How long does the iPhone SE battery last?

      by Phil Borges // in Phones

How long does the iPhone SE battery last? The answer to this question is a little complicated as there are many factors that influence your phone's battery life. This article will teach you and help you understand better how to get the most out of your iPhone SE's battery.

How long does the iPhone SE battery last?

The iPhone SE is an excellent phone that has many features and benefits. This is a budget-friendly alternative to Apple's flagship phones. This iPhone SE is powered by a non-removable lithium-ion battery packed with a 1,821 mAh capacity.

With the phone's sleek and stylish design, it is equipped with fast charging capabilities. The battery can charge 50% in 30 minutes if charged with an 18 watt or higher adaptor. You would want to pick up one of these if you're always on the go but don't have access to electricity at all times; they're perfect for traveling too.

One of the most important features that people look for in a phone is battery life, which can be tough to predict because it varies depending on how you use your phone and what apps are installed and are running in the background.

For iPhone SE, its battery is capable of providing power between 9 and 12 hours, but then again, it will depend on how you utilize the phone. If you play too much music, surf the Internet using WiFi a lot, and make phone calls, then your battery will last for 7-9 hours (or less). If all that's used on an average day is emailing or checking social media sites like Facebook, this would easily get through 10+ hrs of juice before needing another charge at night time. But if you are more of casual users who just use their iPhone SE for sending text messages and making calls, then the phone will last for 12 hours or more on a single charge.

How would you know when the battery of the iPhone SE is degrading?

You would know a degraded battery when the battery is no longer able to maintain its full power output, which could cause problems during times of peak consumption.

The battery percentage is dropping more frequently than normal. This usually happens when the phone's battery reaches the maximum charge full cycle. The average charging cycle is usually around 500 times before it starts to degrade. So if you notice that you charge your phone often and it does not last as long, then there's an error with the battery, and it needs to be replaced soon.

Another sign is due to old age. We all know that the phone's battery will degrade over time (no matter what). If your phone is aging (say, its age is over 4 or 5 years already), they don't hold as much charge as it used to. So the battery will last less and less until it becomes a problem for you because your phone may shut down without any warning or something like that, so replacing them is necessary before anything terrible happens. If this is the situation, then there's a high chance that your iPhone SE has an old and degraded battery.

Can you stop the phone battery from aging?

Phone batteries have natural chemical reactions that take place inside. The faster a battery is used, the more quickly it will age. Slow charging and slow discharging may help to prolong its life cycle, but there's no way to stop this from occurring completely over time. Once you've purchased your iPhone SE or any other device with a lithium-ion battery, it's important to understand that you can't stop the aging process of your device.

But there are ways you can do to prolong its life so you can still get the most out of your iPhone SE.

Here are some quick pointers that will assist prolong the life of your device: 

  • Always use the official Apple charger and USB cable for charging. 
  • Only charge your phone when needed - try not to keep it plugged in all night as this can reduce its overall lifespan. 
  • Do not use your phone while it's charging.
  • Keep the phone at room temperature and avoid extreme temperatures, hot or cold. This can affect its battery capacity as well as performance.
  • Close apps running in the background if not needed.
  • Make sure your screen brightness is properly adjusted. 
  • Keep your phone's OS up to date, as this can help improve battery life or add new features that you might find useful.

In conclusion, the iPhone SE is a fantastic device for anyone who wants an affordable and powerful smartphone. Proper usage and care are the two most important factors in ensuring your iPhone SE battery lasts as long as possible. If you start noticing any issues with your phone's battery life, consider sending your unit to an authorized Apple store for further testing and possible fixes recommendations.

About the author, Phil Borges

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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