Almost all the smartphones come with non-removable batteries today and replacing them isn’t easy anymore. Earlier, you could just buy a new battery and replace it without even needing any tool — now, it’s complicated and expensive.
In fact, you can’t replace your phone’s battery by yourself unless you have some experience of repairing cell phones. It takes time and a single mistake of yours can completely destroy your cell.
But, the first question is, how to know it’s the time to replace your cell phone’s battery?
When to replace your phone’s battery
In simple words, you need to replace the battery if the battery is not lasting as long as it should, right?
And, there are a few things that you should consider before you come to the conclusion of whether to keep or replace the battery. You need to determine the battery life.
iPhones make it easy to know how well your cell’s battery is performing. You can just navigate to Settings > Battery > Battery Health and you will be able to see the maximum capacity at which the battery is functioning. It can also some message related to the battery there.
A lithium-ion battery (which is there in the most phones out there) lasts longer if it’s only charged up to a maximum of 80%. Frequently charging above 80% reduces the batteries life span faster.
If you’re using an Android device, getting some information about the battery lifespan is not easier but possible. You’ll have to open the dialer and dial
*#*#4636#*#*. There should be an option (there can be different options for different phones) called battery information and that should tell you the device battery status.
If not this, you can also find some apps that should be able to show you information about your phone’s battery and how it’s performing.
Using the above methods and your personal oberservations, you should be able to decide whether or not your phone needs a battery replacement.
Here are some indications of a degraded battery:
- you need to charge the battery 2-3 times a day
- the phone gets turned off even if the battery is 20-30%
- the battery drains very fast, etc.
The battery replacement costs vary as per the different device and also where you’re taking your phone for the replacement.
Should you replace the phone’s battery or buy a new phone?
Definitely replacing a battery is cheaper than buying a new phone, but sometimes a battery replacement can decrease your cell phone’s performance. Some iPhone have reported unexpected shutdowns after getting their batteries replaced.
You can buy a new cell phone if your wallet allows but always keep in mind that you don’t have to. Most of the times, cells with replaced battery work just the same and are a lot cheaper.
We at XG Cell Phone Repair, offer fast, affordable and same-day battery replacement services for almost all kinds of phones.