Let's face it, many of us are so enamored with our cellphones that we can't imagine life without them.
However, we have several phone behaviors that affect the battery life of our devices, and since long-lasting battery life is something we all want in our smartphones, we need to change some habits.
Our smartphone batteries last roughly 7- 8 hours on average, and the following strategies can help you extend the life of your battery.
1. Always charge to 80%: Depending on your phone usage, 80% is adequate to get you through the day. Going above 80% can cause your battery to overheat, shortening its life.
2. Avoid continual charging: It's not a good idea to keep putting your phone in to charge it all the time; at the very least, let the battery drain to around 20% before plugging it in. Unnecessary and frequent recharges, according to studies, reduce the battery's longevity.
3. Charge your smartphone with the original charger: We sometimes replace the original charger of our phone with duplicates due to forgetfulness, carelessness, or a busy schedule, and this action has an impact on battery performance. Check the output voltage (V) and current of a new charger before using it (Ampere).
4. Avoid fast chargers: While we all want our phones to charge as soon as possible, fast chargers may not be the best option for the overall health of your battery. Fast chargers degrade your battery over time because they use higher voltage, which causes it to overheat.
5. Don't charge your phone overnight: Resist the urge to leave your phone plugged in overnight because it shortens the battery's life and causes your phone to overheat.
6. Third-party battery apps: While many third-party apps claim to extend the battery life of Android devices, the truth is that they just increase the strain on the device, forcing it to use more battery power.
7. Flip your phone over while charging: Phones get slightly warm while charging, and having a protective case on can slow down heat dissipation, so flip your phone over while charging.
8. Avoid gaming: If you're a player, you might want to cut back on your smartphone gaming because it drains your power. Furthermore, gaming while charging can lead to overheating.
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