Woman with low battery on an iphone

How to maintain a healthy battery

One of the best things about getting a new phone or tablet is that with it comes a brand new and fresh battery! Most people spend the best part of the day with their phones in their hands, using multiple apps running at the same time, so it comes as no surprise that phone batteries run down quickly - it must be hard for our poor batteries to keep up!

Over time it’s completely natural for a battery lifespan to drop and lose juice at a rapid speed, especially when compared to it from fresh out of the box. Even so, we have a few top tips to help you get the most out of your battery and in essence out of your phone.

Charge it up a little bit when possible

Lithium-ion batteries, the kind that are found in most modern day devices, don’t take too kindly to being charged all the way up to then be run down to almost nothing. You will find that your battery is much happier with little charge top ups here and there.

You can leave your phone plugged in ALL NIGHT

By the time your phone is fully charged, chances are you will be in a deep sleep – therefore it isn’t the end of the world, or your phones life, if you don’t take the charger out as soon as the battery charge indicator hits 100%.

However, in order to make sure that your phone does not overheat whilst it is charging, we would recommend removing any additional casing that the phone is in and that you place the phone on a sturdy base whilst it is on charge – a bedside unit would be the best. Never charge the phone in bed with you and especially not under your pillow as this is a major fire hazard.

Get a second battery

If your phone’s battery issue is really bothering you, try and switch for a device that has a removable battery – and then buy a spare one! By having a fully charged battery ready to slip into the phone when needed, you will in a way, bypass the whole flat battery conundrum.

Failing that, if you have a phone that does not have a removable battery, take it to a phone specialist or back to the manufacturer who will be able to fit a new battery. However this will be at a cost.

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