Over the years, the number of tech users has come to the same conclusion. How do I get more out of my battery? It’s a question that feeds a large portion of today’s consumers with doubt over whether or not they are going to have a dependable device when they need it the most. Make no mistake; it’s going to take some participation on your part. But with some practice and due diligence, you’ll get the most out of your mobile devices.
For starters, always keep in mind that you purchased a mobile device to be just that, mobile. So, why do some people always have their devices plugged in? Most users have to replace their device batteries within a year to a year and a half from purchase. The best way to prevent this is to only charge your device when it needs it. It’s simple, but true. I mean, you only eat when your hungry, right? Well, the same goes for your laptop. Don’t feed it until it needs it. Otherwise, you’re overfeeding it and depleting its effectiveness. Ever try to run a mile with a belly full of food? I think we all know the end result to that poor decision.
Every device comes out of the box with a factory charge. This ensures that the consumer can start using their new device as soon as they get it. Usually, this charge will last about an hour. Long enough to go through the initial setup and first time play around. After this, you’re going to want to charge the device. However, once it reaches a full charge, only run the device on battery until it starts to warn you for another charge. Run the battery until it reaches about 5% life remaining. Then, give it another full recharge. This is called calibrating the battery. Basically, you are training your battery to use its full power storage potential. If a battery is over-charged, it will think it needs constant power from an alternate source to function.
Repeat this little trick just a few times and continue to practice it every time you use your devices and you will notice excellent battery life well beyond the expected life cycle.