1 Using a Cheap Charging Cord/AC Adapter
While it’s tempting to buy cheaper Lightning cords and USB adapters, many experts agree that this might be a bad idea for two reasons. One, a third party cord could ruin the circuitry, or even the charging port. Two, if something does go wrong with your phone while charging (think overheating or even damage), it will not be covered by Apple. It is advised that you consider using only Apple MFi certified charging cords.
✓ How to Fix Your iPhone Battery Problems
So what can you do if your iPhone is suffering from a poor battery?
- One option is to get your battery replaced. Apple offers a battery replacement program for all users who are experiencing poor battery performance on their mobile devices. Earlier this year, the manufacturer lowered the price of battery replacements from $79 to $29 after it was uncovered that older iPhones were being slowed down as the batteries age.
- Alternatively, if you’re looking for some extra battery juice on the go, you might consider using an external battery case. These special cases can offer you additional battery life outside of your iPhone’s battery.
- External battery packs are also a good option, and can be useful if you don’t have easy access to a wall outlet or a reliable power source. Popular options include the LithiumCard Wallet Battery, the ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30,000mAh 5-Port Power Bank, among others.
- Other considerations for improved battery life are accessible from features within your iOS: Toggle on Low Power Mode from Settings > Battery (or use 3D Touch to access it from the Settings app). You could also limit your push notifications to help reduce excessive battery consumption, too. Learn More: Avoid Battery Drain on iPhone with These Settings