15 Mistakes That Shorten the Life of Your Phone

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  • Published on:  12/7/2017
  • How to charge the battery correctly? Why do the phone batteries decrease so quickly? We have 15 amazing tips that will make your smartphone live a longer life!

    Nowadays one can hardly imagine life without a cell phone. And it happens quite often that our gadgets start to act up just half a year after we bought them. It is frustrating, but in most cases, we ourselves are to blame! Let’s face it — we don’t always handle our devices properly.

    TIMESTAMPS
    Recharge your battery more often 0:45
    Don’t keep the battery charging all the time 1:24
    Don’t buy cheap chargers 2:01
    Be careful with «ultrafast» chargers 2:28
    Remove your protective case 2:49
    Drain your battery from time to time 3:10
    Avoid high temperatures 3:29
    Avoid cold temperatures 4:02
    Avoid bright wallpaper and adjust screen brightness 4:34
    Watch out for voltage fluctuations 5:19
    Clean the ports and wipe the display 5:45
    Keep the phone far from water 6:40
    Handle your phone carefully 7:15
    Avoid software updates 7:42
    Use cloud storage 8:29

    SUMMARY
    - To increase your gadget’s battery life, you should recharge it more often. The best option is to do it each time the battery power indicator drops to 10-20%. This will increase the number of discharge cycles up to 1000-1100 cycles.
    - An inbuilt controller stops the battery from taking more current than necessary, so there is absolutely no risk of overcharging the battery and destroying it.
    - There have been situations when a person was using a non-native charger, and it caused a fire in the house! And another terrible thing that can happen if you use non-native chargers and cables is getting an electric shock.
    - We recommend you to avoid using chargers that claim to charge your battery fully in less than an hour.
    - If your smartphone has a bulky protective case, it might cause the device and its battery to overheat during a lengthy recharging session.
    - It is recommended to discharge your phone’s battery every three months to 0% and then immediately charge it to 100% to get rid of the extremes of full charge/discharge.
    - A high temperature is the worst thing you can imagine for lithium-ion batteries: they totally can’t stand overheating.
    - Carry the phone in an inner pocket of your coat or an outer pocket but encased in a protective covering. Low temperatures are harmful to the battery because it needs more power to keep itself warm enough to function.
    - Try to lower the brightness of your screen at least by 30-40%.
    - At the approach of a thunderstorm, never charge your phone. Actually, the same goes for all the electrical appliances you have.
    - To wipe the screen, use lint-free wipers and whatever you do, never use window cleaning liquids. They contain ammonia which can damage the screen irrevocably.
    - If you drop your cell phone into a pool or a sink, the first thing you should do after you get it out is turn it off and remove the battery (if it’s possible, of course).
    - Don’t put your cell phone on the dashboard when driving. Constant moving and bumping can cause a lot of damage.
    - Read user reviews before you hit the update button. The problem with such updates is that it’s either very hard or impossible to go back to the previous version of the software.
    - Even if you have a lot of free space on your hard drive, it’s better to use cloud storage anyway. This way your phone won’t be clogged with too much data so that it will perform much better.

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  • Prince Peter Thomas
    Prince Peter Thomas 19 hours ago

    Zyada game bhi nahi khelna chahiye

  • Cherukuri Jagadesh Jagadeesh

    Can I connect my head phones while my mobile is getting charged. .?

  • Alternate Titles
    Alternate Titles yesterday

    Alternate title: What does this thumbnail mean? Watch this video to leave with even less of an idea than when you arrived

  • Sid Burn
    Sid Burn yesterday

    Place your phone in silica gel instead of rice.

  • Jaffa Orange
    Jaffa Orange yesterday

    One would think that, in this day and age, phone manufacturers can come up with something better than these type of batteries.

  • M H
    M H yesterday

    Are these tips good for IPads

  • stressed shnack
    stressed shnack yesterday

    all these comments so cringey y'all weird

  • Rhys Jones
    Rhys Jones yesterday

    I phones don’t have that problem with leaving your phone plugged in even when it’s full charged anymore. They brought out new batteries that stopped that with the i phone5

  • Snap Dragon
    Snap Dragon 2 days ago

    Who else as he said to charge it before 0%. Went to go charge it

  • Tyrannosaur Roar
    Tyrannosaur Roar 2 days ago

    My IPad charges a lot and it is 6 years old!

  • See Something New
    See Something New 4 days ago

    It is harmful to charge battery from low power and till full?

  • Daredevil Adi
    Daredevil Adi 4 days ago

    Using 0 to 5 is also to see display

  • NoteFully
    NoteFully 5 days ago

    thx bro

  • Vignesh Hariharan
    Vignesh Hariharan 6 days ago

    Another tip is dont use your phone while charging

  • TheFreePantheist
    TheFreePantheist 6 days ago

    i dont think draining the battery to 0% is good for it.. am i wrong?

  • Tom Marrujo
    Tom Marrujo 6 days ago

    why does my mouse battery last from 2years but my phone won't stay charged for a day?!

  • Xbam
    Xbam 6 days ago

    Every 4 mins, my iPad's battery drops 1%... Do you know the problem for it?? You might've said it... But... I don't understand you when you speak...

  • Mai Yehia
    Mai Yehia 6 days ago

    I thought software updates enhance performance not slow it down.. now, I'm scared to hit that update button again.. what if??

  • judy valencia
    judy valencia 6 days ago

    I used the rice thing. It worked on my iPhone.

  • Nio TV
    Nio TV 6 days ago

    Good Tutorial, but veeeerry annoying song