Myths and Truths About How to Save Phone Battery
We unveiled some myths so you can enjoy your device for longer
Several questions arise in the minds of many people when it comes to battery saving. After all, smartphones help take amazing pictures, record videos in high resolution, save thousand files only to have your power go out in the middle of the day. So, we unraveled some myths so you can enjoy your mobile device for longer.
1. Will closing applications save phone battery?
No. Quite the opposite. Closing the device’s apps all the time does not help, because when we do that, we force the exchange of information between the physical memory and virtual memory of the device, which previously would not have been tampered with.
2. Can you leave your phone on all night?
You can. Leaving your phone on all night does not damage the battery because the devices fail to receive energy when they arrive at 100% load. But keep the battery between 40% and 80% helps to prolong its life. This is because lithium, used in many of today’s phones, is built for wear and use.
The problem here is not fully completing the charge, but fluctuating from zero to 100%. So when possible, unplug your phone at night.
3. Does heat compromise battery life?
Yes. The high temperature can bring irreversible damage to the battery. The recommended by experts is that smartphone is between 0 and 35 ° C. From 35 ° C, each increase of 8 ° C reduces the battery life in half.
That is to say, when plugged in, the battery is heated further, so these hours, remove the dust cap and mobile applications that try to monitor the device temperature, as PSafe Total for Android.
4. Do I need to wait for the battery to reach 0% in order to load?
No. Lithium batteries can and must be recharged before they are below 40% charge because, as said before, the metal wears out when it comes to extremes (0 or 100%).
5. Downloading apps with 3G uses more battery than with Wi-Fi?
Absolutely. If you are on the move using 3G it is even worse, since the signal swing and the search for networks will consume more battery. If the signal is weak, data transfer will take longer, that is, the energy will run out faster.
With Wi-Fi, the smartphone connects to a single signal probably stronger and next, that is, you avoid the oscillation and also expedites data transfer. The result: the battery lasts longer!