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Apple Just Busted The Biggest Myth About Saving Your iPhone's Battery Life

A lot has been spoken loud about fighting the battery issues on your iPhone. There have been device charging hacks, uninstalling the Flashlight app and even getting rid of default apps. There have been a lot of myths getting strangely promoted about saving the iPhone's battery life and making it stay longer.

Well, Apple has just busted the most common yet ridiculously popular iPhone battery life hack and here's what they have to say:         

Apple Just Busted The Biggest Myth About Saving Your iPhone's Battery Life

Apple Just Busted The Biggest Myth About Saving Your iPhone's Battery Life

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'Closing unused apps on an iPhone won't improve its battery life'

'Closing unused apps on an iPhone won't improve its battery life'

Yes, I said that.

Yes, I said that.

Swiping apps off the screen and opening up the multitasking window isn't helping your phone to save its battery

Swiping apps off the screen and opening up the multitasking window isn't helping your phone to save its battery

An Apple user mailed CEO Tim Cook asking...

An Apple user mailed CEO Tim Cook asking...

"Do you quit your iOS multitasking apps frequently and is this necessary for battery life?"

Craig Federighi, the head of software development at Apple replied..

Craig Federighi, the head of software development at Apple replied..

"No and No. :-)"

The myth of closing unused apps has been quite popular for a long time

The myth of closing unused apps has been quite popular for a long time

In fact, it was supported by many reputable publications as well.

Former Apple technician and Martiancraft CEO Kyle Richter has given a brilliant explanation about the myth:

Former Apple technician and Martiancraft CEO Kyle Richter has given a brilliant explanation about the myth:

"Many people think that force-quitting these apps will at the very least do no harm since "they aren't running anyways." The logic of "...you might as well quit, just in case" comes into play..."

'The very process of quitting an app will use up a measurable amount of battery life'

'The very process of quitting an app will use up a measurable amount of battery life'

He continues, "The very process of quitting an app will use up a measurable amount of battery life. There are times when the device may need those resources and it will quit the app on your behalf, which will drain the battery in the same fashion. However, modern smartphones have an abundance of memory and you would be surprised how often an app can just stay suspended forever. This is doubly true for any app that you are frequently launching and using, these apps in all likelihood will never need to be closed and the repetitive exiting and relaunching can have a very noticeable toll on your battery life."

The next time you need an Apple product myth busted, try dropping Tim Cook a mail!

The next time you need an Apple product myth busted, try dropping Tim Cook a mail!

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