How to Care for your Smartphone: Essential Tips.

Today, worldwide, smartphones have taken a better part of our lives in so many ways. A life without a smartphone can best be described unima...

Today, worldwide, smartphones have taken a better part of our lives in so many ways. A life without a smartphone can best be described unimaginable.

The fact that smartphones have generally become the way of life for many people, taking adequate care of these beautifully crafted devices is essential to derive optimum performance as you make use of them.

In this article, I'll highlight a few actions required from you to make sure your device lasts longer for.

1. Do not wait for your smartphone battery to drop to 0% before charging it. As a matter of fact, The reason for this is that many manufacturers measure the battery life of a phone based on the number of its full cycle, and this usually around 400 to 600 cycles.

Therefore to improve your gadget's lifespan, it is recommended you charge more often, especially when the battery drops to about 20 to 25 percent, you should recharge.


This will increase the number of discharge cycles to 1000 to 1100 cycles. Battery lithium-ions have no memory effect, so you can recharge them without waiting. There is no risk of overcharging your phone battery and destroying it. This does not mean you should leave the phone continuously charging. 

2. Do not leave the phone battery continuously charging. Once it is fully charged, unplug the charger and allow the phone to work. Always let the battery charge about 50- 80% before unplugging. This is necessary to extend the life of the battery.

3. Always make sure you buy the right chargers for your phones (original chargers). Cheap chargers can be of a very low quality. They may not have any end-to-end controls. Such chargers cause more havoc than can imagine. For example, buying low-quality chargers can result in a fire outbreak in the house or office. Another terrible thing that can happen when you use inferior chargers and cable is that an electric shock can result from such.

4. In contrast to No. 3 above, make sure not to buy super-fast chargers. It is a fact that everyone needs a type of charger that will give the quick charge experience. However, wanting a quick charge should be treated with caution. Always check if the manufacturer of your device approves the type of charger you want to buy. You can check that out on the "Settings" of your device. It is recommended not to go for chargers that will super-fast your device for at least less than an hour. That way, the cells of the battery are sure to last long without depreciating faster.

5. Make it a habit to drain your smartphone battery from time to time. It is recommended you discharge your battery to 0% every three months. After it has fully discharged, immediately charge it again to 100%. This is necessary to get the full extremes of full charge/discharge.

6. As much as possible, avoid high temperatures. High temperatures are not suitable for Lithium-ion batteries.


These battery types cannot withstand high temperatures. It is not expected you place these batteries to direct sunlight or put them near heat sources. It is general knowledge that today's cellphones have a high-quality screen, yet they are not expected to be continuously exposed to direct sunlight. This is because doing so will make the screen's color fade earlier, and the screen may likely brake. 

7. At the same time, low temperatures are harmful to the phone because the battery requires a minimum temperature to perform optimally. Batteries get drained much faster during cold weather.

8. Always use black and white wallpaper on your phone. Very bright wallpapers can drain the battery of your device faster than expected. It is equally advisable to lower the brightness of your phone screen to at least 50-60%. Doing this will help prolong battery life.

9. It is recommended not to charge your smartphone or any other device at the approach of a thunderstorm. This is not a myth; however, during thunderstorms, electrical appliances have always experienced the full wrath of nature.

10. Always put your smartphone far from water or any other liquid for that matter. The fact is, many phones die in liquid. If your phone happens to enter inside water or happen to get wet with any liquid, the first thing you should do is to power off the phone and take out the battery if you can, SIM & MicroSD cards. Put the items inside a bowl or bag of rice. The rice will absorb the water or moisture. Allow them in there for between 3 to 5 hours. Most times, the phone will be back to normal.

Alternatively, send the device to a specialist technician to service the phone and get the moisture dried out. Even when the device seems to continue working after getting in contact with liquid, it is recommended you send such a device to the specialist for appropriate action.

If the tips above have been of help to you, kindly drop a note or comment in the Comment box below.   


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