Keep Your Phone Battery Performing Well
Some of us find that we are attached to our mobile phones 24/7, whether by lifestyle choice or obligation through the workplace. Therefore, keeping our phone batteries in good shape is important and has become a daily necessity. However, most of us may not know how to maintain our battery. Fortunately, the CTIA-The Wireless Association® has provided a list of recommendations to help you keep your phone battery performing well:
- Do not use batteries and chargers that are incompatible with your mobile device. Some websites and secondhand dealers not associated with reputable manufacturers and carriers have been found to be selling incompatible, counterfeit or poorly manufactured batteries and chargers. Consumers should purchase manufacturer or carrier recommended products and accessories.
- Do not let a loose battery come in contact with metal objects, such as coins, keys or jewelry. Metal objects can cross the electrical connections and cause an incident.
- Do not crush, puncture or put a high degree of pressure on the battery, as this can cause an internal short-circuit, resulting in overheating.
- Do not place the phone or batteries in areas that may get very hot, such as on or near a cooking surface, cooking appliance, iron or radiator.
- Avoid dropping the mobile device. Dropping it, especially on a hard surface, can potentially cause damage to the device and battery. If you suspect damage to the device or battery, take it to a service center for inspection.
- Do not let your mobile device or battery get wet. Even though the device will dry and appear to operate normally, the battery contacts or circuitry could slowly corrode and pose a safety hazard.
- Follow battery usage, storage and charging guidelines found in the user’s guide.
Nowadays, our mobile phones are essential in our lives, whether for social, emergency, or work-related purposes. With these tips, we hope that you will be able to consistently maintain your phone battery.
Find more battery tips at: http://www.ctia.org/your-wireless-life/consumer-tips/tips/wireless-battery-safety