Time for some random geek tip.
How long does your smartphone battery last?
To keep it simple, rechargeable batteries need to be calibrated (refreshed if you like) for them to work a bit better and last a bit longer.
How to do it?
- Drain it. Let your phone run until it dies on you.
- Then charge it until it reaches 100% without unplugging – important.
- Try to disconnect when it’s finished charging so as to not leave it charging at 100%, it may have the reverse effect.
You’re meant to do this once in a while, but I normally only bother when I notice my iPhone battery depleting very quickly.
Best case scenario were the iPhone 4S phones when they launched. People complained about the battery life and it was true, it really sucked for an Apple phone. Mine while on standby overnight would lose 20%. This just wasn’t right. BUT after calibrating it… 3%!!!
So anyway, experienced the same thing lately so it was time for another refresh and voila, good battery again.
Very interested to see how good the iPhone 5’s battery will be. :]
Oh and of course if you have a phone with crap battery from the very beginning then there’s really very little you can do. *cough* HTC…
p.s this applies to most electronics too and not just smartphones.