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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Batteries Only Last a Few Years

It’s the final edition of Battery Myths, so we’re doing something special: We’re covering something that’s only kind of a myth. Realistically, batteries won’t last forever. Nowadays, it seems like everybody is constantly upgrading their device because their battery seems

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Dropping Your Battery to 0%

This round of Battery Myths debunks the idea that you should always let your battery drop to 0%. While this may have worked well for older batteries, it shortens the lifespan of modern Lithium-ion batteries. Plus, letting your phone shut

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How To Save Your Phone Battery

It’s extremely annoying and even dangerous to have your phone die on you. But these days, it seems like battery life is just getting shorter and shorter. With this in mind, here are a few tricks to help preserve battery

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Charging Your Phone Overnight

In this edition of Battery Myths, we’ll discuss what really happens when you plug your phone in overnight. You may have heard that charging your phone overnight can cause your battery to “overload.” Basically – no. Your phone is smart

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – The App Switcher

Welcome to Battery Myths, a new series of tech tips from ITS about how your phone’s battery REALLY works. This first part debunks the idea that closing apps from the app switcher preserves battery power. The app switcher is the

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Tech Tip: How Slow Is Your iPhone?

Given the recent controversy surrounding Apple’s practice of slowing down old iPhones to preserve battery life, you may be wondering if your phone was affected. Fortunately, this is easy to test with the website SlowApple. Note: you must have low

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Tech Tip: How to Save Your MacBook Battery

Does your MacBook battery just not seem to be lasting as long as it used to? Part of this could be deterioration with age, but Apple also includes built-in ways to analyze battery usage and detect programs that are particularly

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