Get the Most Out of Your Cell Phone Battery

The use of landline phones has gone down considerable over the last decade. Today all of us use mobile phones. Thanks to mobile internet, 3G services and improvements in the GSM network mobile phones have become very handy devices that we cannot imagine life without. We use our phones to store contacts; we use them as a camera, to surf the web, to watch videos, as music players and for a hundred other things. The main advantage of mobile phones is that they are portable. The portability of a mobile phone depends on the portability of its battery. In this article we will find out how you can increase the life of your battery and how you can conserve battery power in an emergency.

Imagine that you are travelling and you realize that you have left your cell phone charger at home. Once you arrive at your destination you will have to make arrangements for an alternative charger. This will take some time and you notice that your battery is not full. You need to make sure that your cell phone battery will last till the next time you are able to charge it. A great tip to conserve the power of your battery is to increase the time between charges. Turn of your phone if you know you are not going to be using it for a specific period like when you are sleeping. This will help conserve your battery power and in turn increase your battery life.

Another thing you should do is stop searching for a signal. If you are in an area that has low or poor coverage your phone will constantly be looking for stronger reception this will drain your battery very quickly. You can put your phone on flight mode till you reach and are in an area where you know there is good reception. You should also switch off the vibration function on your phone and keep the ring tone volume as low as possible. Make sure you do not keep your backlight on unnecessarily and choose the setting on your phone that will keep it on for the shortest period of time. If you have 3G services switch to the normal GSM network as using your phone in 3g dual mode will cause the battery to run out faster. If you follow these few simple tips you will find that your battery power has lasted you longer than it normally would have.

To prolong the life of your battery you should start by initializing the battery properly. You should charge the new battery fully before the first use to get the best results from it. A lithium ion battery needs to be charged for 5 to 6 hours to initialize properly. Ignore your phone if it says the battery is full as to properly initialize cell phone batteries need at least 5 to 6 hours of charge. Another important step to increase the life of cell phone batteries is to keep them cool. Avoid exposing the battery to heat. Do not leave it out in the sun. All of these step will make your cell phone battery last for a very long time.