Phone/Tablet Fast Draining Battery
Nobody Likes A Bad Battery
Given that phones and tablets are the lifeblood of our modern day society, battery health is crucial.
When it comes to battery health, there are a lot of myths and facts we need to get educated on. Let's address something important first.
One of the first things I would check is if the battery has inflated causing the screen to lift slightly. If you don't know why inflated batteries are bad:
Yeah, you don't want to be carrying that in your pocket or bag.
Before we go ahead and diagnose your battery as healthy or needing replacement, let's make sure you're in the right place. Regardless if you're on Samsung, Apple, Google or any other device, in your settings you can access your battery health. What percentage are on you?
Generally speaking, manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple recommend you get a replacement when you get lower than 80%
If you're below 80% it's best that we replace your battery to aid the longevity of your device. Now, of course, life and technology isn't that black and white. If you know for a fact that your device is dying a lot quicker than it should be than we might have to take a closer look to see if there's any damage to the board or any other circuitry.
If you're above that 80% mark then it's all about optimising your battery life. We'll write more about that in the future but here's a few to start you off:
- Let your screen turn off sooner
- Reduce screen brightness
- Set the brightness to change automatically
- Turn off keyboard sounds or vibrations
- Restrict apps with high battery use (you can find them in your settings)
- Turn on adaptive battery or battery optimisation
To finish this post up I'd like to leave you with some words of wisdom and advice.
We can all agree that our battery technology is far from perfect. It's not a matter of "if" a battery will die/start diminishing, but "when". If you had the most perfect habits with battery care you would only increase the longevity of you battery slightly. There is one thing, however, that has a pretty big impact your phone and battery health: Heat.
There is nothing quite as damaging as heat.
Keep your device off hot surfaces, out of direct sunlight, out of saunas etc.
Where it's hot, your phone doesn't go or stay.
Your body wouldn't like you if you left it in the sun for 2 hours without protection, that's a sure fire way way to fry your phone (puns intended)
Maybe you've done that, and that's why you're reading this. If so, click below and get your device fixed up by the pros!