Charging the iPhone battery is, in principle, a very simple task. You plug it in and wait, without further ado. But in reality, even if you don’t know it, you may be destroying your phone’s lithium-ion ‘battery’ by making one of these mistakes. By avoiding these five mistakes, you can save your iPhone’s battery from being damaged.
1. Do Not Fully Charge Your Phone
One of the most widespread false myths about the most correct uses and customs when charging the iPhone battery is that you have to make a full charge per system, or exceed at least 90% before disconnecting the cable. In fact, lithium-ion batteries work most efficiently when charged up to a range of 30 to 90%. The useful life of these ‘batteries’ is between 300 and 500 full charges before they start to degrade, but if the charge is between 0 and 50% of their capacity, the number of possible charges will vary between 1,200 and 1,500 times.
2. Do Not Full Discharge Your Phone
The batteries used by the iPhone today are much more volatile when they get the ‘low battery’ warning frequently. Every time the phone is completely discharged, the battery is damaged, even very slightly. Apple’s recommendation is that you only let your iPhone fully discharge once or twice a month.
3. Do Not Put Your Phone at Overheating Surface
Since the iPhone incorporated wireless charging as an option, many users have definitely abandoned the cable. If you have become accustomed to charging the iPhone battery wirelessly, it will be difficult for you to ‘go back’, but you should know that the overheating suffered by the terminal with this type of charge also damages its batteries.
4. Do Not Cover Your Phone While Charging
Leaving the phone case on at all times is common for users who are most afraid of dropping their iPhone and suffering, for example, the dreaded screen breakage. The covers protect but keeping them covering the terminal while it is charging also causes the temperature of the battery to rise above what is recommended and end up damaging the power system.
5. Do Not Use Local Chargers
Always according to Apple, to charge the iPhone battery, it is best to use only the official charger of the brand. It is assumed that compatible chargers from other brands, which are usually cheaper than those sold by Apple, can damage the battery by transferring too much power to it.