Tips to check the battery status of your smartphone and avoid degradation
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 the recharging period. While most Android smartphones offer data regarding battery usage, there is absolutely no way to check and stop battery degradation except for a few solutions that can slow down the process. . In this article, we will explain some easy methods to you to see the battery status of your Android mobile and prevent it from getting bad.
Use built-in apps
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Some Android smartphones allow you to check the battery status using hidden menus. OnePlus allows you to check it using its diagnostic app.
If there is no problem with the battery, the battery condition is “good”. You will also see and monitor the battery temperature here. The range of 30 to 40 degrees Celsius is considered a good resting temperature for a phone. Hold it at all times to increase battery life.
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Using a third-party application: Ampere
The above method only gives you a rough 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 the Play Store. As you do a few charge cycles, the app will start showing an estimate of your battery data in the app. This number will continue to be accurate over the course of the charging sessions.
Usually the app will show health, status, max capacity, etc. You might know that anything over 80% is considered good. In addition, please do not overcharge the phone, it will shorten the battery life.
Ampere is simply an app, and it has no magical power to increase the battery life of your smartphone. All it does is analyze your phone’s software and hardware battery usage to get an estimate of your phone’s current capacity.
It gives you useful statistics like battery charge and discharge rates per hour, temperature, battery wear per charge cycle. So by looking at this, you can adjust the type of usage of your battery to extend its lifespan.
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Tips to avoid Android smartphone battery degradation
Battery degradation is inevitable and will eventually occur over a period of time. However, if you follow some of these helpful tips mentioned below, it can minimize your phone battery health risk. Use these battery saving tips whenever possible.
- Avoid extreme load levels. Charge up to 100% or full discharge down to 0%.
- Try to keep the battery in the safe zone (40-80) percent. Small, frequent recharges are better than full recharges overnight.
- Avoid fast charging if you are not in a rush.
- Keep the phone in a cool place, especially while charging. Please do not use it when plugged in.
- In addition, the less drainage, the less refills are required. So always try to optimize usage and only use your smartphone when necessary.
- Use the original charger and cable or an approved third-party charger with equivalent specifications.
- Although the phones stop charging 100%, you should still avoid charging overnight.
- If you store (put the phone to sleep) for a long time, charge the battery to 50% rather than 100%.
So, by following the above methods, you will be able to check the battery status of your Android smartphone and avoid battery degradation. If you can’t use all of them in your daily routine, you can at least pick a few. Over time, you yourself will feel a difference after using these battery tips for Android.
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