Maintaining your iPhone in Good Condition: 6 Tips

This is a guest article posted by Lisa Smith.

There is no denying that iPhones are popular. According to Statista, in the United States alone, there should be more than 110 million iPhone users. 

Unfortunately, not everyone is keen enough to put effort into ensuring the device stays in good condition. Perhaps because they are okay with buying a new iPhone model as soon as one becomes available?

Regardless, if you are concerned about the well-being of your iPhone, you should not hesitate and take some initiative to have some peace of mind.

Consider Cybersecurity Threats

The odds of dealing with cybersecurity threats on an iPhone are relatively small, particularly if you are smart about ignoring shady messages and websites. 

Avoiding public Wi-FI is another good piece of advice since exposing the smartphone to an unsecure network can lead to a plethora of issues.

Overall, it is hard to define what the best security for iphone should be as far as malware and other threats go, but knowing and identifying potential problems is often a good way to go about it.

Get a Protective Case

A protective case is relatively cheap. You can get one for as little as 15 dollars. Investing a little bit of extra money is a good choice because you cannot know when you or someone else might accidentally drop the iPhone on a hard surface.

Paying to replace the screen, for instance, will cost much more than those 15 dollars you could have invested in a protective case.

Clean the Charging Port

Debris that gets into the charging port of the iPhone is not something you can see clearly. The problem with cleaning the debris, that is, if you do it yourself, is that there are certain risks involved in it.

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For example, if you plan to use a toothpick, be careful as you might damage contact points. It is understandable if you do not want to risk cleaning the charging port yourself and would rather leave it in the hands of a professional. It will cost money, but you are not going to risk doing the work yourself.

Install System Updates

It should be a no-brainer that you want to keep the iOS up to date. And do not think of it as something you need to do just because there are new features with the latest operating system update.

No, as far as security and the overall well-being of an iPhone goes, you need to get the device updated as soon as it is available.

Sometimes, there are instances of new threats that pose danger. And one of the ways to counter them is to download and install a new iOS version the developers pushed to protect the users.

One other thing to note is that iOS updates also affect the battery lifespan. If there are problems with the charging, you will find that switching to the latest iOS version might fix the issue.

So, as soon as you notice that there is a notification icon telling you about a new iOS version, do not hesitate and start it. If you wish, you can schedule the update for the night. Once you wake up, your iPhone will have the new iOS up and running.

Close Background Apps

It is common to open an app, use it, and forget to close it properly. Apps running in the iPhone’s background are responsible for resource consumption, and that affects the overall performance.

In case you are someone who forgets to close the background apps, make the most out of the feature called Background App Refresh that you can access in the General Settings tab.

By disabling permissions for certain applications, you will not have to worry about them running in the background and consuming valuable resources, particularly when they want to download and install updates, which significantly slows down the overall performance of the iPhone.

Restart the iPhone Regularly

One of the more simple suggestions, but a valuable one nonetheless. If you get in the habit of restarting your iPhone regularly, you can expect to see improvements in its performance, which ultimately leads to fewer technical issues.

If an app stops responding or the iPhone’s screen freezes all of a sudden, you should restart it and see whether that fixes the problem.

Of course, in more severe cases, the restart button might not save you, and that should be an indication that something is extremely wrong with the iPhone and that you might be better off taking it to a smartphone repair shop without delays.

Conclusion

All in all, there are multiple ways to maintain your iPhone in good condition. You want to be certain that the device is working properly. Otherwise, you will need to spend money on fixing it more often than you want, and in some cases, you will have no choice but to buy a replacement.


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