Battery life is the number one complaint when it comes to iPhone user satisfaction. More worrisome is the fact that the iPhone 6S actually has a lower battery capacity than the iPhone 6 (though聽reports say that the battery life is supposedly 鈥渋dentical to its predecessor.鈥) If only the hydrogen battery that charges your phone for a whole week were already a thing!

While there鈥檚 nothing you can do about Apple鈥檚 (or any other smartphone company鈥檚) preset limitations for your battery, there are things you can do that can seriously harm your battery life. One of the most common聽atrocities people commit against their smartphones (be it Android, iPhone or whatever you fancy) is leaving the phone plugged in when your phone is already聽fully charged.聽


Don鈥檛 do this. The reason why this is detrimental to you battery life, according to the folks at聽Tech Insider, is because the lithium ion batteries in our smart gadgets are in high 鈥渟tress鈥 mode when plugged into a power source. Charging your phone for extended periods 鈥攍eaving it plugged in well after you鈥檝e charged to 100 percent 鈥 will actually wear out the tech inside your battery over time. The analogy they use聽from Battery University聽is to think of charging your phone like 鈥渇lexing muscles.鈥 You need to unplug it, because that鈥檚 like聽鈥渞elaxing the muscles after strenuous exercise.鈥

To continue the analogy, interval training can be a more effective workout than extended exercise. Try charging your phone in shorter 鈥渂ursts鈥 of time, and they would even advise avoiding charging your battery in full if at all possible. According to Battery University, high voltage actually runs down your battery.

We all have a serious聽phobia of our phones dying during the day, but try this out. Perhaps with this trick, your battery could last for聽*more* than a day.

Hey, it鈥檚 okay to dream.

Have any other battery-saving hacks?聽Tell us in the comments below!

(h/t Tech Insider)聽