How many times in the day do you hear or find yourself asking “does anyone have a charger?” Perhaps this will help.
Here are three tips from Gizmodo.com to help you take better care of your cell phone battery so hopefully it will last longer.
1. Keep topping it off throughout the day. Some people think a cell phone battery has a “memory,” and that you should run it all the way down, and “teach” it its capacity. But that’s only for nickel-based batteries . . . cell phones have lithium-ion batteries.
Letting a phone battery go to zero is actually DANGEROUS . . . it can get chemically unstable. But it ALSO doesn’t like being FULLY CHARGED. So the way to maximize battery life is to top it off as often as possible, and keep it between 40% and 80%.
2. Keep it cool. The warmer your phone gets, the more capacity your battery loses. At 77 degrees Fahrenheit/ 25 degrees Celsius, a lithium-ion battery loses 20% of its capacity every year
3. Don’t charge it wirelessly. Wireless charging mats get pretty hot after a while.
But overall, there’s really no need to worry about battery life. Even if you abuse your battery, it’ll still last for two years with SOME capacity left over. And by then you’ll be upgrading anyway.