It seems that every time I get a new phone or battery for my existing phone that it really starts to die fairly quickly after about 2-3 months. With my last new phone I tried the "don't charge it until it is pretty much dead" strategy, but I found it not to be both ineffective and impractical. I now find myself charging it every day out of necessity, is it really too much to ask to have a cell phone last for 3 days without worry? I'm not really one to be on it fiddling all day either. I have to think that there must be some better technology out-there that these companies aren't taking advantage of probably because the quicker the battery dies, the more likely the consumer will be to opt for a new phone entirely.
For your phone, is there an extended battery that you can buy for it? I know its not an ideal option, as it involves spending money you shouldn't have to, but I am in the same boat, charging my phone ever night out of necessity, as are most of my friends. One of them purchased an extended life battery for his phone and he only charges it every 4 or so days now, and he uses it all the time for calls, texting, etc.
I've charged my phone every night for 5 straight yrs, and the battery is still good. I have no idea how long it would go between charges. Guess this means I still have one of those old funky Nextel phones, I'm not into gadget phones.
I think waiting for the battery to be dead (or discharging it) is leftover from the 90s since the new battery styles don't suffer from memory effect. The only thing I know of that is supposedly detrimental to life span with the new batteries is leaving them in a plugged-in charger while they are fully charged.
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I have found that one thing that is detrimental to cell phone life is heat. When I was working last summer I would leave my fully charged phone in my car and by lunch it would be next to dead. It hasn't seemed to have any long term effects, and I usually go 2 or 3 days without needing to charge. In my experience, LG's have always had good batter life, while Motorolla has been the worst.
Dislexic Irishman wrote:When your battery is low, pop it out, blow on it, rub it, pop it back in, enjoy your new-found battery life. A man who I believe was homeless gave me this tip a couple years back