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Top 5 tips to improve your smartphone’s battery life

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Smartphone lithium-ion batteries degrade with time.  In this article, you will learn how to extend your phone’s battery life…

Lithium-ion batteries in smartphones can degrade over time due to their chemical composition. This battery life loss is directly tied to smartphone usage. However, software developments have allowed smartphone manufacturers to halt this process, extending battery life and regular use.

Let’s explore several popular strategies to preserve your mobile device’s battery capacity and boost its everyday performance. Charge cycles affect your battery’s longevity. Fewer charge cycles should extend battery life. This principle underpins most of the following suggestions.
Avoid extreme weather.

Apple warns against using your phone in extreme heat or cold since it can drain the battery. Heat can damage lithium-ion batteries, drain power, and accelerate battery failure. Avoid using your phone in direct sunlight or extreme heat. Extreme cold might temporarily shorten battery life, but returning to ideal temperatures should restore normal function, albeit with long-term damage.
While charging, remove cases

Bulky phone cases can overheat and limit charging efficiency. To charge safely and efficiently, remove your phone case, especially during fast charging.

This function on some smartphones restricts battery charging to 80% while plugged in and not in use. Based on your usage, it recharges the battery, decreasing wear. Find this setting in device settings.
Avoid deep battery discharge.

It’s time to stop draining and charging your smartphone to 100%. Practices like this accelerate battery deterioration. To reduce battery stress, plug it in and charge it to 75-80% when it drops below 25%.

These strategies can extend your smartphone’s battery life without affecting its health: If you don’t need 5G speeds, use 4G LTE for mobile data to save power. If supported, set your screen to 60Hz and lower resolution to save battery. Restrict background power-hungry apps in settings to save battery.

These tips will help you maintain your smartphone’s battery and lifespan.

Conclusion 

Smartphone lithium-ion batteries degrade over time due to their chemical qualities, which are directly related to usage. Modern technology, especially software, has allowed manufacturers to slow this process, improving battery life and daily use. Escape adverse weather, remove cases while charging, enable ‘Optimized Battery Charging’, avoid deep battery discharge, and optimize your device for battery life to conserve battery capacity. Batteries can lose power and be damaged by extreme temperatures. ‘Optimized Battery Charging’ restricts battery charge to 80% while the device is plugged in and not in use, refilling the rest based on usage patterns. Switching to 4G LTE, tweaking screen settings, and recognizing power-hungry apps can extend battery life.

Nitin Gohil

A Mumbai-based tech professional with a passion for writing about his field: through his columns and blogs, he loves exploring and sharing insights on the latest trends, innovations, and challenges in technology, designing and integrating marketing communication strategies, client management, and analytics. His favourite quote is, "Let's dive into the fascinating world of tech together."

Nitin Gohil
Nitin Gohil
A Mumbai-based tech professional with a passion for writing about his field: through his columns and blogs, he loves exploring and sharing insights on the latest trends, innovations, and challenges in technology, designing and integrating marketing communication strategies, client management, and analytics. His favourite quote is, "Let's dive into the fascinating world of tech together."

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