Lets Talk About Battery Life In Smartphones

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. Should I charge my phone when I set it up ? No modern smartphones with lithium-ion batteries are fine to run out of the box without “priming” them beforehand. Also you don’t need to calibrate your smartphone by running the battery all the way down. We have not done this since the days of nickel cadium batteries. Does battery life decrease over time ? Yes , lithium-ion batteries have a limited number of cycles over their life , a cycle is a full discharge , a full drain of the battery. If you use 75% one day then charge the phone then 25% the next day , then recharge that will add up to one charge cycle. Smartphone batteries will deliver between 300… Read More

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Battery Saving Tips For Your Smartphone

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.

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Slow Down Your Draining iPhone Battery

There is nothing worse when your battery on your iPhone is running down and you of course do the obvious things: Turn off push emails Turn down screen brightness Close out of your apps But there is a new one , put your iPhone into greyscale mode Greyscale mode is a setting that eliminates all colour on your iPhone’s screen by making the display black-and-white. By not displaying any colour, your phone is saving battery and the setting also lowers the brightness on your phone, which we all know helps preserve its battery.

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