If you ever intend to prolong the lifespan of your phone or tablet, then you need to take serious note of these basic battery tips.
If you have used your phone for quite a period then you will agree that your phone’s battery strength has deteriorated. It isn’t what it once was.
This could be caused by many factors but a recent study and observation claim how we charge our phones play a major role in reducing the strength of our phone batteries.
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As spotted by BusinessInsider, it offers a host of tips for prolonging the life of your phone:
Charge your phone little and often
We are all guilty of plugging in our phones on charge for long periods.
But the recent study reveals, this is an error. It turns out that rather juicing or charging your phone frequently and in small doses might actually be the best option for your battery’s health.
It doesn’t even really matter if you only charge up 10% – 20% as according to Battery University: “Partial charges cause no harm.”
Don’t let your phone run out before you plug it in
We are often informed that you should fully deplete your battery before you charge it.
Another misconception we have come to accept. The research states that, this habit isn’t ideal.
According to the experts, a “deep-discharge” where you run it down to a fraction of its power is actually bad for batteries and will wear them out quicker.
Be cautious of the low battery notification and avoid it at all cost if possible.
Keep Your Phone Battery Between 65% and 75%.
According to the research and observation made by the Battery University, the sweet spot is between 65% and 75% of your battery’s full charge. Your battery is much safer at this charge range.
Never fully charge your battery
Really? Yes! This one might seem very strange but it appears you need not to charge up your battery to 100%.
“That’s because modern lithium-ion batteries don’t need to fully charge, nor is it desirable to do so.”
High voltage has been revealed to stress the battery.
You Don’t Need To Remove The Charger When It’s Full.
Good News! If you choose to ignore the point above, the good news is, you don’t necessarily have to remove your phone from charge after you have hit 100%.
Battery University revealed that, the phone charging process ends as soon as you hit the 100% mark. So relax. You are not doing any extra damage by leaving it connected to your device. That being said, if you aren’t doing the battery any good by keeping it at 100% , it might be best to leave it alone overnight.
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