completely, it’s processing zero tasks as opposed to 20 tasks every ten minutes. Keeping it off overnight might not be realistic, so try shutting it down before a long meeting or at the movies.

8. You shouldn’t touch your iPhone while it’s plugged in

This is a myth often you can say to kids. But fact is that you can feel free to open apps or take calls while your phone is charging. Although when you are charging your phone, the power is different from the one you normally use (the battery), the results and performance of the circuitry are always the same. Also open apps use up power while the phone charging, meaning it will take longer to charge.  So if you need a full charge fast, fiddling with your phone will work against you.

9. You should save money with an off-brand charger

Knockoff chargers could damage your phone’s battery. Cheaper chargers don’t necessarily have the standards in place to fill your phone constantly with the correct voltage. The fluctuation of voltage can damage the charger port, and even damage your battery. In a pinch, an off-brand cord probably won’t do as much damage as a knockoff of the piece that plugs in to the wall or car might. But your best bet is to stick with manufacturer-certified products

10. There’s no point in hitting “eject” when linked with PC

Taking your phone out of your computer without ejecting it could damage your files. If you were before transferring pictures or data, unplugging it may disrupt that connection too soon. You could end up with corrupted files or keep your phone from backing up completely. But if your phone is plugged in to the wall, you can pull the plug any time.

11. Having Wi-Fi searching is killing your battery

Though searching for Wi-Fi does take energy, but not enough to notice. When your phone is set up to hunt for Wi-Fi, it searches for signals from access points and sends out its own signals to let them know it’s there. But that doesn’t mean you need to turn Wi-Fi off every time you leave the house. You’re talking about very low tasks and they’re not taking up much battery at all. So this myth also vanishes into thin air.

Know stop believing on these 11 iPhone battery related myths and stay cool with your iPhone.

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