Many people don’t know why their laptop or cell phone batteries can’t seem last them that long. In this article, I’m going to explain to you how you can prolong the life of your cell phone, laptop, and even your tablet’s batteries.
What many people don’t know is that your battery loses the least of its life when it’s in the 40-60% range. Obviously, leaving it 40-60% charged all the time is very impractical. Leaving your battery charged 20-80% is much more practical and ensures prolonged longevity. Constantly allowing your battery to die, or coming close to it, destroys the cells within the battery which equates to a shorter battery life. This statement also applies to fully charging your battery. Many people just leave their laptops (or any other device) plugged in without any thought, but doing so, again, destroys the cells within and shortens the life of battery.
With your laptop, if your battery is 100% charged and you want to use it, I recommend turning the laptop over and taking out the battery. As long as it is still plugged in, you can still use it without any interruption or any worries about your battery life being shortened.
- Try to leave your battery 20-80% charged (it’s OK to go over or under once in a while).
- Do not leave your laptop, cell phone, or tablet plugged in when the battery is already full or at 80%.
- Do not allow your device to go below 20% charged or close to 0%.
- Fully charging your battery is better than allowing your battery to die (less cells are destroyed).
- If you need the most of your battery, then it’s OK to charge it to 100% because the alternative would be to let it go below 20% which is worse.
If you follow all of these tips, the battery in your device will last you much, much longer than it may have in the past.
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