The demand for a smartphone has incredibly increased as more and more people rely on it to make life easier. With different smartphone use and functions, we tend to get frustrated when their batteries start deteriorating. It’s a good idea to watch out for these signs of a failing battery.
- Phone restarts on its own. This is quite a common complaint from smartphone users. You could be typing an important e-mail or completing a financial transaction when your phone randomly decides to shut down and restart. This can be quite disappointing. If this is happening frequently, check your battery for defects.
- Battery drains easily. Batteries generally perform well for the first 2 years. But once the first 2 years are up, they start causing you trouble. If your battery doesn’t seem to power your phone for long, it’s likely giving way. You could uninstall apps that drain your battery to find out if it’s the battery that’s really causing you problems. Inspect the battery to look for any changes bring it to professionals to check it for you.
- A phone is plugged in but dead. This is another common sign of a bad battery. If the phone doesn’t charge after being plugged in, there’s probably an issue with the battery. In this case, the phone stays dead even after repeated attempts at charging it. You’ll see no lights and hear no sounds when you plug in the device.
- The phone doesn’t hold the charge. If the battery has started to give way, the device won’t stay on for long. It will power up when you connect it to a power source but it won’t hold its charge. When this happens, you know it’s time to replace the battery.
- Overheated battery. As your battery starts deteriorating, it generates heat. This excess heat generation often happens when you plug in your phone for charging. If you feel your device is getting quite warm to the touch, bring your phone to professionals to test the battery and replace it.
In the end, before blaming the battery for poor performance, it’s a good idea to turn off automatic notifications and live updates. They suck the juice out of your battery. If you have a good phone that responds well, a simple battery replacement should suffice. If you feel that the operating system is not responding as well as it used to, consider buying a new phone instead.