Cell phones are a hugely popular gadget. Ever since its introduction to the worldwide market, cell phone sales have dramatically increased, to the point where we are now. Look at any person and chances are they have a cell phone with them. Cell phones have also become status symbols. Everyone just has to have the latest models or the ones with the best features. This means people have a tendency to replace their phones quite often.
But oftentimes, people get problems with their phone’s batteries even when they’ve only had them for a short time. The reason is people love phones but do not know how to take care of the batteries inside their phones, so what happens is that even if a person has a new phone, he already gets crappy service from his battery, and may eventually replace it. This is a waste of money. If a battery is taken care of properly then it can service you for a long time. Here are tips on how to prolong the serviceable life of your cell phone’s battery:
• When purchasing a new phone or a new battery, make sure that you have fully charged it before you use it for the first time. Ideally, a nickel battery should be charged for about 16 hours. A lithium battery, on the other hand, should be charge for about five to six hours. Don’t pay attention to the ‘battery full’ indicator, charge it for the recommended initial charging time.
• A nickel battery is a bit more sensitive in that you can shorten its life or capacity if you charge it even though the battery’s charge has not yet been fully used. On the other hand, allowing the battery to drain completely might mean you’ll miss an important call or text message. A good compromise is to fully drain the battery at least once a week. Allow the phone to completely drain and then charge it without turning it on.
• Lithium batteries, on the other hand, shouldn’t be allowed to fully drain. Make sure that you always have a charger with you if your phone uses a lithium battery. Charge the phone immediately when you see that the battery level is running low.
• Always make sure that your batteries are cool. This means not leaving your phone in a hot place or where it can be exposed to direct sunlight. You should also use the right charger because using the incorrect charger will heat up the battery.
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