Smartphone battery care
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Hi again guys. From the angle of maximising useful life, I believe I've read somewhere that smartphone batteries are best kept at roughly between the 20% and 80% charge levels. Is this true?
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Will it matter?
How much longer will battery "care" give it and expected life of the phone.
it's going to deteriorate anyway with use and the charge cycles.
There is also the convenience factor and how much you use in a period away from a charger.
You don't want to be running out.
Probably better for longevity is just use less battery, fewer cycles.
Screen is the biggest battery user for most people maybe use dark mode more often turn screen brightness down.
Look at the battery use for a normal day between charges to see the use by apps.
Some can be hogs in the background and are not needed.
Another factor is the charger and the charging rate.
Maybe use a slow charger if doing overnights to reduce the trickle time.
or don't overnight and charge another time, easier with fast chargers.
Looking at your previous iphone O2 thread.
Seen report you can change to a new deal with O2.
Check out the various O2 threads on Hotukdeals where people are changing to good new deals.
Also if you have virgin media check "volt".
Leaving it plugged in overnight is a worse scenario than using a fast charger to get it to 80% and un plugged if the choice is between the two.