Style

The One Thing You Should Never Do To Your iPhone Charger

November 30, 2016 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Style

iPhone cords are pretty sturdy suckers that can withstand a lot of abuse. But, no matter how diligent a smartphone owner you consider yourself, there’s a decent chance you’ve encountered one or more broken or frayed charger cables in your lifetime. Maybe you’ve even considered wrapping the cord with electrical tape to extend its life by a few days (cough, hours if you’re lucky).

The best thing you can do is make peace with your broken cord and head over to the Apple store to invest in a new one. But, after you unwrap your new cord, there’s one thing you should never do if your goal is to keep this charger cable around for longer than a few months: keep abusing it or not properly caring for it.

Let me explain. An iPhone charger cable can only withstand so many of our impatient attempts to toss it into a purse and get on with our lives before it decides to rebel against us. We’re all guilty of haphazardly wrapping the cord into some semblance of a circle, throwing it into a bag, and stacking a wallet, laptop, phone, and six-pound hardcover book on top of the cable. Likewise, many of us have bent our cables by charging our computers, using them, and not being vigilant about how the cable is positioned. Over time, these two habits add up to a cord that becomes frayed, split, and totally defective.

So, once you get your hands on a brand-new cord, don’t plug it into any old outlet behind a dresser and assume it isn’t bending. And, when storing your cord for travel, be sure to loop it around in a circle. If it’s perfectly smooth, you can rest easy knowing it’s ready to be thrown (gently) into your purse.

For more tech tips, check out Why sleeping next to your iPhone is dangerous to your health and This is why you should only use an Apple charger with an iPhone

[Photo: Shutterstock]

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

Every Woman Should Own This Super Cozy Sweater--Get One While It's On Sale

October 12, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get one in every color.

Fashion

The One Jacket Trend You’re Going To See Everywhere This Fall--It's So Chic!

October 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We love this trend!

Fashion

The $19 Top You Need To Buy At Anthropologie Before It’s Too Late

October 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so cheap!

Fashion

The Bizarre ‘Grandma’ Top Trend Is Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Fall

October 10, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's a fall wardrobe staple!

Fashion

This Bralette Is SO Comfortable It's Almost Always Sold Out

October 10, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Grab one ASAP

Fashion

Psst! Here's Where To Get A Pair Of "Cool Girl" Nike Sneakers For Just $40

October 9, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Better be quick!

Fashion

This $10 Cardigan Is Crazy Popular On Amazon

October 9, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It has great reviews!

Fashion

We Didn’t Think They Made Shoes Like THIS—But They’re Selling Out At Nordstrom!

October 8, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're super unique.

Fashion

This Bra Is Crazy Popular Because It's Super Pretty *And* Comfortable

October 6, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You NEED this bra!

Fashion

These $29 Leggings Will Make Your Legs Looks *Incredible*

October 6, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get a pair ASAP!

Fashion

This Bralette Is SO Comfortable It's Almost Always Sold Out

I'm sure that most of us woman can agree ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS