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5 Reasons You May Kill Your Smartphone Battery Life

Smartphones or any other electronic gadget has become essential aspects of our daily lives. But when it comes to battery life, not all devices are capable enough of rendering you the best backup that is desired from them. There are numerous reports on the internet to suggest you the tips on how to enhance the life of your smartphone battery, but do you know the factors that destroy the same. If you are aware of the same, here we come up with a list of habits that will ruin your smartphone battery life.


These days, we frequently come across issues related to smartphones exploding when in use causing trouble to the user. The primary reason for the same is overheating. The batteries when exposed to tremendous amount of heat get ignited. When such batteries come across heat pressure or short-circuit, it can explode causing a destroyed device. Of course, batteries come with a venting system that will prevent the occurrence of overheating, but sometimes this goes ineffective due to the chemical reaction that takes place.

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Complete Discharge

Usually, the Lithium based batteries feature partial discharge instead of deep or full discharge. There is no charge memory, and hence a partial discharge should be affecting the performance of the battery in the future. But, a deep discharge that is nothing but a complete depletion of the battery performance causes the voltage of the battery to drop to a very low extent resulting in a permanently damaged battery.


Aging of Battery

The lifespan of a lithium battery is between 2 to 4 years based on its charge and discharge cycles. But, keeping a track on the number of times you charge the smartphone battery is a highly tedious task. Hence, make sure you check when the battery used in your smartphone was manufactured. There is a possibility for the battery to have been housed in the warehouse for a year or so before you grabbed the device. You can also take the help of battery life management applications that are available to enhance the backup rendered to your smartphone.

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If you one of those users who plugs in your smartphone for charge overnight, you need to know that overcharging of the device’s battery will ruin it and render it useless over time. It is recommended that you remove the smartphone from power once the battery is full. After getting fully charged, the battery will not take up any more power so that it can render a life more than what it can. Eventually, make sure you unplug the smartphone after charging it completely and gain plug it whenever there is a discharge.

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Using Wrong Adapter

Smartphones do come with a charger that is meant for their respective model. But, once there is a problem with the charger or if it is lost, you might tend to pick up a charger that fits your handset and use it. But, this a wrong move as it will affect your phone badly. Some phones might require 5v of power while some require 6v,7v or 9v. If you choose a 9v charger to power your smartphone requiring a 5v power, it will destroy the battery. Make sure you know the phone voltage and charger voltage in order to avoid affecting the battery.


If you avoid all the common practices that we have mentioned above, you can definitely enhance the life of your phone’s battery. This way, you can prolong the lifespan of your smartphone battery and be free from trouble in future.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.