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How To Take Care Of A Cell Phone Battery So That It Lasts For Years

️ ️Smartphones will function properly if they are supported by a capable battery. Because of its vital function, the battery is one of the factors that many check before buying a cellphone. This is because the battery is like a "life" for the continuity of the cellphone so that it can turn on.

However, it is important to know that batteries have a lifespan. In principle, lithium-ion batteries that are currently widely used in smartphones do have a lifespan. So, over time the battery's ability to store power will decrease.

However, the habit of using the phone and how to charge the battery can shorten the battery life. It's good to see several tips to care for and maintain battery health for long life.

1. Do not expose to extreme temperatures

Temperature extremes such as too hot or too cold can reduce the battery's ability to store energy. Apple recommends a "comfortable" temperature for the battery to be 16 to 22 degrees Celsius. We recommend that the cell phone battery is not exposed to a situation with a temperature that is more than 35 degrees Celsius. "Lithium-ions are stressed when exposed to heat," writes Battery University. So it's best not to use your cell phone when you're in a very hot area or environment, for example in a sauna, putting it on the dashboard of a car during the day, putting it under a pillow, or using it in other extreme heat situations.

2. Don't Put It in the freezer

Samsung also advises users not to store a good cell phone battery in the freezer. "This is not true and may damage your battery," wrote Samsung. Don't use the phone when it's charging Because the phone's battery can't handle the heat, it's recommended that users don't use the phone while it's charging. Therefore, the battery will become hot in the charging process. If the phone is used to play games, use intensively, or do other strenuous activities that cause the battery to overheat, then this will worsen battery health. This habit will make the battery hot and reduce its ability to store power. On the iPhone, there is a feature to check battery health to show the actual battery capacity. For example, the phone is 100 percent charged, but when viewed through this feature, the battery capacity is only 93 percent. Apart from making the battery hotter, this also damages some of the battery cells. The technical term for this is parasitic load. Charging this parasite is bad for a battery cell because it will experience mini-cycles of charge and discharge which reduces battery life, as Android Authority writes.

3. Unused cell phone?

The battery must be charged 30-50 percent The battery on a cell phone that is not used for a long time is better stored at 30-50 percent capacity. This will keep the battery primed. Apple and Samsung recommend at least 50 percent battery remaining if the phone is going to be stored and not used for a long time.

4. Is it okay if the battery is charged overnight?

Excessive 'charging' There are two opinions about overcharging. The point is charging left to sleep or leaving the battery connected to electricity for too long when it is 100 percent. On the one hand, charging is too safe, because cell phone manufacturers have included a chip. This chip will automatically cut off power when the battery is 100 percent to avoid overcharging. This was agreed by Daniel Abraham, senior scientist at the Argonne Laboratory, and Ronald Ho, Google's Project Manager. "You won't be able to overcharge your phone," Daniel said, according to Digital Trends. Meanwhile, experts from Battery Ingenieure advise users not to overcharge the battery overnight. Because this can reduce the effectiveness of the battery to store energy. Regarding overcharging, Android Authority also highlighted the fast charging feature. This feature is very popular. However, charging at a high voltage causes the battery to heat up even more when charging. So it is recommended to charge only 15-20 minutes on a cellphone with this feature.

5. Don't refill to 100 percent

According to the site that reviews batteries, Battery University, Lithium-ion batteries perform best if their capacity is between 20-80 percent. Because fully charging can make the battery 'stressed'. "Keep it partially charged because it's better than fully charged," writes Battery University. Charging the battery at 20 to 80 percent capacity can keep the voltage lower and extend battery life.

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