This is how you should protect your iPhone battery in summer

The battery is undoubtedly the element that suffers the most from the high temperatures typical of this season. If you are reading us from the northern hemisphere and you are in summer, you should know a series of basic notions that will help you keep your iPhone’s battery in good condition, and therefore, extend its useful life.

Thus, We want to give you the basic tips to protect your iPhone’s battery in summer that will help you get the most out of it. Discover them with us, because you probably didn’t know many of these tricks and now you won’t be able to live without them, are you ready?

Automatic brightness, your great ally

While most users have auto-brightness turned on, there are still plenty of others who are wary of this feature. It never makes more sense than in summer. Exposure to powerful light sources makes us use a brightness power that, as a general rule, is higher than what is really necessary. In this case, we recommend that you activate the automatic brightness, in this way, the brightness sensor of our iPhone will take into account the environmental conditions and avoid totally unnecessary energy consumption.

For it, we are going to go to Settings > Accessibility > Display > Automatic brightness, to make sure we enable this functionality. We can also use the application search engine Settings to localize this functionality more quickly.

If, on the contrary, we appreciate that the operation of the automatic brightness is not adequate, we can always adjust or calibrate it, for it:

  1. Turn off auto brightness
  2. Go to a completely dark place and lower the brightness to the minimum
  3. Now in Settings reselect auto brightness

In this way we will have calibrated the brightness so that in situations of absolute darkness the brightness is at a minimum. We will see how this functionality will carry out its task impeccably.

Dark mode, other basic settings

Although the Dark Mode is mainly designed for low light conditions, the reality is that it will be much easier for us to read the content that the device shows us in Dark Mode when we are exposed to quite powerful light sources. Also, the iPhone itself will benefit from the fact that it will not have to set the lighting power to the maximum of the screen so that we can see something on a white background.

Facebook Messenger in dark mode

For all this, our recommendation is that during the harshest months of the summer, we adjust the Dark Mode permanently. To do this, go to Settings > Display and Brightness > Dark appearance > Automatic OFF.

Thus, the Dark Mode will be permanently activated and we will make sure that we can display the content in the most correct way outdoors. This will greatly benefit autonomy since OLED screens like the one on the iPhone turn off pixels that display black, and therefore, we will be able to maintain a much more stable temperature of use, since adjusting the brightness to the maximum is one of the functions that heats up our iPhone the most and consumes more battery proportionally.

Avoid wireless charging and fast charging

Wireless charging is a huge ally, thanks to it I leave my iPhone every day on its MagSafe support every night and I forget to do anything else. The Lightning port appreciates it, but in summer this can be an extremely negative point, especially if we are talking about rooms that are not properly conditioned.

wireless charging It is undoubtedly one of the external agents that can increase the temperature of our iPhone, something that is very harmful to the battery..

The same happens with fast charging in case we are not doing it in properly conditioned places. Thus, We recommend that during these months you avoid using wireless charging in the car, the kitchen or the beach at all costs, since the result can be fatal at the level of battery degradation, something that we can probably appreciate with the arrival of the new Operating System throughout the month of September.

It is more than proven that wireless charging and fast charging are harmful to battery degradation, although in many cases their use compensates us.

Customize location settings

The use of different location methods is undoubtedly one of the culprits of battery consumption and also of notably raising the temperature of our iPhone. When we use the GPS navigation systems together with the mobile network card, we can quickly notice how the phone heats up noticeably. Therefore, we must make proper use of localization settings. To do this, we recommend that you go to Settings> Privacy and Location> System Services, and customize the following settings:

  • Frequent locations: This is a “useless” functionality and guilty of a large battery consumption of our iPhone. Deactivate it, since it simply monitors the most frequent points that we visit, something that, in practice, is not useful at all.
  • ID del comercio (Apple Pay): This location system is dedicated solely and exclusively to offering us promotional content through payments with Apple Pay, something that is of no use outside the United States of America since the points of sale do not have any type of integration in this regard.
  • Location Based Suggestions: Like the previous setting, the sole purpose of this section is to offer us advertising content, so we do not need it at all.
  • iPhone Analysis / Navigation and Traffic: Both functionalities, focused on “improving the product”, have as their sole objective the analysis of large-scale data, so it is a functionality that does not offer us any kind of advantage in the short term, you can also deactivate it.

Finally, remember to check all the applications that appear in location services to make sure you have the setting “when used”, that is, said application will only access location services when we are using the application, and will not consume battery unnecessarily in the background.



Source: Actualidad iPhone by www.actualidadiphone.com.

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