Remember how hectic it can be, trying to order a cab with just 1% remaining on your phone? Are you the person at the party always tethered to the charging port and can never leave their power bank behind? To combat this fear, in celebration of National Battery Day on February 18th, the makers of Nokia phones, HMD Global, have pulled together some handy tips on how to get the most of your battery and prolong its lifespan.
Nokia phones are renowned for having long-lasting battery life. Classics such as the original Nokia 3310 are remembered fondly for how long they would last between charges, and modern Nokia smart and feature phones, from HMD Global, continue that legacy. Furthermore, the latest device from Nokia phones, Nokia C30 and the Nokia T20 comes with a massive three- day battery life so you can benefit from a full weekend of charge without needing to be plugged in. It also comes with three years of security updates and two years of software updates so you can keep it for longer.
Ensure that your battery is well taken care of using these tips from HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones.
1. Hold back on 100
Always charging your phone to 100% when using a high voltage charger can put strain on your phone’s battery. Pulling the plug at the 80-90% mark is a good idea, and you ideally always want to keep your phone’s battery between 30-80%. This will increase the lifespan of the battery.
2. Switch off your location
On Android phones, you can either switch off your location/GPS completely or block certain apps from tracking your location. See Settings > Apps to check what apps are using your location and switch these off.
3. Avoid exposing your phone to extreme heat or cold
Extreme cold temperatures can drain your phone’s battery faster. Keeping your phone at room temperature where possible, will ensure the battery lasts as long as it can.
4. Charge your phone during the day
If you want to keep you phone’s battery healthy, charge it during the day and not overnight. When a phone is left plugged in, the battery will start to drain again. Once the charge level drops below a certain threshold set by the manufacturer, it will charge straight back up again. Ultimately, this can speed up the battery degradation, so you may end up finding that your phone ends up at 0% quicker than when you first bought it. If you do charge your phone at night, make sure it is not covered up e.g., under a pillow, as this can overheat the battery which will also worsen its performance over time.
5. Get into the mode
Features such as Smart Battery Mode on Android devices help conserve your phone’s battery, so you will need to charge it less often. Turning your phone on dark mode can also make battery life last longer throughout the day, as less power is needed to keep your phone’s display bright. See Settings > Display in order to access this.