By Stacy Liberatore for Dailymail.com
20:23 18 December 2023, updated 21:26 18 December 2023
Many iPhone owners know the feeling of dread when they see a “low battery” notification flashing on the screen.
But a former Apple employee has Spilled industry secrets for safekeeping iPhone Batteries last longer.
Users should never charge an iPhone to 100 percent and disable Bluetooth and background activity — many adjustments users ignore, said Tyler Morgan, who worked in sales at Apple.
Morgan noted that these tricks will worsen your phone experience, but will save battery life.
The former employee’s employment at the Apple Store was undisclosed, and since leaving, he has spent his time sharing TikTok videos about secrets Apple doesn’t want consumers to know.
Morgan’s first time charging an iPhone to 100 percent or overnight, which is what many users likely do on a daily basis.
He recommends only letting the battery reach 80 percent because batteries chemically age when they continually reach 100 percent.
“Go to Settings, Battery, Battery Health & Charging, turn on [charging optimization] on me. “If you want to be really careful, set it at 80 percent,” Morgan said.
Ritesh Chugh, associate professor of ICT at CQUniversity Australia, echoed Morgan’s suggestion in a report released in October.
“Most new generation smartphones will take between 30 minutes and two hours to fully charge,” Zhou said.
‘[Therefore]’Charging your phone overnight is not only unnecessary, it also speeds up battery life.’
This happens because the lithium-ion batteries that power modern smartphones chemically degrade due to things like charging patterns, temperature fluctuations, and the amount of device used.
If it charges overnight, that means your battery gets a boost four times as long as it needs due to being plugged in for six to eight hours.
Morgan also urged iPhone owners to turn off background activity, which prevents apps from running while they’re not in use.
This is done by going to General and then Background App Refresh.
You will be shown a list of apps running in the background, which can be turned off.
However, all activities are stopped when the iPhone is set to low power mode.
Disabling this feature means you won’t receive notifications from apps like Instagram and Facebook, but it will save your battery.
Morgan then proceeded to offer several other tips that can reduce the rate of iPhone battery drain.
It is suggested to turn off location services for apps when not in use.
Many apps will ask users if they can track locations while running, allowing users to only enable the function when they use it or not enable it at all.
Go to Settings, Privacy & Security and then Tracking, where you can see which apps have asked for permission to track you.
You can turn permissions on or off for any app in the list.
To prevent all apps from asking for permission to track you, turn off Allow apps to request tracking.
The TikToker also suggested lowering the phone’s brightness, turning off Siri and turning off Bluetooth if it’s not being used at the moment.
However, users need to turn off Bluetooth in settings for it to stop working.
He concluded by admitting that doing these tips will likely ruin your phone experience, but it will succeed in reducing the amount of battery used.
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