iPhone owners are just realizing ‘battery killer’ mistake is putting huge strain on their phones

A simple mistake could slowly drain your iPhone’s battery.

We understand you want to be able to use your Apple device right away while it’s charging, but that might not be the best thing…

It is not advisable to use your iPhone while it is charging


It is not advisable to use your iPhone while it is chargingPhoto credit: Getty

Why you shouldn’t use your iPhone while it’s charging

Little are some people aware that using your iPhone while it is connected to the charger can extremely damage the battery.

There’s compelling evidence that using your phone while it’s charging can not only decrease battery life, it can also disrupt the charging cycle.

This is especially the case when you use your phone for gaming or watching videos, which are considered processor-intensive tasks.

This behavior essentially increases the drain on your iPhone’s battery.

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That’s because you’re charging and discharging your device at the same time.

Avoiding this can be difficult, but you should try to charge your iPhone at times when you’re less likely to need it.

You might think that charging your iPhone while you sleep would be the solution, but it can also be harmful.

Every iPhone contains a lithium-ion battery that degrades over time.

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This means that the battery will hold less charge over time than when it was new.

Charging a battery and charging it to 100% is not good for the cell and can speed up the process of degradation.

Luckily, your iPhone has a built-in feature that can be toggled on or off to improve battery performance while you’re in nod land.

This is where optimized battery charging comes in to extend the life of your iPhone.

You can limit the wear and tear on your battery by reducing the time it takes your iPhone to fully charge.

Ultimately, this means your battery will last longer.

So when Optimized Battery Charging is active, your iPhone will delay charging to more than 80%, but only in certain situations.

To do this, your iPhone gets to know your daily charging routine.

Go to Settings > Battery > Battery health > Optimized battery charging.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday 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. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday 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: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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