A battery is the most important component of any smart phone. There are some phone batteries that take seconds to charge and at the same time, it takes seconds to drain. This can be very annoying because it limits you the things you can do with your phone like taking selfies, listening to music and watching videos. Therefore, it is important to charge your phone properly in order to prevent the damage of your battery or its quick charge.
If you bought a new phone, it is better to always use the charger that came with your phone whenever you want to charge. But if you bought fairly used, do not just buy any charger. Using any charge to charge your phone can damage your gadget or battery.
Keep your phone cool, dry place
The position you place your battery is important. Do not place it in a hot place for example, where the rays of the sun can reach it. Your battery will drain faster when it is hot. As a caveat, it is better you unplug it when it is hot and always disconnect it whenever it is fully charged.
Don't Calibrate your Battery
Calibrating your battery means that you want your android phone to properly report the percentage charge of your of your device. Many phone users calibrate their phones when it moves from nearly full to nearly empty. Notwithstanding, you do not need to calibrate your battery. It is either you replace your battery or use it like that. If you rely on calibration to boost your battery, it can destroy your battery and device.
However, what we can tell you is the right way to charge your phone, courtesy the tips shared by Google. Here is what Google says about charging your phone and the best possible way to do so in a bid to enhance the life of battery.
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Use the charger that came with your phone. Google says that other charger may charge slowly, not at all, or damage your device or battery.
There is a saying that when you get a new phone, you should calibrate its battery. Google says it is rubbish. "You don't need to teach your device how much capacity the battery has by going from totally charged to completely drained," says the company.
You should keep your phone cool. The heat is an enemy of battery. It drains battery faster, and it sucks away its life. So according to Google, avoid situations where your device can overheat. "Your battery will drain much faster when it's hot, even if you're not using it, and this can even damage your battery.
Keep in mind that your device warms up when it's plugged in, so try not to keep it charging all the time," says the company. To add to this, we feel this tip is particularly important in places like Delhi where in summer ambient temperature can touch 40-degrees if you are not in an environment cooled with an AC.
Try to keep the battery half full. Or as Google says it, "For the best battery lifespan, try to keep your battery charged above 50 per cent as much as possible." And in Guru Google, we trust!
Doctors must have told you that binge eating is bad. And so are hunger pangs. Apparently, it is true for smartphones too. This means, you should regularly give your phone bite-size battery charge. "Small charges throughout the day are best for battery health. Battery lifespan can suffer if it's charged from zero to full and then completely drained on a regular basis," says Google.
At time we need to store the phone for prolonged period. In such instances Google believes that the phone should be stored with battery half full.