In the technology age, everyone has his own dear phone, and it seems that, knowing some tips to save the phone battery from draining so fast are essential as a survival skill.
But how does it works actually, and which type of battery phone that is the most optimised in the market now, you may wonder. Let’s prepare a seat and grab a bit of knowledge so that next time, you are less confused about the phone you carry along with and be more aware of the way you are using this handset.
Lithium-ion battery, Lithium polymer battery, how does it work?
First of all, I guess that most people properly don’t know how your battery phone works? Not a big deal! A most-used phone battery is Lithium-based, and is vitalized by generating of the chemical electrolyte among many layers. These layers are divided into two sides by a permeable separator; the cathode side is made of lithium metal-oxide and an electrolyte, the opposite anode side is made of graphite and an electrolyte as well, which provides an environment for ion and electron to go through.
To make thing easier to perceive, let’s imagine that the cathode is a room named positive and vice-versa the anode is the negative. There are lithium-ion and electrons with highly energetic mood in the positive room, who are always craving for running towards the negative room which is vacant. So, when your battery are full of charge, it means electrons in positive room are ready to invade the opposite site. And while it goes run out, the positive room now is left in empty and electricity must interfere with its power to help pulling the electron back.
There are two types of lithium-based battery, lithium-polymer and lithium-ion. They actually work based on the same principle, the difference is about material: Lithium-polymer has its electrolyte layer in gel-like solid, and lithium-ion has an electrolyte layer in liquid. That makes sense when the manufacturer need it to be more flexible, lighter and thinner in shape, they usually choose lithium-polymer. While lithium-ion is more dense in capacity to perform better during time.
However, with the advanced technology keeps heading forward, the quality and the flexibility are reached balance in each product. Walk around the mobile market, there are so many product lines that adapt to this balance, such as Vivo phones in the mid-budget line using lithium-polymer battery with capacity of around 5000mAh, or iPhone traditionally using lithium-ion in the line of high-end tech gadget.
How to extend your phone battery lifetime
Technically, the longer usage, the older and more drained the battery gets. Battery life circle often takes place for 2-3 years is what the manufacturer recommends, so it is easy to imagine that you should have your phone renewed another battery or replaced with completely new one after that time. But before that, keep in mind you are a mindful-owner of your phone by managing these tips:
Control GPS, WiFi, 3G, and local detection
It is so great to travel with GPS, 3G or data mobile in general and tracking your location. But when it is unnecessary, you should turn them off before they consume to the last drop of your battery. Since these services are in need of a huge amount of electricity in your phone.
Turn off background apps
Not mention to the fact that we barely use up to all the apps installed, on a daily basis we only use around 1/5 (one-fifth) of current using apps. Then why don’t we eliminate the others from background and try to optimize the capacity of phone battery as well as data storage.
Save battery mode is always on the move
It takes no effort to set the phone on this state for most of the time and takes no significant affects, either, for us even when we are surfing on the Internet. You get the same happiness on entertainment and your battery gets the same level in healthy of lifetime too.
Charging up to 100% or leaving drain down to 0%
Nor too high neither too low are good but charge it enough. Smart battery would notify you when it has enough and all you should do is simply unplug it. Because with fully charged, there may be a high level of voltage in your battery while being drained out completely could require a huge energy to awake it up back.
Try to avoid overheating
Overheating could happen when you expose the phone to the sun, place it in the high temperature place, or use bad material phone case and even play high-performed apps while charging. Avoid these bad practices since the battery is highly sensitive to heat.
Finally, more wiser we get to know about the thing, more optimized we take advantage of it. So we don’t really need to stay stressed about that the phone battery would die sooner or later, but just let’s enjoy it as we are a smart user.