The science of managing your phone battery

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The battery is one of the most important components of your mobile phone. Without the battery, nothing else works in the phone. Every mobile user is anxious about having enough energy stored in their mobile phone to enable them power up the phone and use it each time as they want. Understanding how the battery works is the key to effectively managing it and making the most of it.

Modern mobile phones use lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable batteries for storing electrical energy. These are more reliable and longer-lasting, than previous battery technologies.

Here are some useful strategies for extending your phone’s battery capacity:

Keep a median battery range

By limiting how much we discharge our mobile phone batteries, we can extend their lifespan. The chemical reactions inside lithium-ion batteries are more comfortable with shorter charges and discharges, rather than being drained all the way down. Avoid that 0% battery mark as much as possible. Keeping your phone between 50 percent and 80 percent seems to be the best practice to extending your battery life.

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Avoid fast charging the battery

In recent times, smartphones are built to support certain fast charging technologies. This feature is not present in every smartphone. There are many fast chargers in the market today that can charge a 4,000mAh capacity battery in less than one hour. While this can save time when we are in rush, continuous charging at such high current can reduce the capacity of the battery in the long run, if your smartphone does not support fast charging out of the box. Charging with the normal ‘recommended’ voltage for an extended time is the best for promoting the health of your battery.

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Avoid extremes of heat and extreme cold

The lithium-ion batteries inside your phone really can’t stand extreme temperatures. The battery works better between 0℃ and 45℃. Phones should be kept out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods and avoid putting in places where the temperature is likely to rise extremely, like in a locked-up vehicle.

Adjust your phone’s settings

These simple software and hardware strategies can help to improve the battery life.

  • Reduce screen brightness. The easiest way to conserve battery life while maintaining full function is to reduce the brightness of the screen. The display on your phone is one of the biggest draws on the device’s battery.
  • Turn off wifi and GPS Location: When the wifi is turned on, it constantly searches for wifi signal in the background and this can drain off your battery after some period of time. The GPS location service is another battery consuming hardware on your device. Turn it off when not in use.
  • Switch to a lower speed connection: The 4G modem on your phone delivers a high speed internet connection but its toll on the battery is very much. It heats up the phone and uses your stored energy when connected. To save some power, switch to a lower speed connection like 3G for some period of time.
  • Turn on smart battery mode: The battery saver mode or smart battery mode helps to conserve your battery energy by reducing the phone performance when full feature is not required. For example, it can adjust processor speed, set screen brightness, limit vibrations and other hardware adjustment to reduce energy consumption.
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Enhancing your phone’s battery usability requires a combination of limiting the use of power-hungry hardware and software. By adopting these simple strategies, users can extend their battery life by more than 40% in any given day while maintaining a more consistent battery capacity throughout the lifetime of the device.

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