Many iPhone owners know the feeling of dread when they see a ‘low battery’ notification flash on the screen.
But a former Apple employee has spilled industry secrets for keeping iPhone batteries powered longer.
Tyler Morgan, who worked in sales at Apple, said users should never charge an iPhone 100 percent and disable Bluetooth and background activity – many tweaks users overlook.
Morgan noted that these tricks will worsen your phone experience, but they will save your battery life.
A former Apple employee has spilled industry secrets for keeping iPhone batteries powered longer
The ex-employee worked at an undisclosed Apple Store and, since leaving, has spent his time sharing TikTok videos about the secrets Apple does not want consumers to know.
Morgan’s first time is never charging an iPhone 100 percent or overnight, which many users likely do daily.
He recommends only letting the battery hit 80 percent because batteries chemically age when constantly reaching 100 percent.
‘Go to settings, battery, battery health and charging, turn [charging optimization] on. If you wanna be real cautious, put it to 80 percent limit,’ Morgan said.
Ritesh Chugh, an associate professor in Information and Communications Technology at CQUniversity Australia, echoed Morgan’s suggestion in an October report.
Morgan’s first time is never charging an iPhone 100 percent or overnight, which many users likely do daily. He recommends only letting the battery hit 80 percent because batteries chemically age when constantly reaching 100 percent
‘Most new-generation smartphones will take between 30 minutes and two hours to charge full,’ Chugh said.
‘[Therefore], charging your phone overnight is not only unnecessary, it also accelerates battery aging.’
This happens because the lithium-ion batteries that power modern smartphones chemically degrade due to things such as charging patterns, fluctuations in temperature and the amount of the device used.
The TikToker also suggested turning down phone brightness, turning off Siri and turning off Bluetooth if it isn’t being used at the moment
If charging overnight, it would mean your battery gets a boost that is four times as long as it needs because it’s plugged in for six to eight hours.
Morgan also urged iPhone owners to turn off their background activity, stopping apps from performing while not in use.
This is done by going to General and then Background App Refresh.
You will see a list of apps running in the background, which can be toggled off.
However, all activity is halted when the iPhone is set on Low Power Mode.
Disabling this feature does mean you will not receive notifications from apps like Instagram and Facebook – but it will save your battery.
Morgan then proceeded to give many other tips that could reduce the rate at which an iPhone battery is drained.
He suggested turning off location services for apps when not in use.
Many apps will ask users if they can track locations while running, allowing users only to enable the function when used or never.
Go to Settings, Privacy & Security and then Tracking, where you can see the apps that requested permission to track you.
You can turn permission on or off for any app on the list.
To stop all apps from asking permission to track you, turn off Allow Apps to Request to Track.
The TikToker also suggested turning down phone brightness, turning off Siri and turning off Bluetooth if it isn’t being used at the moment.
However, users need to turn off Bluetooth in Settings for it to halt function.
He closed by admitting that doing these tips would likely ruin your phone experience, but it would successfully reduce the amount of battery used.