This post was most recently updated on November 27th, 2019
For the records, the battery life span is different from battery runtime or standby time. Within the context of this article, I will be defining a phone’s battery life span as the number of days/years of its existence. That is the total time from when it was new up until when it becomes totally lifeless(that is without charge). This is quite different from the battery’s runtime which indicates the number of hours or days your battery spends on a single charge. Today’s topic of discussion is charging habits that prolong phone battery’s lifespan.
7 Ultimate Phone Battery’s Charging Habits that Prolong Phone Battery’s Lifespan
If you want the ultimate tips to extend your android. iPhone or iPad’s battery runtime or standby time, you can read my article here. This particular post is, however, focusing only on phones charging habits and how it affects the health and lifespan of the phone’s battery. in other words, what things should you avoid if you want your phone’s battery to continue to hold a charge for an extended period of time?
Every now and then, many users start asking how much health is left in the iPhone battery. Advance android users like me also install apps(e.g phone info apk by Samsung) in other to query the health of their battery. Is there a problem with my cell phone battery and caused many users to roll their eyes? There will be battery health. The most important thing is to let everyone know the current life of the mobile phone battery. As soon as the battery age is reached, it should be replaced. It is the same for both iPhone and Android phones. I believe many people will want to know how to extend the battery life of the mobile phone. I’ll tell you about this.
Obviously, some many phone manufacturers integrated what I can call “pause-by-temperature” technology into their devices. This feature will prevent damage to the phone when it is overheated. When a phone is hurt, the battery becomes heated up and charging it in this condition can damage the phone, the battery and also cause you injury. The image above is a sample of the pop-up message you will get on most phones if you are attempting to charging it while it is hot.
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Let me give you an example. Let’s say you left your phone in your car under the sun only for you to come back and discover that it is very hot and the battery has drained. please, let the phone cool down before charging. you can hasten the cooling process by turning on your ac and allowing the cool air to cool everything in your car including your phone. then you can be charged
2. Do not use the Battery up Completely
Honestly, I can’t remember the last time my phone went dead on me because of the lack of battery juice. It hardly ever happens. whenever I realise I won’t be having access to electricity, I always go around with my mobile power bank.
Technically speaking, Lithium batteries do not have the “memory effect” like old-style nickel-metal hydride batteries. If the battery capacity of a lithium battery is lower than 20% or the battery is completely discharged, this will cause the chemical activity of the lithium battery to be destroyed, and the sooner the battery life will age. Please avoid this habit.
3. The time you Choose to Charge your Battery It Doesn’t Matter
You can charge it anytime, anywhere. Don’t worry that if you don’t fully charge the battery, it will cause rapid aging or damage as it won’t. If you use it urgently, it is also recommended to charge a small number of times.
4. The Battery Charge Percentage is Recommended to stay between 65% ~ 80%
According to DS Kirschen (on the value of energy storage) of the University of Washington in the United States in a test experiment found that if a mobile phone power is maintained between 65% to 80% for a long time, it can make the battery life longer.
I believe that it is difficult for everyone to control between these power levels, and it is very painful to use, so Apple added “optimized battery charging” on iOS 13 to extend battery life. It can automatically maintain the power level according to user habits At 80%, it will continue to charge when needed. To access the optimised battery setting on the iPhone, go to settings>>battery>>battery health. See image below:
5. Mobile phone battery Should be Unplugged when it is 100% full
It scientifically not a good idea to keep the lithium battery charging when it is already at 100%. This will cause the mobile phone battery to be in a high voltage state. Although smartphones have a built-in chip to protect the battery mechanism once the battery is fully charged, the charger’s current will stop flowing into the battery, but after the power is drained out naturally, it will start to charge again. This cycle will eventually cause damage to the battery.
Therefore, it is recommended that when the battery is charged to 100%, the charging cable can be unplugged to maintain battery life.
6. Don’t Charge your Phone all night
Many users now like to charge their iPhone before going to bed. This will cause battery life damage.
The main reason is that lithium-ion batteries are continuously charged at 100% full power and high voltage for a long time. It is also a cumulative injury, but it will cause the battery to age faster. After all, the health of the positive and negative ions of the battery is between 30% and 90%. Do not charge below 20%. Too low or too high will hurt the battery. In order to solve the problem that users particularly like sleeping and charging habits, Apple began adding “optimized battery charging” in iOS 13 to keep the power at 80% It can also extend battery life.
7. Don’t worry too much about the Health of the mobile phone battery
The battery of a mobile phone cannot be used for a decade or a lifetime. Always remember that the battery is a consumable, not to mention that the health of the battery consumes faster with frequent recharging.
Lithium batteries for mobile phones have the advantages of lightweight and fast charging speed, but the ageing of mobile phone batteries will almost occur after two years of use, and the battery life is almost the same. It feels that the battery will be charged or automatically shut down soon after use, which is the battery ageing phenomenon.
Stop paying attention to why your battery health cannot stay at 100%. If it stays at 100%, do you really feel that the data is accurate?