When you choose a new mobile phone, you will likely be looking for one that will last you as long as possible. Mobile phones aren’t cheap. Yet, we want the very best as we want it to be reliable and useful.
Although the longevity of a phone isn’t guaranteed, there are ways to make your mobile phone last longer.
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Reduce your screen time
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For making your phone last longer, the best tip is to limit screen time. Using your phone too much can drain its battery internally, and therefore lead to a reduced lifespan. The less you use your phone, the more time you can enjoy off-screen and enjoying your phone for years and years (instead of a few months).
Some phones now have a function where you can set a screen time allowance. This will ensure that you stick to your desired screen time and avoid overusing your phone.
Charge your phone the right way
Although it sounds strange, there is a right and a wrong way to charge your phone. If you charge it for no reason but to add 5%, then you are overcharging it, which can reduce the longevity of your phone’s battery.
Keeping your phone between 40 and 80 per cent is the best way to make its battery last longer. Too much charging or draining the battery too often can result in a reduced phone life.
Close your apps
Leaving your phone apps open can drain the battery of your phone, which might be the reason you are constantly putting it on charge.
Closing your apps will increase the battery life of your phone and prevent you from overcharging it.
Switch off notifications
Likewise, too many notifications can cause your phone to overheat or they can drain the battery. Turn off notifications that you don’t need or use often to avoid draining the battery of your phone.
To further increase the lifespan of your phone, you could turn all notifications off. The benefits of this include:
- Less screen time. You will have less reason to keep using your phone as you will have fewer notifications to distract you or encourage you to go on your phone.
- Longer battery life. Notifications eat up your battery, even though they last a second or two.
Avoid it from overheating
When your phone gets too hot (from using it too much, charging it too long, or sitting it in the sun), it can reduce its internal battery.
Avoid your phone from overheating to prolong its lifespan and prevent internal damage.
Reduce the brightness of the screen
An overly bright screen can result in a drained battery. You will notice your phone runs out of battery much quicker with a brighter screen. This will cause you to charge it more often, which will reduce its life span.
Turn down the brightness as much as possible to maintain its health and lifespan.