Is Your iPhone Dying Before the Battery Hits Zero?


We all know how frustrating it is when we get that dreaded “Low Battery” warning on our phone. It’s even worse when your phone dies and you’re unable to charge it up.

The “Low Battery” warning is supposed to be a helpful piece of information to remind you that maybe you should consider either using your phone less, or plugging it in. Right?

Well, sadly, that is not always the case. There have been numerous reports of several different models of the iPhone turning off before reaching that dreaded 0%. 

Obviously that can cause you to worry about your phone having something wrong with it. That’s the normal thing to do if a piece of technology acts up: assume it’s broken.

But that may not be the case. Phones can turn off when the battery reaches a predetermined minimum voltage. This can occur after depleting the battery, but it can also happen after rapidly discharging the Lithium Ion Battery. Rapidly discharging (draining) your battery can result in it only having 80-90% of the capacity of a slow discharge. So think twice before checking Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other apps multiple times in a short duration of time. 

The iPhone is unable to detect how quickly it discharges, thus resulting in inaccurate percentage readings at times.

If this happens to you, there is an easy way to fix it (in most cases):

1. Use your phone as usual and let it die.

2. Charge it all the way to 100% after it dies. 

3. Place your finger on the Home Button, but don’t press it.

4. Place your finger on the Power Button, but don’t press it yet.

5. Press and hold them together until the phone resets and the Apple logo is revealed. 

Bam! Your phone is now calibrated, which may just solve that annoying problem! 

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