Truths and lies about charging
Truths and lies about charging

No, you should not charge the iPhone if your battery is not yet below 5%.” “No, you should not disconnect the iPhone from its adapter if its battery is not fully charged yet.” “No, you should not leave the iPhone charging at night because you punish the battery.” How many times have you been given advice like this? Surely at least once. And the reality does not happen much by here: there are too many urban legends mounted around the maintenance of the batteries of our iPhone, which is also extensible to the iPad.

Therefore, we have decided to make clear some key points on how to best treat your iPhone’s battery. Why not, we do not need to be overwhelmed to close levels to check if there is a full moon before loading anything: it is the device that has to make our lives easier and get rid of some of our worries, and not the other way around.

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The batteries of Apple’s portable and mobile devices are designed to be charged and unloaded, without any requirement to do so at certain higher or lower load levels. Therefore yes, you can leave charging the iPhone during the night without problems. And if you need extra load during the day, you can do it at any time.

It’s something that has improved over time, but it’s still an inevitable fact: batteries deteriorate over time and with use. That is precisely why Apple reduced the power of its older devices according to what times, and what caused the controversy that led to the discounts this year to change the batteries of certain terminals. Whatever you do, your iPhone will need to charge before the years. So we insist: the best thing is simply not to worry.

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The best: use certified accessories and never forget anything while loading

Anyway, yes there are a couple of tips that we can mention if we want to protect those batteries. The first one is that you do not leave any device charging permanently for several weeks in a row, because if the battery does not work for such a long period of time it will be resentful.

A typical case in which this usually happens is going on vacation for a month and leaving the iPad or MacBook connected to the current all that time. I myself was forced to change the battery of a MacBook Pro by working with it permanently plugged in without the battery working at all.

Another tip is to always use official or certified Apple cables and power adapters. Those certificates will always have the Made for iPhone symbol in their box, something that all the major brands (Logitech, Mophie, Belkin…) fulfill:

It is best not to rely on those cables and adapters that are not certified, as they may not adequately control the voltage that reaches the devices and damage them (or Apple may simply make them not work). Always look for these logos on the cables and adapters that you buy and that are not official.

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