1. Try not to let it run down all the way to 0%. Start looking for the charger at around 15-20%. Optimal battery range is from 40% to 80%.
2. Unplug it when it reaches 100%. Don't leave it on the charger for longer than necessary. Although charging does stop at 100%, once it drops back to 99%, charging kicks back in again and this process repeats until you remove it from the charger. This has an impact on overall lifespan of the battery.
3. We all do it, but stop charging your phone overnight. Try to find times during the day when you can do without it such as while you are in the shower, on the drive to work, during a meeting or even while your making dinner. Charging stands that charge your phone upright allow you to easily see new messages without picking up the device.
4. Use a high quality charger. The gas station probably isn't the best place to buy chargers if you are looking to optimize your battery. Most newer smart phones charge best with a 20-30W power adapter and a good quality cable.
Of course, it's always best to start a new battery with these practices. If your battery doesn't quite make it through the day on a single charge, it's probably time for a new one. Come see us! We can usually have a new battery installed in under 30 minutes. Click here to for directions to our nearest location.