We know how boring it can get visting the Apple Store every few weeks to purchase a new iPhone 5 Charger Cable so here are our tips and techniques to avoid breaking your cable. The original iPhone came out in 2007. Fixed with a 1400 mAh battery, the first iPhone had a modest battery capacity. It worked well for the original iPhone, especially before the popularity of iTunes, the App Store, and downloading content over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. However, over the years, the iPhone has transformed into something more than just a means to make a phone call. It has become a hub where consumers can download apps that can simplify their life, exchange picture and video messages, and tap into mobile games, digital maps, and video editing software. With the spread of high-speed 4G LTE on major cell networks, the iPhone has become a speed racer when it comes to processing incoming and outgoing data.
The backbone of the iPhone and everything that it represents is the battery, with the battery's capacity increasing with every new iPhone model. The newer Phone 6+ is fixed with a 2915 mAh battery. The effectiveness of the battery is closely tied to the charging mechanism that you use. However important, Lightning Cable care tends to be overlooked by most iPhone users. Here's how to extend the life of your iPhone cable, making sure that you enjoy the device without being interrupted by faulty cables that require constant visits to the Apple Store.
Wrap your Lightning Cable Correctly. Many times, the reason Lighting Cables tend to break, is due to misuse and abuse. Many people tend to bundle their cables together and throw them into their pockets, backpacks, and purses. Over time, this stresses the fibers inside of the wire. You start to find that it becomes harder for your iPhone to register a connected cable. Surprisingly, the way that the cable comes packaged by the manufacturers is not the recommended way for you to wrap them. The best method for packing and storing your Lightning Cable is by wrapping it into a large circle. Coil wrapping tends to be done with rope. It is done by continuously looping the cable on your palms.
Traveling with Your Cable. Traveling can potentially expose your cable to crushing air pressure, extreme temperatures that can warp the plastic covering of your Lighting Cable, as well as weight from your luggage crushing and damaging the cable. When traveling, it is best to use a case to protect your investment. It does not have to be a specialty case; a simple plastic container is appropriate for housing a cable that has been wrapped with the coil wrapping method. Try to make sure that the cables are away from personal items that may potentially leak and short circuit the wires. If you have a carry-on, then place your cables inside of it, as the passenger cabin is not exposed to the extreme ambient temperatures of your traveling luggage.
Sharp Bends are No Good. One of the best ways of destroying your lighting cable is bending them at extreme angles. The fibers in the cable work best when they are on a straight, linear path. The metal hooks and contact points will be undisturbed, allowing you to enjoy your cable for a long time. Excess bending tends to be done when you stuff your cable into your pockets.
Do not use your phone while it is charging. The area immediately after the connector is usually one of the first areas where disintegration occurs. This is because the area where the connector and the cable meet pivots whenever you connect your device. Over time, the pivot point causes the cable to break. This is exasperated when you use the iPhone when it is connected.
A Word on Using iPad Chargers on iPhone
The larger battery on the latest iPhone models usually required a longer charging period. Disgruntled consumers found that iPad chargers replenished their iPhones much faster. Even though Apple openly recommends this, it is important to understand that while it may take longer for your iPhone to charge, it is for the sake of the battery. The faster charging causes excessive heat that can not only damage the iPhone's lithium battery, but it can also disintegrate the cable over time. it is best to use iPad chargers sparingly in as-needed situations, where quick charging is needed.
Using Reinforced Cabling
In the past, iPhone has warned about using third party charging cables. With the release of IOS 7, the phone will alert you of uncertified cables. Some cables simply stopped working. If interested in a third party cable, make sure that you select one that is compatible with the newer iPhone models, as well as IOS 9.3+. Reinforced cables from authorised retailers will offer high-speed USB 2.0 data transfer, and reinforced cables that will last much longer than the original Lightning Cable.