Methods you can use to extend the battery life of your mobile device

Extending the battery life of your mobile life can save you money. Replacing the batteries in these devices can be expensive. It will often be more profitable to buy a new mobile device, such as a smartphone or laptop.

Most mobile devices use a lithium-ion battery. These are very compact and can store a large load compared to their size. Therefore, all smartphones sold today use this battery technology. The use of proper charging and storage methods will help increase the life of this type of batteries and also extend the life of your smartphone.

A mistake that people make is to store their smartphone or laptop in a hot area like the car during a hot summer day. It is better to keep lithium-ion batteries at room temperature. Do not leave the device in your car when the weather is warm. Your car is heated by the greenhouse effect. It may only be 75 degrees Fahrenheit outside, however, it can reach more than 100 degrees in your vehicle if the sun is shining. This is especially bad if you leave your smartphone or laptop charging in your car.

When you need to store your mobile device that is using a lithium-ion battery for an extended period of time, keep it in a cool place. Discharge the battery at approximately 40 percent of its charge capacity. Storing your lithium-ion battery in the refrigerator would be great, but don’t store it in the ice box. Also understand that storing your fully charged lithium ion means that the battery is oxidizing at maximum speed. This oxidation activity will decrease the life of your battery and eventually you will have to replace it. Replacement will be expensive and often inconvenient. If you have an older mobile device, it may be difficult to obtain a replacement battery designed for your device.

The batteries will lose their ability to retain a charge over time, even if they are not being used. In fact, under certain conditions, a battery that is used on a regular basis will last as long as one that is not used for the same period of time.

Each time you charge the battery, the charge capacity of your mobile device will slightly degrade. This is to be expected. However, if you take proper care of the mobile device and consider the methods to extend the battery life of the device, you will save money in the long term.