Cell phones are essential gateways to communication, entertainment and information. Properly managing a cell phone battery ensures that the device has the power that it needs to perform these indispensable functions. Although batteries drain while in use, owners can slow their discharge rate. These tips will help your cell phone battery last longer.
Modify Cell Phone Usage and Settings
A cell phone battery loses its charge faster while in use than it does during standby mode. Evaluate the amount of time that you spend texting, playing games, watching videos and talking if your battery requires daily charges on a consistent basis. A battery drains quickly if the phone is constantly searching for a signal. If you are in an area with a weak signal, access a Wi-Fi network or use a cell phone repeater that strengthens the signal. If these options are unavailable and you do not need to use your device, consider turning the network connections off.
Check your backlight, vibration, volume, Bluetooth and GPS settings. Reduce the brightness of the backlight and shorten its duration. You should turn off the vibrate mode, and reduce the ringtone volume to the lowest level because phones use more energy to produce loud sounds than softer ones.
Complex ringtones require more battery power to play than simple ones. Temporarily toggle off GPS and Bluetooth. Use the power save mode, which conserves the battery by automatically adjusting the settings.
Studies indicate that free apps drain batteries faster, which increase the frequency of charges and shorten battery life. If possible, avoid the use of free apps or use an extended life battery. You should also limit the number of applications running on the handset, especially if they are not currently in use. This also prevents the phone from pinging the network. Turn off push notifications that automatically retrieve your e-mails.
Use Proper Charging and Discharging Techniques
A cell phone battery has a built-in reserve that enables the device to continue functioning until it is recharged, but it is not designed to keep the phone operational. If this reserve is drained, the battery may not recharge or function properly. The reserve continues to drain even if the phone is not in use. It is essential that you recharge cell phone batteries as quickly as possible. While it is necessary to drain the battery before recharging it, frequent charge and discharge cycles can harm the device.
When recharging the battery, do not overcharge it. This can cause the battery to overheat and diminish its capacity to hold a full charge in the future. Unplug the charger when the display indicates that the battery is fully charged.
Protect the Handset from Extreme Temperatures
Exposure to extreme heat or cold can adversely affect the performance of batteries. Do not leave a cell phone in the car or in direct sunlight because excess heat can cause the batteries to rupture or ignite. Heat lowers the capacity of batteries, and cold temperatures slow the chemical reactions in the cells.
Making small changes in your phone use, settings and charging techniques conserves your cell phone battery for important activities. Cell phone batteries gradually lose their capacity to hold a charge. If you need assistance finding a suitable replacement battery for your mobile device, contact one of our knowledgeable representatives.