Isn’t it infuriating at times when the Smartphone you were so proud of when it was purchased starts acting up within 6 months? This isn’t really the fault of the gadget but the way we use it. It’s common knowledge that we don’t really care to find out how we should handle such hi-tech devices. Here are mistakes that shorten gadget life and invaluable tips on how to make your devices last longer regardless of it being a Smartphone, tab, desktop or Laptop.
1 Charge your battery more often to make it last longer
Lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries have no memory effect. Phones and tab need to be recharged before they reduce to zero. Several manufacturers will measure a battery’s life by the number of times it shows zero charge of full discharge cycles which ranges between 400-600 cycles. To increase battery life charge it more often. Charge your battery each time the indicator drops to 10-20%, this increases the cycles to 1000-1100. Never keep you battery constantly on charge. An ideal charge is 80%.
2 Never purchase unsafe cheap batteries
Cheap batteries are unsafe as they do not come with inbuilt controllers. Also never charge your device with non native chargers and USB cords. Moreover, never fall for ultra-fast chargers which claim to charge your battery in under an hour.
3 Don’t use bulky protective cases
Bulky cases may make your Smartphone overheat during a long charging session, Always remove the case when charging your phone.
4 Discharge your phone and laptop battery to 0% every 3 months
Every three months it is advisable to reduce your battery to zero and then again recharge it to 100%, this will get rid of the extremes of discharge or full charge.