I am always asked questions about smartphone batteries and also see some nonsense written about them , so lets look at some facts about smartphone battery life.Continue Reading
Battery life is critical to most smartphone users so here are some tips to keep your smartphone running just that bit longer: Turn down the brightness – brightness drains batterys Turn off wifi if you do not need it or you are going through weak wifi areas as your phone will constantly search for wifi – free wifi networks in capital cities and if you are in large groups of people – such as sporting grounds Turn off Bluetooth if you do not need it Turn off push email – you can do this manually Turn off background refresh for apps You can also buy a powerbank for when you run out As we head into summer remember do not leave your phone in the car or in the car window on days of extreme heat as that can damage your smartphone.Continue Reading
So why do our batteries run down so quickly on our smartphones and what is using our battery life. Well both iOS and Android can show the apps that are using up your battery. On iOS open the Settings app and tap on “Battery.” You’ll see a list of apps which will show in order of how much battery they’ve consumed either the last 24 hours and over the last week. There’s also a clock icon to the right that will tell you exactly how long each app has been running on screen and in the background. When you go to the bottom of this screen, you’ll see the total usage time since the last full charge and the time that the phone was in standby. Android users should open the Settings app from the app drawer and open the “Battery” option. This tells you the apps that have consumed… Read MoreContinue Reading
So you have a laptop that is about 2 years old and suddenly it will not boot.
Batteries in laptops are designed for a maximum number of charges and if you were to charge your laptop every day for 2 years , the battery can die.
So to eliminate the battery as an excuse for the laptop not booting ,pull the battery out , plug the power cord in and try and turn on the computer.
If the computer turns on then get yourself a new battery if not then it is probably not the battery and it is time to look elsewhere for a problem.