A BURIED iPhone feature has insights for keeping your device charged and working in the long run.
The iPhone has so many features that some of the most useful ones are overlooked.
The iPhone’s battery is made of lithium-ion.
It’s a compact, high-performance battery but subject to wear and tear brought on by hundreds of charges.
Fortunately, the iPhone can monitor its own performance.
There is a procedure for checking your battery’s health and maximum endurance.
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Open the Settings app and select Battery.
Click the Battery Health tab.
On this page, you’ll find a full report on your battery’s capacity, peak performance, and if the battery should be serviced or replaced.
The battery’s maximum capacity “is a measure of battery capacity relative to when it was new,” according to Apple.
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On the Battery home page, you’ll also find a full analysis of your phone usage and its drag on the battery.
The report will tell you which apps use what percentage of your battery.
You can categorize this report to reflect the last 24 hours, or the last 10 days.
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To maximize battery performance, Apple advises that users avoid leaving their phones in extreme heat or cold.
Temperatures affect the battery’s “chemical life” and can accelerate a battery’s decline.