No doubt, Apple's iPhones are a powerful personal device and they are also the most popular smartphone in the world. But are you handling the device to its full potential?
While not so long ago when iPhone was first introduced it was a simple device and could be mastered easily. However, with the proliferation of technology and continuous hardware and software upgrades, the iPhone has become a complicated device.
If you are an Apple fan you will know. Putting that aside, today it has become a tough task to master the latest iPhones. As such, iPhone users are bound to make mistakes when using their devices time and again.
Maybe it's because we have less information about the device or just that Apple iPhones have a lot of functionality that we don't know how to use them.
It's time to put and end to these mistakes. So here are 6 common mistakes that people generally make everyday on their iPhones.
Using an Unofficial Charger
At times when we lose our phone chargers, we may find ourselves in the market for a new phone charger. We browse through sites online and find dozens of nameless companies offering to sell chargers and at a cheap price. Apple's official charger, on the other hand, cost a lot.
So if you think you are saving some bucks buying the fake Apple charger, think again! Buying an official Apple charger may be by far your safest bet. Some cheap chargers have been known to damage your phone, and even start a fire.
Failing to Create Backup Data
Many people fail to create a backup for their data. As such, we cannot predict when a disaster will strike and then we can lose access to our phone. Besides, iPhones could be stolen, lost, damaged, or you might have left it at someone's party.
So wouldn't it be good if you turned on the new device to find everything exactly how it was? If you back up your iPhone regularly, you won't lose anything if something happens to it.
You could enable automatic iCloud backups in Settings. Apple gives 5GB of storage for free. You also can plug your phone into the computer and back it up through iTunes.
You might have noticed that when you install a new app, it asks permission to access your device and some other features. Most of the times a pop up will emerge asking you to turn on notifications for the app. While you may agree to all of these app requests, but importantly, you should say no to notifications.
Why you need to turn it off, it's because notifications can be minor annoyances that buzz to get your attention. They might be useful for things like messaging apps on the other hand but for most apps like games, weather, and nearly everything else, notifications aren't worth the disturbance.
Enabling Passcode and/or Touch ID
Many people fail to or they don't enable a passcode or touch ID on their phones. Well, some may consider it an annoying task to unlock the device but if you lose your phone and it's unprotected, all kinds of sensitive information are readily available to whoever finds it.
So it's best to make sure that you enable a passcode and/or Touch ID.
The App and Battery Myth
There have been many misconceptions about how you can save battery life by double-tapping the home button and manually closing out of all of your apps. However, this smartphone battery myth is very much false.
If you didn't know closing your apps actually makes the battery work harder. How? Once you close the app you have to open it again and each time you open the app because the phone has to boot it from scratch rather than pulling it out of suspended animation, it uses more battery power.
Nonetheless, Apple has made iOS smart enough that it can maximize the iPhone's battery life better. So you need to stop manually closing out of apps and leave that job to the phone itself.
Germs on Your iPhone
Well, having internet access in the bathroom has become a marvelous luxury that technology has bestowed upon us. But did you know that smartphones are often times tested positively for germs and bacteria! It has been said that they carry more germs than a toilet seat.
So make sure to take a disinfectant or an alcohol wipe for your iPhone screen and buttons, and clean it every once in a while.
So now that you know the mistakes, by avoiding these errors you can make the most out of your device and at the same time keep yourself healthy.