Ask any iPhone user and they will mostly gush about their phone, followed by a few pet peeves. This is not iPhone specific, it’s digital equipment specific. Some of the problems incurred might require an iPhone or Android repair, but sometimes the solution is as simple as replacing your phone’s battery. Read about how to tell when your battery is ready for retirement.
It’s Too Big For Its Boots
If your phone seems to be getting a middle-aged spread, then it is emergency replacement time for your battery. Your phone will look slightly expanded and/or you can squish it between your fingers. This is a dangerous sign and the phone may already be damaged.
Avoid touching or manipulating the battery as its contents are hazardous.
Other immediate-action signs are when the phone’s casing seems to have a surface reaction or your display looks faded.
Arbitrary Power Off Moments
When your iPhone starts shutting off midway through phone calls or tasks when the battery still has fifty percent power, then it might be a sequencing issue.
Try a quick fix by plugging it into an iPhone brand charger once it shuts down on its own. When it is full, simultaneously hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons down. The Apple logo will display and the phone will either work normally, or, if another shutdown happens, it’s time for a battery replacement.
Dragging Its Feet
When your phone seems tired, then it might be due to “throttling.” The term “throttling,” in general, refers to a reduction in system performance below what the components were designed for.
Go to the battery option under settings and select the battery health option. Suppose you see “Unable to deliver the necessary peak power. Performance management has been applied,” stated under the Peak Performance category. In that case, your phone is trying to keep itself running by sharing the reduced battery availability at the expense of speed.
It’s time to pop in to Ask Computers for a new battery.
iPhone 5 Or Its Parents
Digital components, like most things, have a lifespan. An iPhone 5, or its predecessors, will have aging components, including the battery. If you are only getting a couple of hours between charges, then the battery is at the end of its lifespan.
When your phone gets hot, it is because it is working harder than usual. Please come in to Ask Computers immediately or you risk damaging your phone. We can check if it is the battery or something in the background that is causing a system overload.
Back up your phone’s data regularly so that if a ‘disaster’ strikes, you do not lose data and images, or you can access them while your phone is in for repairs.