How to Increase Battery Life

A portable electronic device is only as good as its battery life: after all, it wouldn't be a phone without a charged battery. However, while most of us protect our phones with strong cases, we don't appear to put as much work into extending the life of our phones' batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries are now used in the vast majority of mobile phones (as well as tablets and laptops). Lithium-ion batteries have a lot of advantages (greater energy density, which means lighter, sleeker phones, for example), but they still degrade over time with regular usage.

Anyone who has used a cell phone for a long period will tell you that the battery life diminishes over time, often lasting barely half a day even after having 100% charge. That's because your phone's lithium-ion battery loses its maximum capacity every time it charges and discharges electricity.

Here are 10 things you can do to maximise your battery performance.

  1. Lower your screen brightness or enable Auto-Brightness

  2. Use "Dark Mode" if your device supports it

  3. Turn off location services or minimize their use

  4. Force-quit apps when not in use

  5. Disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in use

  6. Disable app-specific notifications

  7. User low power mode (iOs) or Power Saving Mode (Android)

  8. Turn Off Active Listening

  9. Shorten the time before your screen goes to sleep

  10. Turn off data roaming

In some situations, your device's battery may have degraded to the point where a battery replacement is necessary if you want to get the most out of it.

Fonefix provides battery replacements for the majority of major brands. All battery repairs are performed by manufacturer-trained technicians using certified tools and genuine materials.

If you'd like to arrange a battery replacement for your device, please click on the "Request a Battery Replacement" button below, or visit our main technical centre.

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