To avoid ruining the smartphone battery we suggest five simple rules to follow: from adaptive brightness to charging cycles
When we buy a smartphone, we mistakenly think that the battery offers for years always the same performance . But this is not the case. Lithium batteries, present in most of the devices we use every day, have a very precise duration: after the first 300-400 charging cycles they begin to be no longer efficient and their "health" begins to decline.
It takes little to understand when the smartphone battery is beginning to lose some of its charge: if after just one hour of screen on we have 40% less autonomy, then it means it's time to replace it. And since most cell phones have a battery built into the smartphone, if the battery is damaged you have to change the device. What to do to postpone as much as possible the purchase of a new phone?
What is the memory effect of batteries
In order to make the best use of your smartphone battery, you need to know some of its features and functions. For example, the memory effect. Those who used cell phones in the early 2000s know very well that the battery had to be discharged until the device was turned off in order to be calibrated. And then recharged up to 100%. With lithium batteries on the smartphone, this behavior is wrong.
Lithium batteries, in fact, do not suffer from the memory effect, that is, they should not be discharged to 0%. The correct way to recharge the battery is to connect it to the power supply when it still has 20% autonomy and disconnect it when it reaches 80%. Shorter and more continuous recharges will safeguard the "health" of the battery.
Use original accessories
What is the easiest way to damage the battery of smartphones? Use cables that are not original, especially when dealing with an iPhone. Original smartphone cables pass special tests that safeguard the device's battery from power surges. If you lose the charging cable, buy an original one.
Beware of high temperatures
High temperatures damage lithium batteries, causing the autonomy to decrease very quickly. Therefore we recommend to charge your smartphone in a cool place, especially in summer. In addition, be careful with over-powered chargers: they will overheat the battery and cause irreparable damage.
Diminish the brightness of the screen
In addition to paying close attention to the mistakes you make when charging your smartphone, you should also change the way you use your device to avoid damaging the battery. Starting with the components that consume it the most, such as the screen. Having a bright display is very useful, especially if you have to use the smartphone outdoors, but at the same time is a problem for the autonomy of the phone. Our advice is to set the adaptive brightness: thanks to the sensors on the device, the smartphone adapts the brightness according to the surrounding environment.
Disable unnecessary features
In addition to the screen, there are other features that drain the smartphone's battery: always-on data network, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi. If we are at home, it is useless to keep both LTE network and Wi-Fi active: the first one we can also deactivate it not to consume energy. If we haven't connected Bluetooth to the wireless headset, we can also think about deactivating it. And the same goes for GPS: if we don't use it, we can do without it. These are small tricks that allow us to make the best use of the device.