Signs Your Smartphone Battery Needs to be Replaced

Feb 14, 2020

Over time even the best smartphones start to decline, and one of the most noticeable ways that it happens is with the battery. Few things are as frustrating as a battery that won’t hold a charge long enough to get you through your hectic days. requiring that you chain yourself and your phone to a plug so you don’t “die”. Fortunately you can get your smartphone battery replaced when it wears out. Here are some signs that your battery might be damaged or in need of repair.

Smartphone batteries don’t last forever. Here are some signs you need a new one.

You’re Constantly Dying

Perhaps the easiest way to figure out your smartphone battery needs to be replaced is noticing how often you need to recharge it throughout the day. As smartphone battery life has improved, most people can use a phone for normal activities and have some charge remaining at the end of the day (although it depends on your personal usage habits). When you have to recharge it in the middle of the day, or more than once a day, that’s a sure sign that your battery needs replacement.

The Phone is Getting Older

You can also figure out how many times you’ve charged it since you first purchased the phone. Since you likely charge it about once a day, each year would be around 350 charging cycles. The average phone battery is designed to last from 300-500 charging cycles, so when you get around the 18-24 month mark since you bought the phone, the battery is likely getting worn out.

Charging Cycles Don’t Fully Recharge the Phone

Another sign that your battery is in need of replacement is an inability to reach a full charge on a typical charging cycle timeframe. Most cell phones require about 4 to 6 hours to go from a completely drained to a full battery, so test it by letting your phone’s battery run out (under 5% battery life left). Then plug it into a charger for the amount of time the manufacturer recommends. Power it on and look to see how full the battery is; if it’s below 100%, your battery is unable to hold a full charge.

The Battery Runs Hot

While slow-loading apps or slow response times to your finger taps can also be a sign of a problem, a more dangerous sign is a battery that overheats under normal use or gets very hot while you’re charging the phone. This can be a sign of battery damage, and should be addressed immediately.

Get it Replaced

Cell phone battery replacement is an easy thing to do, and the experts at FixITMobile | Bad Apple can help you get a new phone battery quickly and easily. If that’s the only noticeable problem with the phone, replacing the battery is going to be a lot less expensive than getting a new phone. Come in today to see our easy and affordable smartphone battery replacement service.