Monday, February 7, 2011

Train Your Battery

Train Your Battery to Improve Battery Life

Training a new battery will increase battery retention and the number of life-cycles.  Below is information from Motorola that can be applied to all smartphones.  The way to train the battery is to fully charge it and drain the battery completely.
From Motorola:
  • Turn off your smartphone and fully charge the battery
  • Charge the battery for an additional TWO hours.
  • Completely drain the battery
  • Repeat the process once again

Conditioning is Good as Well

You should continue to exercise and "condition" your battery regularly (as shown above), perhaps every month or two.  Some people think doing this three days in a row will help "exercise" a battery back into shape if it isn't holding a charge well.