The most stressed part of your phone is your battery.  It gets cycled (charged up, drained down) every day, sometimes multiple times a day.  It is imperative that you take good care of your battery to help it live longer.  A couple of tips from us at Yakety Yak:

  • Do not use off brand or cheap chargers.  Those colorful chargers you see at gas stations may be cute, but they do not adequately regulate the voltage going into your battery, and most don’t have a full battery sensor, so they don’t know when to change to trickle charge mode.  Most of the issues we see with batteries can be traced back to a bad cable purchase.
  • Don’t sleep with your phone under your pillow.  Phones generate a lot of heat and need to vent that excess temperature.  Let your phone rest on the night stand where it can get some good clean air
  • Try to avoid car chargers (unless it’s an electric car).  Most car chargers pass dirty energy because of the cyclical nature of the alternator.  Electric cars don’t suffer this problem.  It’s best to charge the phone at home.
  • Don’t leave your phone in the car in the summer.  iPhones will go into protection mode if the temperature rises above 160 degrees.
  • Change your battery when you get to about 75% battery life.  iPhone batteries start acting inconsistent when they get below 75% capacity.  You can check this in Settings on your iPhone.

Doing the the above tips will help you avoid situations like this:

iPhone Battery Repair

Don’t burn up your iPhone

This is what happens to a lithium battery when it fails.  This phone caught fire and it destroyed the phone.

Yakety Yak is happy to do a battery check on your phone and we carry both Apple Original and aftermarket batteries for all the iPhones.

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