We live in a world where everyone wants to believe in urban legends. They’re exciting and give us something to talk about when conversations run dry. Unfortunately, there is only one little problem you have to worry about. Nearly every one of these myths you hear is completely untrue.
It’s fun sharing stories with your friends, but it isn’t as nice when they actually begin to affect your life. This happens a lot with people who own an iPhone. There are lots of myths floating about regarding this magical device, so let’s put them to bed for good.
Bluetooth Will Zap Your Battery
This one was actually true once upon a time. If you enabled Bluetooth on your phone the battery would be drained a lot quicker. It meant people would only switch it on when they needed to use it.
You’ll find the Bluetooth technology they use in iPhones these days is much better. You could leave it on all the time and it would have little effect on your battery life if it’s not being used.
Close Your Background Apps
Due to the fact Apple allows you to have apps running in the background, users assume it’s going to affect the battery life on their phone. When you think about it logically it’s hard to see how it wouldn’t.
You’re forgetting one important thing, which is that Apple are a very smart company. They’ve purposefully designed their phones to limit what background apps can do, so if you have a battery problem it’s coming from somewhere else.
Drying Your iPhone In Rice
How would you go about repairing a water damaged iPhone? People say you should bury it in rice because it will absorb all the water. The part about rice absorbing water isn’t a myth and it will work.
The real myth that will cause you pain is burying your iPhone in rice to begin with. Think about how delicate your phone is. Now think about all those particles the rice is going to leave behind to cause damage.
Don’t Charge Your Phone Overnight
You’ll usually hear this myth more than the one about letting your battery run out before recharging it. Both are based on old batteries, so bad things would happen in the past when you charged your phone overnight.
It wouldn’t overcharge the battery, but it would not know when to stop and eventually the maximum charge wouldn’t last as long over time. Nowadays iPhones know when to stop drawing electricity from the mains.
Higher Specs Are Always Better
When it comes to phones size doesn’t really matter. It is how you use it that counts. When companies have lots of RAM or more megapixels it’s sometimes a marketing gimmick to get consumers to buy their product.
For example, an iPhone could be faster than a Samsung phone even though the latter has more RAM, which their fans will love bragging about. Fortunately it’s not always the case, especially when it comes to Apple.
Automatic Brightness Saves Power
Your automatic brightness setting allows your phone to adjust the brightness of the screen depending on the environment you’re in. Although it might have its uses, saving you power isn’t one of them.
When this is switched on your CPU will be pinged multiple times throughout the day. How many times are you in environments where the light changes? This will hurt your battery life more than always having a bright screen.
Only Use The Official Phone Charger
This only really affects Apple users in most cases. People are scared to use anything except the official phone chargers because they’ve been led to believe anything else will damage their phone.
This is only partly true, so don’t worry if you’re abroad and you need to find a replacement in a hurry. A non-official charger will only damage your phone if you buy a cheap knock-off, but good quality ones are okay.
Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
How many of these myths have you already busted yourself? If you’re aware of everything we’ve talked about today you’re in the minority. People actually believe these myths, which you can see will have a negative impact on their lives even if it’s only in a small way.