Common mistakes that shorten the life of smartphones

The use of smartphones is now becoming commonplace and most people have these devices from different companies.

But do you feel that the life of smartphones is not more than one or two years after which there are many problems.

In fact, most people make a few mistakes that do not seem to be harmful, but shorten the life of smartphones.

Needless to say, a new phone does not come at  cheap price, so everyone wants to use it as long as possible.

Do you also want to avoid the mistakes that ruin the life of the phone?

Don’t use vibration for notifications
Your phone, like any other tool or device, ages and becomes less useful with more use.

According to experts, some features such as vibrating notifications make it difficult for the phone to work, as it results in the phone having to work at full capacity even for unnecessary tasks. Like humans, a phone needs some rest so that its functions are not affected.

Remove apps on the phone that you don’t use
Whether it’s an iPhone or an Android device, apps that aren’t used suck up battery life, for example if you open an app only once and never use it again, then this app Possibly working in the background.

If you do not use such apps, it is better to delete them, which will not only increase the battery life, but will also save valuable space.

Allowing unnecessary permissions
Ride-sharing apps require a location to cook for you, but why don’t other apps need that permission, so look for apps that are given such permissions and deny unnecessary permissions.

Battery sucking apps
There are some apps that run out of battery quickly, most notably SnapChat, Google Maps, Netflix and Facebook.

According to The Guardian, just deleting the Facebook app from Android can improve battery life by 20%, while getting rid of the Facebook Messenger app can increase the load time of other apps by 15%.

Facebook, in particular, eliminates battery life more quickly because it works in the background even when not in use.

Too bright screen
Gone are the days when phone screens used to be very small but you need to understand that these big screens are the biggest enemy of phone battery.

It is therefore important to turn on the adapter brightness in the display menu, which will help the phone to adjust the screen brightness according to the environment.

Don’t put it under your bed or pillow
Placing a sleeping phone under a pillow can also shorten its life due to the heat generated in the device.

There is also a risk of fire if your phone is charging or there is something wrong with it.

Don’t leaving the phone on the charging cable
Not removing your phone from the charger even when the battery is full can damage the battery, not that the phone will be overloaded, but the heat can damage the battery, especially if your charging cable is faulty.

Overnight charging
The idea of ​​a fully charged phone when you wake up in the morning may seem like a good idea, but leaving the device on overnight for charging is harmful on a long-term basis.

The track charge continues even when the phone is fully charged, this extra charge forces the battery to work non-stop, preferably not to fully charge the lithium ion battery as high voltage increases the pressure on the battery. And performance deteriorates over time.



3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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