Warning for iPhone users as 'battery killer' mistake is putting huge strain on your device | The Sun

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COMMON charging mistakes can slowly destroy your iPhone battery.

This includes a mistake that any impatient Apple lover may have made.

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

It is very tempting to use our iPhone while it’s hooked up to the charger but this can be extremely damaging to the battery.

There is compelling evidence out there that shows using your phone while it’s charging can not only reduce battery life but disrupt the charge cycle as well. 

This is especially the case if you are using your phone to play a game or watch videos, which are considered processor-intensive tasks.

This behavior is essentially increasing the strain on your iPhone's battery.

That's because you're simultaneously charging and discharging your device.

Avoiding this may be tricky but you should try and charge your iPhone during periods that you're less likely to need it.

You may think leaving your iPhone on charge while you sleep is the solution but that can also be damaging.

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

That means over time, the battery will hold less charge than when it was brand new.

Keeping a battery charged and charging at 100% isn't great for the cell and can speed up the degrading process.

Thankfully, your iPhone has a built-in feature that can be turned on or off to help boost battery health while you're in the land of nod.

That's where Optimized Battery Charging comes in, in a bid to extend the lifespan of your iPhone.

You can limit the wear on your battery by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged.

That ultimately means your battery will last longer.

So when Optimized Battery Charging is active, your iPhone will delay charging past 80% – but only in specific situations.

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Your iPhone will learn about your day-to-day charging routine to do this.

Go into Settings > Battery > Battery Health > Optimised Battery Charging.

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