If you’re like me, your smart devices are probably the lifeblood of your daily routine. Whether you’re looking to crosstalk with friends or venture forth into the world on your own, a charged smartphone or laptop is a powerful tool for taking care of one’s needs. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to extend the battery life of your device and keep it functioning optimally.
In this article, we explore some common tips for keeping your device’s battery fresh and extended. Read on for more information and a few easy ways to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to battery life.
Monitor battery life from time to time.
One of the most important practices you can do to extend the battery life of your device is to keep an eye on how it is performing. If you notice that the battery is getting too hot or that it’s getting too cold, try slowing down your mobile device use while it’s charging. Doing so will prevent you from overheating and zapping the phone’s battery. Another important tip is to charge your phone when it’s only a few percent charged. Doing so will help to prevent you from charging it higher and higher until it’s completely drained.
Don’t overcharge your Device.
Overcharging your device is a real issue and one that you should be mindful of. Ensuring that your phone is at full charge before you start using it can decrease the life rate at which your battery will last. It can also increase the rate at which your phone will heat up. Don’t charge your phone to 100 percent, just to about 80 to 90 percent.
Take care of your charging devices at regular intervals.
When it comes to keeping your device charged and/or running at optimal speed, there are few things as important as taking care of how you charge your device. There are a variety of ways to do this, but the easiest way to go is to use a car battery charger as your regular source of power. Another great way to go about this is to use an external wall plug charger when you’re using your phone on the move. Always ensure your charging devices are at optimal performance.
Don’t Overuse the Battery.
As we mentioned above, excess use of your devices’ battery can be a significant drain on its resources. Be it your power adapter getting charged or the juice from your phone getting drained, you’ve got yourself into overdrive with the amount of use that you’re likely to make. Overcharging your device or running it hot can cause it to heat up and cause it to lose its charge. It can also make it harder for it to remove the old battery, which can be really frustrating if you’re trying to take it apart to replace it.
Shoot for minimum usage.
The most important thing you can do is to try to use your device less. If you think you’ve been reaching your allotted usage, then say good-bye to that overworked phone and get on with your day. If you don’t feel like you need to make an effort, then have a natural surplus of energy leftover from other activities and use that to your advantage. Being conscious of this will also help you spend less time on your device. If you’re trying to reduce your screen time that is.
As your smartphone gets older, it will start to lose its charge. This is a very serious issue, as it can be difficult to get a new battery for your phone every year or so. When you don’t use your phone as much as it should, your battery will start to age. The sooner you take care of it, the better.