15 Mistakes That Shorten the Life of Your Phone

15 Mistakes That Shorten the Life of Your Phone

How to charge the battery correctly? Why do the phone batteries decrease so quickly? We have 15 amazing tips that will make your smartphone live a longer life!

Nowadays one can hardly imagine life without a cell phone. And it happens quite often that our gadgets start to act up just half a year after we bought them. It is frustrating, but in most cases, we ourselves are to blame! Let’s face it — we don’t always handle our devices properly.

TIMESTAMPS
Recharge your battery more often 0:45
Don’t keep the battery charging all the time 1:24
Don’t buy cheap chargers 2:01
Be careful with «ultrafast» chargers 2:28
Remove your protective case 2:49
Drain your battery from time to time 3:10
Avoid high temperatures 3:29
Avoid cold temperatures 4:02
Avoid bright wallpaper and adjust screen brightness 4:34
Watch out for voltage fluctuations 5:19
Clean the ports and wipe the display 5:45
Keep the phone far from water 6:40
Handle your phone carefully 7:15
Avoid software updates 7:42
Use cloud storage 8:29

SUMMARY
– To increase your gadget’s battery life, you should recharge it more often. The best option is to do it each time the battery power indicator drops to 10-20%. This will increase the number of discharge cycles up to 1000-1100 cycles.
– An inbuilt controller stops the battery from taking more current than necessary, so there is absolutely no risk of overcharging the battery and destroying it.
– There have been situations when a person was using a non-native charger, and it caused a fire in the house! And another terrible thing that can happen if you use non-native chargers and cables is getting an electric shock.
– We recommend you to avoid using chargers that claim to charge your battery fully in less than an hour.
– If your smartphone has a bulky protective case, it might cause the device and its battery to overheat during a lengthy recharging session.
– It is recommended to discharge your phone’s battery every three months to 0% and then immediately charge it to 100% to get rid of the extremes of full charge/discharge.
– A high temperature is the worst thing you can imagine for lithium-ion batteries: they totally can’t stand overheating.
– Carry the phone in an inner pocket of your coat or an outer pocket but encased in a protective covering. Low temperatures are harmful to the battery because it needs more power to keep itself warm enough to function.
– Try to lower the brightness of your screen at least by 30-40%.
– At the approach of a thunderstorm, never charge your phone. Actually, the same goes for all the electrical appliances you have.
– To wipe the screen, use lint-free wipers and whatever you do, never use window cleaning liquids. They contain ammonia which can damage the screen irrevocably.
– If you drop your cell phone into a pool or a sink, the first thing you should do after you get it out is turn it off and remove the battery (if it’s possible, of course).
– Don’t put your cell phone on the dashboard when driving. Constant moving and bumping can cause a lot of damage.
– Read user reviews before you hit the update button. The problem with such updates is that it’s either very hard or impossible to go back to the previous version of the software.
– Even if you have a lot of free space on your hard drive, it’s better to use cloud storage anyway. This way your phone won’t be clogged with too much data so that it will perform much better.

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50 Comments

  1. Shadad Nkolawano on October 13, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Why do android phone always freezing when many apps are being used



  2. Nujaim Kp on October 13, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    ആ ചന്ദ്രൻ പേടിച്ച് ഓടിയതെരിക്കും



  3. Alex Laslau on October 13, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Your tips are exclusive for Android users. Some of them are not relevant for someone who has an iPhone that was released after 2015. Like avoiding software updates to preserve battery life.



  4. Meme times on October 13, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    666



  5. ElemasterPlayz on October 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Bright side why u did every video



  6. essouaïed ameur on October 13, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    7:20 that tip isnt true use your phone while driving And it will even live more then you 😏



  7. Masudi Ali on October 13, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Good



  8. ar jay on October 13, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    May i ask, updating software is always notify me when there is new update and it says " we recommend to update your phone" maybe the update they provided is always technically supported to my phone.. how it is sure its unsafe?



  9. Prnxcess Niyah on October 13, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    How am I going to turn on auto brightness I have a iPhone



  10. Leroy kersten on October 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    But what if your back case can’t click off but is 1 phone at all and it gets wet🤔🤔🤔



  11. SpartanWarMC on October 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Why do I feel like most of these tips are BS



  12. doom guy on October 13, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Lol my moble can hold 2 hours and its htc one like that one on the videos



  13. -_KubaQ_- 567 on October 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    So what if you detect virus on Android? Antiviruses won’t help you, because almost all antiviruses don’t work now. You know…



  14. Patrick Alex Akutse on October 13, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    what about not using your phone while charging it ?



