Does it seem like your cell phone’s battery just doesn’t hold a charge anymore? Even after a full night of charging, the battery starts draining as soon as you take it off the charger. What’s going on?
We’ve all had issues with our phone’s batteries. And before you give the phone up and start searching for a new phone, iDropped has a few tips you can follow to bring life back to your battery.
Why is Your Phone’s Battery Draining So Fast?
There are many reasons behind a fast-draining battery. From something as simple as the brightness of your screen to something a little more complex, it’s important to know what is causing the drain. Here are a few of the most common culprits to killing your cell phone’s battery:
- Screen brightness: Your cell phone’s screen is killing your battery. The brighter and more resolution the screens, the more likely it’s draining your power.
- Apps: Even when you’re not using these apps, they can hurt your battery life. Popular apps such as your social media platforms are always running in the background to keep you connected at all times.
- Phone age: It’s true what they say, the older the phone, the more likely your battery will lose performance over time. According to a recent article in Popular Mechanics, a high-end battery can lose about 20 percent of its capacity after 1,000 charge cycles.
- Cell phone services: Constantly keeping your phone’s Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi on even when you’re not using it can steadily drain your battery.
Is There a Way to Fix the Battery Drain?
Fortunately, many of the factors that are draining your battery can be fixed without the need for a cell phone repair shop.
Your first step is to see what programs are causing the drain. Check the battery use in your settings, you will see a list of what apps had used the largest percentage of your battery life. From there, you may consider either removing those apps or finding ways to lower their usage.
One way is to try limiting your apps from using your location services to only when you’re using them. This will prevent them from running in the background. You can also utilize your phones’ battery saving mode which lowers the brightness of your display and stops background activity such as downloads.
Speaking of your display, lowering the brightness of your display can help your battery’s life immensely! You always want to keep the live wallpaper backgrounds at a minimum. Turning on Dark mode can also help save your battery’s life.
Finally, try draining your battery completely at least once a month, followed by a full, uninterrupted charge. This can help with the operating system recognizing when the battery is fully charged.
How iDropped Can Help
But even after all that, what if your battery continues to keep draining? Before buying a new phone, you may want to consider getting a new battery from iDropped. Contact your nearest retail location to get a new battery today!