Battery Life Tips

Battery Life Tips

Everyone has been there, looking for the nearest plug in a restaurant, bar and even the airport when our devices have used every last percentage of battery, regardless of what’s caused it, there are some ways to increase battery life.

Your devices have a finite number of times they can be changed,  Your average iPhone battery will last between 300-500 battery charges before its charge capacity is reduced to 80%, so here a a few tips to make the most out of your batteries.

100% charged

When you’re charging a device its best to ensure it’s always charged to 100%. We can’t be sure if a partial charge is considered as part of the charge cycle ( battery charges )  but it creates heat and energy so it does wear down the battery in the same way as a normal charge.

Don’t leave It Plugged In

It’s also advised not to leave your laptop or phone plugged in when it’s fully charged. Unfortunately, most people leave their mobile and laptop plugged in overnight; which means currents are passing through the battery for a long period of time. By doing this you will eventually start causing the battery to corrode. Once your alarm has gone off in the morning, plug it in for a charge in airplane mode,by the time you’ve had breakfast and got ready for the day your device should be charged.

For laptops, it’s best to plug it in while you’re working. Don’t leave it plugged in indefinitely though; it will mean that the battery life is poor when you eventually need it.

Use the correct cable

It might sound silly when phone companies get you to buy their cables when yours has gone missing, but it’s potentially dangerous not to. Cables and plugs can pass different levels of electricity through to your device. If a cable gives your phone/laptop extra electricity, it may charge faster but cause damage to the battery.

Background Activity

Apples users

You can turn off the feature that allows apps to refresh in the background. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and set the switch to Off.

Android users

Almost all smartphones have extra power saving mode, they are great and definitely something to be using, to see what’s using most of the battery, Navigate to Settings > Battery to see an organized breakdown of what’s consuming your phone’s battery. Applications and features will display in a descending list of battery hogs. If you see an application you barely use or a feature you never use, you’ll want to uninstall the app or turn off the feature.

Brightness.

Turn down the brightness and turn off Automatic Brightness, this is massively help with battery life on your phone, laptop and tablets.

Finally….

Buy a battery case or larger extended battery. Battery cases combine a hardware enclosure, which protects your phone, with an extended battery that can double your phone’s endurance.

We use our technology more than ever before, protect the batteries life, you will notice the benefit of this when it comes to a time your unable to find a plug.

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