  15. Da.shArk87 on October 13, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    So, not updating a phone? That’s clearly for iOS users…
    That doesn’t apply on most Android phones and me using a OnePlus device it is actually recommended to update.
    I only agree with few of your points.



  16. Aishah S on October 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    When my phone is just sitting somewhere and no applications are open it still drains battery. 😡😭😦
    So frustrating.



  17. Sylvia Alimuin on October 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    This video is designed for iPhone mobile.. why? because of 6:43 and 7:42



  18. Vikas Binodani on October 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Finally I’m on the bright side of youtube



  19. DarknoorX on October 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Wow I do all those without even knowing they are good.
    Me and my bff bought the same Samsung Note 4 model from the same store 5 years ago, mine is more than good enough for it’s age. It does only charge up to 75% tho. My bffs who isn’t a gamer like me nor always using his phone like me and yet he changed his battery 2 times around the 3rd year to the 5th (now) and keeps shutting down randomly.



  20. Iglo on October 13, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I live in sweden and its always cold here 🙁 I dont have any options



  21. Adora Tsang on October 13, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Don’t put your phone in rice. It doesn’t work, and you end up adding rice flour in the machine.
    It has been debunked on Science Friday.
    Just open it and let it dry up.



  22. shane lauer on October 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    1st mistake is getting a free phone. That’s my problem. UMX is garbage.



  23. Sergio Perez on October 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Hey there was this time where i left my phone charging on a pillow and it said something like WARNING DEVICE OVERHEATING



  24. William Ang on October 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Is it click bait



  25. Alexa Cabello on October 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Watching while charging my phone with a cheap charger while its in 1%



  26. Haris Sheikh on October 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Right your battery percentage now….



  27. jakiya begum on October 13, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Can u do a video on why your apps slow down?



  28. ChanvateyVlog on October 13, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    😍😍💞💞💝💝



  29. Kim Toft Johannsen on October 13, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Thx for the tips, lot of good stuff in there, confused about the updates though, not update to latest firmware and software, like andoid updates ? and what about when the apps want update ?



  30. Ekta Harshwardhan on October 13, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I am nine years thats why i have iphone
    Bad luck for me because i cant use these hacks🙍🏼‍♀️🙁🙁😩🙍🏼‍♀️



  31. thusitha dilhan on October 13, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Good



  32. DIO Brando on October 13, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Number 2 is a bunch of bull.
    I updated my laggy iPhone to iOS 13, and it’s better than ever



  33. Khaja Husamuddin on October 13, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    No. 0 dont touch the phone



  34. Jimmy Lotha on October 13, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you bro



  35. Clever Cookies on October 13, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    13. Don’t buy cheap chargers

    MY MOM GOT BURNT BY ONE



  36. Ashish Tudu on October 13, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I have done all the mistakes😅😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨



  37. Yaser Odat on October 13, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Does using the phone while it’s charging harm the battery?



  38. Yantong Chan on October 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Who is watching this video while charging



  39. Andrei Češko on October 13, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    The rice will attract Chinese people and they will fix your phone ☝️



  40. ElemasterPlayz on October 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I dont unserstand



  41. Archana Palkar on October 13, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    How many people’s battery is down while watching this video



  42. Laila L on October 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    👍👍



  43. the_marshmello_boy Ursu on October 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    2019?



  44. Paris Asrayah on October 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Wait…..I watched a bright side video that said that you should softwate update your phone…..and this one says you should avoid software updates



  45. shane lauer on October 13, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    My battery keeps getting hot!



  46. BRIGHT SIDE on October 13, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Are you an Android person or an iOS person? Why?



  47. Thereal Cm1997 on October 13, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks



  48. Juan of a kind on October 13, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Who else unplugged their fully charged phone at 1:24 & then embarrassingly plugged it back in at 1:34 ?

    Probably just me 😏



  49. Øtaku Senpai on October 13, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    What is the right Percentage to Charge your phone?

    Do maintain your battery charge level between 40 percent and 80 percent. The ideal charge level for a stable battery is in the upper mid-range. Keeping a battery between 40 percent and 80 percent charged as often as possible will help you get the most out of its lifespan.



  50. Johncris Andaleon on October 13, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    How long should I charge a new phone before the first use?