Almost all smartphones available in the market use lithium-ion batteries. But, the basic problem with these batteries is that they degrade over a period of time, affecting both the charging capacity and also re-charging period. While most Android smartphones offer some data regarding battery usage, there’s absolutely no way to check and stop the battery from degradation, except for a few solutions that can slow down the process. In this article, we’ll tell you some easy methods to see your Android mobile’s battery health and prevent it from degradation.
Using In-built apps
Some Android smartphones do allow you to check battery health using hidden menus. OnePlus allows you to check it by using its diagnostic app.
If there’s no issue with the battery, it’ll show battery health as ‘good.’ You’ll also see and monitor the battery’s temperature here. The range of 30-40 degrees celsius is considered a good idle temperature for a phone. Maintain it at all times to increase battery life.
Using a third-party app: Ampere
The above method gives you merely a vague idea of battery health. To get technical details in numbers, you can use a third-party app called Ampere.
All you need to do is install Ampere from Play Store, as you complete a couple of recharging cycles, the app will start showing an estimate of your battery data within the app. This number will keep getting accurate over the recharging sessions.
Usually, the app will show health, status, max capacity, etc. You might know that anything above 80% is considered good. Also, please do not overcharge the phone, that will reduce battery life.
Ampere is simply an app, and it doesn’t have any magical powers to increase your smartphone’s battery life. All it does is analyse your phone’s software and hardware battery usage to urge an estimate of your phone’s current capacity.
It gives you useful stats like battery charging and discharging speeds per hour, temperature, battery wear per recharge cycle. So looking at that you can adjust your battery usage type to prolong its life.
Tips to prevent Android smartphone’s battery degradation
Battery degradation is inevitable and it’ll eventually happen over a period of time. However, if you follow some of these useful tips mentioned below, it can minimise the risk of battery health on your phone. Use these battery-saving tips whenever possible.
- Avoid extreme levels of charge. Charging up to 100 per cent or discharging all the way to 0 per cent.
- Try to keep the battery within the safe (40-80) per cent zone. Frequent, small top-ups are better than full recharges overnight.
- Avoid fast charging if you’re not in a hurry.
- Keep the phone in a cool place, especially while charging. Please don’t use it while plugged in.
- Also, the lesser the drainage, the fewer recharges required. So, always try to optimise usage and only when required use your smartphone.
- Use original charger and cable or a licensed third-party charger with an equivalent specification.
- While phones do stop charging at 100 per cent, you must still avoid overnight charging.
- If you’re storing (putting the phone on standby) the phone for a long time, charge the battery to 50% rather than 100 per cent.
So, by following the above methods you’ll be able to check your Android smartphone’s battery health and avoid battery degradation. If you cannot employ all of them in your daily routine, you can at least pick a few of them. Over a period of time, you will yourself feel a difference, after using these battery tips for android.
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