The importance of calibrating the iPhone battery

Written by Scott Kelley on July 14, 2015. Posted in Gadget

Although the iPhone battery is one of the most proficient ones on the market, there comes a time in every battery’s life when it stops working and it has to be immediately replaced. In order to increase the life span of the iPhone 5 batteri, it will require a little maintenance and there are a few trick related to the settings that each and every one of us can do in order to boost the present performance of the battery. Although these methods can be applied to an iPad, as well as any other device out there that runs on a lithium-ion battery.

Why is calibration necessary?

The whole purpose of battery calibration is to format the battery and in addition to this to configure the software of the telephone to calculate the battery life. As a general rule, the battery should be calibrated once per month, usually before any iOS upgrade. In order to maintain the flow of the ions moving inside the battery, it is highly necessary to drain and recharge the battery. In addition to this, lithium-ion batteries demand to be used on a regular basis so as to be able to function at high performance rates. The truth is that every upgrade that the user makes leaves tracks in the life of the battery and this is the reason for which engineers have introduced features such as background updates.

Draining the battery

This is the most important step and the battery should be drained only when you are sure that you can do without the phone for some hours. That is why the drainage should be done just before bedtime. In order to do this, you have to turn on features such as flashlight or brightness. It is best that the battery be left in this stage the whole night if the phone has turned off due to insufficient power. You probably have had the occasion to notice that even when the battery is almost dead, meaning that the screen shows a battery life of 2-3%, the phone still works. This is the result of the fact that the battery still has some life left in it. However, if the phone powers down before the battery is fully drained, the data will not be saved.

Charging the battery

The battery should not be removed from the power source until it has been charged 100%. It is said that even though the battery is full at 100%, it can charge beyond that, so it is a good idea to let the battery charge a little more. The average time is two additional hours. In addition to this, it is advisable to charge the phone while it is still off. The phone charges a lot faster while being off and the adapter will generate less heat. In order to be sure that the battery is fully charged, it is best to leave it 5 hours.

In conclusion, instead of replacing the battery so frequently, it is better to take care of it, in addition to this, the phone will save more energy and it will function better. So do not be skeptical and additional care can be taken by making the necessary setting in Usage.