Majority of people get worried at the rate at which the battery of their phone drain. But there are secrets to extending your phone’s battery life.
In this article, we will expose you to some of the secrets that will extend the battery life of your phone.
The truth is most people never think of their phone battery until it gets shutdown or does. When you are playing that game, what catches your attention is not the battery. Your focus is mainly on the game you are playing. It is when the phone gives you a sign that your battery is running low on power that you begins to look for ways to charge it.
Check out the ways of extending the battery life of your phone below.
Get Enough Information
The greatest thing you can do for yourself is to get enough information about your battery. The battery in your phone is almost certainly a single Lithium-ion (also known as Li-ion, Lion or Lib.)
It offers almost zero memory effect and offer a moderate self – discharge rate. Li-on batteries comes in different shapes and sizes.
Understand The Chemistry
Understand the chemistry if your battery. The chemistry of your battery is usually Lithium Cobalt Oxide -based. These types of cell offer a very high energy density but also pose some serious safety issues like the ones we saw with Galaxy Note 7.
While the actual composition can vary from manufacture to manufacturer, generally, you have two electrodes, (one carbon-based and one Lithium oxide-based ) encased in a pressurized foil pouch filled with a lithium salt dissolved on an organic solvent as the electrolyte paste.
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Charged Lithium-ions move from one electrode to the other through the conducive electrolyte, which is flammable. The electrolyte gets very hot when the juice is flowing and puncture of the foil can lead to a small explosion of very flammable liquid.
The manufacturers of Li-ion batteries are not sleeping but constantly working to improve and make the battery safer without reducing the amount of energy they can store.
Graphane, Sulphur and Hexafluorides are just some of the chemicals being used to try and build better battery and even model made is safer than the last.
But with Lithium-ion cells are still very dangerous. That’s the reason why the battery in your phone is more than just a cell – it makes things a lot safer when you regulate things.
From Zero To 100
Completely draining the battery to zero percent might cause it to die and not come back.
Your phone battery has a zone that provides as much as possible without doing anything that affects the lifespan of the battery too much.
The smart in the battery and your phone work hand-in-hand to make sure this doesn’t.
Overcharging a battery level when it gets to 100 percent can cause best that damages the cells inside it. Your phone and the battery itself work together to make sure this doesn’t happen too. Your battery and phone are smart and makes sure you can’t fully discharge or overcharge things.
The right thing to do is to make sure your phone battery is kept close to 50 percent charge at all times by micro-managing the time it spends on the charger to top it off when needed. The reason is because batteries have a useful life and its based on charge cycles.
What Is Charge Cycle ?
Charge cycle is going from dead to full (inside that safe zone as stated above) one time. Most phone batteries are designed to last about 400 cycles. That means if you let your battery run to Zero, then charge it to full 400 separate time, the battery will no longer be able to hold a full charge and it will take more of the stored charge to normally operate your phone. Eventually, you will realize that it takes more time to change it and it doesn’t last longer.
Charging At Night
Whether you plug your phone into electricity at night before going to bed, it will not translate to overcharging. But you must take note to never charge a Lithium-ion battery unattended. When your phone gets fully charged, the electronics in your phone sends signals to your phone to stop sending electricity from the charger to the battery charging circuit.
Although, power still comes in, it just doesn’t work at recharging anything and goes back out to the wall socket. This circle repeats it self until you unplug in the morning.
In conclusion, If by any any means you are going to charge your phone at night, ensure everything works properly and you’re charging properly. What this imply is you do not have the phone under a blanket or laying on the ruge while it is plugged in or have it in a thick sealed case that keeps the heat in. Plug it in (or put it on a wireless charger) somewhere that it will not get tangled up in your bedclothes or knocked to the floor.