Since the introduction of Mobile phones, there has been a major problem that all users face: how long does the battery last. This may not be a problem for countries with stable electricity, well in my country this is a major problem. That is we are the major buyers of the alternative powers like the power banks. The tech giant gives take of this and then embark on giving users more battery capacity. Can you imagine a smartphone with 8000 mAh Battery power, which is crazy, for me and you?
Ok, finally you can get that power Android or apple or windows phone that is has a battery like a power bank. Here is the fact that is still constant, one way or the other that battery will run down. That is why you need to optimize the usage of the battery so that I can last longer and stay healthy over time.
Here is how to make your Battery Last Much Longer
- Minimize Battery Discharge
Over the course of charging and discharging lithium-ion retain 80% of their charge capacity after 300-500 charge/discharge cycles. As time goes by the performance of the battery goes does down. That is why after charging a battery to 100% within minutes you see the battery cuts down to 80%, with most battery degradation occurring during deep discharge/charge cycles, it is actually better to limit the battery discharge during any one cycle before charging it again.
Thanks to smartphone battery-management systems, which reduce damage from overcharging and shut down automatically if the battery gets too low. For you to maximize the battery capacity in the future we should avoid that 0% battery mark, at least keep 15% of the battery. Keeping the battery at least partially charged up to 30% if storing them for a prolonged period of time to avoid deep discharge.
- Increase charging time
We have seen fast charging feature in the most recent smartphone, this phones can get up to 30% of battery charge in minutes rather than hours. This is convenient when we’re in a rush, but should be avoided otherwise, because charging a battery too quickly reduces its storage capacity. Let get to the technical part, physically, the shuttling of lithium metal and lithium ions between the electrodes in lithium-ion batteries is a slow process. Therefore, charging at lower rates allows more complete shuttling to occur, which enhances the battery charge capacity.
- The Temperature Matters
The temperature o, as well as the phone, well as the phone matters a lot. This the is a problem for the hot environment and also huge app users and gamers. Once the phone heat up the battery runs out faster than normal rate, not only that but also damaging the battery. Hello, no electronic that comes in contact with heat that stays the same.
Below 0℃, the amount of power available within the battery system is reduced because of a restriction in the movement of lithium metal and lithium ions within the electrodes and through the electrolyte. Above 45℃, the amount of power available is actually enhanced compared with lower temperatures. The temperature degradation of the battery is also greatly accelerated, so over an extended period of time its ability to store charge will be reduced. As a result, phones should be kept out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods, especially in a hotter climate when surface temperatures can increase to above 70℃, especially in Africa.
- Use battery-saving modes
Many phones now come with battery saving features and a few come with the ultra-battery saving mode. The features once enabled the phones reduces the processing power if you are using 8-core processor once the battery-saving is activated the 8-core with reduces to 2-core, in some phones 4g will be turn off to the 2g network. Samsung has one of the highest battery saving feature on their phones.
- Reduce screen brightness
For your information, the brightness of your phone consumes 78% of your battery. I will tell you to use mono-color but it is not cool for phones but it sure to save battery. For devices such as mobile phones that have an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display, you can also use the light on dark option for viewing. One more thing once you are in dark place just reduce the brightness to zero. Automatic feature more when you are under sunlight, it adjusts the brightness os you can be able to use the phone.
- Limit talk time
This may be difficult, the connection to the cellular network uses the global system for mobile communication (GSM) module. The GSM is the most dominant energy-consuming component in a mobile phone, so it is beneficial to turn it off altogether or at least limit call time.
- Use Wi-Fi, not 4G
With Wi-Fi being up to 40% less power-hungry than 4G for internet browsing, turning off cellular data and using Wi-Fi instead will help your battery life.
- Limit video content
Video processing is one of the most power-consuming operations on a mobile device. This why I prefer auto file to videos. This is for the people that love YouTube more sound cloud.
- Turn on smart battery modes
All modern mobile devices have a smart battery saving mode (for instance, Android has Power Saving Mode and iOS has Low Power Mode). These software features modify central processing unit (CPU) usage for different apps, screen brightness, notifications and various hardware options to reduce energy consumption.
- Use Airplane mode
This mode typically disables GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS functions on your devices. When turning off all such auxiliary functions, the device will use only up to 5% of its usual energy consumption with the screen off. For comparison, simply having your device in idle can still use more than 15%.
- Use Less Apps
Some phones come with bloatware that is totally irrelevant to users, some are not easily removable. Once you get your phone go to all apps and uninstall those apps that is not useful to you, then disable the ones that cant be uninstalled. This reduces the processing power and helps your battery to last long.
- Clear Task Manager
Most times we don’t close apps after usage, we just minimize them they will continue running in the background and communing battery. The better way is to clear the task manager and all the open apps will close.
With above tips, you are sure to get more time with your battery and much longer life for your device battery too.