Is the battery of your phone faulty? Do you charge it but it discharges very fast? Is your iPhone slower when performing tasks? You need to replace the damaged battery to get your phone working well.
A cracked screen isn’t the only problem your phone could face, damaged battery could be frustrating too. It is cheaper to replace the battery instead of buying a new phone. A damaged battery no longer retains 80% of its complete charge cycles. This usually happens after 500 complete charge cycles. Charging overnight then draining it during the day is a complete cycle. An old and degraded battery makes your phone slow and it shuts off randomly. When this happens, it is essential to have an experienced technician do the phone battery replacement.
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the best technology for your phone. They are known to be:
- Charge faster
- With a high-power density
These batteries risk damage when exposed to extreme temperatures. If this happens, the natural degradation process is hastened. Store the phone at room temperature to protect your battery. The main drawback of Li-Ion batteries is they are expensive.
Is your battery bad?
Lookout for certain signs and clues to know if your battery is damaged. The phone is hot when charging and a physical bulge on the phone is noticed. The signs include:
- The charge is lost faster than normal. Initially, you used to use the battery for the whole day but nowadays it takes you half the day.
- The phone fails to charge to 100% no matter how long you charge it.
- After charging, it instantly loses the charge.
- The battery swells, overheats, leaks, and has water damage and corrosion.
Tips to lengthen the battery lifespan
- Avoid overusing and overcharging the phone.
- Avoid using the phone while it is charging.
- Avoid using the phone at places with high temperatures.
- Avoid charging your phone in a low electricity condition.
- The original charger should always be used.
- Turning on the battery saver mode cuts down the phone’s functions making the battery last longer.
- Avoid charging the phone overnight.
- WIFI and Bluetooth should be turned off.
DIY battery replacement
Some phones have removable batteries that are easy to remove and replace while others are equipped with embedded batteries that are difficult to replace. DIY replacement may cause additional damage and this may void your warranty and insurance policies.
- The battery is recharged to below 25%. This helps to prevent explosions and fire.
- To access internal components, heating, prying, and screw removal is done by removing the rear case or front screen.
- The screws are removed and the battery disconnected. The battery is replaced and the phone is reassembled.
Phone battery is the most vital component of your smartphone because, without it, the phone won’t work. All rechargeable batteries are consumable and their life span is limited. The capacity and performance gradually decline and this forces you to replace your battery. Finding a good quality battery and a highly skilled technician should be a priority when replacing a phone’s battery.