Is your cell phone, laptop, iPad or tablet battery not holding its charge any longer?

Here are tips that may help.

  1. Use a quality charging cable. Low quality charging cables will hinder your battery life.
  2. Update to the latest software. Many software updates include advanced energy-saving technologies.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove certain cases during charging. Charging your device when it’s inside certain cases may generate too much heat, which can affect battery capacity.
  5. Optimize your settings. Dim your screen and turn off auto brightness, in addition to using your Wi-Fi connection instead of cellular network.
  6. Avoid completely discharging your battery. This will stress the battery and wear it out faster.
  7. Allow partial discharging of your battery. Avoid full recharges. your battery is happiest staying between 30% and 80%
  8. 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.
  9. Average 2 years. Lithium ion batteries usually last 300-500 charge cycles, or about 2 years.