Three Ways to Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer
A recent survey found that longer battery life is the number one feature people want in their phone. Here are some science backed ways to help your battery stay charged longer.
- Don't let it get too hot. Heat speeds up the chemical reaction inside the battery and drains it faster. So don't leave it next to a heater, or let it sit out in the sun.
- Never let the battery die. Lithium ion batteries degrade over time, so eventually they can't hold as much juice on a single charge. And they degrade faster if you always let the battery die before you charge it. So if your phone's about to die, you should just turn it off.
- If you won't be using it for a while, store it half-charged. Right around 50% is good, and keep it in a cool, dry place.
It's only worth doing if you're turning it off for at least a few days though. Like if you'll be out of cell range all weekend, or flying overseas where you can't use it. If it's only for a few hours, don't worry about it.
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