While many of us now use mobile phones instead of land-line phones in our homes, these mobile phones come with Lithium Batteries which require some maintenance as long as they are used.
If your smartphone is powered on all of the time, with all features running at full steam, you’ll probably find that you run out of juice before the end of the day. Though batteries are getting more powerful, so are the features and apps that run them down.
Do not discharge your phone completely
I know this may sound really weird and completely opposite to what you must have heard. unlike the older nickel based batteries, lithium based batteries are designed to be charged early and often. So instead of discharging your battery to 0% all the time, lithium-ion batteries do best when you discharge them for a little bit, then charge them for a little bit.
Do not leave it fully charged
Charge the battery periodically, for short periods. Don’t wait until it needs a full charge. Once fully charged unplug the battery from the power supply. It is better to use a 40% to 80% rule and keep your batteries charged in that range.
Discharge it completely once a month
As said earlier lithium based batteries need not be discharged regularly but most modern batteries are whats known as “smart batteries”, which means they can tell you how many hours remaining before they are discharged. This feature can get miscalibrated if it is not discharged completely. So it is recommended to completely discharge your battery once a month to keep the calibration accurate.
Keep it at proper operating temperature
That means between 20 and 32 degrees C. The worst thing that can happen to a lithium-ion battery is to have a full charge and be subjected to high temperatures. Heat is by far the largest factor when it comes to reducing lithium-ion battery life.While you can’t control the weather, you can avoid leaving your phone in a hot car or in direct sunlight, and you don’t have to carry your phone in your pocket, where your body heat will raise its temperature. In addition, check the battery while it’s charging. If it seems excessively hot, your charger may be malfunctioning.
Follow these tips and you can use your batteries for a longer period of time. Also use a proper charger and use energy saving options on the devices.
Great news is that as of writing this article, scientists are working on a lithium-ion battery that could be recharged within minutes has been developed, promising a major breakthrough in battery technology for electric vehicles.We will write about this shortly so keep watching this section for more updates.