Smartphone battery performance will drop over time compared to when you first bought it. Batteries, a collection of modern electrochemical technologies, are not yet perfect and cannot perform at their full potential without proper care. Here’s how you can use the battery, the energy source in your smartphone, for a long time.
1. Avoid full discharge.
A full discharge damages a smartphone’s battery, and after about 500 cycles, battery life is reduced to about 80 percent. Therefore, it is better to charge the battery when the proper amount is left. If you charge your battery with a regular smartphone charger, it’s usually a good idea to charge your battery when it’s 40% full.
2. Do not use while charging.
Many users use it while charging their smartphones. If you use your smartphone while the charger is plugged in, the battery can be charged and discharged at the same time, which can adversely affect the battery condition. If possible, do not use the smartphone while charging.
3. Calibrate the battery.
Sometimes, the smartphone battery suddenly drops, which is caused by an error in the control chip that controls the full capacity of the battery. After fully discharging the smartphone until the power is completely turned off, connect the power to fully charge the battery to perform the battery calibration.
4. Turn off unused features.
Smartphones do a lot of work even when not in use. Examples include maintaining an Internet connection and transmitting and receiving data communication information. For this reason, turn off data communication when you’re not using Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, or Hotspot. You can extend battery life simply by disabling unused features.
5. Turn off automatic synchronization.
When you use the auto-sync feature, it’s like having two applications running at the same time: the application you’re using and the one you’re synchronizing. As with multitasking, CPU usage increases and smartphones consume more battery. So if you turn off your smartphone’s auto-sync feature, you can use the battery for a longer time.
6. Reduce display brightness.
The display of a high-definition smartphone consumes more battery as it displays more dynamic and colorful images. That’s why adjusting your display settings can extend battery life. Reduce the brightness of the screen or change the background to a monotonous color. For Android smartphones, delete unnecessary widgets displayed on the screen.
7. Use airplane mode.
Airplane mode is a function to block all radio signals in case of flight. As a result, airplane mode prevents you from using the Internet as well as texting and telephony. Instead of losing communication with the outside world, you can reduce battery consumption. However, many essential features are not available, so use them carefully.
8. Use the power saving mode.
Power saving mode can reduce battery consumption according to settings designed by smartphone manufacturers. In particular, the power saving mode reduces battery consumption by reducing the smartphone’s CPU, reducing the screen brightness, cutting off the wireless Internet, and eliminating the animation of the UI. You can also set the power saving mode to automatically run when the battery level drops below a certain level.
9. Don’t multitask.
When the application works, it uses the smartphone’s CPU and consumes battery according to the CPU usage. Therefore, it is important to minimize CPU usage. Nowadays, smartphones are capable of multitasking, so there are many applications that run in the background without the user even knowing. Extend battery life by minimizing multitasking.
10. Update your operating system to the latest version.
Updating your smartphone’s operating system to the latest version can solve some battery life problems. That’s because smartphone manufacturers periodically release patches to reduce battery consumption. In addition, as the operating system version is upgraded, the software of the smartphone is optimized, resulting in lower battery consumption.
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