IF YOU think that charging your iPhone is using a lot of power, you might be wrong.
Many of us are currently trying to cut energy consumption because it is more expensive – but your iPhone won’t get your bills up.
We’ll tell you how much it costs to charge your iPhonePhoto credit: Getty
How much does it cost to charge my iPhone?
According to research by Uswitch, it costs less than £ 5 on average to top up once a day.
An iPhone 12 Pro Max costs £ 3.14 a year to stay charged – that’s less than 1p a day and only 26p a month.
The phone uses a 20 watt charger and takes two hours and 27 minutes to get a full battery.
Uswitch uses a rate of 17.2 pence per kilowatt hour to calculate the amount.
Should I let my iPhone charge overnight?
Some people are cautious about leaving their iPhone to charge overnight because of the risk of fire.
However, if you follow safety measures, such as For example, using the correct charger and never sleeping under your pillow with it should be safe.
What you are risking, however, is ruining your phone’s battery.
That means it will need to be topped up more frequently and may need to be replaced sooner, which adds to the cost.
How else can I save money on my energy bill?
Wholesale gas prices have risen since the beginning of the year, which has weighed on the UK energy industry and brought down some suppliers.
UK households have to pay more as the energy price cap has risen to £ 1,277 and many people are looking for ways to cut their spending.
Since charging your iPhone doesn’t use a lot of power, there are better ways to cut costs and save money on your electricity bills.
For example, large kitchen appliances like dishwashers and washing machines cost more to run – but there are ways to make them cheaper.
If you have low income or benefits, you may be eligible for the Warm Home discount which will save you £ 140 on your bills over the winter months.
The Cold Weather Payment is a £ 25 grant for those receiving certain benefits when the temperature drops below zero for seven days.
Buying cheap draft shields can help trap warm air in your home and reduce the need to turn on the heater.
Using energy efficient appliances can save you annual bills, and good insulation in your home will help retain heat.
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