We are all pretty much on the same, we expect our smartphones to be with us in the long run. We probably don’t treat it will, we hardly give our phone a break but we expect it to perform optimally. Often times, we don’t know the simple hacks and tricks and end up making common mistakes that majority iPhone users make on regular basis.
Below mentioned are the common mistakes that you need to avoid making in, the future with your phone.
Not securing your phone with a passcode
Apple stated that majority of the users don’t put a security passcode to secure their iPhones. Unlocked phone has a great security risk although there is Touch ID and Face ID secured system, but setting a passcode will protect your phone extra. Not only the personal privacy is at stake, in fact, theft risk is involved too.
Enabling location service for all apps
You might not know, but many apps use your location service to track your location and where you are currently. Apps like Google Maps and Uber use your location service to work properly. There’s a privacy risk involved in it and it’s suggested that you turn off the location service when you’re not using it to avoid any inconvenience. Moreover, it will save your battery too.
Fully draining and charging your battery
This is a common smartphone myth that we all must be familiar with. You don’t need to consume all your battery and then charge it completely 100% to make it work well. In fact, doing this will ruin the battery and performance of your phone. Full discharging your battery runs the risk of lithium-on battery and can burn the charge points quickly. Charge your phone whenever you want, don’t wait for battery to get fully discharged and get it fully charged.
Never switching it off
Do you remember switching off your phone? I’m sure not. This is one common mistake that iPhone users tend to make, they never really switch off their phone until it dies. Note that this is quite different from battery dying. If you want to extend the battery performance of your phone it’s advisable you switch off your phone once in a while.
Not cleaning your phone
Most users don’t take care of their phone and keep it dirty. Hardly any iPhone user is keen to keep their phone clean. In this regard, Apple advises users to keep a soft cloth to clean their phone screen. Not only that, you should clean your lightning port, headphone jack, and charging port. You can use a toothpick to clear out the port.
Not updating your phone
Every time an update gets released you get a pop up notification which we tend to ignore purposely most of the time. The update pop up becomes annoying as it reminds you to install it and due to this it gets delayed. You’d want to update your phone when you’re not using your phone. Never updating your phone will fill up your phone with excessive bugs and glitches. Install the update as soon as it comes out to experience new features and improve the previous problems.
Charging your phone with non-Apple charger
Using a non-Apple charger might feel convenient but it can damage your battery life. Although, Apple chargers are quite expensive to get but they are worth the cost. Fake chargers can reportedly blast your phone battery. It’s advisable to save your battery life from getting damaged and get a new charger from the Apple Store.
Using iPhone in extreme conditions
The iPhone is not capable of working in extreme weather conditions, whether hot or cold. The weather can cause damage to your battery and it will drain faster or might shut down. Make sure you avoid your phone in extreme conditions and save it from all harming elements.
Enabling push notifications for all the apps
Whether you agree with me or not, push notifications can be annoying sometimes. Especially when they are set for all the apps, you might want to get notified by every app but you sure don’t want to get annoyed and interrupted. Constant notification can exhaust your battery life. A simple solution is to enable notifications for selected apps to save your battery in the long run.
Phone cover case will heat up your phone
A cover case is a great way to protect your phone from damage, but it can harm your device. When the phone is on charge and protected with a case, it might overheat your phone and affect the battery. This is why Apple recommends to remove the phone while it’s on charge
Overcharging your phone
This is one factor that can majorly destruct your battery life. The iPhone works perfectly when it’s 30% or 60% it doesn’t need to reach its maximum level. Moreover, many users leave the phone on charge overnight, this will distress the battery life overtime and battery will drain a lot faster. Therefore, it’s advised to charge your phone during daytime and check up on your phone from getting overcharged.
It’s about time we learn from our mistakes and avoid attempting the same mistakes over and over. These 11 tips are the most common mistakes that iPhone users should break and treat their phone nicely. Hope this article will help you in avoiding to make these mistakes in the future.
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