You may have thought wrong about how to save your iPhone battery life


What many people do thinking it will save their battery life on their iPhone is closing the tabs of their unused apps. Closing apps on your iPhone will not improve your battery life, according to Business Insider. Constantly sliding up the multitasking window and swiping off apps to save battery turned out to be a myth.

Apple blogger John Gruber referred to it as the “single biggest misconception about iOS.”

In fact, it could harm your battery life more, according to Apple technicians. The actual process of quitting may itself use up a measurable amount of battery life, says former Apple technician and MartianCraft CEO Kyle Richter.

“There are times when the device may need those resources and it will quit the app on your behalf, which will drain the battery in the same fashion. However, modern smartphones have an abundance of memory and you would be surprised how often an app can just stay suspended forever,” he said. “This is doubly true for any app that you are frequently launching and using, these apps in all likelihood will never need to be closed and the repetitive exiting and relaunching can have a very noticeable toll on your battery life.”

Instead, here are some ways to maximize battery life and lifespan on your iPhone.

Update the latest software

The latest version of iOS often update their energy-saving technologies. So ignoring your software updates can make your smartphone sluggish.

Keep your iPhone away from extreme temperatures

Your iPhone is not designed to survive in temperatures hotter than 35 degrees Celsius. Charging it in these temperatures can also seriously damage your smartphone. The ideal temperature is between 16 to 22 degrees Celsius.

Your case could affect your battery life when charging

Certain cases can generate excess heat that can affect battery capacity. One sign is the iPhone getting hot during charging, so the best way is to take it out of its case first.

Don’t fully charge

Ironically, if you plan to store your iPhone, it’s best to charge it around 50%. If you store a device when its battery is fully discharged, the battery could fall into a deep discharge state, which renders it incapable of holding a charge. Conversely, if you store it fully charged for an extended period of time, the battery may lose some capacity, leading to shorter battery life.