- Battery lifespan refers to how many years and months your battery will last before it needs to be replaced.
- Battery life refers to how many hours or days your phone will last on a single charge.
Here are some things you can do to preserve and extend the lifespan of phone battery.
Phone Battery degrades with time:
- “A charge cycle is a full discharge and charge of the battery, from 0% to 100%. Charging your phone from 50% to 100% would be half a charge cycle.”
Battery manufacturers say that after about 400 cycles a phone battery’s capacity will degrade by 20%. It will only be able to store 80% of the energy.
If you can slow down those charge cycles — if you can extend the everyday battery life of your phone — you can extend lifespan of phone battery also. Basically, the less you drain and charge the battery, the longer the battery will last.
Avoid fast charging:
Charging your phone quickly stresses the battery. If you don’t really need it, avoid using fast charging. In fact, the slower you charge your battery, the better will be its lifespan.
Balance your Battery Persentage:
Avoid draining your phone battery all the way to 0% or charging it all the way to 100%. Phone batteries are happiest if you keep them above 20% capacity and below 90%.
Avoid extremes of heat and cold:
Battery lifespan is affected by heat and cold. If your phone gets very hot or cold it can strain the battery and shorten its lifespan.
Look at Apps that waste battery:
Go into your battery settings for other apps that use a huge amount of energy. You can delete, disable, or restrict permissions for these apps where possible. There are also ‘light’ versions of some popular apps that generally take up less space, use less data, and may use less power.
Charge phone to 50% for long-term storage:
If you are going to store your phone for an extended period, charge it to 50% before turning it off and storing it. Don’t drain its battery to 0% nor charge it to 100% before storing it. 50% charged phone is best before storing your mobile phone for long-term.