If you use an iPhone, you probably believe that you have one of the most durable phones on the face of the earth but do you know that there are things you do that may be ruining your precious device’s battery?
As a matter of fact, some of these things are done on a day-to-day basis and not many people have an idea that the consequences could be bad.
Firstly, the minute your iPhone hits five percent power, your first and only concern should be finding a nearby outlet charging outlet as soon as possible.
If you are stranded at an airport, restaurant or office, you might be tempted to plug in your iPhone charger practically anywhere. Chances are almost all smartphone users know the feeling.
However, no matter how desperate you are, you should resist the impulse and temptation to do so. Why? A simple mistake could severely damage your battery—not to mention put your privacy at risk.
Furthermore, according to experts, if you have an iPhone 6S, 7, or 7S, charging your iPhone with a third-party charger could ruin your battery. As a matter of fact, it is recommended that you use only Apple MFI certified lightning connectors.
Not only could using a third-party charger affect your phone’s warranty, but on the rare occasion that your iPhone actually explodes, Apple can turn you away if they find damage to the charging circuitry. You’d be better off purchasing Apple chargers, instead.
More so, as we talk more about the dangers of charging your iPhone just anywhere, there’s one place you should never, ever charge it, either: a stranger’s laptop.
Plugging your phone into the laptop of someone you are unfamiliar with can leave your data and privacy vulnerable. By clicking a pop-up that allows their computer to be trusted, the user can access your photos and other personal information.
It is better to play it safe by waiting until you get home for a charge, or invest in a portable battery to carry when on-the-go.
Better safe than sorry! And the next time you plug in, the best way to charge your device can make its battery last longer and keep you safe.