Smartphone’s battery rarely last for a day or two after charging. This is probably because of the work it does or the way we use it.
Let’s also not forget the fact that the more the battery gets older, the more it becomes weaker.
Sometimes you may wonder why you and your friend will be using the same phone (say Nokia 6) but your battery drains faster than he’s. Perhaps your friend is using his phone with more care. The care we are talking about here is not about cleaning the phone with your handkerchief every now and then but the operation of your phone and any other activities regarding your phone.
Let’s now look at things to do and things not to do in order to increase your battery’s lifespan.
- The Temperature around your phone is one of the factors to consider in oder to prolong your phone battery’s life. It shouldn’t be too hot or too cold. The normal temperature is between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. When you are using your phone for a long time, the phone becomes very hot and you may even feel it on the screen. If it happens like that, please stop using the phone and leave it to cool down totally before another usage. That doesn’t mean when a call comes through at that moment you shouldn’t pick, just make it short and allow the phone to cool down. Do not put your phone on a hot object too.
- The cellular data, Wi-Fi, or any other feature that connects your phone to the internet is also key under this subject. You will even realise that your phone gets hot when you are using the cellular data or Wi-Fi for a long time. It is not their usage per say that makes the phone hot or drains the battery but their constant search for network especially in low network areas. It is therefore advisable to use those features from time to time and not too long at a time. When you are in a very low network area, enable the Airplane mode which will stop those features from working and therefore avoid draining of battery.
- Brightness and Screen Timeout/Sleep. The higher the brightness of your phone’s screen, the faster the battery reduces in power. It is difficult to see things on your phone clearly when the screen’s brightness goes dim in the day light. It is good to adjust it based on the area in which you are at a particular time. Try using your Battery saver mode more often. You also have to reduce your Screen Timeout/sleep time because the more the screen stays on, the faster your battery’s power goes down.
- Playing games with very high graphics for a long time. High graphical games need your phone to run at a very high speed which will probably need a lot of energy from your battery.
- There are apps that really drains your battery especially, social media apps that have the auto video play/download feature. Go to settings and disable those features to save the battery’s power.
- Use apps freezer/blocker to stop all apps that work in the background. Whether you are using the phone or not, there are apps that work in the background and drain the battery. Have you ever asked yourself why your phone’s battery drains after charging even without using it? Yes! There are apps using your phone for you. In order to stop these apps from operating in the background, freeze or block them. These days there are a lot of phones that come with a default freezer app, if you are not using it already then start now to preserve the battery’s energy. You can download one from the App Store if your phone don’t have one by default.