Prevent the cell phone battery to spoil easily

Indonesia
February 25, 2012 7:43pm CST
I have bad experienced with my cell phone battery, it spoiled and seems like overuse. I noticed never replace this battery for almost two years. Understand the battery durability has reduced, it used to be withstands for three days but only able to stay for one day in the last couple of months. I bought the replacement with the original battery and take more precaution when using it now. I have heard that we could not charge them too long, I have habit to charge it overnight which may cause it spoil and not long lasting..Have you ever experienced such problem? What kind of tips you have to prevent it to spoil easily?
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8 responses
@br3ndy (468)
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
For all my cellphones i used, i've never replaced the battery with new one yet. Some of my phones already more than 3 years usage. To prevent the battery to spoil easily, you must not overcharge it. When the battery is full you should unplug the charger. Also when you charging the cellphone, never use the cellphone for calling or texting because it will make the battery spoil faster. Well i hope your new battery could stay in good shape longger than your previous battery.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
well, you have good points..you are really lucky to have the battery which really long lasting.. I expect you have good brand or really nice maintenance..well, that was good tips.. I notice the charging process will be interrupted if we do calling or texting while charging it..better we charge and leave it..maybe the best time for charging is at night...appreciate your response...
@magester1 (148)
• Argentina
26 Feb 12
Overcharging batteries can and will damage them, however cellphones should automatically stop charging them once they're full, so you should be able to leave it overnight without a problem. Something you can do is, every once in a while, completely discharge the battery before charging it back to full, sometimes that helps a little. Another thing you might try is turning the cellphone off while charging or actually remove the battery and do it outside the phone. All in all, you're battery's life span won't change much, I'm going to go ahead and say you just have to be lucky. I've had the same phone for over 5 years already and never had a problem with it. Whereas some friends had the same model and everything and had to change it after a couple of months.
• United States
26 Feb 12
i think maybe changing some settings in the phone in display like brightness and keypad lights will help your batter last alott longer, it did for all my phones but now i dont even have enough to pay for my own cellphone bill anymore. hoped this helped(:
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
well, that was awesome information.. I also noticed that despite the common cellphone usage like calling and texting or even working with data will be affecting our battery life.. display like brightness and keypad lights will also much affecting much more..so better we setting in our cell phone option not as bright as possible and also medium keypad lights only… Appreciate your response..
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
I have had my cellphone since 2008 and up to now, its battery still works. Its up for 2 days when I do not use it, mostly during the weekend. What I do is I just charge it properly. Sometimes, I charge it longer than I intended, specially when I charge it at night and I forget to wake up to unplug it. But as much as possible, I wait for it to be fully charged before unplugging it.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
Well, that was good for you…I think the brand of the cell phone is also playing important role since I notice the famous brand like nokia has prolonged battery and really has durability compare with others, even still depends on the activities we usually apply to it..You are right, when we charge it over night, better we take care and if possible to unplug cable everytime we wake up..that was the first thing in my mind every morning …. Appreciate your response..
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
Yes, over charging it can really damaged the life span of your battery. The other thing that you can do is to prevent exposing the batteries in hot places as the heat can deteriorate the battery components. Over charging equates to prolonged exposure to heat because it is connected to the electricity line.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
Well, you have good points.. over charging is the enemy of our battery..better to have short charge than running it over charge and damage our battery..I observed the battery will be fine if we treat them accordingly.. You are right, exposing to the hot weather or direct sunlight might also damage our battery..we must really taking care of that..better to put to the place that far from those… Appreciate your response..
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
Hello, I think after 3 years my phone battery had been spoiled because it cant last for one day that is why i am not using it anymore and i am planning to buy new battery since it is cheap. Yeah, i remember i am charging it overnight which what you said it is bad. Ok? I will not do it anymore. Sorry but i dont have any idea how to take care of the battery of my electronics. But i will search for it since i dont like to spoil my others things. Thanks!
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
Well, that was good idea..I think it also easier to replace the old battery if already spoiled.. I found my old phone battery get reduced price, I remember when my phone incidentally drop and spoiled the battery, the price still quiet expensive at that time…Charging our battery seems the most activity that really have to take care if we want to make our battery long lasting..I found to extend the battery by not charging the battery phone longer than it supposed to be…appreciate your response..
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
26 Feb 12
Every single phone I've had, I've never had to replace the battery on. Now they have been where they didn't keep much charge, maybe one day or two, but that's also because of the frequency of which I've used my phones. I've heard that the best thing to do is as soon as you get your phone charge it for I think it's four hours atleast and then activate it and use it. After that, the phone should not be charged overnight. Now I do leave mine on the charger, almost over night, I will remember to take it off when I have awoken from a sleep and grab my phone to go to the toilet with me (for light to go through the house).
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
Well, that was awesome information.. I think most of the latest phone should have system to prevent the battery to drain down..I noticed the charging process will be automatically stop even we forgot to pull the cable off..However, maybe there still electricity power while connected into our phone..wow, meaning you have phone with torch light function..appreciate your response…
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
hi, now a days battery is now easily getting low because most of mobile phone now are touch screen that will cause of using of the battery energy,so the things i do to maintain my battery long last is i will reduce the back light of my phone and adjust the screen light of it,also i put automatic screen off to save more power,also i make my message tone very short but i can hear.