Have you recently purchased a new or used cell phone? Are you wondering how long its battery will last? The answer is more complex than you might think.
Let’s take a look at the factors that can affect a cell phone battery’s life expectancy the signs that mean it may need to be replaced.
Several factors can affect the lifespan of a cell phone battery
Cell phone batteries last an average of 3 to 5 years, but that estimate can vary greatly depending on different factors.
Charging habits play a major role in a battery’s lifespan. The more you charge the battery, the more its capacity will diminish over time. According to Apple, the battery capacity of iPhones should last at least 500 full charges before dropping to 80%.
Consequently, the way you use your cell phone has a direct effect on its battery lifespan. If you use it frequently for battery-draining activities like watching videos and playing games, the battery will inevitably die faster.
Signs that your cell phone battery is dying
It’s normal for a phone battery’s performance to diminish over time. After years of use, you may need to be on the lookout for signs that the battery is dying.
Signs to watch out for
The first sign to look for is how long the phone stays charged. It’s normal to see a difference in charging capacity after the first year of using the device, but if your phone is losing power faster and faster without you changing the way you use it, it may be a sign that the battery needs to be replaced.
Another sign to watch out for is the percentage of battery power you reach after a charge. If your power isn’t at 100% after charging your phone for a long time, the battery is probably nearing the end of its life.
If you notice that the battery is often hot for no apparent reason, it’s probably time to replace it.
Download an app to check your cell phone battery health
If you want to keep an eye on your cell phone battery health, there are apps you can download that will provide you with the information you need.
For example, the AccuBattery app measures the battery health of Android phones based on charging cycles. You can use the information it provides to optimize the way you use your device.
iPhone users can access this information directly on their devices.
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