Best ways to treat and discard smartphone batteries
0. phoneArena 21 Jan 2013, 04:18 posted on
Every smartphone has a battery, and every battery will eventually die. Before that happens, you should learn how to store and discard smartphone batteries so you can keep yourself and the environment safe...
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1. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
There is one thing I didn't know
Very useful information
2. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Contradicting tips all over the net. Read somewhere that charging the batteries upto ~70-80% is best and that the US army practises this for all their electronic equipments.
Also, do NOT store the phone, unused, with the battery inside over a long duration of time. This severely damages the battery life. Learnt it the hard way.
4. donfem (Posts: 637; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Because the net is not always the best place for authentic news. one thing I realized is that charging the phone all night is not good as it damages the battery. However, Some seem to suggest that. Whatever, one believes in, be honest about the outcome by stating the facts.
7. JC557 (Posts: 1316; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Depends though. Apple devices and my HTC Rezound have trickle charging and when it's full, after a while it'll stop charging and allow the battery to use itself a bit before charging back up.
Same goes for the MacBooks I've had.
3. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
They forgot about the airplane mode. minimized battery consumption with no need to wait for your phone to turn on
5. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
No need for that, most smart phones these days boot up in less that 30 seconds. Droid DNA is freakishly fast with fast boot enabled.
Not sure about turning off 4G as phones these days don't actually have a toggle for 3G, 4G anymore. WiFi consumes less power than 4G LTE, supposedly because LTE is still one power hungry beast and WiFi has been around for a long, long time. I keep my phone on WiFi most of the time as it survives pretty long, but once 4G comes on it' readily apparent that it consumes a great deal more power when you use data.
8. JC557 (Posts: 1316; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
After updating to ICS my Rezound still has the toggle for 3G/ 4G in the network settings. Maybe it's buried on new phones or it's probably found on HTC sets, though I remember toggling the Motorola Droid Razr M using its settings.
9. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
DNA doesn't even have the option to disable 4G at all even though it copies it's settings layout from the Galaxy S3 phones. What a strange thing to hide from users, considering the phone switches to 2G,3G on it's own, you can't select 3G only of 4G off.
12. metalpoet (unregistered)
the carriers want the 4g on because its a nice little reminder that your phones battery life sucks and youll have that remind for 20 months befroe upgrading to the next big thing in phones and that phone will also have a weka battery life. i know for a fact that half of my customers choose to upgrade their phones simply because their old phones(no matter what tactics they used) doesnt last for s**t on battery life.
6. fay99 (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I can't believe charging the battery when it is extremely low is recommended. This will actually make the battery die faster. Your point is true only if you are still using a startac. Don't spread out wrong information.
10. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Sprint 3G does NOT conserve on battery. 4G Wimax used way less battery, not certain about lte on the SGS3 yet tho since I dont have it, but it is a sure thing that 3G uses up battery just as quickly as my previous 2 phones the SGS 2 and Evo 3G.
11. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)
A LOT of misinformation in this article PA, nice going