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Ways To Prolong Your Phone's Battery Health [Best Guide]

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Battery health is very essential when it comes to using your smartphone for a long period. Here in this article, I’ll show you a few tips on how you can prolong your smartphone’s battery life/health.

1. Enable system battery saver.

To help improve battery life, a battery saver reduces your device’s performance and limits vibration, location services, and most background data. Email, messaging, and other apps that rely on syncing may not update unless you open them

2. Keep your battery at room temperature.

Battery temperature is one of the most important factors, keeping the battery at elevated temperatures affects both the battery life and performance. As the temperature increases, the internal structure of the battery can get damaged. With a battery history graph, you can get insights into temperature over the past 24h

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By that, we mean that you should keep your battery temperature between 20°C(68°F) and 25°C(77°F), while your work temperature is about 33ºC(91.4°F). One of the worst things that can happen to a lithium battery is to be subjected to elevated temperatures. Heat is by far the largest factor when it comes to reducing lithium battery life.

3. Learn how to charge your battery.

It’s stressful for the battery to be drained or changed completely. Phone batteries are happiest if you keep them above 20% and below 80% of their capacity. Every time you charge your device, the battery wears out and lowers its total capacity, to reduce wearing we suggest enabling charging protection by limiting charge and discharge.

4. Don’t use the device while charging.

Turn your phone off when charging, or at least don’t play games or watch videos to avoid mini-cycles. Mini-cycles continually cycle and deteriorate one part of the battery at a faster rate than the rest of the cell. Worse still, this also occurs when a device is fully charged, causing higher voltage stress and heat on the battery.

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5. Avoid idle charging.

Charging overnight or in a cradle during the day is a very common habit, but it’s not recommended for several reasons. First, continuous trickle charging of a full battery can cause plating of the metallic lithium, which reduces stability in the long term and can lead to system-wide malfunctions and reboots. Secondly, it leaves the battery at a higher stress voltage when at 100 percent. Third, it creates excess heat caused by wasted power dissipation.

6. How to use fast charging if your phone supports it.

Fast charging was never really envisioned for full-cycle charging though, instead, it’s a fast way to top up your phone quickly to get it back in your hands. Leaving your phone to quickly charge up for 15 to 20 minutes won’t lead to major overheating problems, but we don’t recommend using them for overnight charging. Use fast charging technologies sparingly and never overnight.

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7. Lower your brightness.

The display on your device is a component that uses the most power, reducing the maximum brightness can help in reducing overall display consumption and give you some noticeable savings. Keep in mind that before reducing brightness you should disable adaptive brightness(auto-brightness) so it won’t change the brightness unnecessarily.

8. Disable auto-sync.

Disabling automatic syncing can make pretty much reduce waking up the device while the screen is off, but you’ll lose some of the device features, like receiving emails and backing up online services.

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