It’s not a secret if the battery is one of the most crucial components of a smartphone device today. When choosing a new smartphone, almost everyone will notice whether the battery is durable or not.
This means that even if the smartphone has an octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, or a 40-megapixel camera, it won’t be perfect if the battery will run out in a matter of hours. Because high specifications must also be offset by a large battery. During this time you must have often seen various tips and how to save battery of smartphones. Unfortunately most of these tips will tell you to “turn this feature off”, “delete the app”, “Don’t use Widgets”, and more. If we follow that suggestion certainly our smartphone battery will be sparingly. But unfortunately, our smartphones will no longer be “smart” because they can only be used for calling, texting, and other trivial things. Well, if such tips are not suitable for your needs, then you are better off following how to take care of the smartphone battery below. The Tips below are perfect for those of you who use an Android smartphone with a Lithium ion alias Li-ion battery.
Charge Little by Little
On Li-Ion batteries, charging little by little is better than doing it straight to full on a single charge. The cells on the Li-Ion battery will be more optimal when charged little by little, such as from 20% to 40%, from 45% to 75%, and so on.
With that fact does not mean you can not recharge until full on a single charge. However, you are now more recommended to recharge whenever you can for the capacity to be charged little by little. With such habits you will also indirectly get used to recharge regularly.
Best Condition Battery is at Level 40%
Have you ever noticed when buying a new smartphone, then the battery in it already charged 40% to 50%? Yes, the number is the best level for a battery because the volume is not too high and also not too low. Also, the battery can be used without fear of running out of power quickly.
Do Not Leave The Battery Blank
Leaving the battery at its maximum state continuously is less good. However, letting it get blank aka 0% is even worse. If the battery is completely discharged, then there will be damaged cells so that it cannot be filled again.
If this happens it will automatically no longer be able to fill the battery. Even if left blank for a long period of time, it may not be charged anymore. That is why there is often a term “battery injection” if it is not used long.
A Lithium ion battery will usually be in an empty condition if the voltage is on the 3.0 V/cell level. Whereas if it reaches the level of 2.7 V/cell, then the battery will enter “Sleep” mode so it cannot be recharged again.
Luckily at this time you don’t have to worry about it going. Because the latest smartphone will automatically turn off when the battery has reached level 3 to 5%. That way, the battery will still have 5% power and won’t be completely empty. But if you want to keep it for a long time, then keep it at a level of 40%.
A similar thing also applies when we recharge the battery. When you reach the 100% level, your smartphone automatically disconnects the power connection, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to disconnect the charger after it’s full.
Avoid Heat and Cold
High temperatures are one of the biggest enemies for the battery. The reason is, a battery will lose storage capacity up to 80% if you keep it in temperatures 60 degrees Celsius for one year. While at a standard temperature or 25 degrees Celsius, the battery will only lose less than 20% of its capacity.
Not much different from the hot air, very cold temperatures can also make the battery lose its capacity. In addition, batteries are usually difficult to refill if exposed in very cold temperatures for a long period of time.
Li-ion Battery Has a Certain Age
Lithium-Ion batteries can only be used for a certain period of time. This means that if you have a Li-ion battery, it will start running out of storage capacity even if you don’t use it.
Therefore, if you buy a new battery, then use the battery immediately. But never buy a new battery and save it because it will not save or extend its age.
Well that’s some way of treating Lithium ion battery. In addition to Android, the above tips can also be applied to iOS smartphones, Windows Phone, and even for laptop batteries. By treating the battery appropriately, the battery will be more durable so that its use can be longer and not easily “leaked”.