15 Mistakes That Shorten the Life of Your Phone

1. Recharge your battery more often

To increase your gadget’s battery life, you should recharge it more often. The best option is to do it each time the battery power indicator drops to 10-20%. This will increase the number of discharge cycles up to 1000-1100 cycles.

2. Don’t keep the battery charging all the time

An inbuilt controller stops the battery from taking more current than necessary, so there is absolutely no risk of overcharging the battery and destroying it.

3. Don’t buy cheap chargers

There have been situations when a person was using a non-native charger, and it caused a fire in the house! And another terrible thing that can happen if you use non-native chargers and cables is getting an electric shock.

4. Be careful with «ultrafast» chargers

We recommend you to avoid using chargers that claim to charge your battery fully in less than an hour.

5. Remove your protective case

If your smartphone has a bulky protective case, it might cause the device and its battery to overheat during a lengthy recharging session.

6. Drain your battery from time to time

It is recommended to discharge your phone’s battery every three months to 0% and then immediately charge it to 100% to get rid of the extremes of full charge/discharge.

7. Avoid high temperatures

A high temperature is the worst thing you can imagine for lithium-ion batteries: they totally can’t stand overheating.

8. Avoid cold temperatures

Carry the phone in an inner pocket of your coat or an outer pocket but encased in a protective covering. Low temperatures are harmful to the battery because it needs more power to keep itself warm enough to function.

9. Avoid bright wallpaper and adjust screen brightness

Try to lower the brightness of your screen at least 30-40%.

10. Watch out for voltage fluctuations

At the approach of a thunderstorm, never charge your phone. Actually, the same goes for all the electrical appliances you have.

11. Clean the ports and wipe the display

To wipe the screen, use lint-free wipers and whatever you do, never use window cleaning liquids. They contain ammonia which can damage the screen irrevocably.

12. Keep the phone far from water

If you drop your cell phone into a pool or a sink, the first thing you should do after you get it out turns it off and remove the battery (if it’s possible, of course).

13. Handle your phone carefully

Don’t put your cell phone on the dashboard when driving. Constant moving and bumping can cause a lot of damage.

14. Avoid software updates

Read user reviews before you hit the update button. The problem with such updates is that it’s either very hard or impossible to go back to the previous version of the software.

15. Use cloud storage

Even if you have a lot of free space on your hard drive, it’s better to use cloud storage anyway. This way your phone won’t be clogged with too much data so that it will perform much better.

Source: Bright Side

















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