Typically a smartphone battery lasts for 3-4 years, in terms of charging, many companies claim that the batteries of their gadgets can be charged 10,000 times. We normally don’t use our gadgets such as smart phones and tablets for such a long time and before their batteries give up on us, we discard them and move on to improved versions. Nonetheless, if you prefer to stick to a single smartphone for many years, you would like to increase the lifespan of the battery so that you don’t have to replace it.
But why try to increase the lifespan of your smartphone battery? There are some couple of good reasons. One is, a battery can be expensive. Second, suppose your phone is outdated, that is you don’t purchase a new smart phone for a few years, then there is a great chance that you won’t be able to get a matching battery for it. Some extra reasons can be such as, you may run out of battery juice at a very critical moment so it should be healthy for as long as you can manage. Besides, the more wear and tear it goes through, less time it works for on a charge. These are a few things you can do to increase the lifespan of your smartphone battery:
Don’t repeatedly let your charge drop to zero level
Preferably you should keep your battery charged more than 50% all the time. Contrary to what people used to believe, you shouldn’t always let your battery run it’s full course before you put it on charge. This causes unnecessary strain and it harms your battery. Charge your battery whenever you can even if it still has more than 50% charge. Ideally, your phone battery should be charged between the range of 40% and 80%.
Can repeated the charging harm your battery? Using your battery to its full consumption is more harmful than charging it again and again.
On the other hand, don’t let it keep charging because this overheats your battery. These days some smart phones come with battery chargers that automatically shut off the moment your battery is fully charged; ask your company if they have one.
Keep your smartphone battery cool
There are many reasons your smart phone battery overheats, like being exposed to hot sun and whether, putting the gadget on the car engine, using it in the kitchen, constantly running resource-hungry apps and games, and such. In fact, overheating can be the worst enemy of your battery.
Use the entire charge at least once a month
Contrary to what I have written above, at least once a month you should use up complete charge of your smartphone battery so that it gets to recalibrate itself. Of course it shouldn’t be done repeatedly because then it can strain your battery, but once a month is fine.
Switch off your smart phone whenever you can
Not going to use your smart phone for a couple of hours because there is no connection? Are you going to sleep and hence going to put your phone on silence? When you are absolutely not going to use your smart phone to the extent of putting it on silence and keeping it stashed away, it is better to switch it off so that your battery gets some respite.