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Extending the life of your mobile phone battery can save you money. Replacing the batteries in these devices can be expensive. Often times, it will be more profitable to buy a new mobile device, such as a smartphone or laptop.

Most mobile devices use a lithium ion battery. These are very compact and can hold a large charge compared to their size, which is why all smartphones sold today use this battery technology. Using proper charging and storage methods will help increase the life of these types of batteries and will also extend the life of your smartphone.

One mistake people make is storing their smartphone or laptop in a hot area like the car during a hot summer day. It is best to keep lithium ion batteries at room temperature. Do not leave the device in your car when the weather is hot. Your car heats up laterally due to the greenhouse effect. It may only be 75 degrees Fahrenheit outside, however it can reach over 100 degrees in your vehicle if the sun is shining. This is especially bad if you leave your smartphone or laptop charging in your car.

When you need to store your mobile device that uses a lithium ion battery for a long time, store it in a cool place. Discharge the battery to approximately 40 percent of its charge capacity. Storing your lithium ion battery in the fridge would be great, but don’t keep it in the fridge. Also understand that storing your lithium ion fully charged means that the battery will oxidize at maximum speed. This oxidation activity will decrease the life of your battery and you will eventually have to replace it. Replacement will be expensive and often inconvenient. If you own an older mobile device, it may be difficult to obtain a replacement battery designed for your device.

Batteries will lose their ability to hold a charge over time, even if they are not being used. In fact, under certain conditions, a battery that is used regularly will live as long as one that is not used for the same period of time.

Each time you charge, the battery capacity of your mobile device will degrade slightly. This is to be expected. However, if you take proper care of your mobile device and consider methods to extend your device’s battery life, you will save money in the long run.


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