You may or may not know that your phone battery doesn’t last forever. Modern cell phones have lithium-ion batteries. These naturally decline every time you charge them, regardless of what you do.  Eventually, your battery will degrade, and your batteries will stop charging all the way. Even when your phone says it’s at a hundred percent, it won’t actually be at a hundred percent. But you don’t always have to get a new phone just because your battery is losing its juice. Replacing your battery is a great option. You just have to know the signs that it’s time to replace your phone battery. 

Check on your battery health

iPhones actually have this great feature you can use to check on your battery health. You can go to your settings > battery > battery health. The maximum capacity measures the battery’s capacity compared to when it was new. The lower your maximum capacity, the less time you have between charges. Apple recommends replacing your battery after your maximum capacity falls under 80%. 

Android doesn’t have this feature, but they do have apps that you can use to check on your battery, such as AccuBattery.

It’s getting older

You can typically expect your battery to last two to three years or approximately 300-500 charging cycles. Depending on how you’re treating your battery, this time might be even shorter. If you’ve hit that time and you still want to keep your phone, then you probably want to replace the battery. 

Your phone just isn’t lasting all day

This is the bottom line. If your phone isn’t making it through the day, then it’s probably time to replace your phone battery. Especially if you’re not doing anything that takes up a lot of power, like watching videos, then your phone should be lasting about ten hours or longer. You don’t want to be in a situation where you need your phone, and it’s died on you. 

Replacing your phone battery is typically a better option than getting a new phone altogether. Luckily, we can help. If your phone battery isn’t holding a charge like it used to, reach out to us! We can even do mail-in repairs.