Is your cell phone, laptop, iPad or tablet battery not holding its charge any longer?
Here are tips that may help.
- Use a quality charging cable. Low quality charging cables will hinder your battery life.
- Update to the latest software. Many software updates include advanced energy-saving technologies.
- Avoid extreme ambient temperatures. Most smartphones are designed to perform well in a wide range of temperatures, with 60°F to 75°F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone.
- Remove certain cases during charging. Charging your device when it’s inside certain cases may generate too much heat, which can affect battery capacity.
- Optimize your settings. Dim your screen and turn off auto brightness, in addition to using your Wi-Fi connection instead of cellular network.
- Avoid completely discharging your battery. This will stress the battery and wear it out faster.
- Allow partial discharging of your battery. Avoid full recharges. your battery is happiest staying between 30% and 80%
- Dead to 100%. A full charge cycle, dead to 100%, can be done once every 30 charge cycles, or 3000% accumulated percent to reset your battery’s digital power gauge.
- Average 2 years. Lithium ion batteries usually last 300-500 charge cycles, or about 2 years.