3 mistakes made by the majority of iPhone users

Dmytro IvancheskulLife
Some mistakes in using your iPhone can cost you dearly

Even if you've owned an iPhone for years, you can still make the same naive mistakes that beginners make. And sometimes these mistakes can cost you dearly. But don't worry, because it's quite easy to get rid of these bad habits.

The Sun has published three common mistakes that everyone should be ashamed of.

New iPhone without a need

When you buy a new iPhone with a good quality battery, it guarantees that you will have good battery life. However, the longer you use your smartphone, the more the interval between charges will decrease.

The fact is that at the beginning of use, your smartphone battery delivers peak performance, but over time, no matter how careful you are, the battery starts to give up.

Eventually, the battery condition can be so bad that it becomes uncomfortable to use your iPhone.

Fortunately, checking the battery status of your iPhone is very easy. To do this, you need to:

  • open Settings;
  • go to Battery;
  • and open Battery status and charging.

When you buy a new iPhone, the maximum capacity of your smartphone is shown as 100%. But this percentage tends to decrease as you use it. This is because each charge depletes the battery in one way or another, reducing its original capacity.

So after about 500 charging cycles, or about 2 years, you can see that the maximum capacity has dropped to 85-80%. And if you were not too careful and charged the gadget in a haphazard manner, the figures may be even lower.

According to Apple's advice, a decrease in battery capacity below 80% of the original level is critical and can affect the quality of the smartphone's performance.

Therefore, the first option that most people choose is to buy a new iPhone. And this probably doesn't sound so bad, considering that you've been using your smartphone for several years.

But there is an equally effective and cheaper option. You can contact an Apple service centre and simply replace the battery. This means that your gadget will be as good as new again, and you will save a lot of money.

Refusing to update iOS

When Apple releases software updates for the iPhone, they almost always include security patches and improvements to the overall performance of the gadget.

These patches close holes that could otherwise be exploited by cybercriminals to compromise your device - potentially stealing your usernames and passwords, photos, and other private information.

That's why you should enable automatic software updates, no matter how old your iPhone model is. If Apple releases an iOS update for it, it means it will perform better.

To turn on automatic updates, you need to

  • open Settings;
  • go to General;
  • select Software Update;
  • turn on everything in the Auto Update section.

If you don't want to do this, you can follow the news about the release of iPhone software updates or check the Software Update section for new updates from time to time.

Updating iOS is completely free, so there's no good reason not to.

Clutter on the home screen

A cluttered home screen can be a nightmare to navigate. If you have pages of apps that are not in order, you're making a big mistake.

Luckily, anyone with an iPhone running iOS 14 or later (the latest version is iOS 16.3.1) can easily tidy up their Home screen.

To check if you're running the right version of iOS

  • open Settings;
  • go to General;
  • open Software Update.

If you have a version newer than iOS 14, your gadget has an App Library, which means you no longer need to have a lot of apps on your Home screen.

You can now remove unnecessary apps from the Home screen and find them in the Library when you need them. You can access it by swiping to the left. The apps are sorted alphabetically and there's a search box, so it's easy to find what you need.

You can also remove an entire home screen page if you have more than one.

To do this, simply hold down the home screen until the app icons start to "flutter". Next, tap the bubble with dots inside at the bottom of the screen that shows which page you're on.

This will take you back to the main screen, where you can view all the pages you have and hide the page you don't want by unticking it.

Once you're done, simply click Done to stop changing pages.

Later, you can repeat the procedure and return the hidden page along with all the application shortcuts that were on it.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about three mistakes when charging a smartphone that damage the battery.

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