5 Simple Ways to Increase the Lifespan of Your Cell Phone Battery
August 21 2015
Your cell phone battery only has a certain number of discharges in it – but this isn’t a static number. The better care you take of your battery, the longer it will last. We’ve all been there: our batteries are no longer holding a charge as long as they once did, and recharging seems to take longer than ever before. Your battery doesn’t have to go kaput after a year. Here are five practical ways you can increase the lifespan of your cell phone battery.
1. Perform shallow discharges
The idea that your phone remembers how often or how long you discharged your battery is a myth. However, draining them too frequently will significantly diminish their overall lifespan. Experts agree that you should stick between 40 – 80% power when possible.
2. Don’t fully charge too often
At Battery Bob we see it all the time: customers who leave their phones plugged in as a default. If they’re not on the go, their phones are plugged in. While this may make you feel that you’re ahead of the game, that your phone will always be ready for use no matter when you leave, the reality is that this overcharging could be a key culprit in your cell phone battery not lasting as long as it should.
3. Do a full discharge once a month
While you do want to make sure you’re not constantly fully discharging your phone, you also want to make sure you’re doing so occasionally. Once a month is a good goal to shoot for. This discharge allows your smart battery to re-calibrate, which resets its internal clock and leads to superior battery performance.
4. Keep your batteries cool
Having your batteries constantly stored in hot temperatures can do more than anything else to diminish battery power. While it can’t be helped at times, you can take steps to keep your phone in a cooler room in your home or avoid leaving it in a hot car.
5. Don’t use your phone for everything
Our phones have so many functions these days that it’s tempting to turn to them as our default. However, getting a watch and stocking up on watch batteries can prevent you from having to constantly turn your phone on just to check the time. This is just one example of ways you can break the habit of using your phone for everything.