iPhone owners warned of four common ‘battery killer’ mistakes – don’t get caught out

Battery issues are the last thing you want on your iPhone.

And although the battery gradually drains over the years, there are some common mistakes that don’t help.

You can prevent your iPhone battery from draining too quickly

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You can prevent your iPhone battery from draining too quicklyPhoto credit: Getty

All of this is preventable and should help increase your strength a little more.

Avoid cold temperatures

Your iPhone doesn’t like extreme temperatures.

High temperatures can cause the iPhone to overheat and need a little rest.

But extreme cold also puts a strain on the battery.

As Apple itself says, “Using an iOS or iPadOS device outside of its operating range in very cold conditions may temporarily decrease battery life and cause your device to turn off.”

“The battery life returns to normal when you expose your device to a higher ambient temperature.

“Your iOS or iPadOS device may not charge or may stop charging if it gets too cold.”

screen brightness

The screen light consumes a lot of electricity.

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So if you work a lot with your iPhone, the battery will of course drain faster.

An easy way to avoid this is to turn the brightness down.

Making sure the screen turns off when you’re not using your phone can also save you a lot of money.

rogue apps

Apps running in the background can also consume a lot of battery.

Fortunately, there is a way to find out who the culprits are.

You can check this by going to Ideas and knock battery.

A list of the apps that consume the most battery is then displayed.

Tap each icon and it will detail how many minutes it is consuming in the background and on screen.

Poor network coverage

Being in a place with poor network coverage can also affect the battery.

That’s because your phone is constantly looking for a better connection.

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Try to use WiFi wherever possible – and if your network is really bad, even consider switching to another provider.

If possible, connect to WiFi – this also saves battery power

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If possible, connect to WiFi – this also saves battery powerPhoto credit: Getty

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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