Keep your smartphone battery healthy

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Our mobile devices have become our lifeline. It’s important to keep them healthy so that we can have them at our fingertips (literally). But, a fully-charged battery doesn’t mean it’s healthy. The biggest complaint with some mobiles is battery-life – and it’s usually a short one.

How can we prevent the slow electronic-sucking zombies from taking our battery-life? Keep it healthy.

Here are some tips on how to keep your smartphone alive longer:

  • Don’t overcharge. Most smartphones contain a lithium-ion battery, which means it needs to be treated differently. Keeping it charged more than 50% is important – but not at 100%. Somewhere between 50-80% throughout the day will give the lithium-ion battery a good workout without overworking it. When the percent starts to dip down, just plug it in a couple of times throughout the day to give it a little juice. Don’t go from zero to 100, as that is more damaging and straining on the battery.


  • Keep it cool – no one (or thing) likes to be overheated.


  • Check for apps that are draining your battery. Maybe you think the battery is dying, but really, all your games are running in the background. Check the settings to see what is running and when. Location Services is usually a culprit!


  • Sleep. We all love it, and your mobile does too. Turning your mobile off to give it some rest can help it charge more quickly. And, if you’re in a ‘dead zone’, your mobile will continue to search for a signal, whether it’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (which should be turned off unless you’re using it) or network – shutting it off will minimize its efforts.

Basically, treat your smartphone like you’d treat yourself – it likes to be comfy and relaxed too.

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