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Optimize Battery Performance, Have More Fun Browsing

Optimize Battery Performance, Have More Fun Browsing

Chances are that you are reading this article on your smartphone. They’re always with you, and always connected…until the battery runs out of power and the phone dies, that is.

The majority of modern electronics, including smartphones, use a battery type called lithium-ion. This is the best battery technology we have (for everyday consumers) today. They charge fast, last longer, and they are generally light and small. That’s why you will find lithium-ion batteries inside your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and wearables.

Of course, a dead battery does you no good, so we’ve provided a couple tips to help you get the most use out of your devices.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Lithium-ion batteries work better within a moderate temperature zone. Exposing your device to extreme heat is a bad idea. As a general guideline, avoid temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C).

While extreme heat might permanently harm your battery and your device, cold environments don’t. Lithium-ion battery performance will decrease when using your smartphone in a very cold environment. The effect is temporary, though. Once the device is back to normal temperature, battery performance will return to normal as well.

The best environment for your smartphone is somewhere between 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C). Always check with your device’s manufacturer for special requirements.

Disable Unnecessary Apps And Services

Your smartphone’s battery can only handle so many apps and data. Be selective with which services you use. For instance, you could disable WiFi and 4G when signal is weak and there is no hotspot. Doing so will preserve battery life in the long run.

You can also download apps to track your battery performance, such as Battery Doctor for iPhone and iPad, and GSam Battery Monitor for Android.

Both apps will provide information about power consumption, offer tips for improving battery performance, and help you track down power hungry apps.

Keeping an eye on your apps usage as well as WiFi, GPS and 3G/4G settings is vital for your battery’s lifespan. The less frequently you discharge your battery, the better it will perform.

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