All things degrade overtime but with proper care and consideration you can slow this process down. Apple uses lithium-ion batteries with all iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPods. These batteries degrade slightly with each charging cycle, but what is one sure-fire way to prolong your batteries life? The 20-80% rule.
What is the 20-80% rule?
Keep your devices charged between 20-80%.
Now, this is easier said than done but makes the biggest difference in how long your batteries last. Why? Charging your iPhone from 0-20 or 80-100% needs to maintain a very high voltage that puts massive strain on the battery. Consistently giving your phone boosts of power throughout the day to maintain 20-80% will guarantee extending your batteries life.
With iOS 13 and later, Optimised Battery Charging (Settings>Battery> Battery Health) is designed to reduce the wear on your battery and improve its lifespan by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged. When the feature is enabled, your iPhone should delay charging past 80% in certain situations, depending on Location Services that tell the phone when it is at home or work (when you are less likely to need a full charge) compared to when you are travelling.
While there is a convenience factor and peace of mind gained from having your iPhone, Apple Watch, and Airpods charged to 100%, consider the longevity of your devices. These devices are absolute essentials in our moderns lives and by protecting the batteries you get more out of your investment in them.
Luckily, Qi and MagSafe wireless chargers provide an easy way to practice the 20-80% rule. Having an all-in-one wireless charger at your desk, nightstand, office, or living room allows you to simply place your devices to top up the power throughout your day. So now all iPhone 8-13 users even with the Maxes, Pros, and Minis can benefit from an organized space and prolonged battery life with our wireless chargers - Check out your options here.