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How to make an iPhone last longer instead of buying a new iPhone 7

How to make an iPhone last longer instead of buying a new iPhone 7

The recent release of the iPhone 7 was met with the usual excitement brought on by Apple's latest technology. People were lined up outside Apple Stores around the country for days before they were ready for sale.

It's no wonder why the demand is high for the iPhone 7. It has an amazing dual-lens camera with optical image stability for the most amazing smartphone photos ever. It has an A10 Fusion Chip, a longer battery life and it's dust and water resistant.

Even with all the shiny new bells and whistles, do you really need to upgrade? It can be very costly since most mobile carriers have stopped offering a free upgrade when you sign a two-year contract. Here are some ideas to help make the iPhone you already have last longer.

1. Simple tricks to extend the life of your old iPhone

You could have some minor problems with your old iPhone that are just annoying and not pressing reasons to buy a new one. Here are a few ideas to solve those problems:

Always update the iOS - iOS updates are released quite frequently. Some people don't like updating the iOS because they're afraid of glitches in the newer operating system, or that they won't like how it runs.

These iOS updates are released for a reason. They're designed to keep your phone secure and operating smoothly. If your phone is running sluggishly it could be from the iOS not being updated.

To make sure your iOS is up to date, go to Settings >> General >> Software Update.

Make your old iPhone look new - A broken phone screen looks bad and makes it difficult to use. Apple charges between $100 and $150 to fix a broken screen depending on which phone you have. You can even find a do-it-yourself screen replacement kit for under $30.

A scratched or dull case could make your iPhone look unappealing. There are several inexpensive cases you can buy that will make your phone look great again. Pick one that shows off your own personal style.

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