The warm season has begun, giving you more opportunities to have fun outdoors — from going to the beach to attending music festivals. Although you’re supposed to enjoy and live in the moment, it’s still nice to document these fun events to share on social media or to have something to look back on in the future.
In some cases, however, your phone battery won’t make it before the fun really starts. It’s frustrating when your phone’s battery drains quickly, from 100 percent to 15 percent after an hour. Not only is your ability to take photos limited, but you also can’t contact your friends or family if there’s an emergency during an event or a trip.
Extending your phone battery life allows you to record the things you want to remember from an event or a trip. You’re also be updated of what’s happening online.
Identify What Drains Your Battery
A shortened battery life is a common problem for smartphone users; you’re either using an iPhone or an Android. Check what eats up your phone’s battery to identify which of them is draining it. A phone repair company could help you fix serious problems and improve your phone’s battery life.
If you’re using an Android unit, go to your phone’s Settings, then click the Battery menu. It provides a health report on the performance of the apps on your phone. You’ll also see if something is drastically draining your phone’s battery.
iPhone users can also do the same thing. The Battery menu shows the battery level and the activity of your phone for the last 24 hours and up to last 10 days. You can also check the duration of each app usage on screen or in the background.
When you check your battery usage, you might also get suggestions on how to manage your phone’s battery life.
Practices that Help Batteries Last Long
Capture as many photos and videos as you want on your next vacation. Make your battery work longer through proper care and reducing battery-draining applications.
- Turn on battery saver. This helps extend the battery life of your phone, be it an iPhone or an Android, until you charge it or turn it off.
- Use the original power adapter of your phone. Charging your phone using a different power adapter can slow down the charging time or might damage the battery or the device itself.
- Keep the device cool. A battery drains faster when it’s hot even if you’re not using the device. This can damage your battery later on.
When your battery doesn’t improve, the best option would be to get a replacement.
When Is It Time for a Replacement?
Phone batteries provide warning signs before they shut down for good. If you notice your battery discharging quickly while you’re using your phone, this indicates that your battery is starting to deteriorate. Your phone also won’t register as fully charged despite plugging it for long hours because it can no longer hold enough energy.
A phone that bulges in the middle and heats on or off the charger is also an indication of having a bad battery. If you notice this, stop using your phone and bring it to a tech professional. Don’t ignore excessive heat or swelling to avoid it from catching fire.
Phone batteries are generally safe when used properly. As a user, it’s your responsibility to handle your device properly to maintain its condition. Phone companies usually issue a warranty to cover certain problems caused by the company.