There is no doubt that iPhones are a great investment and worth the money. However, just like any other gadget, iPhones can have minor issues that can affect the overall functionality of the system. With age, few features can become less responsive or inaccurate and take their toll on certain apps. Fortunately, iPhone’ settings allow you to make the device work as you want it to.
Calibration is one way of making your iPhone work as you expect it to. Calibration applies to only a few iPhone features, but rest assured, it works as a great troubleshooting technique. You can calibrate iPhone’ brightness, battery and motion sensors if you think they aren’t as accurate or responsive as they once used to be. Here is how to calibrate these features:
Calibrate iPhone’ Screen Brightness:
You may have encountered the issue where you experienced that iPhone’s Auto-Brightness sensor isn’t working properly. The reason why this happens is that Auto-Brightness adjusts partly based on where you had the value set when you first enabled the feature. To recalibrate, you need to:
1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the option General.
3. Now hit the option Accessibility.
4. Locate the option Display Accommodations and tap on it.
5. Locate the option Auto-Brightness and disable it.
6. Relocate the iPhone in a dark room and manually adjust the brightness to the lowest point.
7. Now revisit the Display Accommodations and enable the option Auto-Brightness.
8. Take the iPhone to a brighter room and you will see the screen brightness calibrated properly.
Calibrate iPhone’ Battery:
Many iPhone users do not even know that they can calibrate the phone’ battery. Sure, it won’t enhance the battery performance, but calibration will address how the phone monitors and reports the percentage of remaining battery power. You will need to do it if you think that the iPhone’ battery indicator isn’t showing the accurate readings. This is a very common issue and hence it is recommended that users should try it at least once. Here is how to do it:
1. Fully drain your battery to the point where your iPhone switches off automatically.
2. Do not put your iPhone on charge for 7-8 hours or overnight so the battery can get fully drained. Remember, iPhone getting switched off isn’t a full drained circle.
3. After the aforementioned duration, put your iPhone on charging. Do not unplug it even after it reaches 100%. Keep it on charging a bit longer than usual.
4. Reboot the phone, then perform a force restart. It varies as per different iPhone models so check how to force restart your specific model.
5. Once done, you will see the battery indicator working fine. Again, you don’t have to wait for battery-related issues’ happening to calibrate it. You can do it anytime you want as it is completely safe.
Calibrate iPhone’ Motion Sensors:
As you may know, most iOS apps use the iPhone’s motion sensor, its accelerometer, and its compass. Any problem with any of these features means that the apps won’t function as they should. You would think about tens of troubleshooting techniques but hardly anyone opts for calibration. Your iPhone allows you to recalibrate these features as long as your Location Services are enabled. Here is what you need to do:
1. Launch the Settings on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the option Privacy.
3. Choose the option Location Services.
4. Scroll down, locate the option System Services and tap on it.
5. Locate the options Compass Calibration and Motion Calibration & Distance and toggle them on.
6. Now, your iPhone will use your location data to ensure your gyroscope, GPS, compass, and accelerometer are working properly.
Note: Old iOS users may have to opt for a different method. All they will need to do is to open the Compass app and engage in a little mini-game that requires you to roll a red ball around a circle. Doing this will automatically recalibrate the Compass and motion sensors.
Conclusively, Calibration is one easy technique of troubleshooting a few issues but surprisingly enough, not many iPhone users utilize it to their advantage. It is always good to opt for Calibration when apps aren’t working properly, or your battery indicator isn’t working fine.