In this article, I will talk about 15 popular mistakes that a huge number of Apple smartphone owners make. And with which they regularly contact the service center. I am sure that you know about most of these errors, but it is worth repeating the theory.
And for beginners, these tips will definitely be useful and save a lot of nerves, money (for contacting the service) and time.
Popular Mistakes When Using iPhone
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Don’t take care of free space
It sounds kind of trite, but if you shoot a lot of photo or video content, use social networks, then there is a chance that one day the memory will be completely full and the iPhone will stop loading .
This is a very popular problem, especially on models with a minimum amount of memory, which is very quickly clogged with the cache of instant messengers, Instagram (banned in the Russian Federation), Telegram and other temporary application data.
The recommended minimum for the normal operation of the iPhone is 1 GB . So if you do not upload photos to the cloud, then periodically check how much free space is left and what the memory is doing.
If the memory runs out, then there is a very high chance that the iPhone will hang on the Apple and it will have to be completely erased.
Of course, no data will remain on it.
Do not back up
How much important and unique data is stored in your smartphone? Holiday photos, memorable moments and work contacts, important notes. And what if all this disappears in one moment, as if at the snap of a finger?
This is exactly the situation faced by smartphone owners who do not backup their iPhone. Yes, the iPhone is a very reliable smartphone, but situations are different: it can be stolen, it can fall or drown, or it simply stops loading due to a firmware glitch.
I highly recommend either making a backup in iCloud, or synchronizing photos with some cloud service (Google Drive, Dropbox, Yandex DIsk), or simply connecting your iPhone to a computer and making a manual backup.
The last method is completely free, without registration and sms.
Do not use protective glasses and cases
Smartphones with glass on both sides are a trend and an opportunity to sell such a device to us at a higher price. After all, these are premium materials, and not some cheap plastic in the state employee from Xiaomi.
But all this beauty survives a meeting with hard surfaces very badly. Yes, all sorts of Ceramic Shield, Gorilla Glass are becoming stronger every year, but even the most modern technologies do not allow you to make a protected glass that is 100% resistant to drops and scratches.
To keep the appearance of the smartphone in perfect condition for as long as possible, to avoid expensive repairs, and then sell it at a higher price, I advise you to use protective glasses and covers.
But do not overpay for super premium glasses. Buy an ordinary glass for 500 rubles, and choose a case to your taste, depending on the use cases.
Rely on screen protectors and cases
Even if your iPhone is wrapped in the most reliable “anti-vandal” case and super durable glass, then you should not try your luck and once again drop it on the pavement.
In addition to the obvious problems that can occur from a fall, such as scratches or broken case glass, there is a high chance of internal damage to the display or motherboard . Since modern models use thinner matrices and more environmentally friendly materials for soldering.
Do not follow the temperature
Did you know that the iPhone was originally designed and designed to operate in the temperature range from 0 to 35 degrees. It is especially risky to use a smartphone at temperatures above 35 degrees.
At the same time, many owners ignore these recommendations and often leave the iPhone in the sun or in a closed car in the summer, where the temperature is significantly higher than recommended by the manufacturer.
In most cases, short-term overheating or strong cooling will not lead to any unfortunate consequences, and the smartphone electronics will forcibly turn off the device to save the filling.
But if done regularly, such operating conditions will cause premature battery wear or even damage to internal components or the screen.
Charge your iPhone with bad adapters
Don’t buy cheap chargers for your iPhone. It is hard to find a power adapter bundled with new smartphones. It is not necessary to buy an original cube, for modern iPhones, any Power Delivery-enabled charger is suitable , which will provide not only fast charging, but also will not damage the battery or motherboard power circuits.
I strongly advise against using cheap noname adapters or models from unknown brands.
Specially discharge the battery to zero
Nothing fatal will happen if the phone is simply completely discharged, since the electronics control this process, but deliberately bringing the smartphone to shutdown all the time is a bad idea.
There is nothing wrong with private refueling of the battery. If you see that you don’t have enough charge until the end of the day, then you can put your smartphone on charge for a short time – this is completely normal.
