iPhone Maintenance Tips and Tricks – GRADE MOBILE®

iPhone Maintenance Tips and Tricks

iPhone Maintenance Tips and Tricks

10 iPhone Maintenance tips!

It's very important to take care of your device, so the team at Grade Mobile will be sharing some very important tips to enable you guys to get the most out of your devices.

1. Clean the Charging Port

If you’re having difficulty charging your phone, something as simple as a clogged Lightning port is often to blame.

To dislodge the gunk, your first port of call should be a toothpick or the SIM removal tool that came with your phone. Take care to act very delicately. Make sure you don’t damage the contact points with over-zealous actions.

2. Clean the Speaker and Microphone

Cleaning an iPhone’s speaker and microphone is important. Failure to do so can affect call quality, music playback, and your ability to control Siri.

To begin the cleaning process, grab a soft-bristled toothbrush and (very) gently rub it over the two openings to loosen the debris. Next, grab a piece of tape and gently press it over the area to collect the dust and lift it away.

Do not use compressed air. The powerful force can damage the speaker and microphone’s membranes.

3. Clean the Phone

Cleaning iPhone Screen

Phones are dirty and germ-ridden because we carry them everywhere. You need to give your device a bit of a polish every so often.

Apple recommends that you use a soft, damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting water in the various ports, buttons, and other openings. And never use anything that’s abrasive, as iPhones are coated in a fingerprint-resistant oil repellent. It’s natural to see it wear down over time, but heavy cleaning could prematurely remove this.

4. Clean the Headphone Jack

If you own an iPhone 6s or earlier, your device still has a headphone jack. You should clean it out regularly to prevent a buildup of dust and fluff.

To clean the headphone jack on an iPhone, use the same compressed air method as described earlier. A cotton swap can also prove useful. If you’re not having any luck with those, you can use a toothpick as a last resort.

5. Manage the iPhone Battery

Often, people’s biggest gripe with their smartphone is the battery life. If you’re a heavy user, it’s a struggle to make your battery last all day. The situation only worsens as your battery ages as they are a consumable component.

One way you can alleviate the problem slightly is to recalibrate your iPhone battery on a regular basis. The process can help the battery drain more slowly and increase its overall lifespan. The iPhone also comes with a bevy of battery settings. Fiddling around with them can help you squeeze out a bit more juice.

These can be as simple as turning off mobile data when not in use, lowering the brightness, closing down background apps and even using the battery saver setting.

6. Create More iPhone Storage Space

The high price of top-tier iPhone models leads many to settle for one with less internal storage.

That storage fills up quickly, especially if you take a lot of photos and receive constant messages from friends and family.

You don’t want to hit your storage limit in an inopportune moment, leaving you unable to take photos or download new apps. Therefore, it’s wise to spend some time pruning your phone’s data every now and again. In addition to media files, you can clear out browser data, delete apps, and remove offline files

7. Back-Up Your Data

It’s impossible to overemphasize the importance of backing up your data. There are two primary ways to back up iOS—using iTunes or iCloud. You can also use a third-party option.

8. Restart Your Phone

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” is the oldest advice in the book. It’s also surprisingly apt for smartphone maintenance. How often do you really restart your phone? If you don’t let the battery run out, the answer is probably “never.”

Rebooting your iPhone has a ton of benefits, including fixing memory leaks, freeing up RAM, preventing crashes, and improving battery life.

9. Update Your Apps

This one is a no-brainer. However, it’s amazing how many people let dozens of updates sit without taking the trouble to download and install them. Updated apps bring new features, better security, lower battery usage and a more stable user experience.

You can see if you have any app updates pending by opening the App Store and tapping on the Updates tab.

We recommend turning on automatic updates. To enable automatic updates on iOS, go to Settings > [Name] > iTunes and App Store and slide the toggle next to Updates into the On position.

10. Check App Settings

Apps’ settings menus change over time. Thus, you should occasionally run through menus to ensure that apps are still set up in the way you want them to be. You might even find some settings that let you use less mobile data.

This is especially true for social media apps, which have a nasty habit of automatically opting you into their privacy-eroding “new features.”

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