Apple releases new iPhones every year, but you can get the most out of your existing smartphone with just a software update. Some features may be exclusive to the latest model, but a regular user can stick with the iPhone for at least three years without missing any major features.
If you have an older iPhone, here’s how to get the most out of it and make it work seamlessly with all the latest apps and services. Extend the life of your iPhone and get the most out of your Apple device by following these simple little tricks.
Always install the latest software updates
Apple is known for adding new features with software updates. Your iPhone receives at least four major iOS updates to keep your iPhone secure and up to date. With the latest iOS 16.2 update, Apple enabled 5G networks on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series.
In addition to new features, the software also provides important security fixes and fixes existing software bugs from previous builds. Therefore, we recommend that you always install the latest software updates on your iPhone to keep it working.
[設定]>[一般]>[ソフトウェア アップデート]to install the latest available iOS version on your iPhone and make sure it has at least 60% battery and a stable internet connection before attempting a software update.
Would you like to replace the battery?
I bought an iPhone a few years ago and it doesn’t last all day anymore. While this may be one of the good reasons to get a newer iPhone, replacing your iPhone’s battery at a fraction of the cost can solve the problem.
Again, to ensure genuine parts, replace your battery at an official service center. Batteries tend to deplete over time, so getting a new battery is better than getting a new iPhone.
[設定]>[バッテリー]>[バッテリーの状態と充電]and check the maximum capacity. We recommend that you replace your iPhone if the maximum battery capacity is less than 80%.
Apple charges $69 or Rs 5,699 for battery replacement for iPhone 13 and earlier models. Similarly, the company charges $99 or Rs 8,177 for battery replacement for iPhone 14 and later models.
Reset your iPhone once a year
Are you running out of storage and your iPhone feels sluggish? You may be able to fix these issues simply by factory resetting your iPhone. A factory reset removes all cache and temporary files from your device, freeing up internal storage and device resources to make your iPhone feel faster.
An Apple iPhone requires at least a few GB of internal free space to download and install software updates. Additionally, you can back up your content with Apple iCloud to free up internal storage.
[設定]>[一般]>[iPhone を転送またはリセット]>[すべてのコンテンツと設定を消去]to reset your iPhone.