Worrying too much about battery capacity
Many owners get too hung up on the maximum capacity value in the settings, but this is absolutely not necessary. Accept the fact that sooner or later your iPhone battery will need to be replaced , and there is no way you can avoid it.
Of course, this process can be significantly slowed down . Use your smartphone as you like and follow the recommendations whenever possible, then the battery will simply last longer.
Swim with an iPhone without a protective case
Most iPhone models are waterproof. But iPhones are sinking – and that’s a fact.
So if you can’t live without photographing fish underwater, I strongly advise you to buy a special protective case for this purpose.
In addition, on Apple’s Instagram (banned in the Russian Federation), under each photo taken under water, it is indicated that a special protective case was used for shooting.
Such is the moisture protection.
Do not clean meshes, speakers and charging port
The most popular calls to the service are associated with quiet speakers or with a charging cable that needs to be pressed in order for the smartphone to charge .
Do you know what this behavior of the cable is connected with? With dust from your pockets.
And the speaker grids are very often clogged with dust, small specks, cosmetics or something similar, which leads to a significant decrease in the volume of these speakers.
So periodically carry out preventive cleaning of the grids and the charging port. You can use an ordinary clean and dry toothbrush, and if the port is dirty, a simple toothpick will help.
Use a simple password
You have no idea how many iPhone owners use the password 1111, 1234 or 0000. Cool protection, isn’t it?
But these are the first combinations of passwords that crooks or someone who wants to access your data will check.
Quite a lot is tied to the main unlock password in smartphones, since by unlocking the device, you can access not only your photos, but also a keychain with all other passwords. But this is already a problem.
Store all passwords in Notes
Do you store passwords for all accounts in Notes? Imagine the situation: something happened to your iPhone or firmware, or the children entered the screen password many times and locked the phone.
Yes, it will have to be erased completely, but it’s good that there was a backup in iCloud. All you need to do is enter your Apple ID password, and everything will be as before. Only now the password was written in the Notes on the phone, from which all data was completely deleted .
Do you think it’s a fictional situation? No, a huge number of owners keep all their passwords in Notes, which is of course convenient. But if something happens to the iPhone, then you will no longer have access to these Notes.
Don’t do this and don’t forget your iCloud password.
Buy an iPhone with a lot of storage
When choosing a new iPhone, many choose versions with a 512 GB drive or more. So to speak, “with a margin for the future.” If you take a lot of photos or videos, then there may be a certain sense in this, but what then is the mistake?
The mistake is that storing all your 500 GB of photos only on your smartphone is a very bad idea. If you lose your device or if something happens to it, you will lose all your precious files, so it’s safer to turn on photo sync to iCloud, Google Photos, Yandex Disk, Dropbox, MailRu, or some other service.
If you do such an upload to the cloud, then it is absolutely not necessary to overpay for a large amount of memory in the device. In most cases, 128 or 256 GB of iPhone storage will be enough.
Forget about subscriptions
Have you ever read the license agreement that some program or Apple itself offers you. The same thing happens with paid subscriptions that offer various applications from the AppStore.
We downloaded this application, read something about the trial period of 7 days, got premium access, and on the 8th day we charged 5000 rubles. This happens regularly.
How to cancel a subscription and get a refund? Go toSettings – iCloud – Media & Purchases – Purchase History. Select the desired order – Report a problem.
The Apple website opens, request a refund, select a reason and click Next. If very little time has passed, and the order is not yet displayed in the purchase history, then wait a couple of hours or until tomorrow – the return procedure will become available.
It is undesirable to do such a trick regularly, but everything can be corrected to correct random errors.
Close all applications
Closing all apps to save battery is one of the most popular myths that came to the iPhone with Android.
It consists in the need to unload all applications so that the smartphone works faster and consumes less battery power. Only now, not many people know that the effect of such a ritual will be completely opposite.
When you minimize an app, it goes into background status, and then the status is Stopped. In this state, it does not consume system resources, but allows the application to quickly become active in case of need when you reopen it.
But if you regularly close them completely, then the system will need more resources to fully load the application, so you don’t need to do this at all.
Above all the popular mistakes when using iPhone.